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27 You should have reprimanded Jeremiah from Anathoth who is pretending to be a prophet among you![a] 28 For he has even sent a message to us here in Babylon. He wrote and told us,[b] ‘You will be there a long time. Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat what they produce.’”’”[c]

29 Zephaniah the priest read that letter to the prophet Jeremiah.[d]

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  1. Jeremiah 29:27 tn Heb “So why have you not reprimanded Jeremiah…?” The rhetorical question functions as an emphatic assertion made explicit in the translation.
  2. Jeremiah 29:28 tn Heb “For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying….” The quote, however, is part of the earlier letter.
  3. Jeremiah 29:28 sn See v. 5.
  4. Jeremiah 29:29 tn Heb “in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.”