New Living Translation
"Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce.
King James Bible
Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
Darby Bible Translation
Build houses, and dwell in them, and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
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;
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LibraryPutting God to Work
"For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen a God beside thee who worketh for him that waiteth for him."--Isaiah 64:4. The assertion voiced in the title given this chapter is but another way of declaring that God has of His own motion placed Himself under the law of prayer, and has obligated Himself to answer the prayers of men. He has ordained prayer as a means whereby He will do things through men as they pray, which He would not otherwise do. Prayer …
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Jeremiah sent a letter here to Babylon, predicting that our captivity will be a long one. He said, 'Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce.'"
Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away!
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