New International Version
"Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Build ye houses - Prepare for a long continuance in your present captivity. Provide yourselves with the necessaries of life, and multiply in the land, that ye may become a powerful people.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.' (Jeremiah xxix. 13.) The words of Jeremiah in their relation to God are very appropriate for men and women in whose hearts there is any longing after personal Holiness. Look at them: 'Ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart'. I like this word, because it turns our minds to the true and only source of light and life and power. We speak of seeking and getting the blessing; but, …
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service
The Secret of Effectual Prayer
He has sent this message to us in Babylon: It will be a long time. Therefore build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.'"
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.
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