Jeremiah 32:16-26 (New American Standard)

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Jeremiah Prays and God Explains

16 "After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, then I 1prayed to the LORD, saying, 17 '2Ah Lord aGOD ! Behold, You have 3made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm ! 4Nothing is too difficult for You, 18 who 5shows lovingkindness to thousands, but 6repays the iniquity of fathers into the bosom of their children after them, O 7great and 8mighty God. The 9LORD of hosts is His name ; 19 10great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose 11eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, 12giving to everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds ; 20 who has 13set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and even to this day both in Israel and among mankind ; and You have 14made a name for Yourself, as at this day. 21 'You 15brought Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and with wonders, and with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with great terror ; 22 and gave them this land, which You 16swore to their forefathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey. 23 'They 17came in and took possession of it, but they 18did not obey Your voice or 19walk in Your law ; they have done nothing of all that You commanded them to do ; therefore You have made 20all this calamity come upon them. 24 'Behold, the 21siege ramps have reached the city to take it; and the city is 22given into the hand of the Chaldeans who fight against it, because of the 23sword, the famine and the pestilence ; and what You have spoken has 24come to pass ; and behold, You see it. 25 'You have said to me, O Lord bGOD, "Buy for yourself the field with money and call in witnesses "-although the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.' " 26 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
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