Neviim Akharonim:

YirmeYahu / ירמיה

Jeremiah Chapter 32

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Yirmeyahu imprisoned:

the sign of Chanam'el Ben Shallum's field

32:1 The word that came to YirmeYahu (ירמיה) from ADONAI (יהוה) in the tenth year of Tzidkiyah melekh Yehudah, which [was] the eighteenth year of Nevukadnetztzar .

32:2 For then melekh Bavel's army besieged Yerushalayim: and YirmeYahu (ירמיה) ha Navi was shut up in the Khatzer (courtyard) of the bayit hakeleh (prison), which [was] in melekh Yehudah's bayit.

32:3 For Tzidkiyah melekh Yehudah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost you prophesy, and say, Thus said ADONAI (יהוה), hinei, I will give this city into the hand of melekh Bavel, and he shall take it;

32:4 And Tzidkiyah melekh Yehudah shall not escape out of the hand of the Kasim (Chaldeans), but shall surely be delivered into the hand of melekh Bavel, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall hinei his eyes;

32:5 And he shall lead Tzidkiyah to Bavel, and there shall he be until I visit him, said ADONAI (יהוה): though you fight with the Kasim (Chaldeans), you shall not prosper.

32:6 And YirmeYahu (ירמיה) said, The Dvar ADONAI (יהוה) came to me, saying,

32:7 Hinei, Chanam'el Ben Shallum your uncle shall come to you, saying, Buy you my field that [is] in Anatot: for the mishpat haGeulah (right of Redemption) [is] your to buy [it].

32:8 So Chanam'el mine uncle's son came to me in the Khatzer (courtyard) of the bayit hakeleh (prison) according to the dvar ADONAI (יהוה), and said to me, Buy my field, I pray you, that [is] in Anathot, which [is] in the country of BenYamin: for the right of inheritance [is] your, and the redemption [is] thine; buy [it] for yourself. Then I knew that this [was] the Dvar ADONAI (יהוה).

32:9 And I bought the field of Chanam'el my uncle's son, that [was] in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, [even] seventeen shekels of silver.

32:10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed [it], and took witnesses, and weighed [him] the money in the balances.

32:11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, [both] that which was sealed [according] to the Torah and custom, and that which was open:

32:12 And I gave the evidence of the purchase to Baruch Ben Neryah, the ben Maaseyah, in the sight of Chanam'el mine uncle's [son], and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Yehudim that sat in the Khatzer (courtyard) of the bayit hakeleh (prison).

32:13 And I charged Baruch before them, saying,

32:14 Thus said ADONAI (יהוה)Tzavot, Elohei Yisrael; 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.

32:15 For thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Tzavot, Elohei Yisrael; bayits and fields and kerem (vineyard)s shall be possessed again in this land.

32:16 Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase to Baruch Ben Neryah, I prayed to ADONAI (יהוה), saying,

32:17 Ah ADON (אדני) Elohim (אלהים) ! hinei, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee:

32:18 You showest lovingkindness to thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the avot into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty Elohim (אלהים) , ADONAI (יהוה)Tzavot, [is] His Name,

32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes [are] open upon all the ways of benai men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:

32:20 Which have set signs and wonders in the Eretz Mitzrayim, [even] to this day, and in Yisrael, and among [other] men; and have made you a name, as at this day;

32:21 And have brought forth your people Yisrael out of the Eretz Mitzrayim with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;

32:22 And have given them this land, which you didst swear to their avot to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;

32:23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not your voice, neither walked in your Torah; they have done nothing of all that you commandedst them to do: therefore you have caused all this evil to come upon them:

32:24 Hinnei the mounts, they are come to the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Kasim (Chaldeans), that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what you have spoken is come to pass; and, hinei, you seest [it].

32:25 And you have said to me, O ADON (אדני) Elohim (אלהים) , Buy you the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Kasim (Chaldeans).

32:26 Then came the Dvar ADONAI (יהוה) to YirmeYahu (ירמיה), saying,

32:27 Hinei, ANI ADONAI (יהוה), Elohei all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

32:28 Therefore thus said ADONAI (יהוה); hinei, I will give this city into the hand of the Kasim (Chaldeans), and into the hand of Nevukadnetztzar melekh Bavel, and he shall take it:

32:29 And the Kasim (Chaldeans), that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with ha bayits, upon whose roofs they have offered incense to Baal, and poured out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke Me to anger.

32:30 For the Benai Yisrael and the Benai Yehudah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the Benai Yisrael have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, said ADONAI (יהוה).

32:31 For this city has been to me [as] a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even to this day; that I should remove it from before my face,

32:32 Because of all the evil of the Benai Yisrael and of the Benai Yehudah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their sarim, their Kohanim, and their Neviim, and the men of Yehudah, and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim.

32:33 And they have turned to Me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching [them], yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

32:34 But they set their shikkutzim (abominations) in ha bayit, which is called by My Name, to defile it.

32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which [are] in the valley of Ben Hinnom, to cause their sons and their banot to pass through [the fire] to Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Yehudah to sin.

32:36 And now therefore thus said ADONAI (יהוה), Elohei Yisrael, concerning this city, whereof you say, It shall be delivered into the hand of melekh Bavel by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;

32:37 Hinei, 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 to this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:

32:38 And they shall be My people, and I will be their Elohim:

32:39 And 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:

32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them tov; but I will put My fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from Me.

32:41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them tov, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with My whole heart and with My whole soul.

32:42 For thus said ADONAI (יהוה); 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.

32:43 And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof you say, [It is] desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Kasim (Chaldeans).

32:44 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal [them], and take witnesses in ha eretz BenYamin, and in the places about Yerushalayim, and in the cities of Yehudah, 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, said ADONAI (יהוה).


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