Jeremiah 29:10

10 "For thus says the LORD: 1When seventy years are completed for Babylon, 2I will visit you, 3and I will fulfill to you my promise 4and bring you back to this place.

Jeremiah 29:10 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 29:10

For thus saith the Lord, that after seventy years be
accomplished at Babylon
These seventy years are not to be reckoned from the last captivity under Zedekiah; nor from the precise present time; nor from the first of Jeconiah's captivity; but the fourth year of Jehoiakim, and the first of Nebuchadnezzar, when he first came up against Jerusalem; see ( Jeremiah 25:1 Jeremiah 25:2 Jeremiah 25:11 ) ; I will visit you;
in a way of mercy, by stirring up Cyrus king of Persia to grant them their liberty: and perform my good word towards you, in causing you to return to this
meaning the promise of return from their captivity to their own land; which was a good word of promise, a promise of good things; which was good news to them, and of which there was no doubt of its performance, since God is faithful who has promised, and is able also to perform. It was from hence, and ( Jeremiah 25:11 Jeremiah 25:19 ) ; that Daniel learned the time of the captivity, and the return from it, ( Daniel 9:2 ) .

Jeremiah 29:10 In-Context

8 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams that they dream,
9 for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, declares the LORD.
10 "For thus says the LORD: When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place.
11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

Cross References 4

  • 1. See Jeremiah 25:12
  • 2. Jeremiah 27:22
  • 3. Jeremiah 33:14; [Jeremiah 24:6]
  • 4. Jeremiah 33:14; [Jeremiah 24:6]
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