11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open:
11 I took the deed of purchase-the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions, as well as the unsealed copy-
11 Then I took the sealed deed of purchase, containing the terms and conditions and the open copy.
11 Then I took the deed of purchase - the sealed copy that contained the contract and its conditions and also the open copy -
11 So I took the purchase deed, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open;
11 Then I took the sealed deed and an unsealed copy of the deed, which contained the terms and conditions of the purchase,
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 32:11
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.