10 And I subscribed [1] the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

Other Translations of Jeremiah 32:10

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

10 I signed the deed, sealed it, got witnesses, and weighed the money on scales.

The Message

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.

New King James Version

10 And I signed the deed and sealed it, took witnesses, and weighed the money on the scales.

New Living Translation

10 I signed and sealed the deed of purchase before witnesses, weighed out the silver, and paid him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 32:10

Commentary on Jeremiah 32:1-15

(Read Jeremiah 32:1-15)

Jeremiah, being in prison for his prophecy, purchased a piece of ground. This was to signify, that though Jerusalem was besieged, and the whole country likely to be laid waste, yet the time would come, when houses, and fields, and vineyards, should be again possessed. It concerns ministers to make it appear that they believe what they preach to others. And it is good to manage even our worldly affairs in faith; to do common business with reference to the providence and promise of God.