NASB — Jeremiah 29 — KJV

Message to the Exiles

1 Now these are the words of the aletter 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. 2 (This was after King aJeconiah and the bqueen mother, the court officials, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem.) 3 [The letter was sent] by the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of aHilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, saying, 4 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have asent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, 5aBuild houses and live [in them]; and plant gardens and eat their Iproduce. 6 Take awives and Ibecome 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. 7 aSeek the Iwelfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and bpray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its Iwelfare you will have Iwelfare.’ 8 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Do not let your aprophets who are in your midst and your diviners bdeceive you, and do not listen to Icthe dreams which IIthey dream. 9 For they aprophesy falsely to you in My name; bI have not sent them,’ declares the LORD.

[1] a2Ch 30:1, 6; Es 9:20; Jr 29:25, 29
[2] a2K 24:12-16; 2Ch 36:9, 10; Jr 22:24-28; 24:1; 27:20 b2K 24:12, 15; Jr 13:18; 22:26
[3] a1Ch 6:13
[4] aJr 24:5
[5] ILit fruit aJr 29:28
[6] ILit beget aJr 16:2-4
[7] IOr peace aDn 4:27; 6:4, 5 bEzr 6:10; 7:23; Dn 4:19; 1Ti 2:1, 2
[8] ILit your IILit you aJr 27:9; 29:1 bJr 14:14; 23:21; 27:14, 15; 28:15; Ep 5:6 cJr 23:25, 27
[9] aJr 27:15; 29:21 bJr 29:31

10 ¶ “For thus says the LORD, ‘When aseventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My bgood word to you, to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the aplans that I Ihave for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for bwelfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a chope. 12 Then you will acall upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will blisten to you. 13 You will aseek Me and find [Me] when you bsearch for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be afound by you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will brestore your Ifortunes and will cgather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will dbring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’

[10] a2Ch 36:21-23; Jr 25:12; 27:22; Dn 9:2; Zc 7:5 bJr 24:6, 7; Zp 2:7
[11] ILit am planning aPs 40:5; Jr 23:5, 6; 30:9, 10 bIs 40:9-11; Jr 30:18-22 cJr 31:17; Ho 2:15
[12] aPs 50:15; Jr 33:3; Dn 9:3 bPs 145:19
[13] aDt 4:29; Ps 32:6; Mt 7:7 b1Ch 22:19; 2Ch 22:9; Jr 24:7
[14] IOr captivity aDt 30:1-10; Ps 32:6; Is 55:6 bJr 30:3; 32:37-41 cIs 43:5, 6; Jr 23:8; 32:37 dJr 3:14; 12:15; 16:15

15 ¶ “Because you have said, ‘The LORD has raised up aprophets for us in Babylon’— 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 anot go with you into exile17 thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Behold, I am sending upon them the asword, famine and pestilence, and I will make them like bsplit-open figs that cannot be eaten due to rottenness. 18 I will pursue them with the sword, with famine and with pestilence; and I will amake them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a bcurse and a horror and a chissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them, 19 because they have anot listened to My words,’ declares the LORD, ‘which I sent to them again and again by bMy servants the prophets; but you did not listen,’ declares the LORD. 20 You, therefore, hear the word of the LORD, all you exiles, whom I have asent away from Jerusalem to Babylon.

[15] aJr 29:21, 24
[16] aJr 38:2, 3, 17-23
[17] aJr 27:8; 29:18; 32:24 bJr 24:3, 8-10
[18] aDt 28:25; 2Ch 29:8; Jr 15:4; 24:9; 34:17; Ezk 12:15 bIs 65:15; Jr 42:18 cJr 25:9; Lm 2:15, 16
[19] aJr 6:19 bJr 25:4; 26:5; 35:15
[20] aJr 24:5; Ezk 11:9; Mi 4:10

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 aprophesying 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. 22 Because of them a acurse will be Iused 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 broasted in the fire, 23 because they have aacted foolishly in Israel, and bhave committed adultery with their neighbors’ wives and have cspoken words in My name falsely, which I did not command them; and I am He who dknows and am a witness,” declares the LORD.’”

