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Jeremiah 29:7-17 NIV

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"
      15 You may say, “The LORD has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,”
      16 but this is what the LORD says about the king who sits on David’s throne and all the people who remain in this city, your fellow citizens who did not go with you into exile—
      17 yes, this is what the LORD Almighty says: “I will send the sword, famine and plague against them and I will make them like figs that are so bad they cannot be eaten.

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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.