Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I knowe the thoughts that I thinke towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of euill, to giue you an expected end.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I am conscious of my thoughts about you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you hope at the end.
- Basic English Bible

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you in your latter end a hope.
- Darby Bible

For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
- Webster's Bible

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future.
- World English Bible

For I have known the thoughts that I am thinking towards you -- an affirmation of Jehovah; thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give to you posterity and hope.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 29:11


29:11 To give - This deliverance will not depend upon your merits, but upon my own mercy, and kind thoughts and purposes I have for the seed of Abraham my servant, and I am resolved in my own thoughts what to do, I intend not the blotting out of the name of Israel from the earth, but to give such an end to their trouble as themselves expect and desire.


Discussion for Jeremiah 29

  • Edward Kander
    The problem of man on this earth is that man is always looking unto the things of the world insteads of the CREATOR himself. Life is a complete journey on its own. A lot people are making this journey whilst looking unto the perisheable things of world, being in the middle and rather have the word of God behind them. The case of Isreal in captivity in Babylon was the same as we are seeing today.
  • Daniel Burgos
    this is what Daniel was reading to the king ,when he was in the palace
  • Lilian
    Our Obedience to God's words and his commandments are more important than Sacrifice. God's words are his words and we cannot change them but God can change us. Psalm 23 - Jesus is a good Shepherd and He will lay down his life for his Sheeps who follow Jesus, Live like Jesus and Love Jesus. It might be painful to know the truth of what is written in the Bible but Jesus will not comfort us with lie but of Spirit and in Truth. Thanks to Jesus for the blood that shed for us. Amen and i will praise you and trust you Lord Jesus forever.
  • MockingBird for verse 11
    God's thoughts are always toward me for Good. God is not the author of sickness : disease : sorrow : devastation : loss of loved one : discouragement depression : and so on : God has an expected end for us for the Good as long as I listen to Him and obey His voice Word and His Spirit within me : I will have an expected end of Good and Blessings.
  • Karen Langerak
    the KJV says God says "I know the thoughts that I think toward you thoughts of peace... " Why did this get changed in newer translations to "I know the plans... "?? God 's thoughts have power to change things. This is NOT the same as the mistaken idea that God has plans for us, which take away the Free Will that HE gave us.
  • Tanaka matambo for verse 11
    i think its are moving verse which means and says a lot when i am down or very douting