Jeremiah 29:5
New International Version
"Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.

New Living Translation
“Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce.

English Standard Version
Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.

Berean Study Bible
“Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat their produce.

King James Bible
Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;

New King James Version
Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit.

New American Standard Bible
‘Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce.

NASB 1995
Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce.

NASB 1977
‘Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens, and eat their produce.

Amplified Bible
‘Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Build houses and live in them. Plant gardens and eat their produce.

American Standard Version
Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Build houses and dwell and plant gardens and eat their produce

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Build ye houses, and inhabit them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruits thereof;

Contemporary English Version
to settle there and build houses. Plant gardens and eat what you grow in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Build ye houses, and dwell in them: and plant orchards, and eat the fruit of them.

English Revised Version
Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;

Good News Translation
'Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat what you grow in them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Build houses, and live in them. Plant gardens, and eat what they produce.

International Standard Version
Build houses and live in them. Plant gardens and eat their produce.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Build ye houses, and dwell in them, and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;

Literal Standard Version
Build houses and abide; and plant gardens and eat their fruit;

NET Bible
Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat what they produce.

New Heart English Bible
'Build houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat their fruit.

World English Bible
Build houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

Young's Literal Translation
Build ye houses, and abide; and plant ye gardens, and eat their fruit;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles
4This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says to all the exiles who were carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5“Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat their produce. 6Take wives and have sons and daughters. Take wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Multiply there; do not decrease.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 29:28
For he has sent to us in Babylon, claiming: Since the exile will be lengthy, build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat their produce.'"

Jeremiah 29:6
Take wives and have sons and daughters. Take wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Multiply there; do not decrease.


Treasury of Scripture

Build you houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;

Jeremiah 29:10,28
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…

Ezekiel 28:26
And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.









(5) Build ye houses, and dwell in them.--The command had a two-fold bearing. It counselled a patient acceptance of the present state of things. It announced, as the next verse does yet more emphatically, that their exile would last for at least two generations. It indicates, also, the comparative leniency with which the exiles were treated. They were allowed to become possessors both of lands and houses. The favour shown to Daniel and his friends would, of course, tend to make their condition more tolerable.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
‘Build
בְּנ֥וּ (bə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1129: To build

houses
בָתִּ֖ים (ḇāt·tîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1004: A house

and settle down.
וְשֵׁ֑בוּ (wə·šê·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

Plant
וְנִטְע֣וּ (wə·niṭ·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5193: To strike in, fix, to plant

gardens
גַנּ֔וֹת (ḡan·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1593: A garden

and eat
וְאִכְל֖וּ (wə·’iḵ·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 398: To eat

their produce.
פִּרְיָֽן׃ (pir·yān)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's 6529: Fruit


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