Jeremiah 29:6
New International Version
Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.

New Living Translation
Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away!

English Standard Version
Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
'Take wives and become the fathers of sons and daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there and do not decrease.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
Find wives for yourselves, and have sons and daughters. Find wives for your sons and give your daughters to men in marriage so that they may bear sons and daughters. Multiply there; do not decrease.

Contemporary English Version
Get married and have children, then help your sons find wives and help your daughters find husbands, so they can have children as well. I want your numbers to grow, not to get smaller.

Good News Translation
Marry and have children. Then let your children get married, so that they also may have children. You must increase in numbers and not decrease.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Take wives and have sons and daughters. Take wives for your sons and give your daughters to men in marriage so that they may bear sons and daughters. Multiply there; do not decrease.

International Standard Version
Take wives and father sons and daughters. Take wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so they may have sons and daughters. Increase in numbers there, don't decrease.

NET Bible
Marry and have sons and daughters. Find wives for your sons and allow your daughters get married so that they too can have sons and daughters. Grow in number; do not dwindle away.

New Heart English Bible
Take wives, and father sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there, and do not be diminished.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Get married, and have sons and daughters. Find wives for your sons, and let your daughters get married so that they can have sons and daughters. Grow in number there; don't decrease.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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; and multiply ye there, and be not diminished.

New American Standard 1977
‘Take wives and become the fathers of sons and daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there and do not decrease.

Jubilee Bible 2000
take wives and beget sons and daughters; give wives unto your sons and give husbands unto your daughters, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be multiplied there and not diminished.

King James 2000 Bible
Take yourself 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 you may be increased there, and not diminished.

American King James Version
Take you 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 you may be increased there, and not diminished.

American Standard Version
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; and multiply ye there, and be not diminished.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, and be multiplied, and be not diminished.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters: and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, and let them bear sons and daughters: and be ye multiplied there, and be not few in number.

Darby Bible Translation
Take 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; and multiply there, and be not diminished.

English Revised Version
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; and multiply ye there, and be not diminished.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Take wives, and father sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there, and don't be diminished.

Young's Literal Translation
Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take for your sons wives, and your daughters give to husbands, and they bear sons and daughters; and multiply there, and ye are not few;
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles
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. 7Seek the prosperity of the city to which I have sent you as exiles. Pray to the LORD on its behalf, for if it prospers, you too will prosper.’…
Cross References
Exodus 5:11
Go and get your own straw wherever you can find it; but your workload will in no way be reduced.'"

Jeremiah 16:2
"You must not marry or have sons or daughters in this place."

Treasury of Scripture

Take you 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 you may be increased there, and not diminished.

Take ye.

Jeremiah 16:2-4
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place…

Genesis 1:27,28
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them…

Genesis 9:7
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

take wives.

Genesis 21:21
And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Genesis 24:3,4,51,60
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: …

Genesis 28:1-4
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan…







Lexicon
Take
קְח֣וּ (qə·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

wives
נָשִׁ֗ים (nā·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

and have
וְהוֹלִידוּ֮ (wə·hō·w·lî·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

sons
בָּנִ֣ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and daughters.
וּבָנוֹת֒ (ū·ḇā·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

Take
וּקְח֨וּ (ū·qə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

wives
נָשִׁ֗ים (nā·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

for your sons
לִבְנֵיכֶ֜ם (liḇ·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and give
תְּנ֣וּ (tə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

your daughters
בְּנֽוֹתֵיכֶם֙ (bə·nō·w·ṯê·ḵem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

in marriage,
לַֽאֲנָשִׁ֔ים (la·’ă·nā·šîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

so that they too may have
וְתֵלַ֖דְנָה (wə·ṯê·laḏ·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

sons
בָּנִ֣ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and daughters.
וּבָנ֑וֹת (ū·ḇā·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

Multiply
וּרְבוּ־ (ū·rə·ḇū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7235: To be or become much, many or great

there;
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

do not
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

decrease.
תִּמְעָֽטוּ׃ (tim·‘ā·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4591: To pare off, lessen, in, to be, small, few
29:1-7 The written word of God is as truly given by inspiration of God as his spoken word. The zealous servant of the Lord will use every means to profit those who are far off, as well as those who are near him. The art of writing is very profitable for this end; and by the art of printing it is rendered most beneficial for circulating the knowledge of the word of God. God's sending to the captives by this letter would show that he had not forsaken them, though he was displeased, and corrected them. If they live in the fear of God, they may live comfortably in Babylon. In all conditions of life, it is our wisdom and duty not to throw away the comfort of what we may have, because we have not all we would have. They are directed to seek the good of the country where they were captives. While the king of Babylon protected them, they must live quiet and peaceable lives under him, in all godliness and honesty; patiently leaving it to God to work deliverance for them in due time.
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