Jeremiah 29:10

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.

Jeremiah 29:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
ESV
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.
NLT
10 This is what the LORD says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again.
MSG
10 This is God's Word on the subject: "As soon as Babylon's seventy years are up and not a day before, I'll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home.
CSB
10 For this is what the Lord says: "When 70 years for Babylon are complete, I will attend to you and will confirm My promise concerning you to restore you 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
place;
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 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.
9 They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the LORD.
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.
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.
12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S 2 Chronicles 36:21; Jeremiah 25:12; S Daniel 9:2
  • 2. S Ruth 1:6
  • 3. 1 Kings 8:56; Jeremiah 32:42; Jeremiah 33:14
  • 4. S Jeremiah 16:14; S Jeremiah 24:6; Jer 21:22