Jeremiah, being imprisoned by Zedekiah for his prophecy,
Jeremiah 32:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from Yahweh, in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah,the same, was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar; Jeremiah 32:2 and, then, the forces of the king of Babylon, were besieging Jerusalem,and, Jeremiah the prophet, had been shut up in the guard-court, which was in the house of the king of Judah; Jeremiah 32:3 whom Zedekiah king of Judah, had shut up, saying,Why, art thou, prophesying, saying,Thus, saith Yahweh, Behold me! giving up this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall capture it; Jeremiah 32:4 and, Zedekiah king of Judah, shall not be delivered out of the hand of the Chaldeans,for he shall be, wholly given up, into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speakthe mouth of the one to the mouth of the other, and the eyes of the one, into the eyes of the other, shall look; Jeremiah 32:5 and, into Babylon, shall he lead Zedekiah, and, there, shall he remain, until I visit him, Declareth Yahweh,though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper?
buyeth Hanameel's field.
Jeremiah 32:6 And Jeremiah said,The word of Yahweh came, unto me, saying: Jeremiah 32:7 Lo! Hanameel son of Shallum thine uncle, hath come unto thee, saying,Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth, for, thine, is the right of redemption, to buy it. Jeremiah 32:8 So Hanameel son of mine uncle, came unto me, according to the word of Yahweh, into the guard-court, and said unto me, Buy, I pray thee, my field that is in Anathoth, which is in the land of Benjamin, for, thine, is the right of inheritance, and, thine, the redemption,buy it for thyself. So I knew, that, the word of Yahweh, it was. Jeremiah 32:9 And I bought the field, from Hanameel son of mine uncle, that was in Anathoth,and weighed him the silver, seventeen shekels, was the silver; Jeremiah 32:10 and I wrote in the scroll, and sealed it, and took in attestation, witnesses,and weighed the silver in the balances. Jeremiah 32:11 Then took I the scroll of purchase, both that which was sealedthe title and the conditionsand that which was open;
Baruch must preserve the evidences, as tokens of the people's return.
Jeremiah 32:12 and gave the scroll of purchase, unto Baruch son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle['s son], and in the sight of the witnesses, who subscribed the scroll of purchase,in the sight of all the Jews, who were sitting in the guard-court.
Jeremiah 32:13 Then charged I Baruch, in their sight, saying: Jeremiah 32:14 Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, Take thou these scrolls, this scroll of purchase, even that which is sealed, and this scroll that is open, and put them in an earthen vessel,that they may remain many days. Jeremiah 32:15 For, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel: Again, shall houses and fields and vineyards, be bought, in this land.
Jeremiah in his prayer complaineth to God.
Jeremiah 32:16 Then prayed I unto Yahweh,after I had delivered the scroll of purchase, unto Baruch son of Neriah, saying: Jeremiah 32:17 Alas! My Lord, Yahweh! Lo! thou thyself, didst make the heavens, and the earth, by thy great might, and by thine outstretched arm,There is, nothing, too wonderful for thee: Jeremiah 32:18 Executing lovingkindness unto thousands, But recompensing the iniquity of fathers, into the bosom of their children, after them, Thou GOD, the great, the mighty, Yahweh of hosts, is his name: Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in deed,Whose eyes are open on all the ways of the sons of men, to give unto every one, According to his ways, and, According to the fruit of his doings: Jeremiah 32:20 Who didst set signs and wonders, in the land of Egypt, unto this day, and in Israel, and among mankind,And didst make for thyself a name, as at this day; Jeremiah 32:21 And didst bring forth thy 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; Jeremiah 32:22 And didst give unto them this land, which thou hadst sworn to their fathers to give unto them,a land flowing with milk and honey; Jeremiah 32:23 And they came in and took possession of it, But hearkened not unto thy voice, Nor, in thy law, did they walk, Nought of what thou hadst commanded them to do, did they do,And so thou hast caused to befall them, all this calamity. Jeremiah 32:24 Lo! the earthworks! they, have entered the city, to capture it, And, the city, hath been given into the hand of the Chaldeans, who are fighting against it, because of the sword and the famine and the pestilence,And so, what thou didst speak, hath come to pass, And there, thou art, looking on! Jeremiah 32:25 Yet, thou thyself, saidst unto me, O My Lord, Yahweh, Buy thee the field for silver, And take in attestation, witnesses,Whereas, the city, hath been given into the hand of the Chaldeans!
God confirmeth the captivity for their sins,
Jeremiah 32:26 Then came the word of Yahweh, unto Jeremiah, saying: Jeremiah 32:27 Lo! I, am Yahweh, God of all flesh,For me, is, any thing, too wonderful? Jeremiah 32:28 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh,Behold me! giving this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall capture it; Jeremiah 32:29 And the Chaldeans, who are fighting against this city, Shall enter, and, Shall set this city on fire, and, Shall consume it,With the houses on whose roofs they burned incense to Baal, and poured out drink-offerings to other, gods, that they might provoke me to anger; Jeremiah 32:30 For the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah have been nothing but doers of wickedness in my sight, from the days of their youth,For the sons of Israel have been doing nothing but provoke me to anger by the workmanship of their hands, Declareth Yahweh; Jeremiah 32:31 For, According to mine anger, and, According to mine indignation, hath been to me this city, from the day when they built it, even unto this day,that I should pull it down from before my face: Jeremiah 32:32 because of all the wickedness of the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Jeremiah 32:33 Thus have they turned unto me the back, and not the face,Though I instructed them, betimes, instructing them, Yet have they not, been hearkening, to receive correction; Jeremiah 32:34 But have set their abominations, in the house on which my name hath been called, to defile it; Jeremiah 32:35 And have built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of Ben-hinnom, To cause their sons and their daughters to pass through unto Molech, Which I commanded them not, Neither came it up on my heart, That they should do this horrible thing,Causing, Judah, to sin!
and promiseth a gracious return.
Jeremiah 32:36 Now therefore, because of this,Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel,Concerning this city, whereof ye, are saying, It hath been delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, by sword, and by famine, and by pestilence: Jeremiah 32:37 Behold me! gathering them out of all the lands, whither I have driven themIn mine anger, and, In mine indignation, and, In great vexation,And I will cause them to return into this place, And will make them dwell, securely; Jeremiah 32:38 And they shall become my, people,And, I, will become their, God; Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, That they may revere, me, all the days,For the good of them, and of their children after, them; Jeremiah 32:40 And I will solemnise to them, an age-abiding covenant, That I will not turn away from following them, to do them good,But, the reverence of myself, will I put in their heart, so that they shall not turn away from me. Jeremiah 32:41 And I will rejoice over them, to do them good,And will plant them in this land, in truth, with all my heart, and with all my soul. Jeremiah 32:42 For, Thus, saith Yahweh, Like as I have brought upon this people, all this great calamity, So, am I, bringing upon them all the good that I, am speaking concerning them. Jeremiah 32:43 Therefore shall fields be bought in this land,whereof ye, are saying, It is, a desolation, Without man or beast, It hath been given into the hand of the Chaldeans: Jeremiah 32:44 Fieldsfor silver, shall men buy, And write in scrolls, And seal them, And take in attestation, witnesses, In the land of Benjamin, and, In the places round about Jerusalem, and, In the cities of Judah, and, In the cities of the hill country, and, In the cities of the lowland, and, In the cities of the South,For I will cause them of their captivity to return, Declareth Yahweh.