Jeremiah 29:13

13 1You will seek me and find me, when you seek me 2with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 29:13

And ye shall seek me, and find [me]
When persons seek the Lord aright, they always find him; a God hearing prayer; a God in Christ; bestowing favours upon them; granting them his presence; indulging them in communion with him; and favouring them with fresh supplies of his grace, and everything needful for them; every mercy, temporal and spiritual; that is, when they seek him in Christ, who is the only way to the Father, under the guidance and influence of the blessed Spirit; in the exercise of faith upon him and his promises; with fervency of spirit and ardour of mind; with diligence and importunity; with earnest desires and strong affections; and, as follows, with all sincerity of soul: when ye shall search for me with all your heart;
which, as Calvin rightly observes, does not design perfection, but integrity and sincerity; when they draw nigh with a true heart, and call upon him in truth, and search for him with eagerness, with a hearty desire to find him, as men search for gold, and silver, and hid treasure.

Jeremiah 29:13 In-Context

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.
13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
14 I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the LORD, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
15 "Because you have said, 'The LORD has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,'

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Chronicles 15:2; Psalms 32:6; Psalms 78:34; Proverbs 8:17; Isaiah 55:6; Hosea 3:5; See Leviticus 26:39-42; Deuteronomy 30:1-3
  • 2. Jeremiah 24:7; Deuteronomy 4:29