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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO JEREMIAH 32\\

This chapter contains an account of Jeremiah's imprisonment, and the
cause of it; of his buying a field of his uncle's son, and the design
of it; of his prayer to God, and of the answer returned to him. The
time of his imprisonment, the place where, and the reasons of it, are
observed in \\#Jer 32:1-5\\; that his uncle's son would come and offer the
sale of a field to him was told him by the Lord, which he did
accordingly, \\#Jer 32:6,7\\; of whom he bought the field, paid the money,
had the purchase confirmed in a legal way, before witnesses,
\\#Jer 32:8-12\\; and the writings of it he committed to Baruch, to put in
an earthen vessel, where they were to continue some time as a pledge of
houses, fields, and vineyards, being possessed again after the
captivity, \\#Jer 32:13-15\\; then follows a prayer of his to the Lord, in
which he addresses him as the Maker of all things; as the Lord God
omnipotent; as a God of great grace and mercy, as well as strict
justice; as a God of wisdom, counsel, and might, and an omniscient and
righteous Being, \\#Jer 32:16-19\\; and recounts the wonderful things he
had done for the people of Israel, \\#Jer 32:20-22\\; and observes the
ingratitude and disobedience of that people, which were the cause of
the present siege of the city, which should surely be delivered into
the hands of the Chaldeans, \\#Jer 32:23-25\\; to which prayer an answer is
returned, \\#Jer 32:26\\; in which the Lord describes himself as the God of
all flesh, and as able to do what he pleases, \\#Jer 32:27\\; and confirms
the delivery of the city of Jerusalem unto the Chaldeans,
\\#Jer 32:28,29\\; and assigns the causes of it, the backslidings,
disobedience, and dreadful idolatry of the people, \\#Jer 32:30-35\\; and,
notwithstanding, promises a restoration of them to their own land
again, \\#Jer 32:36,37\\; when an opportunity is taken to insert the
covenant of grace, and the special articles and peculiar promises of
it, for the comfort of the spiritual Israel of God, whether Jews or
Gentiles, \\#Jer 32:38-40\\; and the chapter is concluded with a fresh
assurance of the return of the captivity, and of the punctual
performance of the promise of it; when fields should be bought in every
part of the land, in like manner as Jeremiah had bought his,
\\#Jer 32:41-44\\.