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Jeremiah 29:27-29 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

27 and so then why have you not rebuked Jeremiah the Anathothite who exhibits the behavior of a prophet for you? 28 Because[a] he has sent to us in Babylon, saying,[b] ‘It will be a long time, build houses and live in them,[c] and plant gardens and eat their fruit.’”’” 29 And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the hearing[d] of Jeremiah the prophet.


  1. Jeremiah 29:28 Literally “Seeing that unto thus”
  2. Jeremiah 29:28 Literally “to say”
  3. Jeremiah 29:28 Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
  4. Jeremiah 29:29 Literally “ears”
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Jeremiah 29:27-29 New International Version (NIV)

27 So why have you not reprimanded Jeremiah from Anathoth, who poses as a prophet among you? 28 He has sent this message to us in Babylon: It will be a long time. Therefore build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.’”

29 Zephaniah the priest, however, read the letter to Jeremiah the prophet.

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