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Jeremiah 29:8-18 (New American Standard)

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8 "For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Do not let your 1prophets who are in your midst and your diviners 2deceive you, and do not listen to a3the dreams which bthey dream. 9 'For they 4prophesy falsely to you in My name; 5I have not sent them,' declares the LORD. 10 "For thus says the LORD, 'When 6seventy years have been completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill My 7good word to you, to bring you back to this place. 11 'For I know the 8plans that I chave for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for 9welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a 10hope. 12 'Then you will 11call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will 12listen to you. 13 'You will 13seek Me and find Me when you 14search for Me with all your heart. 14 'I will be 15found by you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will 16restore your dfortunes and will 17gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will 18bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.' 15 "Because you have said, 'The LORD has raised up 19prophets 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 20not go with you into exile - 17 thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am sending upon them the 21sword, famine and pestilence, and I will make them like 22split-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 23make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a 24curse and a horror and a 25hissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them,
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