When they heard all the words, they turned one to another in fear; and they said to Baruch, "We must report all these words to the king."
Then they asked Baruch, "Tell us, how did you write all these words? Was it at his dictation?"
Baruch answered them, "He dictated all these words to me, while I wrote them with ink on the scroll."
Then the princes said to Baruch, "Go and hide, you and Jeremiah, and let no one know where you are."
So they went into the court to the king, having put the scroll in the chamber of Eli'shama the secretary; and they reported all the words to the king.
Then the king sent Jehu'di to get the scroll, and he took it from the chamber of Eli'shama the secretary; and Jehu'di read it to the king and all the princes who stood beside the king.
It was the ninth month, and the king was sitting in the winter house and there was a fire burning in the brazier before him.
As Jehu'di read three or four columns, the king would cut them off with a penknife and throw them into the fire in the brazier, until the entire scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.
Yet neither the king, nor any of his servants who heard all these words, was afraid, nor did they rend their garments.
Even when Elna'than and Delai'ah and Gemari'ah urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.
And the king commanded Jerah'meel the king's son and Serai'ah the son of Az'ri-el and Shelemi'ah the son of Abdeel to seize Baruch the secretary and Jeremiah the prophet, but the LORD hid them.