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Jeremiah 32
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Jeremiah Buys a Field During the Siege

32The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.H1697H3414H3068H6224H8141H6667H4428H3063H8083H6240H8141H8141H5019 2At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and the prophet Jeremiah was confined in the court of the guard that was in the palace of the king of Judah,H4428H894H2428H6696H3389H3414H5030H3607H2691H4307H4428H3063H1004 3where King Zedekiah of Judah had confined him. Zedekiah had said, "Why do you prophesy and say: Thus says the LORD: I am going to give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;H6667H4428H3063H3607H559H5012H559H559H3068H5414H5892H3027H4428H894H3920 4King Zedekiah of Judah shall not escape out of the hands of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be given into the hands of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him face to face and see him eye to eye;H6667H4428H3063H4422H3027H3778H5414H5414H3027H4428H894H1696H6310H6310H5869H7200H5869 5and he shall take Zedekiah to Babylon, and there he shall remain until I attend to him, says the LORD; though you fight against the Chaldeans, you shall not succeed?"H3212H6667H894H6485H5002H3068H3898H3778H6743 6Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came to me:H3414H559H1697H3068H559 7Hanamel son of your uncle Shallum is going to come to you and say, "Buy my field that is at Anathoth, for the right of redemption by purchase is yours."H2601H1121H7967H1730H935H559H7069H7704H6068H4941H1353H7069 8Then my cousin Hanamel came to me in the court of the guard, in accordance with the word of the LORD, and said to me, "Buy my field that is at Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, for the right of possession and redemption is yours; buy it for yourself." Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.H2601H1730H1121H935H2691H4307H1697H3068H559H7069H7704H6068H776H1144H4941H3425H1353H7069H3045H1697H3068 9And I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel, and weighed out the money to him, seventeen shekels of silver.H7069H7704H2601H1730H1121H6068H8254H3701H7651H6235H8255H3701 10I signed the deed, sealed it, got witnesses, and weighed the money on scales.H3789H5612H2856H5749H5707H8254H3701H3976 11Then I took the sealed deed of purchase, containing the terms and conditions, and the open copy;H3947H5612H4736H2856H4687H2706H1540 12and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel, in the presence of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Judeans who were sitting in the court of the guard.H5414H5612H4736H1263H1121H5374H1121H4271H5869H2601H1730H5869H5707H3789H5612H4736H5869H3064H3427H2691H4307 13In their presence I charged Baruch, saying,H6680H1263H5869H559 14Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, in order that they may last for a long time.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H3947H5612H5612H4736H2856H5612H1540H5414H2789H3627H5975H7227H3117 15For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H1004H7704H3754H7069H776

Jeremiah Prays for Understanding

16After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah, I prayed to the LORD, saying:H310H5414H5612H4736H1263H1121H5374H6419H3068H559 17Ah Lord GOD! It is you who made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.H162H136H3069H6213H8064H776H1419H3581H5186H2220H1697H6381 18You show steadfast love to the thousandth generation, but repay the guilt of parents into the laps of their children after them, O great and mighty God whose name is the LORD of hosts,H6213H2617H505H7999H5771H1H2436H1121H310H1419H1368H410H3068H6635H8034 19great in counsel and mighty in deed; whose eyes are open to all the ways of mortals, rewarding all according to their ways and according to the fruit of their doings.H1419H6098H7227H5950H5869H6491H1870H1121H120H5414H376H1870H6529H4611 20You showed signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and to this day in Israel and among all humankind, and have made yourself a name that continues to this very day.H7760H226H4159H776H4714H3117H3478H120H6213H8034H3117 21You brought your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and wonders, with a strong hand and outstretched arm, and with great terror;H3318H5971H3478H776H4714H226H4159H2389H3027H5186H248H1419H4172 22and you gave them this land, which you swore to their ancestors to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;H5414H776H7650H1H5414H776H2100H2461H1706 23and they entered and took possession of it. But they did not obey your voice or follow your law; of all you commanded them to do, they did nothing. Therefore you have made all these disasters come upon them.H935H3423H8085H6963H1980H8451H6213H6680H6213H7451H7122 24See, the siege-ramps have been cast up against the city to take it, and the city, faced with sword, famine, and pestilence, has been given into the hands of the Chaldeans who are fighting against it. What you spoke has happened, as you yourself can see.H5550H935H5892H3920H5892H5414H3027H3778H3898H6440H2719H7458H1698H1696H7200 25Yet you, O Lord GOD, have said to me, "Buy the field for money and get witnesses"—though the city has been given into the hands of the Chaldeans.H559H136H3069H7069H7704H3701H5749H5707H5892H5414H3027H3778

