10 “For thus says the Lord: (A)When seventy years are completed for Babylon, (B)I will visit you, (C)and I will fulfill to you my promise (D)and bring you back to this place. 11 (E)For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, (F)to give you a future and a hope. 12 (G)Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, (H)and I will hear you. 13 (I)You will seek me and find me, when you seek me (J)with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, declares the Lord, (K)and I will restore your fortunes and (L)gather you from all the nations and all the places (M)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,’ 16 thus says the Lord concerning (N)the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerning all the people who dwell in this city, your kinsmen who did not go out with you into exile: 17 ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, behold, I am sending on them (O)sword, famine, and pestilence, and I will make them like (P)vile figs that are so rotten they cannot be eaten. 18 I will pursue them with (Q)sword, famine, and pestilence, (R)and will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth, (S)to be a curse, a terror, a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations (T)where I have driven them, 19 because they did not pay attention to my words, declares the Lord, (U)that I persistently sent to you by my servants the prophets, but you would not listen, declares the Lord.’ 20 Hear the word of the Lord, all you exiles (V)whom I sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon: 21 ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, (W)who are prophesying a lie to you in my name: Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall strike them down before your eyes. 22 (X)Because of them (Y)this curse shall be used by all the exiles from Judah in Babylon: “The Lord make you like Zedekiah and Ahab, (Z)whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire,” 23 because they have done an outrageous thing in Israel, (AA)they have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives, and (AB)they have spoken in my name lying words that I did not command them. (AC)I am the one who knows, (AD)and I am witness, declares the Lord.’”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 29:11 Or peace

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