Jeremiah 32:8

Overview - Jeremiah 32
Jeremiah, being imprisoned by Zedekiah for his prophecy,
buys Hanameel's field.
13 Baruch must preserve the evidences, as tokens of the people's return.
16 Jeremiah in his prayer complains to God.
26 God confirms the captivity for their sins;
36 and promises a gracious return.
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Jeremiah 32:8  (King James Version)
So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.

2 ; 33:1

7 ; 1 Kings 2:26 ; 1 Chronicles 6:60

Then I
1 Samuel 9:16 1 Samuel 9:17 ; 10:3-7 1 Kings 22:25 ; Zechariah 11:11 ; John 4:53 ; Acts 10:17-28

that this
That it was by His appointment that I was to make this purchase; the whole of which was designed as a symbolical act, to shew the people, that although Judah and Jerusalem should be desolated, and the inhabitants carried captive to Babylon, yet there should be a restoration, when lands and possessions should be again enjoyed by their legal owners, in the same manner as formerly. During the famine that prevailed in the city, Hanameel probably wanted money to purchase bread, and his field would not be thought of much value in such circumstances, which may account for the stipulated sum being so very small; for at 2s
6d. the shekel, it would only amount to about 2
2s. 6d.