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Jeremiah 29


Jer 29:1 Now these are the words of the letter which Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the rest of the elders of the exile, the priests, the prophets and all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.
Jer 29:2 ( This was after King Jeconiah and the queen mother, the court officials, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem. )
Jer 29:3 The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, saying,
Jer 29:4 "Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon,
Jer 29:5 'Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce.
Jer 29:6 Take wives and become the fathers of sons and daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there and do not decrease.
Jer 29:7 Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare. '
Jer 29:8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Do not let your prophets who are in your midst and your diviners deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream.
Jer 29:9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, 'declares the Lord.
Jer 29:10 "For thus says the Lord, 'When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place.
Jer 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you, 'declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Jer 29:12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
Jer 29:13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jer 29:14 I will be found by you, 'declares the Lord, 'and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, 'declares the Lord, 'and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile. '
Jer 29:15 "Because you have said, 'The Lord has raised up prophets for us in Babylon'-
Jer 29:16 for thus says the Lord concerning the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerning all the people who dwell in this city, your brothers who did not go with you into exile-
Jer 29:17 thus says the Lord of hosts, 'Behold, I am sending upon them the sword, famine and pestilence, and I will make them like split-open figs that cannot be eaten due to rottenness.
Jer 29:18 I will pursue them with the sword, with famine and with pestilence; and I will make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse and a horror and a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them,
Jer 29:19 because they have not listened to My words, 'declares the Lord, 'which I sent to them again and again by My servants the prophets; but you did not listen, 'declares the Lord.
Jer 29:20 You, therefore, hear the word of the Lord, all you exiles, whom I have sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon.
Jer 29:21 "Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah and concerning Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying to you falsely in My name, 'Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will slay them before your eyes.
Jer 29:22 Because of them a curse will be used by all the exiles from Judah who are in Babylon, saying," May the Lord make you like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire,
Jer 29:23 because they have acted foolishly in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives and have spoken words in My name falsely, which I did not command them; and I am He who knows and am a witness," declares the Lord. '"
Jer 29:24 To Shemaiah the Nehelamite you shall speak, saying,
Jer 29:25 "Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Because you have sent letters in your own name to all the people who are in Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
Jer 29:26 "The Lord has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to be the overseer in the house of the Lord over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and in the iron collar,
Jer 29:27 now then, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth who prophesies to you?
Jer 29:28 For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, 'The exile will be long; build houses and live in them and plant gardens and eat their produce. '"'"
Jer 29:29 Zephaniah the priest read this letter to Jeremiah the prophet.
Jer 29:30 Then came the word of the Lord to Jeremiah, saying,
Jer 29:31 "Send to all the exiles, saying, 'Thus says the Lord concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite," Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, although I did not send him, and he has made you trust in a lie,"
Jer 29:32 therefore thus says the Lord," Behold, I am about to punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants; he will not have anyone living among this people, and he will not see the good that I am about to do to My people," declares the Lord,"because he has preached rebellion against the Lord."'"


