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 1Baruch the son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the presence of Hanamel my cousin, in the presence of 2the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Judeans who were sitting in 3the court of the guard.
I charged 4Baruch in their presence, 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 vessel, that they may last for a long time.
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Houses and 5fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.'
"After I had given the deed of purchase to 6Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed to the LORD, saying: