9 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen  shekels of silver.
9 so I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel and weighed out for him seventeen shekels
9 "And I bought the field at Anathoth from Hanamel my cousin, and weighed out the money to him, seventeen shekels of silver.
9 "So I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel. I paid him seventeen silver shekels.
9 So I bought the field from Hanamel, the son of my uncle who was in Anathoth, and weighed out to him the money--seventeen shekels of silver.
9 So I bought the field at Anathoth, paying Hanamel seventeen pieces of silver for it.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 32:9
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.