So I took the purchase deed, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open;
and I gave the purchase deed to Baruch the son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, in the presence of Hanamel my uncle's son, and in the presence of the witnesses who signed the purchase deed, before all the Jews who sat in the court of the prison.
"Then I charged Baruch before them, saying,
'Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: "Take these deeds, both this purchase deed which is sealed and this deed which is open, and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may last many days."
For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: "Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land." '
"Now when I had delivered the purchase deed to Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed to the Lord, saying: