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Version 0.31.57, 15 October 2020

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Jeremiah Chapter 36

1Now it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, that this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, 2“Get yourself a book scroll and write in it all the words which I have spoken to you concerning Israel and concerning Judah, and concerning all the nations, from the day when I spoke to you, in the days of Josiah up to this day. 3Perhaps the house of Judah will pay heed to all the trouble which I am considering to do to them, in order that they turn back, each from his evil way, so that I pardon their iniquities and their sin.” 4At this Jeremiah called for Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote on the book scroll from Jeremiah's dictation all the words of the Lord which he had spoken to him. 5And Jeremiah commanded Baruch and said, “I am under arrest; I cannot go to the house of the Lord. 6So you go and read from the scroll which you have written from my dictation; read the words of the Lord in the hearing of the people in the house of the Lord, on a day of fasting, and also read them in the hearing of all of Judah who come from their cities. 7Perhaps their supplication will fall before the Lord, and they will turn back, each man from his evil way, for great is the anger and fury which the Lord has pronounced on this people.” 8And Baruch the son of Neriah did everything that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him – to read the words of the Lord from the book in the house of the Lord. 9And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, that all the people in Jerusalem, and all the people who had come from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem, proclaimed a fast before the Lord. 10And Baruch read from the book the words of Jeremiah, in the house of the Lord, in the office of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the upper courtyard at the door of the New Gate of the house of the Lord, in the hearing of all the people. 11And when Micaiah the son of Gemariah the son of Shaphan heard all the words of the Lord from the book, 12he went down to the king's house, to the scribe's office, and found all the officials sitting there – Elishama the scribe and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the officials. 13And Micaiah told them all the words which he had heard when Baruch read from the book in the hearing of the people. 14And all the officials sent Jehudi, the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to Baruch to say, “Take in your hand the scroll from which you read in the hearing of the people, and come here with it.” So Baruch the son of Neriah took the scroll in his hand and came to them. 15And they said to him, “Please sit down and read it in our hearing.” So Baruch read it in their hearing. 16And it came to pass, when they heard all the words, that each was afraid, with his neighbour, and they said to Baruch, “We will certainly tell the king all these words.” 17And they inquired of Baruch and said, “Please tell us how it was that you came to write all these words at his dictation.” 18And Baruch said to them, “He dictated all these words to me, while I wrote them in the book in ink.” 19Then the officials said to Baruch, “Go and hide yourself, you and Jeremiah, and let no man know where you are.” 20And they went to the king in the courtyard, but they deposited the scroll in the office of Elishama the scribe, and they related all the words in the king's hearing. 21Then the king sent Jehudi to fetch the scroll, and he fetched it from the office of Elishama the scribe, and Jehudi read it in the king's hearing and in the hearing of all the officials who were standing around the king. 22Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month, and the fire in the hearth in front of him was burning. 23And it came to pass when Jehudi had read three or four columns, that the king cut it up with the scribe's penknife, and threw it into the fire which was in the hearth, until the whole scroll was consumed in the fire which was in the hearth. 24And they were not afraid, and they did not tear their clothes – neither the king nor any of his servants who heard all these words. 25But both Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah appealed to the king not to burn the scroll, but he did not heed them. 26And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to seize Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet. But the Lord had hidden them. 27And the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah after the king had burnt the scroll and the words which Baruch had written at Jeremiah's dictation, and it said, 28Act again, get yourself another scroll and write on it all the former words which were on the first scroll, which Jehoiakim king of Judah burnt. 29And you will say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, ‘This is what the Lord says: «You burnt this scroll and said, ‹Why have you written on it, saying, "The king of Babylon will certainly come and bring this land to ruin, and he will remove man and beast from it"?› » 30Therefore this is what the Lord says concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: «He will not have anyone sitting on the throne of David, and his corpse will be thrown to the heat of the day, and to the icy cold of the night. 31And I will visit him and his seed, and his servants, for their iniquity, and I will bring on them and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem and on the men of Judah all the trouble which I spoke to them but which they would not hear.» ’ ” 32So Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch the son of Neriah, the scribe, and he wrote on it at Jeremiah's dictation all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burnt in the fire. And there were added to them many more words like those.
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