Jeremiah 32:9
New International Version
so I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel and weighed out for him seventeen shekels of silver.

New Living Translation
So I bought the field at Anathoth, paying Hanamel seventeen pieces of silver for it.

English Standard Version
“And I bought the field at Anathoth from Hanamel my cousin, and weighed out the money to him, seventeen shekels of silver.

Berean Study Bible
So I bought the field in Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel, and I weighed out seventeen shekels of silver.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
So I bought the field in Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel, and I weighed out the silver to him--seventeen shekels of silver.

Contemporary English Version
from Hanamel, and so I did. The price was 17 pieces of silver, and I weighed out the full amount on a scale.

Good News Translation
I bought the field from Hanamel and weighed out the money to him; the price came to seventeen pieces of silver.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I bought the field in Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel, and I weighed out to him the money--17 shekels of silver.

International Standard Version
"Then I bought the field in Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel. I weighed out the silver for him—seventeen shekels of silver.

NET Bible
So I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel. I weighed out seven ounces of silver and gave it to him to pay for it.

New Heart English Bible
I bought the field that was in Anathoth of Hanamel my uncle's son, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So I bought the field in Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel and gave him the money. The field cost seven ounces of silver.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I bought the field that was in Anathoth of Hanamel mine uncle's son, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.

New American Standard 1977
“And 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
And I bought the field of Hanamel my uncle's son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And I bought the field that was in Anathoth of Hanamel mine uncle's son, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I bought the field of Anameel the son of my father's brother, and I weighed him seventeen shekels of silver.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I bought the held of my uncle's son, that is in Anathoth: and I weighed him the money, seven staters, and ten pieces of silver.

Darby Bible Translation
And I bought of Hanameel, mine uncle's son, the field which is in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, seventeen shekels of silver.

English Revised Version
And I bought the field that was in Anathoth of Hanamel mine uncle's son, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
I bought the field that was in Anathoth of Hanamel my uncle's son, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.

Young's Literal Translation
And I buy the field, that is in Anathoth, from Hanameel, my uncle's son, and I weigh to him the money -- seventeen shekels of silver.
Study Bible
Jeremiah Buys Hanamel's Field
8Then, as the LORD had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and urged me, ‘Please buy my field in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, for you own the right of inheritance and redemption. Buy it for yourself.’” Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD. 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.…
Cross References
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 24:22
And after the camels had finished drinking, he took out a gold ring weighing a beka, and two gold bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels.

Exodus 21:32
If the ox gores a manservant or maidservant, the owner must pay thirty shekels of silver to the master of that servant, and the ox must be stoned.

Nehemiah 5:15
The governors before me had heavily burdened the people, taking from them bread and wine plus forty shekels of silver. Their servants also oppressed the people, but I did not do this because of my fear of God.

Ezekiel 4:10
You are to weigh out twenty shekels of food to eat each day, and you are to eat it at set times.

Zechariah 11:12
Then I told them, "If it seems right to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them." So they weighed out my wages, thirty pieces of silver.

Treasury of Scripture

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
My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead…

1 Kings 20:39
And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver.

Esther 3:9
If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king's treasuries.

seventeen shekels of silver.

Genesis 37:28
Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

Hosea 3:2
So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:

Zechariah 11:12,13
And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver…







Lexicon
So I bought
וָֽאֶקְנֶה֙ (wā·’eq·neh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7069: To erect, create, to procure, by purchase, to own

the field
הַשָּׂדֶ֔ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7704: Field, land

in Anathoth
בַּעֲנָת֑וֹת (ba·‘ă·nā·ṯō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6068: Anathoth -- a place near Jerusalem, also two Israelites

from my cousin
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

Hanamel,
חֲנַמְאֵ֥ל (ḥă·nam·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2601: Hanamel -- Jeremiah's cousin

and I weighed out
וָֽאֶשְׁקֲלָה־ (wā·’eš·qă·lāh-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8254: To suspend, poise

seventeen
שִׁבְעָ֥ה (šiḇ·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

shekels
שְׁקָלִ֖ים (šə·qā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8255: A weight, a commercial standard

of silver.
הַכָּֽסֶף׃ (hak·kā·sep̄)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money
(9) Weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.--The Hebrew presents the singular combination, seven shekels and ten [pieces of] silver, and is followed by the LXX. and Vulg. There is no ground for thinking that there is any difference between the coins or bullion so described, and the formula was probably one of the technicalities of Jewish conveyancing. As regards the price it is not easy, in the absence of any measurement of the field, to form an estimate of its value; but, speaking roughly, as compared with the four hundred shekels paid by Abraham for the field of Ephron (Genesis 23:16), or the fifty paid by David for the threshing-floor and oxen of Araunah (2Samuel 24:24; in 1Chronicles 21:25 the price is fixed at six hundred shekels of gold), or to the thirty shekels paid for the potter's field in Matthew 27:9, or to the market price of a slave varying from fifteen (Hosea 3:2) to thirty shekels (Zechariah 11:12), the price, under 2 sterling, would seem to have been far below its average market value, and in this respect the story falls short of the dignity of its Roman parallel (see Note on Jeremiah 32:7). Hanameel, as said above, was probably glad to part with it at any price. It is possible, however, that the smallness of the sum was owing to the fact that the sale, as above suggested, conveyed possession only for the unexpired term of a tenancy which was to end with the next year of Jubilee. On that assumption the prophet's motive in purchasing may have been to keep it in the family instead of letting it pass to a stranger who might be unwilling to surrender it when the year of Jubilee arrived. As the prophet was unmarried he had no son to inherit it. The precise sum fixed, perhaps even the form in which the sum is stated, may have originated in Jeremiah's wish to connect in this way the two numbers, ten and seven, which when multiplied together produced the number which he had fixed for the years of captivity, and therefore for the term of restoration. Such an elaborate artifice of symbolism would, at least, be quite in character in a prophet who adopts the acrostic form in his Lamentations and the cypher of an inverted alphabet known as the Athbash. (See Note on Jeremiah 25:26.)

Verse 9. - Seventeen shekels of silver; i.e. about £2 5s. 4d. (taking the shekel at 2s. 8d.). This has been thought a small price. Thirty shekels were paid for the potter's field (Matthew 27:7); fifty by David, for Araunah's threshing floor and oxen (2 Samuel 24:4). The Hebrew has "seven shekels and ten of silver;" hence the Targum increases the price by supplying "minas" before "of silver," bringing up the sum to one hundred and seven shekels. This, however, seems too much. Even if Jeremiah wished to be liberal, he would hardly have been able to go so far (probably) in excess of the market price. Who would have purchased the land on speculation, if Jeremiah had refused? The famine made life, the siege, a continuance of personal liberty, terribly uncertain. And, putting this out of the question, there may have been but a short time to elapse before the year of jubilee, when the land would revert to its original occupant (see above). The singular form of expression in the Hebrew, at which the Targum stumbled, may, perhaps, be the usual style of legal documents. 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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