Jeremiah 29:4-10 New International Version

4  This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5  "Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6  Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. 7  Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."

8  Yes, this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. 9  They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them," declares the Lord. 10  This is what the Lord says: "When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.


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