36 1And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of
Josiah, king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from Jehovah,
2Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that
I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against Judah, and against all
the nations, from the day I spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even
unto this day.
3It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil
which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil
way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
called Baruch the son of Neriah; and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah
all the words of Jehovah, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a
5And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go
into the house of Jehovah:
6therefore go thou, and read in the roll,
which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of Jehovah in the ears of
the people in Jehovah's house upon the fast-day; and also thou shalt read
them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.
7It may be
they will present their supplication before Jehovah, and will return every
one from his evil way; for great is the anger and the wrath that Jehovah hath
pronounced against this people.
8And Baruch the son of Neriah did
according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the book
the words of Jehovah in Jehovah's house.
9Now 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 that came from the
cities of Judah unto Jerusalem, proclaimed a fast before Jehovah.
read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of Jehovah, in the
chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan, the scribe, in the upper court, at
the entry of the new gate of Jehovah's house, in the ears of all the people.
11And when Micaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out
of the book all the words of Jehovah,
12he went down into the king's
house, into the scribe's chamber: and, lo, all the princes were sitting
there, to wit, 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 princes.
13Then Micaiah declared unto
them all the words that he had heard, when Baruch read the book in the ears
of the people.
14Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of
Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, unto Baruch, saying, Take
in thy hand the roll wherein thou hast read in the ears of the people, and
come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the roll in his hand, and came unto
15And they said unto him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears. So
Baruch read it in their ears.
16Now it came to pass, when they had heard
all the words, they turned in fear one toward another, and said unto Baruch,
We will surely tell the king of all these words.
17And they asked Baruch,
saying, Tell us now, How didst thou write all these words at his mouth?
18Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with
his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.
19Then said the princes
unto Baruch, Go, hide thee, thou and Jeremiah; and let no man know where ye
20And they went in to the king into the court; but they had laid up
the roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe; and they told all the words
in the ears of the king.
21So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll; and
he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the scribe. And Jehudi read it in
the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes that stood beside
22Now the king was sitting in the winter-house in the ninth
month: and there was a fire in the brazier burning before him.
23And it came to pass, when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, that
the king cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was
in the brazier, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was in the
24And they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the
king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.
Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he
would not burn the roll; but he would not hear them.
26And the king
commanded Jerahmeel the king's son, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and
Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the
prophet; but Jehovah hid them.
27Then the word of Jehovah came to
Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch
wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
28Take thee again another roll,
and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which
Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned.
29And concerning Jehoiakim king
of Judah thou shalt say, Thus saith Jehovah: Thou hast burned this roll,
saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall
certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence
man and beast?
30Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning Jehoiakim king
of Judah: He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David; and his dead
body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.
31And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity;
and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon
the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them, but they
32Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch
the scribe, the son of Neriah, who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah
all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the
fire; and there were added besides unto them many like words.