Jeremiah said, "The word of the LORD came to me:
Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you and say, 1'Buy my field that is at 2Anathoth, 3for the right of redemption by purchase is yours.'
Then Hanamel my cousin came to me in 4the court of the guard, in accordance with the word of the LORD, and said to me, 'Buy my field that is at 5Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, for the right of possession and redemption is yours; buy it for yourself.' Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
"And I bought the field at 6Anathoth from Hanamel my cousin, and 7weighed out the money to him, seventeen shekels of silver.
8I signed the deed, 9sealed it, 10got witnesses, and 11weighed the money on scales.
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 12Baruch the son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the presence of Hanamel my cousin, in the presence of 13the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Judeans who were sitting in 14the court of the guard.
I charged 15Baruch 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 16fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.'