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1Jeremiah, being imprisoned by Zedekiah for his prophecy,
6buys Hanameel's field.
13Baruch must preserve the evidences, as tokens of the people's return.
16Jeremiah in his prayer complains to God.
26God confirms the captivity for their sins;
36and promises a gracious return.
 
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Chapter 32

Verse 1
The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.


A. M. 3415. B.C. 589. in the
39:1,2; 52:4,5; 2 Kings 25:1,2; 2 Chronicles 36:11
the eighteenth
25:1

Verse 2
For 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.
then
The siege had commenced on the tenth month of the preceding year, and continued a year after, ending in the fifth month of the following year; consequently the siege must have lasted eighteen months and twenty-seven days. See 2 Ki 25:18.
Jeremiah
3,8; 33:1; 36:5; 37:21; 38:6; 39:13-15; Matthew 5:12
in the
Nehemiah 3:25

Verse 3
For 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;
Zedekiah
2:30; 5:3; 2 Kings 6:31,32; 2 Chronicles 28:22
Wherefore
26:8,9; 38:4; Exodus 5:4; Amos 7:13; Luke 20:2; Acts 6:12-14
Behold
28,29; 21:4-7; 27:8; 34:2,3; 37:6-10; 38:8

Verse 4
And 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;
37:17; 38:18,23; 39:4-7; 52:8-11; 2 Kings 25:4-7; Ezekiel 12:12,13; Ezekiel 17:13-21; 21:25,26

Verse 5
And 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.
until
27:22; 34:4,5
though
2:37; 21:4,5; 33:5; 37:10; Numbers 14:41; 2 Chronicles 13:12; 24:20; Proverbs 21:30; Ezekiel 17:9,10,15

Verse 7
Behold, 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.
Behold
1 Kings 14:5; Mark 11:2-6; 14:13-16
Anathoth
1:1; 11:21; Joshua 21:18,19
for
Leviticus 25:23,34,49; Numbers 35:2; Ruth 4:4-9

Verse 8
So 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.
court
2; 33:1
Anathoth
7; 1 Kings 2:26; 1 Chronicles 6:60
Then I
1 Samuel 9:16,17; 10:3-7; 1 Kings 22:25; Zechariah 11:11; John 4:53; Acts 10:17-28
that this
That it was by His appointment that I was to make this purchase; the whole of which was designed as a symbolical act, to shew the people, that although Judah and Jerusalem should be desolated, and the inhabitants carried captive to Babylon, yet there should be a restoration, when lands and possessions should be again enjoyed by their legal owners, in the same manner as formerly. During the famine that prevailed in the city, Hanameel probably wanted money to purchase bread, and his field would not be thought of much value in such circumstances, which may account for the stipulated sum being so very small; for at 2s. 6d. the shekel, it would only amount to about 2. 2s. 6d.

Verse 9
And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.
weighed
Genesis 23:15,16; 1 Kings 20:39; Esther 3:9; Isaiah 55:2; *margins
seventeen shekels of silver
or, seven shekels, and ten pieces of silver.
Genesis 37:28; Hosea 3:2; Zechariah 11:12,13

Verse 10
And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.
I
12,44; Isaiah 44:5
subscribed the evidence
Heb. wrote in the book.
Joshua 18:9; Isaiah 30:8
and sealed
Deuteronomy 32:34; Job 14:17; Song of Solomon 8:6; Daniel 8:26; John 3:33; 6:27; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30; Revelation 7:2; 9:4
and took
12,25,44; Ruth 4:9-11; Isaiah 8:1,2

Verse 11
So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:
according
Luke 2:27; Acts 26:3; 1 Corinthians 11:16

Verse 12
And 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.
Baruch
16; 36:4,5,16-19,26; 43:3-6; 45:1-5
Neriah
51:59
and in
2 Corinthians 8:21

Verse 14
Thus 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.
Take

Verse 15
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.
Houses
37,43,44; 30:18; 31:5,12,24; 33:12,13; Amos 9:14,15; Zechariah 3:10

Verse 16
Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying,
I Prayed
12:1; Genesis 32:9-12; 2 Samuel 7:18-25; Ezekiel 36:35-37; Philippians 4:6,7

Verse 17
Ah 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:
Ah
1:6; 4:10; 14:13; Ezekiel 9:8; 11:13
thou
10:11,12; 27:5; 51:15,19; Genesis 1:1-31; Exodus 20:11; 2 Kings 19:15; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalms 102:25; 136:5-9; 146:5,6; Isaiah 40:26-28; 42:5; 44:24; 45:12; Isaiah 48:12,13; Zechariah 12:1; John 1:1-3; Acts 7:49,50; 14:15; 17:24; Colossians 1:15,16; Hebrews 1:2,3,10-12; Revelation 4:11
there
27; Genesis 18:14; Job 42:2; Luke 1:37; 18:27
to hard for thee
or, hid from thee.
Isaiah 46:9,10; Daniel 2:22; Acts 15:18; Ephesians 3:9-11

