Jeremiah 29:12
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New Living Translation
In those days when you pray, I will listen.

King James Bible
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you;

World English Bible
You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Young's Literal Translation
'And ye have called Me, and have gone, and have prayed unto Me, and I have hearkened unto you,

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Putting 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
Edward M. Bounds—The Weapon of Prayer

The Iranian Conquest
Drawn by Boudier, from the engraving in Coste and Flandin. The vignette, drawn by Faucher-Gudin, from a statuette in terra-cotta, found in Southern Russia, represents a young Scythian. The Iranian religions--Cyrus in Lydia and at Babylon: Cambyses in Egypt --Darius and the organisation of the empire. The Median empire is the least known of all those which held sway for a time over the destinies of a portion of Western Asia. The reason of this is not to be ascribed to the shortness of its duration:
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9

The Return of the Exiles
The advent of the army of Cyrus before the walls of Babylon was to the Jews a sign that their deliverance from captivity was drawing nigh. More than a century before the birth of Cyrus, Inspiration had mentioned him by name, and had caused a record to be made of the actual work he should do in taking the city of Babylon unawares, and in preparing the way for the release of the children of the captivity. Through Isaiah the word had been spoken: "Thus saith the Lord to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Seventh Commandment
Thou shalt not commit adultery.' Exod 20: 14. God is a pure, holy spirit, and has an infinite antipathy against all uncleanness. In this commandment he has entered his caution against it; non moechaberis, Thou shalt not commit adultery.' The sum of this commandment is, The preservations of corporal purity. We must take heed of running on the rock of uncleanness, and so making shipwreck of our chastity. In this commandment there is something tacitly implied, and something expressly forbidden. 1. The
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
2 Chronicles 6:38
If they turn to you with their whole heart and soul in the land of their captivity and pray toward the land you gave to their ancestors--toward this city you have chosen, and toward this Temple I have built to honor your name--

Psalm 50:15
Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory."

Psalm 145:19
He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.

Jeremiah 33:3
Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.

Daniel 9:3
So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and fasting. I also wore rough burlap and sprinkled myself with ashes.

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