"Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Jeremiah 29:11 KJ21 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. The murderer ever fled from his approach, fearing vengeance, though it was mercy that brought his comrade after him.’. 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. It fits in quite nicely with today as this is our first Sunday in 2018. Jeremiah 30 Resources. As punishment for the sins of Judah, God was going to send the Babylonians to destroy Jerusalem and the temple and to carry away many of the people to Babylon. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. God’s thoughts run upon his children, the children of affliction especially, as a father’s do upon his dear children. This version is much abridged. to give you an expected end; a very desirable one; such as they wished and hoped to have, and expected; such as would put an end to all their troubles, and put them into the enjoyment of all good things promised and waited for. Commentary on Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14 View Bible Text . What then are the thoughts of which Jeremiah now speaks? Jeremiah 29 11 13. They were those respecting the people’s deliverance, after the time was completed, for God had promised that he would then be propitious to his Church. To them, the idea of a divine plan isn’t attractive, because it requires a great deal of faith in the Father. We are going to find out why it is so popular and how to apply it to Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. I have for the seed of Abraham my servant, and I am resolved in my own thoughts what to do; I intend not the blotting out of the name of Israel from the earth, but to give such an end to their trouble as themselves expect and desire, though not so soon as they may expect it, being deceived by their prophets. ; these thoughts were concerning the temporal peace and prosperity of the Jews in Babylon, and not of anything to their hurt; yea, even their captivity was for their good, Jeremiah 24:5; and thoughts concerning his spiritual Israel, their peace and reconciliation with God, and the manner of bringing it about, by the blood, sufferings, and death of his Son in human nature, with whom he consulted and agreed about this matter; and concerning their inward spiritual peace of mind and conscience now, and their eternal peace hereafter: nor does he ever think of evil for them; whatever evil he thinks towards others, angels or men, he thinks none towards them; and whatever evil befalls them, he means it for good, and it does work for good unto them; he cannot think otherwise concerning them, consistent with his everlasting and unchangeable love to them; since he has designed so much good for them, does so much to them, and has so much to bestow upon them. That his love was moved towards them. There is, indeed, no doubt but that by this second word the Prophet more fully and clearly expressed what he meant by the first word, אחרית , achrit, even the end that was wished or desired, I will then give you the end, even that ye may enjoy the promises, as ye wish and expect, and ought to hope for, since God has made them. Living as slaves in Babylon was not a pleasant experience and to hear the discouraging message of Jeremiah caused many of them to think that God had only evil thoughts concerning them. Two nouns joined by “and,” standing for a noun and adjective. The Lord"s plans for His people were for their ultimate welfare, not endless calamity. II. For it was no small trial when the Jews were deprived of that land which was the rest and habitation of God; it was the same as though they had been cut off from every hope: it was then a sort of repudiation, and repudiation was a kind of death. As punishment for the sins of Judah, God was going to send the Babylonians to destroy Jerusalem and the temple and to carry away many of the people to Babylon. First, a brief analysis of Jeremiah’s entire letter (Jer 29:1–15) will demonstrate that Jer 29:11–14 is a blessing tied to responsible action. Each word, in the amended translation, has its full meaning. Wesley's Jeremiah 29:11 Bible Commentary So the Jews first laughed at God's threats, confident that they should speedily return; then, when cast down from that confidence, they sank in inconsolable despondency. The thoughts that I think - (Isaiah 55:9). Used by Permission. Jeremiah 12:5. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-29.html. The prophet Jeremiah is relating the words of God to the captive Israelites in Babylon, partly to put His foot down and officially dismiss the false prophecies of some in Babylon … Jeremiah 29:11 is often used for a prooftext to claim that God has plans for every person’s life, and often extended to mean that God then brings those plans about by micromanaging all coincidences one experiences. Historical and Literary Context of Jeremiah 29:11 For historical context, Jeremiah spoke these words to Jews who had been living under the domination of the Egyptian and then Babylonian Empires before eventually being carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. Jeremiah 29:11. So the Jews first laughed at God‘s threats, confident that they should speedily return; then, when cast down from that confidence, they sank in inconsolable despondency. Jeremiah 29:11 is not directly addressed to Christians. Jeremiah is now telling them that they should seek to live peaceably in the cities of Babylon for they were to be there for 70 years. An expected end - Rather, a future and a hope. