Perhaps1 when the people of Judah hear2 about every disaster I plan to inflict on them, each of them will turn3 from his wicked way; then I will forgive4 their wickedness and their sin."
So Jeremiah called Baruch5 son of Neriah,6 and while Jeremiah dictated7 all the words the LORD had spoken to him, Baruch wrote them on the scroll.85
Then Jeremiah told Baruch, "I am restricted; I cannot go to the LORD's temple.
So you go to the house of the LORD on a day of fasting9 and read to the people from the scroll the words of the LORD that you wrote as I dictated.10 Read them to all the people of Judah11 who come in from their towns.
Perhaps they will bring their petition12 before the LORD, and each will turn13 from his wicked ways, for the anger14 and wrath pronounced against this people by the LORD are great."
Baruch son of Neriah did everything Jeremiah the prophet told him to do; at the LORD's temple he read the words of the LORD from the scroll.
In the ninth month15 of the fifth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, a time of fasting16 before the LORD was proclaimed for all the people in Jerusalem and those who had come from the towns of Judah.
From the room of Gemariah17 son of Shaphan18 the secretary,19 which was in the upper courtyard at the entrance of the New Gate20 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's21 room in the royal palace, where all the officials were sitting: Elishama the secretary, Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Elnathan22 son of Acbor, Gemariah son of Shaphan, Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.2313
After Micaiah told them everything he had heard Baruch read to the people from the scroll,