And Zedekiahking of Judahshall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shallsurely be deliveredinto the hand of the king of Babylon, and shallspeakwith him mouth to mouth, and his eyesshallbehold his eyes;
So Hanameelmineuncle’s son came to me in the court of the prisonaccording to the word of the LORD, and saidunto me, Buy my field, I praythee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knewthatthis was the word of the LORD.
And I gave the evidence of the purchaseuntoBaruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameelmineuncle’s son, and in the presence of the witnessesthatsubscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jewsthat sat in the court of the prison.
Thussaith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Taketheseevidences, thisevidence of the purchase, bothwhich is sealed, and thisevidencewhich is open; and put them in an earthenvessel, thatthey may continuemanydays.
And theycame in, and possessed it; but theyobeyed not thy voice, neitherwalked in thy law; theyhavedonenothing of all thatthoucommandedstthem to do: thereforethouhastcaused all thisevil to comeuponthem:
Behold the mounts, they are comeunto the city to take it; and the city is giveninto the hand of the Chaldeans, thatfightagainst it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and whatthouhastspoken is come to pass; and, behold, thouseest it.
And the Chaldeans, thatfightagainstthiscity, shallcome and set fire on thiscity, and burn it with the houses, uponwhoseroofstheyhaveofferedincenseuntoBaal, and poured out drinkofferingsuntoothergods, to provoke me to anger.
Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, whichtheyhavedone to provoke me to anger, they, theirkings, theirprinces, theirpriests, and theirprophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And theybuilt the highplaces of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to causetheirsons and theirdaughters to passthrough the fireuntoMolech; which I commandedthem not, neithercame it into my mind, thattheyshould do thisabomination, to causeJudah to sin.
And now thereforethussaith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerningthiscity, whereof ye say, It shall be deliveredinto the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;
Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribeevidences, and sealthem, and takewitnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the placesaboutJerusalem, 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 willcausetheircaptivity to return, saith the LORD.