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. 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. Ver. Jeremiah 29:11, a verse from the Bible that I absolutely love: ““For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”” Each day, we’ll study a part of this magnificent verse in detail, drawing teachings and principles from it to grow even more in our faith! It is also likely one of the most misapplied verses in all of Scripture. This, in the mystical sense, may have reference to the Messiah, in whom all God's thoughts of peace, concerning his special people, issue; he is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, of all things, Revelation 1:8; of all things in creation; of the Scriptures, promises and prophecies of it: "the end of the law for righteousness", Romans 10:4, the fulfilling end of it, by his obedience, and sufferings, and death; and who was to come, and did come, at the end of the Jewish world, at the end of their civil and ecclesiastical state: he was long promised and prophesied of and was much waited for and expected, by the saints before the flood; from thence to Moses; from Moses to David; from David to the Babylonian captivity; from thence to the times of his coming, when there was a general expectation of him; and expected end was then given, as an instance of grace and good will to men. For I know the thoughts that I think.] BibliographyTrapp, John. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. To give you an expected end.—Better, to give you a future (that which is to be hereafter) and a hope. 1870. All of the thoughts that God has toward us are about giving us peace, hope, and a future. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". It may also be applied to salvation by Christ; the end of all God's gracious purposes and designs; the end of the covenant of grace, the provisions, blessings, and promises of it; the end of Christ's coming into the world, and of his obedience and death; the end of his prayers and preparations now in heaven; and the end of the faith of the saints on earth: this is an end hoped, waited for, and expected by faith; and for which there is good reason; since it is wrought out, prepared, and promised; saints are heirs of it; and now it is nearer than when they believed; and will be bestowed as a free grace gift, through Jesus Christ our Lord; and will be enjoyed as the issue and result of God's eternal thoughts of peace concerning them. Second, the book of Esther will provide the model for how one can achieve this blessing. ‘The thoughts that I think—thoughts of peace, and not of evil.’. (1) Men were saying in Israel’s days of trial that God had given them up, and that these evil times were only the beginning of the end. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." CANAAN may be considered as a type of two states or conditions in the Christian’s life. Jeremiah 15:16 Commentary. "Commentary on Jeremiah 29:11". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/jeremiah-29.html. Figure of speech Hendiadys. The moral malady of man is twofold—at one time vain confidence; then, when that is disappointed, despair. When we have learned to ‘expect great things from God,’ we shall begin to get great things. 15., to 21., is omitted in St. Jerome's and the Roman edition; but not in the Complutensian or Theodoret. Jeremiah 29:11 Commentary Part of the ongoing Verse Quick Reference project . "E.W. Verse by Verse. It is also likely one of the most misapplied verses in all of Scripture. So in Jeremiah 36:27, “the roll and the words,” that is, the roll of words; Genesis 3:16, “sorrow and conception,” that is, sorrow in conception. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/jeremiah-29.html. He set out on the odious task, but on his way he learned that another member of his family had already avenged the murder on a member of the murderer’s family. It is the duty of conscience to condemn the sinner and make him feel his sin; but it is the work of the Gospel to persuade him of the all-forgiving mercy of God. 1909-1922. Hence, God can think thoughts of peace and not of evil concerning the sinner. Thoughts of peace - Here God gives them to understand. Jeremiah 30 Commentary. Learn more. Expected end - literally, an end and an expectation; i:e., an end, and that such an end as you wish for. It was the land of rest to the children of Israel after a weary pilgrimage in the wilderness. Commentary on Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14 View Bible Text The prophet’s letter to the exiles in Jeremiah 29, which has travelled across a vast distance in order to bring comfort and much needed advice to those who find themselves under imperial rule a long way from home, emerges as a powerful testimony to resilience and survival. Jeremiah 30:7-The Time of Jacob's Trouble. It may also be applied to salvation by Christ; the end of all God's gracious purposes and designs; the end of the covenant of grace, the provisions, blessings, and promises of it; the end of Christ's coming into the