Jeremiah 32:10

10 I signed and sealed the deed, had it witnessed, and weighed out the silver on the scales.

Jeremiah 32:10 in Other Translations

10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.
10 I signed the deed, sealed it, got witnesses, and weighed the money on scales.
10 I signed and sealed the deed of purchase before witnesses, weighed out the silver, and paid him.
10 I followed all the proper procedures: In the presence of witnesses I wrote out the bill of sale, sealed it, and weighed out the money on the scales.
10 I recorded it on a scroll, sealed it, called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on a scale.

Jeremiah 32:10 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 32:10

And I subscribed the evidence
Or, "wrote in a book" F21; the instrument or bill of sale, the deed of purchase; which described the field sold, and expressed the condition on which the purchase was made; and by subscribing it he agreed to it, and laid himself under obligation to perform it: and sealed [it];
for the further confirmation of it: and took witnesses;
to be present at the payment of the money, and to sign the deed likewise: and weighed [him] the money in the balances;
this he did a second time; he weighed it first before Hanameel himself, and then before the witnesses; everything was done fairly, and with great exactness.


F21 (rpob btkaw) "et scripsi in libro", V. L. Munster, Pagninus, Montanus; "in libello", Cocceius.

Jeremiah 32:10 In-Context

8 “Then, just as the LORD had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and said, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. Since it is your right to redeem it and possess it, buy it for yourself.’ “I knew that this was the word of the LORD;
9 so I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel and weighed out for him seventeen shekels of silver.
10 I signed and sealed the deed, had it witnessed, and weighed out the silver on the scales.
11 I took the deed of purchase—the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions, as well as the unsealed copy—
12 and I gave this deed to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel and of the witnesses who had signed the deed and of all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Genesis 23:20
  • 2. S Ruth 4:9; S Isaiah 8:2
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