In the 1fourthyear of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, thiswordcame to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2"Take a a2scroll and write on it all the 3wordswhich I have spoken to you concerning4Israel and concerningJudah, and concerningall the 5nations, from the 6day I first spoke to you, from the days of Josiah, even to thisday.
"7Perhaps the house of Judah will hearall the calamitywhich I plan to bring on them, in order that everyman will 8turn from his evilway; then I will 9forgive their iniquity and their sin."
Then Jeremiahcalled10Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruchwrote on a b11scrollcat the dictation of Jeremiahall the words of the LORDwhich He had spoken to him.
5JeremiahcommandedBaruch, saying, "I am d12restricted; I cannotgo into the house of the LORD.
"So you go and 13read from the scrollwhich you have 14writteneat my dictation the words of the LORDfto the people in the LORD'Shouse on a 15fastday. And also you shall read them gto all the people of Judah who come from their cities.
"16Perhaps their supplication will hcomebefore the LORD, and everyone will turn from his evilway, for 17great is the anger and the wrath that the LORD has pronouncedagainstthispeople."
8Baruch the son of Neriahdid according to all that Jeremiah the prophetcommanded him, 18reading from the book the words of the LORD in the LORD'Shouse.
Now in the 19fifthyear of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the 20ninthmonth, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who 21came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalemproclaimed a 22fastbefore the LORD.
Then Baruchread from the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the LORD in the 23chamber of 24Gemariah the son of Shaphan the 25scribe, in the uppercourt, at the 26entry of the NewGate of the LORD'Shouse, to all the people.
Now when 27Micaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heardall the words of the LORD from the book,
he wentdown to the king'shouse, into the scribe'schamber. And behold, all the officials were sittingthere -28Elishama the scribe, and 29Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and 30Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.
13Micaiah31declared to them all the words that he had heard when Baruchread from the book to the people.
Then all the officialssent32Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to Baruch, saying, "Take in your hand the scroll from which you have read to the people and come." So Baruch the son of Neriah33took the scroll in his hand and went to them.
They said to him, "Sitdown, please, and read it to us." So Baruch34read it to them.
When they had heardall the words, they turned in 35fearone to another and said to Baruch, "We will surely36reportallthesewords to the king."
And they askedBaruch, saying, "Tell us, please, 37how did you writeallthesewords? Was it iat his dictation?"
Then Baruchsaid to them, "He 38dictatedallthesewords to me, and I wrote them with ink on the book."
Then the officialssaid to Baruch, "Go, 39hide yourself, you and Jeremiah, and do not let anyone knowwhere you are."
So they went to the 40king in the court, but they had deposited the scroll in the chamber of 41Elishama the scribe, and they reportedall the words to the king.
Then the kingsentJehudi to get the scroll, and he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the scribe. And Jehudi42read it to the king as well as to all the officials who stoodbeside the king.
Now the king was sitting in the 43winterhouse in the 44ninthmonth, with a fire burning in the brazierbefore him.
When Jehudi had readthree or fourcolumns, the king cut it with a scribe'sknife and 45threw it into the fire that was in the brazier, untilall the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.
Yet the king and all his servants who heardallthesewords were 46not afraid, nor did they 47rend their garments.
Even thoughElnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah48pleaded with the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.
And the kingcommandedJerahmeel the king'sson, Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel to 49seizeBaruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet, but the 50LORDhid them.
Then the word of the LORDcame to Jeremiahafter the king had 51burned the scroll and the wordswhich52Baruch had written at the dictation of Jeremiah, saying,
"53Takeagainanotherscroll and write on it all the formerwords that were 54on the firstscrollwhichJehoiakim the king of Judahburned.
"And concerningJehoiakimking of Judah you shall say, 'Thussays the LORD, "You have 55burnedthisscroll, saying, '56Why have you written on it jthat the 57king of Babylon will certainlycome and destroythisland, and will make man and beast to cease from it?' "
30'Thereforethussays the LORDconcerningJehoiakimking of Judah, "He shall have58no one to sit on the throne of David, and his 59deadbody shall be cast out to the heat of the day and the frost of the night.
"I will also 60punish him and his kdescendants and his servants for their iniquity, and I will 61bring on them and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the men of Judahall the calamity that I have declared to them-but they did not listen.""'
Then Jeremiahtookanotherscroll and gave it to Baruch the son of Neriah, the scribe, and he 62wrote on it at the dictation of Jeremiahall the words of the bookwhichJehoiakimking of Judah had burned in the fire; and manylsimilar words were added to them.