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Jeremiah 29:4-14 NIV

4 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon:

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5 “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.

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      6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.

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      7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

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      8 Yes, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have.

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      9 They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the LORD.

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      10 This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.

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      11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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      12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

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      13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

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      14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.a I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

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        • ” 29:14 - Or "will restore your fortunes"

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          • a 29:2 - Hebrew "Jeconiah," a variant of "Jehoiachin"
          • b 29:14 - Or "will restore your fortunes"
          • c 29:18 - That is, their names will be used in cursing (see verse 22); or, others will see that they are cursed.