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.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall call upon Me, and go, and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you.

New American Standard 1977
‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to 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,
Study Bible
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. 12Then 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
if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have been taken captive, and pray toward their land which You have given to their fathers and the city which You have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for Your name,

Psalm 50:15
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me."

Psalm 145:19
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.

Jeremiah 33:3
'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'

Daniel 9:3
So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.
Treasury of Scripture

Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Jeremiah 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them…

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty …

Nehemiah 2:4 Then the king said to me, For what do you make request? So I prayed …

Psalm 10:17 LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their …

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 102:16,17 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory…

Isaiah 30:19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shall weep no …

Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; …

Ezekiel 36:37 Thus said the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be inquired of by the …

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, …

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine …

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, …

(12, 13) Then shall ye call upon me . . .--The words need no comment, but they cannot be passed over without dwelling on the infinite tenderness which they manifest in the prophet's soul, the reflex of a like tenderness in the mind of God, from whom he gives the message. It is the anticipation of the like message from the lips of Christ, "He that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened" (Matthew 7:8). As they stand, the words are an echo of Deuteronomy 4:29-30, as Jeremiah 29:14 is of Deuteronomy 30:3-5.

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). 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. 12. Fulfilled (Da 9:3, etc.). 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.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.
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