From the room of Gemariah1 son of Shaphan2 the secretary,3 which was in the upper courtyard at the entrance of the New Gate4 of the temple, Baruch read to all the people at the LORD's temple the words of Jeremiah from the scroll.
When Micaiah son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, heard all the words of the LORD from the scroll,
he went down to the secretary's5 room in the royal palace, where all the officials were sitting: Elishama the secretary, Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Elnathan6 son of Acbor, Gemariah son of Shaphan, Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.713
After Micaiah told them everything he had heard Baruch read to the people from the scroll,
all the officials sent Jehudi8 son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to say to Baruch, "Bring the scroll9 from which you have read to the people and come." So Baruch son of Neriah went to them with the scroll in his hand.
They said to him, "Sit down, please, and read it to us." So Baruch read it to them.
When they heard all these words, they looked at each other in fear10 and said to Baruch, "We must report all these words to the king."
Then they asked Baruch, "Tell us, how did you come to write11 all this? Did Jeremiah dictate it?"
"Yes," Baruch replied, "he dictated12 all these words to me, and I wrote them in ink on the scroll."
Then the officials13 said to Baruch, "You and Jeremiah, go and hide.14 Don't let anyone know where you are."
After they put the scroll in the room of Elishama the secretary, they went to the king in the courtyard and reported everything to him.