I took the purchase agreement-the sealed copy with its terms and conditions and the open copy-
and gave the purchase agreement to Barucha son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah. [I did this] in the sight of my cousinb Hanamel, the witnesses who were signing the purchase agreement, and all the Judeans sitting in the guard's courtyard.
"I instructed Baruch in their sight,
'This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Take these scrolls-this purchase agreement with the sealed copy and this open copy-and put them in an earthen storage jar so they will last a long time.
For this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Houses, fields, and vineyards will again be bought in this land.'
"After I had given the purchase agreement to Baruch, son of Neriah, I prayed to the Lord: