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Yermiyah/Jeremiah  32:6 - 27

Chapter 32

6 Jeremiah said - The word of Hashem came to me, saying:  7 "Behold! — Hanamel, son of Shallum your uncle, is coming to you to say - 'Buy for yourself my field that is in Anasoth, for the right of redemption is yours.' "

8 Hanamel, my cousin, came to me as Hashem had spoken, to the courtyard of the prison, and he said to me, "Buy for yourself my field in Anasoth, that is in the territory of Benjamin, for yours is the right of inheritance and yours is the redemption; buy it for yourself." And I knew that it was the word of Hashem.

9 So I bought the field that was in Anasoth from Hanamel, my cousin; and I weighed out the silver for him - seven shekalim and ten selaim.  10 I wrote out the deed, sealed it, and appointed witnesses; and I weighed out the silver on the scales.  11 I took the bill of sale, the sealed one made according to the ordinances and the decrees, and the unsealed one.  12 I gave the bill of sale to Baruch son of Neriah son of Mahseiah before the eyes of Hanamel my uncle['s son] and before the eyes of the witnesses who signed the bill of sale, before the eyes of all the Jews who were sitting in the courtyard of the prison.  13 I instructed Baruch before their eyes, saying:  14 "So said Hashem, Master of Legions, God of Israel - 'Take these documents, this bill of sale, the sealed one and this unsealed document, and place them in an earthenware vessel so that they will last for many days.'  15 For so said Hashem, Master of Legions, God of Israel - 'Houses, fields, and vineyards will yet be bought in this land.' "

16 I prayed to Hashem, after giving the bill of sale to Baruch, son of Neriah, saying:  17 "Alas, my Lord, Hashem/Elohim, behold! — You made the heaven and the earth with Your great strength and Your outstretched arm; nothing is hidden from You.  18 Who does kindness to thousands [of generations], and repays the sin of parents in the bosom of the children after them; the great and strong God, His Name is Hashem, Master of Legions,  19 great of counsel and mighty of deed, Whose eyes are cognizant of all the ways of humankind, to give each man according to his ways and the fruit of his deeds.  20 Who placed signs and wonders in the land of Egypt that are known until this day, and upon Israel as upon man, and You made Yourself a reputation like this very day.  21 And You took Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt, with signs and wonders, with a strong hand, an outstretched arm, and with great awe.  22 And You gave them this land that You swore to their forefathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey.

~ Chabad Chassidim conclude here ~

23 They came and conquered it, but they did not listen to Your voice and did not follow Your teaching; everything that You commanded them to do they did not do, so You caused all this evil to befall them.  24 Behold! — upon mounds of earth they came to the city to capture it, and the city was handed over to the Chaldeans who are attacking it, in the face of the sword, the famine, and the pestilence; what You declared has happened — and You see it.  25 Yet You said to me, my Lord Hashem/Elohim, 'Buy for yourself a field with silver, and appoint witnesses — but the city has been handed over to the Chaldeans!' "

26 Then the word of Hashem came to Jeremiah, saying:  27 "Behold! — I am Hashem, the God of all flesh; is anything hidden from Me?"

~ When the Parashas is combined (Behar-Bechukosai) continue the Haftarah here ~

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