Verse 18
Thou 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,
shewest
Exodus 20:5,6; 34:7; Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 5:9,10; 7:9,10
recompensest
Joshua 7:24-26; 2 Samuel 21:1-9; 1 Kings 14:9,10; 16:1-3; 21:21-24; 2 Kings 9:26; Matthew 23:32-36; 27:25
the Great
Genesis 49:24; Deuteronomy 7:21; 10:17; Nehemiah 1:5; Psalms 50:1; 145:3-6; Isaiah 9:6; 10:21; Isaiah 57:15; Habakkuk 1:12
the Lord
10:16; 31:35

Verse 19
Great 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:
Great
Isaiah 9:6; 28:29; 40:13; 46:10,11; Romans 11:33,34; Ephesians 1:11
work
Heb. doing.
Exodus 15:11; Daniel 4:35
for
16:17; 23:24; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Job 34:21; Psalms 33:13-15; 34:15; Proverbs 5:21; Hebrews 4:13
to give
17:10; 1 Kings 8:32; Psalms 62:12; Ecclesiastes 12:14; Matthew 16:27; John 5:29; Romans 2:6-10; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 2:23; 22:12

Verse 20
Which 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;
hast set
Exodus 7:3; 10:2; Deuteronomy 4:34; 6:22; 7:19; Nehemiah 9:10; Psalms 78:43-51; 105:27-36; Psalms 135:9; Acts 7:36
and hast
Exodus 9:16; 2 Samuel 7:23; 1 Chronicles 17:21; Nehemiah 9:10; Isaiah 63:12; Daniel 9:15

Verse 21
And 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;
brought
Exodus 6:6; 13:14; Psalms 105:37,43; 106:8-11
with a strong
Exodus 6:1; 13:9; Deuteronomy 26:8; 1 Kings 8:42; Psalms 89:8-10; 136:11,12

Verse 22
And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
which
Genesis 13:15; 15:18-21; 17:7,8; 24:7; 28:13-15; 35:11,12; 50:24; Exodus 13:5; Numbers 14:16,30; Deuteronomy 1:8,35; 6:10,18,23; 7:13; 8:1; Joshua 1:6; 21:43; Nehemiah 9:15; Psalms 105:9-11
a land
11:5; Exodus 3:8,17; 13:5; 33:1-3; Deuteronomy 26:9-11; Ezekiel 20:6,15

Verse 23
And 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:
possessed
Nehemiah 9:15,22-25; Psalms 44:2,3; 78:54,55; 105:44,45
but
7:23,24; 11:7,8; Judges 2:11-13; 10:6-18; Ezra 9:7; Nehemiah 9:26-30; Ezekiel 20:8,18,21; Daniel 9:4-6,10-14; Zechariah 1:2-4
they have
Luke 17:10; John 15:14; Galatians 3:10; James 2:10
therefore
Leviticus 26:14-46; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Joshua 23:16; Ezra 9:7; Lamentations 1:8,18; 5:16,17; Daniel 9:11,12

Verse 24
Behold 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.
mounts
or, engines of shot.
33:4; Ezekiel 21:22; The mounts were huge terraces raised up to plant their engines on; and so formed as to be capable of being moved forwards towards the city. See Note on 2; 20:15.
the city is
3,25,36; 21:4-7; 37:6-10
because
14:12-15; 15:1-3; 16:4; 24:10; 52:6; Lamentations 2:21,22; 4:3-10; Ezekiel 14:21
what
Deuteronomy 4:26; 31:16,17; 32:24,25; Joshua 23:15,16; Zechariah 1:6; Matthew 24:35

Verse 25
And 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.
thou
for
or, though.
24; Psalms 77:19; 97:2; John 13:7; Romans 11:33,34

Verse 27
Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
God
Numbers 16:22; 27:16; Psalms 65:2; Isaiah 64:8; Luke 3:6; John 17:2; Romans 3:29,30
is
17; Matthew 19:26

Verse 28
Therefore 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:
Behold
3,24,36; 19:7-12; 20:5

Verse 29
And 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.
and set
17:27; 21:10; 27:8-10; 37:7-10; 39:8; 52:13; 2 Kings 25:9; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Isaiah 64:10,11; Lamentations 4:11; Matthew 22:7
upon
7:18; 19:13; 44:17-19,25

Verse 30
For 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.
children
2:7; 3:25; 7:22-26; Deuteronomy 9:7-12,22-24; 2 Kings 17:9-20; Nehemiah 9:16-37; Psalms 106:6,7; Isaiah 63:10; Ezekiel 16:15-22; 20:8,28; 23:43,44; Acts 7:51-53
from
22:21; Genesis 8:21; Ezekiel 23:3

Verse 31
For 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,
this city
5:9-11; 6:6,7; 23:14,15; 1 Kings 11:7,8; 2 Kings 21:4-7,16; 22:16,17; 2 Kings 23:15; Ezekiel 22:2-22; Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:33,34
a provocation of mine anger
Heb. for my anger. that I.
27:10; 2 Kings 23:27; 24:3,4; Lamentations 1:8

