JEREMIAH 29:13

“you will seek me and find me”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

In this verse, God says that if we seek after Him with all our hearts, we will find Him.

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

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Jeremiah 29:13 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And ye shall seek וּבִקַּשְׁתֶּ֥ם To search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after seek
me, and find וּמְצָאתֶ֑ם Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present find
me, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
when כִּ֥י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed when
ye shall search for תִדְרְשֻׁ֖נִי Properly, to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication, to seek or ask; specifically to worship search
me with all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
your heart. לְבַבְכֶֽם׃ The heart (as the most interior organ) heart

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  • 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.

  • 15  Because ye have said, The Lord hath raised us up prophets in Babylon;




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