CLV(i) 1 The word that has been unto Jeremiah from Yahweh, in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah--it [is] the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar, 2 And then the forces of the king of Babylon are laying siege against Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet has been shut up in the court of the prison that [is] in the house of the king of Judah, 3 Where Zedekiah king of Judah has shut him up, saying, `Wherefore are you prophesying, saying, Thus said Yahweh, Lo, I am giving this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he has captured it;" 4 And Zedekiah king of Judah does not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but is certainly given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and his mouth has spoken with his mouth, and his eyes see his eyes, 5 And [to] Babylon he leads Zedekiah, and there he is till My inspecting him, --an affirmation of Yahweh--because you fight with the Chaldeans, you do not prosper.'" 6 And Jeremiah said, `A word of Yahweh has been unto me saying, 7 Lo, Hanameel son of Shallum, your uncle, is coming unto you, saying, Buy for you my field that [is] in Anathoth, for your [is] the right of redemption--to buy." 8 And Hanameel, my uncle's son, comes in unto me, according to the word of Yahweh, unto the court of the prison, and said unto me, `Buy, I pray you, my field that [is] in Anathoth, that [is] in the land of Benjamin, for your [is] the right of possession, and your of redemption--buy for you.' And I know that it [is] the word of Yahweh, 9 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." 10 And I write in a book, and seal, and cause witnesses to testify, and weigh the silver in balances;" 11 And I take the purchase-book, the sealed one, according to law and custom, and the open one." 12 And I give the purchase-book unto Baruch son of Neriah, son of Maaseiah, before the eyes of Hanameel, my uncle's son, and before the eyes of the witnesses, those writing in the purchase-book, before the eyes of all the Jews who are sitting in the court of the prison." 13 And I charge Baruch before their eyes, saying, 14 `Thus said Yahweh of Hosts, Elohim of Israel, Take these books, this purchase-book, both the sealed one and the open one, and you have put them in an earthen vessel, that they may remain many days;" 15 For thus said Yahweh of Hosts, Elohim of Israel, Again are houses and fields and vineyards bought in this land.'" 16 And I pray unto Yahweh--after my giving the purchase-book unto Baruch son of Neriah--saying, 17 `Ah, Lord Yahweh, lo, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power, and by Your stretched-out arm; there is nothing too wonderful for You:" 18 Doing kindness to thousands, and recompensing iniquity of fathers into the bosom of their sons after them; El, the great, the mighty, Yahweh of Hosts [is] His name, 19 Great in counsel, and mighty in act, in that Your eyes are open on all the ways of the sons of Adam, to give to each according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:" 20 In that you have done signs and wonders in the land of Egypt unto this day, and in Israel, and among men, and You do make for You a name as [at] this day." 21 `And You bring forth Your people Israel from the land of Egypt, with signs and with wonders, and by a strong hand, and by a stretched-out arm, and by great fear, 22 And you give to them this land that you did swear to their fathers to give to them, a land flowing with milk and honey, 23 And they come in, and possess it, and they have not hearkened to Your voice, and in Your law have not walked, all that which You did lay a charge on them to do they have not done, and You do proclaim [to] them all this evil." 24 `Lo, the mounts--they have come in to the city to capture it, and the city has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans who are fighting against it, because of the sword, and the famine, and the pestilence; and that which You have spoken has come to pass, and lo, You are seeing;" 25 Yet You have said unto me, O Lord Yahweh, Buy for you the field with money, and cause witnesses to testify--and the city has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans!'" 26 And the word of Yahweh is unto Jeremiah, saying:" 27 `Lo, I [am] Yahweh, Elohim of all flesh:For Me is anything too wonderful? 28 `Therefore, thus said Yahweh, Lo, I am giving this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he has captured it;" 29 And come in have the Chaldeans who are fighting against this city, and they have set this city on fire, and have burned it, and the houses on whose roofs they made perfume to Baal, and poured out libations to other elohims, so as to provoke Me to anger." 30 For the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah have been only doing evil in Mine eyes, from their youth; for the sons of Israel are only provoking Me with the work of their hands--an affirmation of Yahweh." 31 `For a cause of Mine anger, and a cause of My fury, has this city been to Me, even from the day that they built it, and unto this day--to turn it aside from before My face, 32 Because of all the evil of the sons of Israel, and of the sons of Judah that they have done, so as to provoke Me--they, their kings, their heads, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem." 33 And they turn unto Me the neck, and not the face, and teaching them, rising early and teaching, and they are not hearkening to accept instruction." 34 `And they set their abominations in the house over which My name is called, so as to defile it;" 35 And they build the high places of Baal, that [are] in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through to Molech, which I did not command them, nor did it come up on my heart to do this abomination, so as to cause Judah to sin." 36 `And now, therefore, thus said Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, concerning this city, of which you are saying, It has been given into the hand of the king of Babylon by sword, and by famine, and by pestilence, 37 Lo, I am gathering them out of all the lands whither I have driven them in Mine anger, and in My fury, and in great wrath, and I have brought them back unto this place, and have caused them to dwell confidently;" 38 and they have been to Me for a people, and I am to them for Elohim;" 39 and I have given to them one heart, and one way, to fear Me all the days, for good to them, and to their sons after them:" 40 and I have made for them a covenant eonian, in that I turn not back from after them for My doing them good, and My fear I put in their heart, so as not to turn aside from me;" 41 and I have rejoiced over them to do them good, and have planted them in this land in truth, with all my heart, and with all My soul." 42 `For thus said Yahweh:As I brought in unto this people all this great evil, so I am bringing in on them all the good that I am speaking concerning them;" 43 and bought has been the field in this land of which you are saying, A desolation it [is], without man and beast, it has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans." 44 Fields with money they buy, so as to write in a book, and to seal, and to cause witnesses to testify, in the land of Benjamin, and in suburbs of Jerusalem, and in cities of Judah, and in cities of the hill-country, and in cities of the low country, and in cities of the south, for I turn back their captivity--an affirmation of Yahweh.'"