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Jeremiah 36:1-8 (Common English Bible)

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Enduring word of God

1 In the fourth year of Judah's King Jehoiakim, Josiah's son, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 Take a scroll and write in it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations from the time of Josiah until today. 3 Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about every disaster I intend to bring upon them, they will turn from their evil ways, and I will forgive their wrongdoing and sins. 4 So Jeremiah sent for Baruch, Neriah's son. As Jeremiah dictated all the words that the LORD had spoken to him, Baruch wrote them in the scroll. 5 Then Jeremiah told Baruch, "I'm confined here and can't go to the LORD's temple. 6 So you go to the temple on the next day of fasting, and read the LORD's words from the scroll that I have dictated to you. Read them so that all the people in the temple can hear them, as well as all the Judeans who have come from their towns. 7 If they turn from their evil ways, perhaps the LORD will hear their prayers. The LORD has threatened them with fierce anger." 8 Baruch, Neriah's son, did everything the prophet Jeremiah instructed him: he read all the LORD's words from the scroll in the temple.
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