Verse 32
Because 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.
they
2:26; Ezra 9:7; Nehemiah 9:32-34; Isaiah 1:4-6,23; 9:14,15; Ezekiel 22:6,25-29; Daniel 9:6,8; Micah 3:1-5,9-12; Zephaniah 3:1-4

Verse 33
And 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.
turned
2:27; 7:24; 18:17; Ezekiel 8:16; Hosea 11:2; Zechariah 7:11
back
Heb. neck. rising.
7:13; 25:3,4; 26:5; 35:15; 44:4; 2 Chronicles 36:15,16; John 8:2

Verse 34
But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it.
7:30; 23:11; 2 Kings 21:4-7; 23:6; 2 Chronicles 33:4-7,15; Ezekiel 8:5-16

Verse 35
And 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.
they built
7:31; 19:5,6; 2 Kings 23:10; 2 Chronicles 28:2,3; 33:6; Psalms 106:37,38; Isaiah 57:5; Ezekiel 16:20,21; 23:37
which
7:31; Leviticus 18:21; 20:2-5; Deuteronomy 18:10; 1 Kings 11:33
to cause
Exodus 32:21; Deuteronomy 24:4; 1 Kings 14:16; 15:26,30; 16:19; 21:22; 2 Kings 3:3; 21:11; 2 Kings 23:15; 2 Chronicles 33:9

Verse 36
And 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;
now
16:12-15; Isaiah 43:24,25; 57:17,18; Ezekiel 36:31,32; Hosea 2:14; Romans 5:20; Ephesians 2:3-5
It
3,24,28

Verse 37
Behold, 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:
I will gather
"This promise," says Jerome, "taken in its full extent was not made good to those that returned from captivity; because they were frequently infested with wars, as well by the kings of Syria and Egypt as by the rest of their neighbours; and they were finally subdued and destroyed by the Romans." God's word cannot fail; therefore there remaineth yet a rest for the ancient people of God.
23:3,8; 29:14; 30:18; 31:10; 33:7; Deuteronomy 30:3-6; Psalms 106:47; Isaiah 11:11-16; Ezekiel 11:17; 34:12-14; 36:24; 37:21-25; 39:25-29; Hosea 1:11; 3:5; Amos 9:14,15; Obadiah 1:17-21; Zephaniah 3:20
I will cause
23:6; 33:16; Ezekiel 34:25-28; Joel 3:20; Zechariah 2:4,5; 3:10; 14:11

Verse 38
And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
24:7; 30:22; 31:1,33; Genesis 17:7; Deuteronomy 26:17-19; Psalms 144:15; Ezekiel 11:19,20; Ezekiel 36:28; 37:27; 39:22,28; Zechariah 13:9; Hebrews 8:10; 11:16; Revelation 21:7

Verse 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:
I
2 Chronicles 30:12; Isaiah 52:8; Ezekiel 11:19,20; 36:26; 37:22; John 17:21; Acts 4:32; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Philippians 2:1,2
one way
6:16; Isaiah 35:8; John 14:6; Hebrews 10:20
they may
40; Genesis 22:12; Psalms 112:1; Proverbs 14:26,27; 23:17; Acts 9:31
for every
Heb. all days. for the.
Genesis 17:7; 18:19; Deuteronomy 5:29; 11:18-21; Psalms 115:13-15; 128:6; Ezekiel 37:25; Acts 2:39; 3:26; 13:33; Romans 11:16; 1 Corinthians 7:14

Verse 40
And 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.
I will make
31:31-33; 50:5; Genesis 17:7-13; 2 Samuel 23:4; Isaiah 24:5; 55:3; 61:8; Luke 1:72-75; Galatians 3:14-17; Hebrews 6:13-18; 7:24; 13:20
that I
Ezekiel 39:29; John 10:27-30; Romans 8:28-39
from them
Heb. from after them. but I.
31:33; Ezekiel 36:26; Hebrews 4:1; James 1:17; 1 Peter 1:5

Verse 41
Yea, 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.
Yea, I
Deuteronomy 30:9; Isaiah 62:5; 65:19; Zephaniah 3:17
and I
18:9; 24:6; 31:28; Amos 9:15
assuredly
Heb. in truth, or stability.
Hosea 2:19,20

Verse 42
For 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.
Like
31:28; Joshua 23:14,15; Zechariah 8:14,15; Matthew 24:35
so
33:10,11

Verse 43
And 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.
36; Ezekiel 37:11-14

Verse 44
Men 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.
buy
in the land
17:26
for I
37; 33:7,11,26; Psalms 126:1-4; As an earnest of these promises, houses and lands shall again take a good price in Judah and Jerusalem; and though they now are almost valueless, there shall again be a sufficiency of purchasers. Trade shall revive, for they shall have money enough to buy land with; husbandry shall revive, for those that have money, shall covet to lay it out upon lands; laws shall again have their due course, for they shall subscribe evidences, and seal them.


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