Jeremiah 32:10
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New International Version
I signed and sealed the deed, had it witnessed, and weighed out the silver on the scales.

New Living Translation
I signed and sealed the deed of purchase before witnesses, weighed out the silver, and paid him.

English Standard Version
I signed the deed, sealed it, got witnesses, and weighed the money on scales.

New American Standard Bible
"I signed and sealed the deed, and called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales.

King James Bible
And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I recorded it on a scroll, sealed it, called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver in the scales.

International Standard Version
I signed the deed and sealed it. I called in witnesses and used scales to weigh out the silver.

NET Bible
I signed the deed of purchase, sealed it, and had some men serve as witnesses to the purchase. I weighed out the silver for him on a scale.

New Heart English Bible
I subscribed the deed, and sealed it, and called witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I signed the deed, sealed it, had people witness the signing of the deed, and paid out the silver.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I subscribed the deed, and sealed it, and called witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

New American Standard 1977
“And I signed and sealed the deed, and called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I subscribed the evidence and sealed it and took witnesses and weighed him the money in the balances.

King James 2000 Bible
And I signed the deed, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

American King James Version
And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

American Standard Version
And I subscribed the deed, and sealed it, and called witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I wrote it in a book and sealed it, and took witnesses: and I weighed him the money in the balances.

Darby Bible Translation
And I subscribed the writing, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed the money in the balances.

English Revised Version
And I subscribed the deed, and sealed it, and called witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I subscribed the contract, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

World English Bible
I subscribed the deed, and sealed it, and called witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

Young's Literal Translation
And I write in a book, and seal, and cause witnesses to testify, and weigh the silver in balances;
Study Bible
Jeremiah Buys Hanamel's Field
9"I bought the field which was at Anathoth from Hanamel my uncle's son, and I weighed out the silver for him, seventeen shekels of silver. 10"I signed and sealed the deed, and called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales. 11"Then I took the deeds of purchase, both the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions and the open copy;…
Cross References
Matthew 27:66
So they went and secured the tomb by sealing the stone and posting the guard.

Genesis 23:16
Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial standard.

Genesis 23:20
So the field and the cave that is in it, were deeded over to Abraham for a burial site by the sons of Heth.

Deuteronomy 32:34
'Is it not laid up in store with Me, Sealed up in My treasuries?

Ruth 4:1
Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, "Turn aside, friend, sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down.

Ruth 4:9
Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses today that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon.

Job 14:17
"My transgression is sealed up in a bag, And You wrap up my iniquity.

Isaiah 8:2
"And I will take to Myself faithful witnesses for testimony, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah."

Isaiah 44:5
"This one will say, 'I am the LORD'S'; And that one will call on the name of Jacob; And another will write on his hand, 'Belonging to the LORD,' And will name Israel's name with honor.

Jeremiah 32:44
'Men will buy fields for money, sign and seal deeds, and call in witnesses in the land of Benjamin, in the environs of Jerusalem, in the cities of Judah, in the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland and in the cities of the Negev; for I will restore their fortunes,' declares the LORD."
Treasury of Scripture

And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

I.

Jeremiah 32:12,44 And I gave the evidence of the purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, …

Isaiah 44:5 One shall say, I am the LORD's; and another shall call himself by …

subscribed the evidence. Heb. wrote in the book.

Joshua 18:9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by …

Isaiah 30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that …

and sealed.

Deuteronomy 32:34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

Job 14:17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and you sew up my iniquity.

Songs 8:6 Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm: for love is …

Daniel 8:26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: …

John 3:33 He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true.

John 6:27 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures …

2 Corinthians 1:22 Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Ephesians 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, …

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to …

Revelation 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal …

Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of …

and took.

Jeremiah 32:12,25,44 And I gave the evidence of the purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, …

Ruth 4:9-11 And Boaz said to the elders, and to all the people, You are witnesses …

Isaiah 8:1,2 Moreover the LORD said to me, Take you a great roll, and write in …

(10) And I subscribed the evidence . . .--Literally, as in the margin, I wrote in the book--the last word being used for any kind of document, as for an indictment in Job 31:35, and here for a deed of conveyance. The minuteness with which the transaction is recorded is every way remarkable, partly as showing that the prophet was careful that no legal formality should be lacking to give validity to the purchase; partly, as the next verse shows, because there was a secret, unattested, unsealed (and in that sense "open") document, which the witnesses did not subscribe, and with the contents of which they were probably not acquainted. The sealed document was one closed up as a safeguard against fraudulent alterations (comp. Isaiah 29:11). In the weighing of the money we see an indication of the old practice--probably consequent on the practice of "clipping" coined money--of dealing even with the current coin as if it were bullion, just as bankers weigh a parcel of sovereigns now before giving credit for the amount. (Comp. Genesis 23:16; Zechariah 11:12.)

Verses 10-14. - The Authorized Version is here so far wrong, on technical terms, that it seems best to retranslate the whole passage: "And I wrote (the circumstances) in the deed, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed the money in the balance. And I took the purchase deed, that which was sealed (containing the offer and the conditions), and that which was open; and I gave the purchase deed unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah (rather, Makhseiah), in the sight of Hanameel my uncle, and in the sight of the witnesses who subscribed the purchase deed, in the sight of all the Jews who were sitting in the court of the guard. And I charged Baruch before them, saying, Thus saith Jehovah Sabaoth, the God of Israel, Take these deeds, this sealed purchase deed, and this open deed; and put them into an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days." The deed was made in two copies, so that if the open one were lost, or suspected of having been tampered with, an appeal might always be made to the sealed copy. The latter was to be placed in an earthen vessel, to preserve it from injury by damp. It ought to be added that the words in ver. 11, rendered "containing the offer and the conditions," are difficult. "Containing" is not expressed in the Hebrew, and "offer" is not the ordinary meaning, though etymologically justifiable. And I subscribed the evidence,.... Or, "wrote in a book" (u); the instrument or bill of sale, the deed of purchase; which described the field sold, and expressed the condition on which the purchase was made; and by subscribing it he agreed to it, and laid himself under obligation to perform it:

and sealed it; for the further confirmation of it:

and took witnesses; to be present at the payment of the money, and to sign the deed likewise:

and weighed him the money in the balances; this he did a second time; he weighed it first before Hanameel himself, and then before the witnesses; everything was done fairly, and with great exactness.

(u) "et scripsi in libro", V. L. Munster, Pagninus, Montanus; "in libello", Cocceius. 10. subscribed—I wrote in the deed, "book of purchase" (Jer 32:12).

weighed—coined money was not in early use; hence money was "weighed" (Ge 23:16).32:1-15 Jeremiah, being in prison for his prophecy, purchased a piece of ground. This was to signify, that though Jerusalem was besieged, and the whole country likely to be laid waste, yet the time would come, when houses, and fields, and vineyards, should be again possessed. It concerns ministers to make it appear that they believe what they preach to others. And it is good to manage even our worldly affairs in faith; to do common business with reference to the providence and promise of God.
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