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Jeremiah 32:44

44 Fields will be bought for silver, and deeds will be signed, sealed and witnessed in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, because I will restore their fortunes,[a] declares the LORD.”

Jeremiah 32:44 in Other Translations

KJV
44 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the LORD.
ESV
44 Fields shall be bought for money, and deeds shall be signed and sealed and witnessed, in the land of Benjamin, in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, in the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the Shephelah, and in the cities of the Negeb; for I will restore their fortunes, declares the LORD."
NLT
44 Yes, fields will once again be bought and sold—deeds signed and sealed and witnessed—in the land of Benjamin and here in Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the hill country, in the foothills of Judah and in the Negev, too. For someday I will restore prosperity to them. I, the LORD, have spoken!”
MSG
44 Yes, people will buy farms again, and legally, with deeds of purchase, sealed documents, proper witnesses - and right here in the territory of Benjamin, and in the area around Jerusalem, around the villages of Judah and the hill country, the Shephelah and the Negev. I will restore everything that was lost.' God's Decree."
CSB
44 Fields will be purchased with silver, the transaction written on a scroll and sealed, and witnesses will be called on in the land of Benjamin, in the areas surrounding Jerusalem, and in Judah's cities-the cities of the hill country, the cities of the Judean foothills, and the cities of the Negev-because I will restore their fortunes." [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

Jeremiah 32:44 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 32:44

Men shall buy fields for money
They shall have plenty of money, and they shall lay it out in land, and carry on husbandry, cultivate the ground, which had lain long untilled, but now should be manured for public as well as private good. This some understand of particular churches planted in Judea, and out of it, throughout the whole world; and of men's gathering and joining themselves to them by a profession of that faith which is more precious than gold or silver: and subscribe evidences, and seal [them], and take witnesses;
as Jeremiah had done before, when he bought the field of his uncle's son, ( Jeremiah 32:10 ) . This is spiritually understood by some of the word of God laid hold on by faith; of the sealing of the Spirit, and of the ordinances of the Gospel: in the land of Benjamin;
where Anathoth was, and Jeremiah's field lay; and where the same should be done by others as was done by him: and in the places about Jerusalem;
in the suburbs of it, and in the villages round about it: and in the cities of Judah;
throughout the whole country, divided into the three following parts: and in the cities of the mountains;
in the hilly country of Judea, where was Hebron, and other cities, ( Luke 1:39 Luke 1:65 ) ; and in the cities of the valley.
The Septuagint retains the Hebrew word "sephela", or the plain, in which were Emmaus, Lydda, Sharon, places mentioned in the New Testament: and in the cities of the south;
or Nagab, the south part of Judea, which led to Gaza, ( Acts 8:26 ) . This division of Judea into the mountains, valley, and south, exactly agrees with the account of it in ( Joshua 15:21 Joshua 15:33 Joshua 15:48 ) . Some understand this of the Gospel going out of Jerusalem after the day of Pentecost, not only to the places near that city, but to Samaria, and the cities of the south towards Egypt, and so into all the world: for I will cause their captivity to return, saith the Lord;
their temporal captivity from Babylon, and their spiritual captivity from sin, Satan, and the law.

Jeremiah 32:44 In-Context

42 “This is what the LORD says: As I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised them.
43 Once more fields will be bought in this land of which you say, ‘It is a desolate waste, without people or animals, for it has been given into the hands of the Babylonians.’
44 Fields will be bought for silver, and deeds will be signed, sealed and witnessed in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, because I will restore their fortunes, declares the LORD.”

Cross References 4

  • 1. ver 10
  • 2. S Ruth 4:9; S Isaiah 8:2
  • 3. S Jeremiah 17:26
  • 4. S Ezra 9:9; Psalms 14:7; Jer 33:7,11,26

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "will bring them back from captivity"
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