Then I took the sealed deed and an unsealed copy of the deed, which contained the terms and conditions of the purchase,
and I handed them to Baruch son of Neriah and grandson of Mahseiah. I did all this in the presence of my cousin Hanamel, the witnesses who had signed the deed, and all the men of Judah who were there.
Then I said to Baruch as they all listened,
"The LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Take both this sealed deed and the unsealed copy, and put them into a pottery jar to preserve them for a long time.
For the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Someday people will again own property here in this land and will buy and sell houses and vineyards and fields."
Then after I had given the papers to Baruch, I prayed to the LORD: