Jeremiah 32:11
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New International Version
I took the deed of purchase--the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions, as well as the unsealed copy--

New Living Translation
Then I took the sealed deed and an unsealed copy of the deed, which contained the terms and conditions of the purchase,

English Standard Version
Then I took the sealed deed of purchase, containing the terms and conditions and the open copy.

Berean Study Bible
Then I took the deed of purchase—the sealed copy with its terms and conditions, as well as the open copy—

New American Standard Bible
"Then I took the deeds of purchase, both the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions and the open copy;

King James Bible
So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:

Christian Standard Bible
I took the purchase agreement--the sealed copy with its terms and conditions and the open copy--

Good News Translation
Then I took both copies of the deed of purchase--the sealed copy containing the contract and its conditions, and the open copy--

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I took the purchase agreement--the sealed copy with its terms and conditions and the open copy--

International Standard Version
Then I took the deed of purchase—both the sealed one with the terms and conditions and the open one —

NET Bible
There were two copies of the deed of purchase. One was sealed and contained the order of transfer and the conditions of purchase. The other was left unsealed.

New Heart English Bible
So I took the deed of the purchase, both that which was sealed, containing the terms and conditions, and that which was open;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I took the sealed copy of the deed, containing the terms and conditions, as well as an unsealed copy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So I took the deed of the purchase, both that which was sealed, containing the terms and conditions, and that which was open;

New American Standard 1977
“Then I took the deeds of purchase, both the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions, and the open copy;

Jubilee Bible 2000
So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open.

King James 2000 Bible
So I took the deed of purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:

American King James Version
So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:

American Standard Version
So I took the deed of the purchase, both that which was sealed, according to the law and custom, and that which was open:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I took the deed of the purchase that was sealed, and the stipulations, and the ratifications with the seals that were on the outside.

Darby Bible Translation
And I took the writing of the purchase, that which was sealed [according to] the law and the statutes, and that which was open;

English Revised Version
So I took the deed of the purchase, both that which was sealed, according to the law and custom, and that which was open:

Webster's Bible Translation
So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:

World English Bible
So I took the deed of the purchase, both that which was sealed, containing the terms and conditions, and that which was open;

Young's Literal Translation
And I take the purchase-book, the sealed one, according to law and custom, and the open one.
Study Bible
Jeremiah Buys Hanamel's Field
10I signed and sealed the deed, called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales. 11Then I took the deed of purchase— the sealed copy with its terms and conditions, as well as the open copy— 12and I gave this deed to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the sight of my cousin Hanamel, the witnesses who were signing the purchase agreement, and all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard.…
Cross References
Luke 2:27
Led by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. And when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for Him what was customary under the Law,

Jeremiah 32:12
and I gave this deed to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the sight of my cousin Hanamel, the witnesses who were signing the purchase agreement, and all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard.

Treasury of Scripture

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 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought …

Acts 26:3 Especially because I know you to be expert in all customs and questions …

1 Corinthians 11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither …







(11) Both that which was sealed . . . and that which was open.--We are left to conjecture why there were two documents, and why one was sealed and the other open. Possibly, as in modern transactions, one was simply a duplicate copy of the other, the sealed document being the formal evidence of purchase kept by the buyer, and the other left with the vendor for reference. The more probable explanation, however, is that the unsealed document, which the witnesses did not subscribe or see, contained details which did not concern the witnesses, the price paid (though the mention of the witnesses before the weighing of the money militates against this view), the conditions of resumption by the vendor, possibly some reference to the period of seventy years, at the end of which, and not before, the heirs of Jeremiah might expect to enter on possession.

According to the law and custom.--Better, to wit, the agreement and the conditions. The whole transaction may be compared, as an example of ancient conveyancing, with the transfer of the field and cave of Machpelah in Genesis 23

So I took the evidence of the purchase,.... The deed of purchase, the book or bill of sale, the instrument of the bargain, as before mentioned:

both that which is sealed, according to the law and custom; which was both sealed by the buyer and seller, and was sealed up, and not to be looked into by everyone, only when there might be a necessity; this was the original copy:

and that which was open; the counter part or copy of the former, which though signed and sealed as the other, yet not sealed up, but was open and exposed to view; either for the relations to see what was done, as some; or for the judges, as others, to ratify and make authentic: or, as is most probable, this copy was laid up in some public register, to have recourse unto upon any occasion; however it was, it was according to the laws and customs of those times, which Jeremiah carefully attended to: or, as others, it lay open for the witnesses to sign; so there are three distinct things; first the written contract; then that as signed and sealed by buyer and seller, according to law; and then as signed, but not sealed, by the witnesses. 11. evidence … sealed … open—Two deeds were drawn up in a contract of sale; the one, the original copy, witnessed and sealed with the public seal; the other not so, but open, and therefore less authoritative, being but a copy. Gataker thinks that the purchaser sealed the one with his own seal; the other he showed to witnesses that they might write their names on the back of it and know the contents; and that some details, for example, the conditions and time of redemption were in the sealed copy, which the parties might not choose to be known to the witnesses, and which were therefore not in the open copy. The sealed copy, when opened after the seventy years' captivity, would greatly confirm the faith of those living at that time. The "law and custom" refer, probably, not merely to the sealing up of the conditions and details of purchase, but also to the law of redemption, according to which, at the return to Judea, the deed would show that Jeremiah had bought the field by his right as next of kin (Le 25:13-16), [Ludovicus De Dieu].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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