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Jeremiah 29:5

5 “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.

Read Jeremiah 29:5 Using Other Translations

Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.
“Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce.

What does Jeremiah 29:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 29:5

Build ye houses, and dwell [in them]
Intimating hereby that they must not expect a return into their own land in any short time, but that they should continue many years where they were; suggesting also, that as they had ability, so they should have liberty, of building themselves houses; nor should they be interrupted by their enemies; nor would their houses be taken from them, when built; but they should dwell peaceably and quietly in them, as their own; which they might assure themselves of from the Lord, who gives these, and the following directions: and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
and live as comfortably as you can in a foreign country; plant your gardens with vines and pomegranates, and all sorts of fruitful trees the country produces; and fear not the fruit being taken away from you; depend upon it, you shall eat the fruit of your own labour, and not be deprived of it.

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