Jeremiah 29:11 KJV - For I know The Thoughts
King James Version- Holy Bible
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. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
What Does Jeremiah 29:11 Mean?
Jeremiah 29's surrounding context showed that Israel was in foreign territory.
This has been the cycle with mankind with God from the very beginning. Sin separates us from God according to the book of Isaiah.
And in Genesis mankind was removed from the garden of God, the garden of Eden following the first sin/fall. Likewise, the children of Israel because of their disobedience found themselves out of the promised land.
I know the thoughts that I think Toward You from Jeremiah 29:11
The Lord graciously extended His loving mercy towards them when He shared, "I know the thoughts that I think toward you,thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you an expected end."
In our lives it's the same.
Sin leads us out of the perfect will of God for our lives but repentance and faith brings us back.
So what is the Context of Jeremiah 29 Verse 11?
The context of this verse is that disobedience led the children of Israel into exile but repentance and obedience brings them back. The Scripture goes on to share that the Lord will hear them when they call to Him, again showing that the separation brought about by sin would be removed and the relationship with the Almighty would be restored.
The Lord Jesus Christ is that reconciler. And by faith in Him and from Him (Romans 10:17), we are reconciled, and made to be in good relationship with God.
Surrounding Verses in Jeremiah 29:11:1-14 (King James Bible)
- Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;
- (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)
- By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying,
- Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;
- Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
- Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.
- And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
- For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.
- For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the Lord.
- For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
- 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.
- Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
- And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
- And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
We hope you enjoyed the mini-teaching of Jeremiah 29:11 from the King James Version of the Holy Bible