Jer 32:1
32:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the {a}
     tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which [was] the
     eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar.

     (a) So that Jeremiah had now prophesied from the thirteenth
         year of Josiah to the last year save one of Zedekiah's
         reign, which was almost forty years.

Jer 32:5
32:5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he
     be until {b} I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye fight
     with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper.

     (b) Till I take Zedekiah away by death: for he will not die
         by the sword as in Jer 34:4.

Jer 32:7
32:7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thy uncle shall come to
     thee, saying, {c} Buy for thee my field that [is] in
     Anathoth: for the right of redemption [is] thine {d} to buy

     (c) By which was meant that the people would return again
         out of captivity and enjoy their possessions and
         vineyards as in Jer 32:15,44.
     (d) Because he was next of the kindred, as in Ru 4:4.

Jer 32:8
32:8 So Hanameel my uncle's son came to me in the court of the
     prison according to the word of the LORD, and said to me,
     Buy my {e} field, I pray thee, 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 knew that this [was] the word of
     the LORD.

     (e) Of the possession of the Levites, read Le 25:32.

Jer 32:9
32:9 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that
     [was] in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, [even]
     seventeen {f} shekels of silver.

     (f) Which amounts to about ten shillings six pence in our
         money if this shekel were the common shekel, \\see
         Geneva "Ge 23:15"\\, for the shekel of the temple
         was of double value, and ten pieces of silver were
         half a shekel, for twenty made the shekel.

Jer 32:11
32:11 So I took the deed of the purchase, [both] that which was
      sealed {g} [according] to the law and custom, and that
      which was open:

      (g) According to the custom the instrument or evidence was
          sealed up with the common seal and a copy of it
          remained which contained the same in effect but was
          left open to be seen if anything should be called into

Jer 32:14
32:14 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take
      these deeds, this deed of the purchase, both that which is
      sealed, and this deed which is open; and put them in an
      earthen {h} vessel, that they may continue many days.

      (h) And so to hide them in the ground, that they might be
          reserved as a token of their deliverance.

Jer 32:18
32:18 Thou shewest lovingkindness to thousands, and recompensest
      the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their {i}
      children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, JEHOVAH of
      hosts, [is] his name,

      (i) Because the wicked are subject to the curse of God, he
          shows that their posterity who by nature are under
          this malediction will be punished both for their own
          wickedness and that the iniquity of their fathers
          which is likewise in them, will be also avenged on
          their head.

Jer 32:20
32:20 {k} Who hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt,
      [even] to this day, and in Israel, and among [other] men;
      and hast made thee a name, as at this day;

      (k) Meaning that his miracles in delivering his people
          would never be forgotten.

Jer 32:24
32:24 Behold the {l} mounts, they are come to the city to take
      it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans,
      that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the
      famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken
      is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest [it].

      (l) The word signifies anything that is cast up, as a
          mount or rampart, and is also used for engines of war,
          which were laid on a high place to shoot into a city
          before guns were in use.

Jer 32:27
32:27 Behold, I [am] the LORD, the God of all {m} flesh: is
      there any thing too hard for me?

      (m) That is, of every creature: who as they are his work,
          so does he govern and guide them as pleases him, by
          which he shows that as he is the author of their
          captivity for their sins, so will he for his mercies
          be their redeemer to restore them again to liberty.

Jer 32:30
32:30 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have
      done evil only before me from their {n} youth: for the
      children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the
      work of their hands, saith the LORD.

      (n) From the time that I brought them out of Egypt and
          made them my people and called them my firstborn.

Jer 32:33
32:33 And they have turned to me the back, and not the face:
      though I taught them, {o} rising early and teaching
      [them], yet they have not hearkened to receive

      (o) 2Ch 36:15,Isa 65:2,Jer 7:13,13;3,26;5,29:19,35:14,44:4.

Jer 32:35
32:35 And they built the high {p} places of Baal, which [are] in
      the valley of the {q} son of Hinnom, to cause their sons
      and their daughters to {r} pass through [the fire] to
      Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into
      my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause
      Judah to sin.

      (p) That is, the altars which were made to offer
          sacrifices to their idols on.
      (q) Read Jer 7:31, 2Ki 21:4,6.
      (r) Read 2Ki 16:3.

Jer 32:36
32:36 And now {s} therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of
      Israel, concerning this city, of which ye say, It shall be
      delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the
      sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;

      (s) Read Jer 30:16.

Jer 32:39
32:39 And I will give them {t} one heart, and one way, that they
      may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their
      children after them:

      (t) One consent and one religion, as in
          Eze 11:19,36:26.

Jer 32:40
32:40 And I will make an everlasting {u} covenant with them,
      that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but
      I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not
      depart from me.

      (u) Read Jer 31:1-33:26.

Jer 32:44
32:44 Men shall buy {x} fields for money, and signed deeds, and
      seal [them], and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin,
      and in the places about Jerusalem, 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 will cause their captives to return, saith the LORD.

      (x) This is the declaration of that which was spoken of in
          Jer 32:8.