Jeremiah 29:12
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New International Version
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

New Living Translation
In those days when you pray, I will listen.

English Standard Version
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

New American Standard Bible
'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

King James Bible
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

International Standard Version
When you call out to me and come and pray to me, I'll hear you.

NET Bible
When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will hear your prayers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then ye shall call upon me, and ye shall walk in my ways and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
Then shall you call upon me, and you shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

American King James Version
Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

American Standard Version
And ye shall call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you shall call upon me, and you shall go: and you shall pray to me, and I will hear you.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you;

English Revised Version
And ye shall call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray to me, and I will hearken to you.

World English Bible
You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Young's Literal Translation
'And ye have called Me, and have gone, and have prayed unto Me, and I have hearkened unto you,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

29:8-19 Let men beware how they call those prophets whom they choose after their own fancies, and how they consider their fancies and dreams to be revelations from God. False prophets flatter people in their sins, because they love to be flattered; and they speak smoothly to their prophets, that their prophets may speak smoothly to them. God promises that they should return after seventy years were accomplished. By this it appears, that the seventy years of the captivity are not to be reckoned from the last captivity, but the first. It will be the bringing to pass of God's good word to them. This shall form God's purposes. We often do not know our own minds, but the Lord is never at an uncertainty. We are sometimes ready to fear that God's designs are all against us; but as to his own people, even that which seems evil, is for good. He will give them, not the expectations of their fears, or the expectations of their fancies, but the expectations of their faith; the end he has promised, which will be the best for them. When the Lord pours out an especial spirit of prayer, it is a good sign that he is coming toward us in mercy. Promises are given to quicken and encourage prayer. He never said, Seek ye me in vain. Those who remained at Jerusalem would be utterly destroyed, notwithstanding what the false prophets said to the contrary. The reason has often been given, and it justifies the eternal ruin of impenitent sinners; Because they have not hearkened to my words; I called, but they refused.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - And ye shall go and pray unto me. "Go," that is, to the places "where prayer is wont to be made." The clause seems to refer to common prayer for a common object. Comp. striking passages in Solomon's prayer (1 Kings 8:48), and in Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 4:29, 30).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then shall ye call upon me,.... When the expected end is about to be given; when God intends and is about to bestow a mercy, he gives his people a spirit of prayer to ask for it; and even the promise of it is a considerable argument to encourage and engage more to pray for it:

and ye shall go and pray unto me: walk in my ways; so Jarchi, Kimchi, and Ben Melech; or rather ye shall go into your private closets, or into those public places where prayer was wont to be made, and there put up your petitions; or it may be the meaning is, that they should continue praying unto him; should pray without ceasing, until they enjoyed the blessing, and had the expected end given them:

and I will hearken unto you: God is a God hearing prayer; he listens to the requests of his people, and answers them in his own time and way; which is no small encouragement to pray unto him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. Fulfilled (Da 9:3, &c.). When God designs mercy, He puts it into the hearts of His people to pray for the mercy designed. When such a spirit of prayer is poured out, it is a sure sign of coming mercy.

go—to the temple and other places of prayer: contrasted with their previous sloth as to going to seek God.

Jeremiah 29:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles
11'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. 12'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 6:38
and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their captivity where they were taken, and pray toward the land you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen and toward the temple I have built for your Name;

Psalm 50:15
and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me."

Psalm 145:19
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

Jeremiah 33:3
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

Daniel 9:3
So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
Treasury of Scripture

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