This chapter can be broken into three parts. First, Zedekiah imprisoned Jeremiah because of Jeremiah’s continual warning concerning Jerusalem’s fall. This imprisonment did not stop the Lord from telling Jeremiah that he needs to make a land purchase (32:1-15). Second, Jeremiah did not understand why the Lord would have him purchase land that was on the verge of being taken by the Babylonians, thus he expressed himself to the Lord in regard to this (32:16-25). Third, the Lord told Jeremiah that He is not controlled by the affairs of man and, in fact, the execution of the deed transfer is indicative of what the Lord prepared for those who will eventually return (32:26-44).