[21] aJr 14:14, 15; 29:8, 9; Lm 2:14; 2P 2:1
[22] ILit taken aIs 65:15 bDn 3:6, 21
[23] aGn 34:7; 2S 13:12 bJr 5:8; 23:14 cJr 29:8, 9, 21 dPv 5:21; Jr 7:11; 16:17; Mal 3:5; He 4:13

24 ¶ To aShemaiah the Nehelamite you shall speak, saying, 25 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Because you have sent aletters in your own name to all the people who are in Jerusalem, and to bZephaniah the son of Maaseiah, the priest, and to all the priests, saying, 26 “The LORD has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to be the Iaoverseer in the house of the LORD over every bmadman who cprophesies, to dput him in the stocks and in the iron collar, 27 now then, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of aAnathoth who prophesies to you? 28 For he has asent to us in Babylon, saying, ‘[The exile] will be blong; cbuild houses and live [in them] and plant gardens and eat their Iproduce.’”’”

[24] aJr 29:31, 32
[25] aJr 29:1 b2K 25:18; Jr 21:1; 29:29; 37:3; 52:24
[26] ILit overseers aJr 20:1 b2K 9:11; Ho 9:7; Mk 3:21; Jn 10:20; Ac 26:24, 25; 2Co 5:13 cDt 13:1-5; Zc 13:1-5 dJr 20:1, 2; Ac 16:24
[27] aJr 1:1
[28] ILit fruit aJr 29:1 bJr 29:10 cJr 29:5

29aZephaniah the priest read this letter Ito Jeremiah the prophet. 30 Then came the word of the LORD to Jeremiah, saying, 31 “Send to aall the exiles, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD concerning bShemaiah the Nehelamite, “Because Shemaiah has cprophesied to you, although I did not send him, and he has dmade you trust in a lie,” 32 therefore thus says the LORD, “Behold, I am about to apunish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his Idescendants; he will bnot have anyone living among this people, cand he will not see the good that I am about to do to My people,” declares the LORD, “because he has IIdpreached rebellion against the LORD.”’”

[29] ILit in the ears of aJr 29:25
[31] aJr 29:20 bJr 29:24 cJr 14:14, 15; 29:9, 23; Ezk 13:8-16, 22, 23 dJr 28:15
[32] ILit seed IILit spoken aJr 36:31 b1S 2:30-34; Jr 22:30 c2K 7:2, 19, 20; Jr 17:6; 29:10 dDt 13:5; Jr 28:16


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Jeremiah sendeth a letter to the captives in Babylon, to be quiet there,

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; 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;) 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, 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; 5 Build ye houses, and dwell [in them]; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them; 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. 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.

[1] 2Ch 30:1; Es 9:20; Jr 24:1; 28:4; 29:25; Ac 15:23; 2Co 7:8; Ga 6:11; He 13:22; Rv 2:1.
[2] 2K 9:32; 20:18; 24:12; 2Ch 36:9; Jr 22:24; 27:20; 28:4; Dn 1:3.
[3] 2K 22:8, 12; 2Ch 34:20; Jr 26:24; 36:25; 39:14; Ezk 8:11.
[4] Is 5:5; 10:5; 45:7; 59:1; Jr 24:5; Am 3:6.
[5] Jr 29:10, 28; Ezk 28:26.
[6] Gn 1:27; 9:7; 21:21; 24:3, 51, 60; 28:1; 29:19; 34:4; Jg 1:12; 12:9; 14:2; Jr 16:2; 1Co 7:36; 1Ti 5:14.
[7] Ezr 6:10; 7:23; Dn 4:19, 27; 6:4; Ro 13:1, 5; 1Ti 2:1; 1P 2:13.

and not to believe the dreams of their prophets,

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. 9 For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD.

[8] Jr 5:31; 14:14; 23:21; 27:14; 28:15; Mi 2:11; Zc 13:4; Mt 24:4, 24; Mk 13:5, 22; Lk 6:26; 21:8; Ro 16:18; 2Co 11:13; Ep 4:14; 5:6; 2Th 2:3, 9; 2Ti 3:13; 2P 2:2; 2Jn 1:7; Rv 13:14; 19:20.
[9] Jr 27:15; 29:23, 31.

and that they shall return with grace after seventy years.

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. 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. 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13 And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 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.