God’s Assurance of the People’s Return

26The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:H1697H3068H3414H559 27See, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?H3068H430H1320H1697H6381 28Therefore, thus says the LORD: I am going to give this city into the hands of the Chaldeans and into the hand of King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon, and he shall take it.H559H3068H5414H5892H3027H3778H3027H5019H4428H894H3920 29The Chaldeans who are fighting against this city shall come, set it on fire, and burn it, with the houses on whose roofs offerings have been made to Baal and libations have been poured out to other gods, to provoke me to anger.H3778H3898H5892H935H3341H784H5892H8313H1004H1406H6999H1168H5258H5262H312H430H3707 30For the people of Israel and the people of Judah have done nothing but evil in my sight from their youth; the people of Israel have done nothing but provoke me to anger by the work of their hands, says the LORD.H1121H3478H1121H3063H6213H7451H5869H5271H1121H3478H3707H4639H3027H5002H3068 31This city has aroused my anger and wrath, from the day it was built until this day, so that I will remove it from my sightH5892H639H2534H3117H1129H3117H5493H6440 32because of all the evil of the people of Israel and the people of Judah that they did to provoke me to anger—they, their kings and their officials, their priests and their prophets, the citizens of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.H7451H1121H3478H1121H3063H6213H3707H4428H8269H3548H5030H376H3063H3427H3389 33They have turned their backs to me, not their faces; though I have taught them persistently, they would not listen and accept correction.H6437H6203H6440H3925H7925H3925H8085H3947H4148 34They set up their abominations in the house that bears my name, and defiled it.H7760H8251H1004H7121H8034H2930 35They built the high places of Baal in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter my mind that they should do this abomination, causing Judah to sin.H1129H1116H1168H1516H1121H2011H1121H1323H5674H4432H6680H5927H3820H6213H8441H3063H2398 36Now therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, "It is being given into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence":H559H3068H430H3478H5892H559H5414H3027H4428H894H2719H7458H1698 37See, I am going to gather them from all the lands to which I drove them in my anger and my wrath and in great indignation; I will bring them back to this place, and I will settle them in safety.H6908H776H5080H639H2534H1419H7110H7725H4725H3427H983 38They shall be my people, and I will be their God.H5971H430 39I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me for all time, for their own good and the good of their children after them.H5414H259H3820H259H1870H3372H3117H2896H1121H310 40I will make an everlasting covenant with them, never to draw back from doing good to them; and I will put the fear of me in their hearts, so that they may not turn from me.H3772H5769H1285H7725H310H3190H5414H3374H3824H5493 41I will rejoice in doing good to them, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul.H7797H2895H5193H776H571H3820H5315 42For thus says the LORD: Just as I have brought all this great disaster upon this people, so I will bring upon them all the good fortune that I now promise them.H559H3068H935H1419H7451H5971H935H2896H1696 43Fields shall be bought in this land of which you are saying, It is a desolation, without human beings or animals; it has been given into the hands of the Chaldeans.H7704H7069H776H559H8077H120H929H5414H3027H3778 44Fields shall be bought for money, and deeds shall be signed and sealed and witnessed, in the land of Benjamin, in the places around Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, of the hill country, of the Shephelah, and of the Negeb; for I will restore their fortunes, says the LORD.H7069H7704H3701H3789H5612H2856H5749H5707H776H1144H5439H3389H5892H3063H5892H2022H5892H8219H5892H5045H7622H7725H5002H3068


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