Jeremiah 32:6–27

6 And Jeremiah said, “The word of the Lord came to me, saying,

7 ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle is coming to you, saying, “Buy for yourself my field which is at aAnathoth, for you have the bright of redemption to buy it.” ’

8 “Then Hanamel my uncle’s son came to me in the acourt of the guard according to the word of the Lord and said to me, ‘Buy my field, please, that is at bAnathoth, which is in the land of Benjamin; for you have the right of possession and the redemption is yours; buy it for yourself.’ Then I knew that this was the cword of the Lord.

9 “I bought the field which was at Anathoth from Hanamel my uncle’s son, and I aweighed out the silver for him, seventeen bshekels of silver.

10 “I 1asigned and bsealed the deed, and ccalled in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales.

11 “Then I took the deeds of purchase, both the sealed copy containing the aterms and conditions and the open copy;

12 and I gave the deed of purchase to aBaruch the son of bNeriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the sight of Hanamel my uncle’s son and in the sight of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, before all the Jews who were sitting in the court of the guard.

13 “And I commanded Baruch in their presence, saying,

14 ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Take these deeds, this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, that they may 1last a long time.”

15 ‘For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “aHouses and fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land.” ’

Jeremiah Prays and God Explains

16 “After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, then I aprayed to the Lord, saying,

17 aAh Lord 1God! Behold, You have bmade the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! cNothing is too difficult for You,

18 who ashows lovingkindness to thousands, but brepays the iniquity of fathers into the bosom of their children after them, O cgreat and dmighty God. The eLord of hosts is His name;

19 agreat in counsel and mighty in deed, whose beyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, cgiving to everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds;

20 who has aset signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and even to this day both in Israel and among mankind; and You have bmade a name for Yourself, as at this day.

21 ‘You abrought Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and with wonders, and with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with great terror;

22 and gave them this land, which You aswore to their forefathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey.

23 ‘They acame in and took possession of it, but they bdid not obey Your voice or cwalk in Your law; they have done nothing of all that You commanded them to do; therefore You have made dall this calamity come upon them.

24 ‘Behold, the asiege ramps have reached the city to take it; and the city is bgiven into the hand of the Chaldeans who fight against it, because of the csword, the famine and the pestilence; and what You have spoken has dcome to pass; and behold, You see it.

25 ‘You have said to me, O Lord 1God, “Buy for yourself the field with money and call in witnesses”—although the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.’ ”

26 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying,

27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the aGod of all flesh; is anything btoo difficult for Me?”

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