Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Jeremiah 32 :: New International Version (NIV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

Jeremiah Buys a Field

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:1 - This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:2 - The army of the king of Babylon was then besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was confined in the courtyard of the guard in the royal palace of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:3 - Now Zedekiah king of Judah had imprisoned him there, saying, “Why do you prophesy as you do? You say, ‘This is what the LORD says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will capture it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:4 - Zedekiah king of Judah will not escape the Babylonians[fn] but will certainly be given into the hands of the king of Babylon, and will speak with him face to face and see him with his own eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:5 - He will take Zedekiah to Babylon, where he will remain until I deal with him, declares the LORD. If you fight against the Babylonians, you will not succeed.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:6 - Jeremiah said, “The word of the LORD came to me:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:7 - Hanamel son of Shallum your uncle is going to come to you and say, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth, because as nearest relative it is your right and duty to buy it.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:8 - “Then, just as the LORD had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and said, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. Since it is your right to redeem it and possess it, buy it for yourself.’ “I knew that this was the word of the LORD;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:9 - so I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel and weighed out for him seventeen shekels[fn] of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:10 - I signed and sealed the deed, had it witnessed, and weighed out the silver on the scales.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:11 - I took the deed of purchase—the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions, as well as the unsealed copy—
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:12 - and I gave this deed to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel and of the witnesses who had signed the deed and of all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:13 - “In their presence I gave Baruch these instructions:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:14 - ‘This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Take these documents, both the sealed and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:15 - For this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:16 - “After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah, I prayed to the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:17 - “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:18 - You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the parents’ sins into the laps of their children after them. Great and mighty God, whose name is the LORD Almighty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:19 - great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind; you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:20 - You performed signs and wonders in Egypt and have continued them to this day, in Israel and among all mankind, and have gained the renown that is still yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:21 - You brought your people Israel out of Egypt with signs and wonders, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with great terror.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:22 - You gave them this land you had sworn to give their ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:23 - They came in and took possession of it, but they did not obey you or follow your law; they did not do what you commanded them to do. So you brought all this disaster on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:24 - “See how the siege ramps are built up to take the city. Because of the sword, famine and plague, the city will be given into the hands of the Babylonians who are attacking it. What you said has happened, as you now see.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:25 - And though the city will be given into the hands of the Babylonians, you, Sovereign LORD, say to me, ‘Buy the field with silver and have the transaction witnessed.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:26 - Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:27 - “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:28 - Therefore this is what the LORD says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the Babylonians and to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, who will capture it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:29 - The Babylonians who are attacking this city will come in and set it on fire; they will burn it down, along with the houses where the people aroused my anger by burning incense on the roofs to Baal and by pouring out drink offerings to other gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:30 - “The people of Israel and Judah have done nothing but evil in my sight from their youth; indeed, the people of Israel have done nothing but arouse my anger with what their hands have made, declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:31 - From the day it was built until now, this city has so aroused my anger and wrath that I must remove it from my sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:32 - The people of Israel and Judah have provoked me by all the evil they have done—they, their kings and officials, their priests and prophets, the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:33 - They turned their backs to me and not their faces; though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:34 - They set up their vile images in the house that bears my Name and defiled it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:35 - They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek, though I never commanded—nor did it enter my mind—that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:36 - “You are saying about this city, ‘By the sword, famine and plague it will be given into the hands of the king of Babylon’; but this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:37 - I will surely gather them from all the lands where I banish them in my furious anger and great wrath; I will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:38 - They will be my people, and I will be their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:39 - I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:40 - I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:41 - I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:42 - “This is what the LORD says: As I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:43 - Once more fields will be bought in this land of which you say, ‘It is a desolate waste, without people or animals, for it has been given into the hands of the Babylonians.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:44 - Fields will be bought for silver, and deeds will be signed, sealed and witnessed in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, because I will restore their fortunes,[fn] declares the LORD.”
NIV Footnotes
Or Chaldeans; also in verses 5, 24, 25, 28, 29 and 43
That is, about 7 ounces or about 200 grams
Or will bring them back from captivity

Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
Used by Permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.

See detailed copyright information.

For more information on this translation, see the NIV Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan