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Friday, October 01, 2010

View in parallelCompare Translations Jer. 29:11

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of shalom, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end. 12 You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. 14 I will be found of you, says the LORD, and I will turn again your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places wither I have driven you, says the LORD; and I will bring you again to the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. 15 Because you have said, the LORD has raised us up prophets in Bavel; 16 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 haven't gone forth with you into captivity; 17 thus says the LORD of Hosts; Behold, I will send on them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that can't be eaten, they are so bad. 18 I will pursue after them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the eretz, to be an object of horror, and an astonishment, and a hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations where I have driven them; 19 because they have not listened to my words, says the LORD, with which I sent to them my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them; but you would not hear, says the LORD. 20 Hear you therefore the word of the LORD, all you of the captivity, whom I have sent away from Yerushalayim to Bavel. 21 Thus says the LORD of Hosts, the God of Yisra'el, concerning Ach'av the son of Kolayah, and concerning Tzidkiyahu the son of Ma`aseyah, who prophesy a lie to you in my name: Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nevukhadretztzar king of Bavel; and he shall kill them before your eyes; 22 and of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captives of Yehudah who are in Bavel, saying, the LORD make you like Tzidkiyahu and like Ach'av, whom the king of Bavel roasted in the fire; 23 because they have worked folly in Yisra'el, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives, and have spoken words in my name falsely, which I didn't command them; and I am he who knows, and am witness, says the LORD. 24 Concerning Shemayah the Nechelami you shall speak, saying, 25 Thus speaks the LORD of Hosts, the God of Yisra'el, saying, Because you have sent letters in your own name to all the people who are at Yerushalayim, and to Tzefanyah the son of Ma`aseyah, the Kohen, and to all the Kohanim, saying, 26 The LORD has made you Kohen in the place of Yehoiada the Kohen, that there may be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man who is mad, and makes himself a prophet, that you should put him in the stocks and in shackles. 27 Now therefore, why have you not rebuked Yirmeyahu of `Anatot, who makes himself a prophet to you, 28 because he has sent to us in Bavel, saying, [The captivity] is long: build you houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them? 29 Tzefanyah the Kohen read this letter in the ears of Yirmeyahu the prophet. 30 Then came the word of the LORD to Yirmeyahu, saying, 31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus says the LORD concerning Shemayah the Nechelami: Because Shemayah has prophesied to you, and I didn't send him, and he has caused you to trust in a lie; 32 therefore thus says the LORD, Behold, I will punish Shemayah the Nechelami, and his seed; he shall not have a man to dwell among this people, neither shall he see the good that I will do to my people, says the LORD, because he has spoken rebellion against the LORD.

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