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Jeremiah 29:11

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29:11 For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the Lord.19 ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you20 a future filled with hope.21

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tn Heb “Oracle of the Lord.”

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tn Heb “I know the plans that I am planning for you, oracle of the Lord, plans of well-being and not for harm to give to you.…”

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tn Or “the future you hope for”; Heb “a future and a hope.” This is a good example of hendiadys where two formally coordinated nouns (adjectives, verbs) convey a single idea where one of the terms functions as a qualifier of the other. For this figure see E. W. Bullinger, Figures of Speech, 658–72. This example is discussed on p. 661.