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

  • BSP
    In verses 12 and 13, even though the Israelites had repeatedly ignored Jehovah God and left him, He was willing to listen to them and he didn't retaliate by treating them he way they treated him.
  • Irene123
    Jer. 29:10 - I've read this and the same message in other places, but what was literally thrown a 'light' on for me is the fact that God knew after 70 yrs. they would be ready to return to Him. He knew how long it would take even before He pronounced this judgment. He did this with me; after 34 yrs. of backsliding He KNEW I was ready to come back. I didn't; It was a surprise to me!!!
  • Irene123
    Jer. 29:7 - And seek the peace of the city ..... "; in our day the city is - our home, if someone in it is against God, and it is still literal cities for third world countries where Isis, Al Queada, Boko Haram, etc. are. Pray for their captors to be convicted of sin - THROUGH THEIR RIGHTEOUS WALK BEFORE THEM, even as their prisoners. Just like Paul.
  • Sue
    This wonderful Covenant Word of God of His thoughtful words of peace and plans for Jeremiah 's life is also for His children today!!
    God loves all his children the same for He is "no respecter of persons"😍 This New Year let's seek to walk in His perfect plan!!
  • Gwendolyn L Daniel
    Happy New Year. I believe the Lord is saying that He will be taking care of us
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus. May 2017 be a year of love and peace to all.