Jeremiah 32:10
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.

Berean Study Bible
I signed and sealed the deed, called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the 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.

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

Good News Translation
I signed and sealed the deed, had it witnessed, and weighed out the money on scales.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I wrote it in a book, and sealed it, and took the testimony of witnesses, and weighed the money in the balance.

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
9So I bought the field in Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel, and I weighed out seventeen shekels of silver. 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—…
Cross References
Matthew 27:66
So they went and secured the tomb by sealing the stone and posting the guard.

Genesis 23:16
Abraham agreed to Ephron's terms and weighed out for him the price he had named in the hearing of the Hittites: four hundred shekels of silver, according to the standard of the merchants.

Genesis 23:20
So the field and its cave were deeded by the Hittites to Abraham as a burial site.

Deuteronomy 32:34
Have I not stored up these things, sealed up within My vaults?

Ruth 4:1
Meanwhile Boaz went to the gate and sat down there. Soon the kinsman-redeemer of whom he had spoken came along, and Boaz said, "Come over here, my friend, and sit down." So he went over and sat down.

Ruth 4:9
At this, Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses today that I am buying from Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech, Chilion, and Mahlon.

Job 14:17
My transgression would be sealed in a bag, and You would cover over my iniquity.

Isaiah 8:2
And I will appoint for myself trustworthy witnesses--Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah."

Isaiah 44:5
One will say, 'I belong to the LORD,' another will call himself by the name of Jacob, and still another will write on his hand, 'The LORD's,' and will take the name of Israel."

Jeremiah 32:44
Fields will be purchased with silver, and deeds will be signed, sealed, and witnessed in the land of Benjamin, in the areas surrounding Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah--the cities of the hill country, the foothills, and the Negev--because I will restore them from captivity, 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.

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Jeremiah 32:12,44
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…

Isaiah 44:5
One shall say, I am the LORD'S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.

subscribed the evidence.

Joshua 18:9
And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.

Isaiah 30:8
Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:

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 thou sewest up mine iniquity.

Song of Solomon 8:6
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

and took.

Jeremiah 32:12,25,44
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…

Ruth 4:9-11
And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi…

Isaiah 8:1,2
Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz…







Lexicon
I signed
וָאֶכְתֹּ֤ב (wā·’eḵ·tōḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3789: To grave, to write

and sealed
וָֽאֶחְתֹּ֔ם (wā·’eḥ·tōm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2856: To seal, affix a seal, seal up

the deed,
בַּסֵּ֙פֶר֙ (bas·sê·p̄er)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5612: A missive, document, writing, book

called in witnesses,
וָאָעֵ֖ד (wā·’ā·‘êḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5749: To duplicate, repeat, to protest, testify, to encompass, restore

and weighed out
וָאֶשְׁקֹ֥ל (wā·’eš·qōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8254: To suspend, poise

the silver
הַכֶּ֖סֶף (hak·ke·sep̄)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money

on the scales.
בְּמֹאזְנָֽיִם׃ (bə·mō·zə·nā·yim)
Preposition-b | Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 3976: A pair of scales
(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. 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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