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“Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.”

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Jeremiah 29:12 Translation & Meaning

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Then shall ye call upon וּקְרָאתֶ֤ם To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) Then call upon
me, and ye shall go וַֽהֲלַכְתֶּ֔ם To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) go
and pray וְהִתְפַּלַּלְתֶּ֖ם To judge (officially or mentally); by extension, to intercede, pray pray
unto אֵלָ֑י Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
me, and I will hearken וְשָׁמַעְתִּ֖י To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hearken
unto אֲלֵיכֶֽם׃ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
you. אֲלֵיכֶֽם׃ Near, with or among; often in general, to you

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  • 10  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.

  • 11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

  • 12  Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

  • 13  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

  • 14  And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.


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