And I take the purchase-book, the sealed one, according to law and custom, and the open one.
And I give the purchase-book unto Baruch son of Neriah, son of Maaseiah, before the eyes of Hanameel, my uncle's son, and before the eyes of the witnesses, those writing in the purchase-book, before the eyes of all the Jews who are sitting in the court of the prison.
And I charge Baruch before their eyes, saying,
`Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Take these books, this purchase-book, both the sealed one and the open one, and thou hast put them in an earthen vessel, that they may remain many days;
For thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Again are houses and fields and vineyards bought in this land.'
And I pray unto Jehovah -- after my giving the purchase-book unto Baruch son of Neriah -- saying,