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Jeremiah 37:12

Context
NET ©

Jeremiah started to leave Jerusalem to go to the territory of Benjamin. He wanted to make sure he got his share of the property that was being divided up among his family there. 1 

NIV ©

Jeremiah started to leave the city to go to the territory of Benjamin to get his share of the property among the people there.

NASB ©

that Jeremiah went out from Jerusalem to go to the land of Benjamin in order to take possession of some property there among the people.

NLT ©

Jeremiah started to leave the city on his way to the land of Benjamin, to see the property he had bought.

MSG ©

Jeremiah left Jerusalem to go over to the territory of Benjamin to take care of some personal business.

BBE ©

Jeremiah went out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, with the purpose of taking up his heritage there among the people.

NRSV ©

Jeremiah set out from Jerusalem to go to the land of Benjamin to receive his share of property among the people there.

NKJV ©

that Jeremiah went out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin to claim his property there among the people.


KJV
Then Jeremiah
<03414>
went forth
<03318> (8799)
out of Jerusalem
<03389>
to go
<03212> (8800)
into the land
<0776>
of Benjamin
<01144>_,
to separate
<02505> (8687)
himself thence in the midst
<08432>
of the people
<05971>_.
{separate...: or, to slip away from thence in the midst of the people}
NASB ©
that Jeremiah
<03414>
went
<03318>
out from Jerusalem
<03389>
to go
<01980>
to the land
<0776>
of Benjamin
<01144>
in order to take
<02505>
possession
<02505>
of some property
<02505>
there
<04480>
<8033> among
<08432>
the people
<05971>
.
HEBREW
Meh
<05971>
Kwtb
<08432>
Msm
<08033>
qlxl
<02505>
Nmynb
<01144>
Ura
<0776>
tkll
<01980>
Mlswrym
<03389>
whymry
<03414>
auyw (37:12)
<03318>
LXXM
(44:12) exhlyen
<1831
V-AAI-3S
ieremiav
<2408
N-NSM
apo
<575
PREP
ierousalhm
<2419
N-PRI
tou
<3588
T-GSN
poreuyhnai
<4198
V-APN
eiv
<1519
PREP
ghn
<1065
N-ASF
beniamin
<958
N-PRI
tou
<3588
T-GSN
agorasai
<59
V-AAN
ekeiyen
<1564
ADV
en
<1722
PREP
mesw
<3319
A-DSM
tou
<3588
T-GSM
laou
<2992
N-GSM
NET © [draft] ITL
Jeremiah
<03414>
started to leave
<03318>
Jerusalem
<03389>
to go
<01980>
to the territory
<0776>
of Benjamin
<01144>
. He wanted to make sure he got his share of the property that was being divided
<02505>
up among
<08432>
his family
<05971>
there
<08033>
.
NET ©

Jeremiah started to leave Jerusalem to go to the territory of Benjamin. He wanted to make sure he got his share of the property that was being divided up among his family there. 1 

NET © Notes

tn The meaning of this last sentence is somewhat uncertain. The Hebrew expression here occurs nowhere else in the Hebrew Bible and its meaning is debated. The verb is pointed as a shortened form of the Hiphil infinitive construct of חָלַק (khalaq; see GKC 148 §53.q for explanation of the phenomenon and other examples). There are, however, no other examples of the use of this verb in the Hiphil. BDB 324 s.v. חָלַק Hiph defines it as “receive a portion” and explains it as a denominative from חֵלֶק (kheleq, “portion”) but says that the form is dubious. KBL s.v. חָלַק Hif defines it as “take part in dividing” but that does not fit the prepositional phrase that follows (מִשָּׁם, misham, “from there”) as well as “to receive a portion.” The Greek version did not understand this of dividing property but of conducting business. Later revisions of the Greek and the Latin version, however, did understand it of “taking a share.” The translation of BDB has been expanded to better reflect the probable situation. For the meaning of “his family” for the noun עַם (’am) compare the usage in Job 18:19. For a fuller discussion of the probable situation see J. A. Thompson, Jeremiah (NICOT), 633-34.

sn Though some commentators disagree, this transaction should not be viewed as subsequent to the transaction recorded in Jer 32 and seen as an attempt to take possession of a field that he had already bought. That transaction took place sometime later after he had been confined to the courtyard of the guardhouse (compare 32:2 with 37:21) and involved his buying a near relative’s field. The word used here refers to “getting one’s own share” (compare 1 Sam 30:24; Josh 15:13, and see also Mic 2:4) not taking possession of someone else’s. “There” refers to the territory of Benjamin just mentioned but more specifically to Jeremiah’s hometown, Anathoth (cf. 1:1).



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