carried away captives
29:1 carried away captives. Part I of the book of Jeremiah (chapters 1–29) is essentially chronological, consisting primarily of prophecies delivered during the successive reigns of Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin and Zedekiah. This last chapter deals with the exiles already in Babylon, exhorting them to be content in Babylon, and true to the Lord there. Part II (chapters 30–36) contains various prophecies in no particular chronological order. Altogether, the book of Jeremiah has been divided into six parts: chapters 1–29; 30–36; 37–39; 40–42; 43–44; and 45–52.