Then I took the sealed deed of purchase, containing the terms and conditions, and the open copy;
and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel, in the presence of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Judeans who were sitting in the court of the guard.
In their presence I charged Baruch, saying,
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, in order that they may last for a long time.
For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.
After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah, I prayed to the Lord, saying: