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's1 room in the royal palace, where all the officials were sitting: Elishama the secretary, Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Elnathan2 son of Acbor, Gemariah son of Shaphan, Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.313
After Micaiah told them everything he had heard Baruch read to the people from the scroll,
all the officials sent Jehudi4 son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to say to Baruch, "Bring the scroll5 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 fear6 and said to Baruch, "We must report all these words to the king."
Then they asked Baruch, "Tell us, how did you come to write7 all this? Did Jeremiah dictate it?"
"Yes," Baruch replied, "he dictated8 all these words to me, and I wrote them in ink on the scroll."
Then the officials9 said to Baruch, "You and Jeremiah, go and hide.10 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.
The king sent Jehudi11 to get the scroll, and Jehudi brought it from the room of Elishama the secretary and read it to the king12 and all the officials standing beside him.