Everything in the Bible pertains to us. The question is: In what way? Jeremiah 29:11 was not written to us and is NOT for us. It's a promise to Israel. NOT to us. But people "claim" this verse all the time. It's an erroneous use of Scripture. Yet they never claim Jeremiah 19:14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” The same is true for the passages in John. While All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work.…2 Timothy 3:16,17; we need to approach the Bible as it was written: to a specific audience in a specific circumstance often addressing a specific problem AND we ought to give consideration to the intended audience's understanding of the Scriptural passage. The Bible ought to mean to us exactly what it meant to the intended audience. It isn't a free flowing book that means this to that group but this other thing to another. It may have individual application for each of us (meaning God may use what we've read to help us deal with sin or a situation in our lives) but when it comes to extracting exactly what a passage is intending to say, knowing what it meant to the original audience is key. It's meaning never changes.