The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth(A) in the territory of Benjamin.

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11 This whole country will become a desolate wasteland,(A) and these nations will serve(B) the king of Babylon seventy years.(C)

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22 ‘They will be taken(A) to Babylon and there they will remain until the day(B) I come for them,’ declares the Lord. ‘Then I will bring(C) them back and restore them to this place.’”

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10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years(A) are completed for Babylon, I will come to you(B) and fulfill my good promise(C) to bring you back(D) to this place.

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Jeremiah Freed

40 The word came to Jeremiah from the Lord after Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard had released him at Ramah.(A) He had found Jeremiah bound in chains among all the captives(B) from Jerusalem and Judah who were being carried into exile to Babylon.

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in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy(A) years.

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12 Then the angel of the Lord said, “Lord Almighty, how long(A) will you withhold mercy(B) from Jerusalem and from the towns of Judah,(C) which you have been angry with these seventy(D) years?”

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“Ask all the people of the land and the priests, ‘When you fasted(A) and mourned in the fifth and seventh(B) months for the past seventy years,(C) was it really for me that you fasted?

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