29:10 “For the Lord says, ‘Only when the seventy years of Babylonian rule 1 are over will I again take up consideration for you. 2 Then I will fulfill my gracious promise to you and restore 3 you to your homeland. 4
29:28 For he has even sent a message to us here in Babylon. He wrote and told us, 5 “You will be there a long time. Build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat what they produce.”’” 6
3 tn Verse 10 is all one long sentence in the Hebrew original: “According to the fullness of Babylon seventy years I will take thought of you and I will establish my gracious word to you by bringing you back to this place.” The sentence has been broken up to conform better to contemporary English style.
sn See Jer 27:22 for this promise.
5 tn Heb “For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying….” The quote, however, is part of the earlier letter.