Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For he has sent word to us in Babylon, claiming, “The exile will be long. Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat their produce.”’”

New American Standard Bible

"For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, 'The exile will be long; build houses and live in them and plant gardens and eat their produce.'"'"

King James Version

For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

International Standard Version

So he sent a message to us in Babylon: "The exile will be long, so build houses and live in them. Plant gardens and eat their produce.'"'"

A Conservative Version

inasmuch as he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, [It] is long. Build ye houses, and dwell in them, and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them?

American Standard Version

forasmuch as he hath sent unto us in Babylon, saying, The captivity is long: build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them?

Amplified

For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, [This captivity of yours] is to be long; build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat the fruit of them.

Bible in Basic English

For he has sent to us in Babylon saying, The time will be long: go on building houses and living in them, and planting gardens and using the fruit of them.

Darby Translation

Forasmuch as he hath sent unto us in Babylon, saying, It will be long; build houses, and dwell in them, and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: build houses and dwell in them and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

Julia Smith Translation

For, for this, he sent to us in Babel, saying, This is long: build ye houses, and inhabit; plant gardens, and eat their fruit

King James 2000

For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: build yourselves houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Because} he has sent to us [in] Babylon, {saying}, 'It [will be] a long time, build houses and live [in them], and plant gardens and eat their fruit.'" '"

Modern King James verseion

For this cause he sent to us in Babylon, saying, This exile is long. Build houses and live in them, and plant gardens and eat their fruit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And beside all this, he hath sent us word unto Babylon, and told us plainly, that our captivity shall long endure: that we should build us houses to dwell therein, and to plant us gardens, that we might enjoy the fruit thereof.'

NET Bible

For he has even sent a message to us here in Babylon. He wrote and told us, "You will be there a long time. Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat what they produce."'"

New Heart English Bible

because he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, "The captivity is long: build houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat their fruit?"'"'

The Emphasized Bible

For, on this account, hath he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, - 'Tis, long! Build ye houses and dwell in them, And plant gardens and eat the fruit thereof.

Webster

For therefore he sent to us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

World English Bible

because he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, [The captivity] is long: build houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them?

Youngs Literal Translation

Because that he hath sent unto us to Babylon, saying, It is long, build ye houses, and abide; and plant ye gardens, and eat their fruit.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

unto us in Babylon
בּבל 
babel 
Usage: 262

היא הוּא 
Huw' 
Usage: 1716

ארך 
'arok 
Usage: 3

בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

ye houses
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

and dwell
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

in them and plant
נטע 
Nata` 
Usage: 58

גּנּה 
Gannah 
Usage: 12

and eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

the fruit
פּרי 
P@riy 
Usage: 119

Context Readings

Shemaiah's Letter To Zephaniah The Priest

27 So now, why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth who has been acting like a prophet among you? 28 For he has sent word to us in Babylon, claiming, “The exile will be long. Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat their produce.”’” 29 Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the hearing of Jeremiah the prophet.



Cross References

Jeremiah 29:5

“Build houses and live in them. Plant gardens and eat their produce.

Jeremiah 29:1

This is the text of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the rest of the elders of the exiles, the priests, the prophets, and all the people Nebuchadnezzar had deported from Jerusalem to Babylon.

Jeremiah 29:10

For this is what the Lord says: “When 70 years for Babylon are complete, I will attend to you and will confirm My promise concerning you to restore you to this place.

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