world, and of his obedience and death; the end of his prayers and preparations now in heaven; and the end of the faith of the saints on earth: this is an end hoped, waited for, and expected by faith; and for which there is good reason; since it is wrought out, prepared, and promised; saints are heirs of it; and now it is nearer than when they believed; and will be bestowed as a free grace gift, through Jesus Christ our Lord; and will be enjoyed as the issue and result of God's eternal thoughts of peace concerning them. ECC Dec 24 2020 Christmas Eve Message, Jeremiah 29:11, John 14:27, John 16:22, John 3: 16, Matthew 5:16 I do not think, and just about everyone I know, have ever been so anxious to see a … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/jeremiah-29.html. Learn more Start my trial Back . In the “thoughts” of God there is, perhaps, a reference to what had been said before of the Babylonian exiles in Jeremiah 24:6. I. The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, “Hear the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel: “Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant which I commanded your fathers in the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and do according to all that I command you; so shall you be My people, and I will be your God,’ that I may establi… BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Jeremiah 29:11 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. God thinking of us in our need.—‘I am poor and needy, yet the Lord thinketh upon me.’ ‘Yet’ is an interpolation of the English version. For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My … B. 1.That his love was moved towards them. 1859. an expected end. They were in a miserable thraldom for mocking the messengers of the Lord, and misusing his prophets; yet in their distress they trespass still more against the Lord. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. So the Jews first laughed at God's threats, confident that they should speedily return; then, when cast down from that confidence, they sank in inconsolable despondency. All sermons (Hope) Jeremiah 29:11. When we think about God’s intentions with His plan of salvation; we see that the golden thread running throughout everything is that of peace, hope, and a … Jeremiah 30:19 "Thus says the Lord , ‘Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob And have compassion on his dwelling places; And the city will be rebuilt on its ruin, And the palace will stand on its rightful place. Jeremiah 29 11 Meaning: Well, now we come to maybe the most beloved verse in the entire book of Jeremiah.. Jeremiah 29 11 Meaning Popularity. that is, if Babylon be prosperous, you shall be partakers of the same happiness. We are going to find out why it is so popular and how to apply it to Jeremiah 29:11 contains a precious promise held dear by Christians the world over. We hence see that the question here is not about the hidden counsels of God, but that the reference is simply to the word which was well known to the Jews, even to the prophecy of Jeremiah, by which he had predicted that the Jews would be exiles for seventy years, and would at last find that their punishment would be only a small chastisement, as it would only be for a time: I know then my thoughts But still he indirectly condemns the Jews, because they entertained no hope of deliverance except from what came within the reach of their senses. JOHN CALVIN Commentary Book of Jeremiah. The passage doesn’t promise you the kind of future American culture prizes, and maybe even promises a future you would tremble at it if you saw it in a crystal ball. 11. And both these evils prevailed evidently among the Jews. Ver. Here, in this extensive exposition of Jeremiah , we encounter Calvin’s great gifts as an exegete and theologian. They would have a future beyond the Exile, so they could have hope. III. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. B. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Jeremiah 30:18. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-29.html. Jeremiah 29:11 is no different. The sheer length will keep many away, and several other works get to the point more directly. The sheer length will keep many away, and several other works get to the point more directly. That he would hearken, and they should find him; provided. Fill in all your best and noblest expectations or thoughts of love, peace, eternal blessings, home comforts for ever, with no interruptions—these are all in the promise of God; no good thing will He withhold from those who close with His offers of mercy. He adds expectation, which Jerome has rendered “patience,” but in a very forced manner. This is the literal rendering of the words, and it is far more expressive than that of the English version. Their hearts are wretchedly hardened who justify doing mischief by having power to do it. Sin and Satan are no more powerful to hold us than Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar to hold Israel, when God’s word of peace and goodwill is accepted by us. The issue of all which is. An expected end — Literally, a destiny (a future) and a hope; that is, a desirable future. Jeremiah 29:11. "Commentary on Jeremiah 29:11". 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