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Jer 29:1 Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon; Jer 29:1 Now these are the words of the letter which Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the rest of the elders of the exile, the priests, the prophets and all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. Jer 29:1 ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους
Jer 29:2 (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;) Jer 29:2 ( This was after King Jeconiah and the queen mother, the court officials, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem. ) Jer 29:2 τάδε λέγει κύριος ἰδοὺ ὕδατα ἀναβαίνει ἀπὸ βορρᾶ καὶ ἔσται εἰς χειμάρρουν κατακλύζοντα καὶ κατακλύσει γῆν καὶ τὸ πλήρωμα αὐτῆς πόλιν καὶ τοὺς κατοικοῦντας ἐν αὐτῇ καὶ κεκράξονται οἱ ἄνθρωποι καὶ ἀλαλάξουσιν ἅπαντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν γῆν
Jer 29:3 By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying, Jer 29:3 The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, saying, Jer 29:3 ἀπὸ φωνῆς ὁρμῆς αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τῶν ὁπλῶν τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀπὸ σεισμοῦ τῶν ἁρμάτων αὐτοῦ ἤχου τροχῶν αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐπέστρεψαν πατέρες ἐφ᾽ υἱοὺς αὐτῶν ἀπὸ ἐκλύσεως χειρῶν αὐτῶν
Jer 29:4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon; Jer 29:4 "Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, Jer 29:4 ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ ἐρχομένῃ τοῦ ἀπολέσαι πάντας τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους καὶ ἀφανιῶ τὴν Τύρον καὶ τὴν Σιδῶνα καὶ πάντας τοὺς καταλοίπους τῆς βοηθείας αὐτῶν ὅτι ἐξολεθρεύσει κύριος τοὺς καταλοίπους τῶν νήσων
Jer 29:5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them; Jer 29:5 'Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce. Jer 29:5 ἥκει φαλάκρωμα ἐπὶ Γάζαν ἀπερρίφη Ἀσκαλὼν καὶ οἱ κατάλοιποι Ενακιμ ἕως τίνος κόψεις
Jer 29:6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished. Jer 29:6 Take wives and become the fathers of sons and daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there and do not decrease. Jer 29:6 ἡ μάχαιρα τοῦ κυρίου ἕως τίνος οὐχ ἡσυχάσεις ἀποκατάστηθι εἰς τὸν κολεόν σου ἀνάπαυσαι καὶ ἐπάρθητι
Jer 29:7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. Jer 29:7 Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare. ' Jer 29:7 πῶς ἡσυχάσει καὶ κύριος ἐνετείλατο αὐτῇ ἐπὶ τὴν Ἀσκαλῶνα καὶ ἐπὶ τὰς παραθαλασσίους ἐπὶ τὰς καταλοίπους ἐπεγερθῆναι
Jer 29:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. Jer 29:8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Do not let your prophets who are in your midst and your diviners deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream. Jer 29:8 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:9 For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD. Jer 29:9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, 'declares the Lord. Jer 29:9 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:10 For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. Jer 29:10 "For thus says the Lord, 'When seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My good word to you, to bring you back to this place. Jer 29:10 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jer 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you, 'declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jer 29:11 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. Jer 29:12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. Jer 29:12 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jer 29:13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jer 29:13 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. Jer 29:14 I will be found by you, 'declares the Lord, 'and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, 'declares the Lord, 'and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile. ' Jer 29:14 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:15 Because ye have said, The LORD hath raised us up prophets in Babylon; Jer 29:15 "Because you have said, 'The Lord has raised up prophets for us in Babylon'- Jer 29:15 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:16 Know that thus saith the LORD of the king that sitteth upon the throne of David, and of all the people that dwelleth in this city, and of your brethren that are not gone forth with you into captivity; Jer 29:16 for thus says the Lord concerning the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerning all the people who dwell in this city, your brothers who did not go with you into exile- Jer 29:16 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:17 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will send upon them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. Jer 29:17 thus says the Lord of hosts, 'Behold, I am sending upon them the sword, famine and pestilence, and I will make them like split-open figs that cannot be eaten due to rottenness. Jer 29:17 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them: Jer 29:18 I will pursue them with the sword, with famine and with pestilence; and I will make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse and a horror and a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them, Jer 29:18 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:19 Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the LORD, which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but ye would not hear, saith the LORD. Jer 29:19 because they have not listened to My words, 'declares the Lord, 'which I sent to them again and again by My servants the prophets; but you did not listen, 'declares the Lord. Jer 29:19 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:20 Hear ye therefore the word of the LORD, all ye of the captivity, whom I have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon: Jer 29:20 You, therefore, hear the word of the Lord, all you exiles, whom I have sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon. Jer 29:20 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and of Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, which prophesy a lie unto you in my name; Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall slay them before your eyes; Jer 29:21 "Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah and concerning Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying to you falsely in My name, 'Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will slay them before your eyes. Jer 29:21 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:22 And of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captivity of Judah which are in Babylon, saying, The LORD make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire; Jer 29:22 Because of them a curse will be used by all the exiles from Judah who are in Babylon, saying," May the Lord make you like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire, Jer 29:22 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:23 Because they have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know, and am a witness, saith the LORD. Jer 29:23 because they have acted foolishly in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives and have spoken words in My name falsely, which I did not command them; and I am He who knows and am a witness," declares the Lord. '" Jer 29:23 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:24 Thus shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying, Jer 29:24 To Shemaiah the Nehelamite you shall speak, saying, Jer 29:24 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:25 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent letters in thy name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying, Jer 29:25 "Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Because you have sent letters in your own name to all the people who are in Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, and to all the priests, saying, Jer 29:25 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:26 The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks. Jer 29:26 "The Lord has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to be the overseer in the house of the Lord over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and in the iron collar, Jer 29:26 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:27 Now therefore why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh himself a prophet to you? Jer 29:27 now then, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth who prophesies to you? Jer 29:27 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:28 For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them. Jer 29:28 For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, 'The exile will be long; build houses and live in them and plant gardens and eat their produce. '"'" Jer 29:28 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:29 And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet. Jer 29:29 Zephaniah the priest read this letter to Jeremiah the prophet. Jer 29:29 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:30 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying, Jer 29:30 Then came the word of the Lord to Jeremiah, saying, Jer 29:30 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he caused you to trust in a lie: Jer 29:31 "Send to all the exiles, saying, 'Thus says the Lord concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite," Because Shemaiah has prophesied to you, although I did not send him, and he has made you trust in a lie," Jer 29:31 LXX numbering differences a bit...
Jer 29:32 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold the good that I will do for my people, saith the LORD; because he hath taught rebellion against the LORD. Jer 29:32 therefore thus says the Lord," Behold, I am about to punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants; he will not have anyone living among this people, and he will not see the good that I am about to do to My people," declares the Lord,"because he has preached rebellion against the Lord."'" Jer 29:32 LXX numbering differences a bit...

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