Even though Elnathan, Delaiah1 and Gemariah2 urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.
Instead, the king commanded Jerahmeel, a son of the king, Seraiah son of Azriel and Shelemiah son of Abdeel to arrest3 Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet. But the LORD had hidden4 them.
After the king burned the scroll containing the words that Baruch had written at Jeremiah's dictation,5 the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
"Take another scroll6 and write on it all the words that were on the first scroll, which Jehoiakim king of Judah burned up.
Also tell Jehoiakim king of Judah, 'This is what the LORD says: You burned that scroll and said, "Why did you write on it that the king of Babylon would certainly come and destroy this land and cut off both men and animals7 from it?"830
Therefore, this is what the LORD says about Jehoiakim9 king of Judah: He will have no one to sit on the throne of David; his body will be thrown out10 and exposed11 to the heat by day and the frost by night.1231
I will punish him and his children13 and his attendants for their wickedness; I will bring on them and those living in Jerusalem and the people of Judah every disaster14 I pronounced against them, because they have not listened.15' "
So Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to the scribe Baruch son of Neriah, and as Jeremiah dictated,16 Baruch wrote17 on it all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned18 in the fire. And many similar words were added to them.