And it came to pass in the fourthyear of Jehoiakim the son of Josiahking of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from the LORD,saying ,
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.3
It 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 evilway; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.4
Then JeremiahcalledBaruch the son of Neriah: and Baruchwrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.5
And JeremiahcommandedBaruch,saying , I am shut up ; I cannotgo into the house of the LORD:6
Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the ears of the people in the LORD'Shouse upon the fastingday: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.7
It may be they will present their supplicationbefore the LORD, and will return every one from his evilway: for great is the anger and the fury that the LORD hath pronounced against this people.8
And Baruch the son of Neriahdid according to all that Jeremiah the prophetcommanded him, reading in the book the words of the LORD in the LORD'Shouse.