Jeremiah 29:1-6 GNT

1 I wrote a letter to the priests, the prophets, the leaders of the people, and to all the others whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken away as prisoners from Jerusalem to Babylonia. 1

References for Jeremiah 29:1

    • 48 29:1 - 29.1, 2 2 K 24.12-16; 2 Ch 36.10.
      2 I wrote it after King Jehoiachin, his mother, the palace officials, the leaders of Judah and of Jerusalem, the engravers, and the skilled workers had been taken into exile.
      3 I gave the letter to Elasah son of Shaphan and to Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom King Zedekiah of Judah was sending to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia. It said:
      4 "The Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those people whom he allowed Nebuchadnezzar to take away as prisoners from Jerusalem to Babylonia:
      5 "Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat what you grow in them.
      6 Marry and have children. Then let your children get married, so that they also may have children. You must increase in numbers and not decrease.