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

  • Sylvia
    Whenever we are disobedient to God there will be consequences. Glory be to God. He promised never to leave thee nor forsake thee (Hebrew 13:5).
    (Jeremiah 29:11) For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Thank you Jesus!!
  • Daniel Burgos
    this is what Daniel was reading to the king ,when he was in the palace
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Glory be to God.Look clearly at what those words says.Now that we see them clearly give God whats due to Him His glory and not man.Man can't heal man can't do the impossible only God can do all things.The only thing humans can do is what God allows us to do,but you best believe all the glory still goes to God.On today get our mind set right on who has allowed us to see this day for His purpose and plans because Its in His word in Jeremiah 29:11 for I know the thoughts and plans I have for you says the Lord.Those words right there should say enough.God got plans for us so allow Him to carry out what He has set for us to do.Glory be to God in all things!!!
  • 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.