Jeremiah 36:1-19 (New American Standard)

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Jeremiah's Scroll Read in the Temple

1 In the 1fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2 "Take a a2scroll and write on it all the 3words which I have spoken to you concerning 4Israel and concerning Judah, and concerning all the 5nations, from the 6day I first spoke to you, from the days of Josiah, even to this day. 3 "7Perhaps the house of Judah will hear all the calamity which I plan to bring on them, in order that every man will 8turn from his evil way ; then I will 9forgive their iniquity and their sin." 4 Then Jeremiah called 10Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote on a b11scroll cat the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD which He had spoken to him. 5 Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, "I am d12restricted ; I cannot go into the house of the LORD. 6 "So you go and 13read from the scroll which you have 14written eat my dictation the words of the LORD fto the people in the LORD'S house on a 15fast day. And also you shall read them gto all the people of Judah who come from their cities. 7 "16Perhaps their supplication will hcome before the LORD, and everyone will turn from his evil way, for 17great is the anger and the wrath that the LORD has pronounced against this people." 8 Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, 18reading from the book the words of the LORD in the LORD'S house. 9 Now in the 19fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the 20ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who 21came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a 22fast before the LORD. 10 Then Baruch read 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 upper court, at the 26entry of the New Gate of the LORD'S house, to all the people. 11 Now when 27Micaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard all the words of the LORD from the book, 12 he went down to the king's house, into the scribe's chamber. And behold, all the officials were sitting there -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. 13 Micaiah 31declared to them all the words that he had heard when Baruch read from the book to the people. 14 Then all the officials sent 32Jehudi 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 Neriah 33took the scroll in his hand and went to them. 15 They said to him, "Sit down, please, and read it to us." So Baruch 34read it to them. 16 When they had heard all the words, they turned in 35fear one to another and said to Baruch, "We will surely 36report all these words to the king." 17 And they asked Baruch, saying, "Tell us, please, 37how did you write all these words ? Was it iat his dictation ?" 18 Then Baruch said to them, "He 38dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the book." 19 Then the officials said to Baruch, "Go, 39hide yourself, you and Jeremiah, and do not let anyone know where you are."
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