[10] 2Ch 36:21; Ezr 1:1; Jr 24:6; 25:12; 27:7, 22; 32:42; Dn 9:2; Zp 2:7; Zc 7:5.
[11] Jb 23:13; Ps 33:11; 40:5; Is 40:1; 46:10; 55:8; Jr 3:12; 30:18; 31:1; Lm 3:26; Ezk 34:11; 36:1; 39:1; Ho 2:14; 3:5; 14:2; Jol 2:28; Am 9:8; Mi 4:12; 5:4; 7:14; Zp 3:14; Zc 1:6; 8:14; 9:9; 12:5; 14:20; Rv 14:8.
[12] Ne 2:4; Ps 10:17; 50:15; 102:16; Is 30:19; 65:24; Jr 31:9; 33:3; Ezk 36:37; Dn 9:3; Zc 13:9; Mt 7:7.
[13] Lv 26:40; Dt 4:29; 30:1, 2, 10; 1K 2:4; 8:47; 2K 23:3; 2Ch 6:37; 22:9; 31:21; Ps 91:15; 119:2, 10, 58, 69, 145; Is 55:6; Jr 3:10; 24:7; Ho 5:15; 6:1; Jol 2:12; Am 5:4; Zp 2:1; Lk 11:9; Ac 8:37.
[14] Dt 4:7; 1Ch 28:9; 2Ch 15:12; Ps 32:6; 46:1; 126:1, 4; Is 45:19; 55:6; Jr 16:14; 23:3; 24:5; 30:3, 10; 31:8; 32:37; 33:7; 46:27; 50:4, 19, 33; 51:10; Ezk 11:16; 34:1; 36:1; Am 9:14; Mi 4:12; Zp 3:20; Ro 10:20.

He foretelleth the destruction of the rest for their disobedience.

15 ¶ Because ye have said, The LORD hath raised us up prophets in Babylon; 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; 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. 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: 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.

[15] Jr 28:1; 29:8; Ezk 1:1, 3.
[16] Jr 24:2; 29:3; 38:2, 17; Ezk 6:1; 17:12; 21:9; 22:31; 24:1.
[17] Jr 15:2; 24:1, 8; 29:18; 34:17; 43:11; 52:6; Ezk 5:12; 14:12; Lk 21:11, 23.
[18] Lv 26:33; Dt 28:25, 64; 29:21; 1K 9:7; 2Ch 7:19; 29:8; Ps 44:11; Is 65:15; Jr 15:4; 19:8; 24:9; 25:9; 26:6; 29:22; 34:17; 42:18; Lm 2:15; Ezk 6:8; 12:15; 22:15; 36:19; Am 9:9; Zc 7:14; Lk 21:24.
[19] Jr 6:19; 7:13, 24; 25:3; 26:5; 32:33; 34:17; 35:14; 44:4; Zc 1:4; 7:11; He 12:25.

He sheweth the fearful end of Ahab and Zedekiah, two lying prophets.

20 ¶ Hear ye therefore the word of the LORD, all ye of the captivity, whom I have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon: 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; 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; 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.

[20] Jr 24:5; 29:15; Ezk 3:11, 15; Mi 4:10.
[21] Jr 14:14; 29:8; Lm 2:14.
[22] Gn 48:20; Ru 4:11; Is 65:15; Dn 3:6, 21; 1Co 16:22.
[23] Ps 50:16; Pv 5:21; Jr 7:9; 13:27; 16:17; 23:14, 21, 23; 29:8, 21; Zp 3:4; Mal 2:14; 3:5; He 4:13; 2P 2:10; Jde 1:8; Rv 1:5; 3:14.

Shemaiah writeth a letter against Jeremiah.

24 ¶ [Thus] shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying, 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, 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. 27 Now therefore why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh himself a prophet to you? 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. 29 And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.

[24] Jr 29:8, 31.
[25] 1K 21:8; 2K 10:1; 19:9, 14; 25:18; 2Ch 32:17; Ezr 4:7; Ne 6:5, 17, 19; Jr 21:1; 29:29; 37:3; 52:24; Ac 9:2.
[26] Dt 13:1; 2K 9:11; 11:15, 18; 2Ch 16:10; 18:26; Jr 20:1; 29:27; 38:6, 28; Ho 9:7; Zc 13:3; Mt 21:23; Mk 3:21; Jn 8:53; 10:20, 33; Ac 4:1; 5:18, 24; 16:24; 26:11, 24; 2Co 5:13; 11:33; Rv 2:10.
[27] Nu 16:3; 2Ch 25:16; Jr 29:26; 43:2; Am 7:12; Mt 27:63; Jn 11:47; Ac 4:17; 5:28, 40; 2Ti 3:8.
[28] Jr 29:1.
[29] Jr 29:25.

Jeremiah readeth his doom.

30 ¶ Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying, 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: 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.

[31] Jr 14:14; 23:21; 28:15; 29:9, 20, 23; Ezk 13:8, 22; 2P 2:1.
[32] Ex 20:5; Nu 16:27; Jsh 7:24; 1S 2:30; 2K 5:27; 7:2, 19; Ps 109:8; Is 14:20, 22; Jr 17:6; 20:6; 22:30; 28:16; 29:10; 35:19; Am 7:17.


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