“Seek the Peace”
As the Lord of hosts commanded,
In Babylon the people
Built houses to live in;
Planted gardens and ate of the fruit.
They married and were given in marriage,
Had children and those children had children.
As with the Israelites in Egypt,
They increased and were not diminished.
The God of Israel said to
Seek the peace of the city
And pray to the Lord for it,
For peace in the city meant
Peace for the dwellers of the city,
Both those voluntary and those forced.
And they waited for the seventy years to end,
When God would cause the people to return
The City of Peace.