1 Verbum, quod factum est ad Ieremiam a Domino in anno decimo Sedeciae regis Iudae; ipse est annus decimus octavus Nabuchodonosor.
2 Tunc exercitus regis Babylonis obsidebat Ierusalem, et Ieremias propheta erat clausus in atrio custodiae, qui erat in domo regis Iudae.
3 Clauserat enim eum Sedecias rex Iudae dicens: "Quare vaticinaris dicens: "Haec dicit Dominus: Ecce ego dabo civitatem istam in manu regis Babylonis, et capiet eam;
4 et Sedecias rex Iudae non effugiet de manu Chaldaeorum, sed tradetur in manus regis Babylonis, et loquetur os eius cum ore illius, et oculi eius oculos illius videbunt;
5 et in Babylonem ducet Sedeciam, et ibi erit, donec visitem eum, ait Dominus; si autem dimicaveritis adversum Chaldaeos, nihil prosperum habebitis"?".
6 Et dixit Ieremias: "Factum est verbum Domini ad me dicens:
7 Ecce Hanameel filius Sellum patruelis tuus veniet ad te dicens: "Eme tibi agrum meum, qui est in Anathoth; tibi enim competit ex propinquitate, ut emas".
8 Et venit ad me Hanameel filius patrui mei secundum verbum Domini ad vestibulum custodiae et ait ad me: "Posside agrum meum, qui est in Anathoth in terra Beniamin, quia tibi competit hereditas, et tu propinquus es, ut possideas". Intellexi autem quod verbum Domini esset
9 et emi agrum ab Hanameel filio patrui mei, qui est in Anathoth, et appendi ei argentum: septem et decem siclos argenteos.
10 Et scripsi in libro et signavi et adhibui testes et appendi argentum in statera.
11 Et accepi librum possessionis signatum, continentem stipulationes et rata, et apertum;
12 et dedi librum possessionis Baruch filio Neriae filii Maasiae in oculis Hanameel patruelis mei et in oculis testium, qui obsignaverant in libro emptionis, et in oculis omnium Iudaeorum, qui sedebant in atrio custodiae.
13 Et praecepi Baruch coram eis dicens:
14 Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Sume libros istos, librum emptionis hunc signatum et librum hunc, qui apertus est; et pones illos in vase fictili, ut permanere possint diebus multis.
15 Haec enim dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel: Adhuc possidebuntur domus et agri et vineae in terra ista.
16 Et oravi ad Dominum, postquam tradidi librum possessionis Baruch filio Neriae, dicens:
17 Heu, Domine Deus, ecce tu fecisti caelum et terram in fortitudine tua magna et in brachio tuo extento; non erit tibi difficile omne verbum,
18 qui facis misericordiam in milibus et reddis iniquitatem patrum in sinum filiorum eorum post eos; Deus magne, potens, Dominus exercituum nomen eius:
19 magnus consilio et potens in operibus, cuius oculi aperti sunt super omnes vias filiorum Adam, ut reddas unicuique secundum vias suas et secundum fructum operum eius.
20 Qui posuisti signa et portenta in terra Aegypti usque ad diem hanc et in Israel et in hominibus; et fecisti tibi nomen, sicut est dies haec.
21 Et eduxisti populum tuum Israel de terra Aegypti in signis et in portentis et in manu robusta et in brachio extento et in terrore magno.
22 Et dedisti eis terram hanc, quam iurasti patribus eorum, ut dares eis, terram fluentem lacte et melle.
23 Et ingressi sunt et possederunt eam; et non oboedierunt voci tuae et in lege tua non ambulaverunt: omnia, quae mandasti eis, ut facerent, non fecerunt; et occurrere fecisti eis omnia mala haec.
24 Ecce munitiones exstructae sunt adversum civitatem, ut capiatur, et urbs data est in manu Chaldaeorum, qui proeliantur adversus eam, in gladio et fame et pestilentia; et quaecumque locutus es, acciderunt, ut tu ipse cernis.
