32The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.H1697H3414H3068H6224H8141H6667H4428H3063H8083H6240H8141H8141H50192For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah's house.H4428H894H2428H6696H3389H3414H5030H3607H2691H4307H4428H3063H10043For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;H6667H4428H3063H3607H559H5012H559H559H3068H5414H5892H3027H4428H894H39204And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall behold his eyes;H6667H4428H3063H4422H3027H3778H5414H5414H3027H4428H894H1696H6310H6310H5869H7200H58695And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he be until I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper.H3212H6667H894H6485H5002H3068H3898H3778H67436And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,H3414H559H1697H3068H5597Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it.H2601H1121H7967H1730H935H559H7069H7704H6068H4941H1353H70698So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.H2601H1730H1121H935H2691H4307H1697H3068H559H7069H7704H6068H776H1144H4941H3425H1353H7069H3045H1697H30689And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.H7069H7704H2601H1730H1121H6068H8254H3701H7651H6235H8255H370110And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.H3789H5612H2856H5749H5707H8254H3701H397611So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:H3947H5612H4736H2856H4687H2706H154012And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle's son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison.H5414H5612H4736H1263H1121H5374H1121H4271H5869H2601H1730H5869H5707H3789H5612H4736H5869H3064H3427H2691H430713And I charged Baruch before them, saying,H6680H1263H5869H55914Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H3947H5612H5612H4736H2856H5612H1540H5414H2789H3627H5975H7227H311715For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H1004H7704H3754H7069H776
Jeremiah Prays for Understanding
16Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying,H310H5414H5612H4736H1263H1121H5374H6419H3068H55917Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:H162H136H3069H6213H8064H776H1419H3581H5186H2220H1697H638118Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name,H6213H2617H505H7999H5771H1H2436H1121H310H1419H1368H410H3068H6635H803419Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:H1419H6098H7227H5950H5869H6491H1870H1121H120H5414H376H1870H6529H461120Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a name, as at this day;H7760H226H4159H776H4714H3117H3478H120H6213H8034H311721And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;H3318H5971H3478H776H4714H226H4159H2389H3027H5186H248H1419H417222And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;H5414H776H7650H1H5414H776H2100H2461H170623And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them:H935H3423H8085H6963H1980H8451H6213H6680H6213H7451H712224Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it.H5550H935H5892H3920H5892H5414H3027H3778H3898H6440H2719H7458H1698H1696H720025And thou hast said unto me, O Lord GOD, Buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.H559H136H3069H7069H7704H3701H5749H5707H5892H5414H3027H3778
God’s Assurance of the People’s Return
26Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,H1697H3068H3414H55927Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?H3068H430H1320H1697H638128Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it:H559H3068H5414H5892H3027H3778H3027H5019H4428H894H392029And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger.H3778H3898H5892H935H3341H784H5892H8313H1004H1406H6999H1168H5258H5262H312H430H370730For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, saith the LORD.H1121H3478H1121H3063H6213H7451H5869H5271H1121H3478H3707H4639H3027H5002H306831For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face,H5892H639H2534H3117H1129H3117H5493H644032Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children 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.H7451H1121H3478H1121H3063H6213H3707H4428H8269H3548H5030H376H3063H3427H338933And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.H6437H6203H6440H3925H7925H3925H8085H3947H414834But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it.H7760H8251H1004H7121H8034H293035And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.H1129H1116H1168H1516H1121H2011H1121H1323H5674H4432H6680H5927H3820H6213H8441H3063H239836And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;H559H3068H430H3478H5892H559H5414H3027H4428H894H2719H7458H169837Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:H6908H776H5080H639H2534H1419H7110H7725H4725H3427H98338And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:H5971H43039And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:H5414H259H3820H259H1870H3372H3117H2896H1121H31040And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.H3772H5769H1285H7725H310H3190H5414H3374H3824H549341Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.H7797H2895H5193H776H571H3820H531542For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.H559H3068H935H1419H7451H5971H935H2896H169643And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.H7704H7069H776H559H8077H120H929H5414H3027H377844Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the LORD.H7069H7704H3701H3789H5612H2856H5749H5707H776H1144H5439H3389H5892H3063H5892H2022H5892H8219H5892H5045H7622H7725H5002H3068
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