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

  • 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!!
  • Gloria Pray
    The Lord is speaking through Jeremiah telling them where to go and settle there live and made families" Because there is a person there has spoken lies to his people. God is not pleased, God he said he knows the plans that he have for his people, plans not to harm but to give an expected end.
  • 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.
  • Maiilyn
    God knows everything that we deal with daily. He knows all about about our daily trails and tribulations. This is not His desires for us. He wants us free of bondage. He wants us to have peaceful life. So he has prepared a place for us where no more trails and tribulations exist. In order to gain the thoughts he has for us, we must have faith in Him. He's our only way to a peaceful life.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jeremiah 29 further confirms that the Lord's Words are "yea and Amen". About 500 years before Judah was sacked by the Babylonians, the voice of God came through Jeremiah foretelling this happening and their return 70 years later. This happened exactly to the year. The hope for God's people today is that Jesus' second coming will happen as predicted and we will rise with him in the azure above.