25 Et tu dicis mihi, Domine Deus: Eme agrum argento et adhibe testes, cum urbs data sit in manu Chaldaeorum".
26 Et factum est verbum Domini ad Ieremiam dicens:
27 "Ecce ego Dominus, Deus universae carnis; numquid mihi difficile erit omne verbum?
28 Propterea haec dicit Dominus: Ecce ego tradam civitatem istam in manus Chaldaeorum et in manus regis Babylonis, et capiet eam.
29 Et venient Chaldaei proeliantes adversum urbem hanc et succendent eam igni et comburent eam et domos, in quarum domatibus sacrificabant Baal et libabant diis alienis libamina ad irritandum me.
30 Erant enim filii Israel et filii Iudae iugiter facientes malum in oculis meis ab adulescentia sua, filii Israel, qui usque nunc exacerbant me in opere manuum suarum, dicit Dominus.
31 Quia in furorem et in indignationem meam facta est mihi civitas haec a die, qua aedificaverunt eam, usque ad diem istam, qua auferetur de conspectu meo
32 propter omnem malitiam filiorum Israel et filiorum Iudae, quam fecerunt, ad iracundiam me provocantes, ipsi et reges eorum, principes eorum et sacerdotes eorum et prophetae eorum, viri Iudae et habitatores Ierusalem.
33 Et verterunt ad me terga et non facies, cum docerem eos diluculo consurgens et erudiens, et nollent audire, ut acciperent disciplinam.
34 Et posuerunt idola sua in domo, super quam invocatum est nomen meum, ut polluerent eam;
35 et aedificaverunt excelsa Baal, quae sunt in valle Benennom, ut initiarent filios suos et filias suas Moloch; quod non mandavi eis, nec ascendit in cor meum, ut facerent abominationem hanc et in peccatum deducerent Iudam".
36 Et nunc propter ista, haec dicit Dominus, Deus Israel, ad civitatem hanc, de qua vos dicitis quod tradatur in manus regis Babylonis in gladio et in fame et in peste:
37 "Ecce ego congregabo eos de universis terris, ad quas eieci eos in furore meo et in ira mea et in indignatione grandi; et reducam eos ad locum istum et habitare eos faciam confidenter.
38 Et erunt mihi in populum, et ego ero eis in Deum.
39 Et dabo eis cor unum et viam unam, ut timeant me universis diebus, et bene sit eis et filiis eorum post eos.
40 Et feriam eis pactum sempiternum et non desinam eis benefacere et timorem meum dabo in corde eorum, ut non recedant a me.
41 Et laetabor super eis, cum bene eis fecero, et plantabo eos in terra ista in veritate, in toto corde meo et in tota anima mea.
42 Quia haec dicit Dominus: Sicut adduxi super populum istum omne malum hoc grande, sic adducam super eos omne bonum, quod ego loquor ad eos,
43 et possidebuntur agri in terra ista, de qua vos dicitis quod deserta sit, eo quod non remanserit homo et iumentum, et data sit in manu Chaldaeorum.
44 Agri ementur pecunia et scribentur in libro, et imprimetur signum, et testes adhibebuntur in terra Beniamin et in circuitu Ierusalem, in civitatibus Iudae et in civitatibus montanis et in civitatibus Sephelae et in civitatibus, quae ad austrum sunt, quia convertam sortem eorum", ait Dominus.
King James Version
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.
2 For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah's house.
3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;
4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall behold his eyes;
5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he be until I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper.
6 ¶ And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it.
8 So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
9 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.
10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.
11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:
12 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.
13 ¶ And I charged Baruch before them, saying,
14 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.
15 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.
16 ¶ Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying,
17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:
18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name,
19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
20 Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a name, as at this day;
21 And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;
22 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them:
24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it.
25 And thou hast said unto me, O Lord GOD, Buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
26 ¶ Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
28 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it:
29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger.
30 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, saith the LORD.
31 For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face,
32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
33 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.
34 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it.
35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
36 ¶ And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;
37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:
38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
42 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.
43 And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
44 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the LORD.