In the 1fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
"Take 2a scroll and 3write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel and 4Judah 5and all the nations, 6from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah until today.
7It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the disaster that I intend to do to them, 8so that every one may turn from his evil way, and 9that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin."
Then Jeremiah called 10Baruch the son of Neriah, and 11Baruch wrote on 12a scroll at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD that he had spoken to him.
And Jeremiah ordered 13Baruch, saying, 14"I am banned from going to the house of the LORD,
so you are to go, and 15on a day of fasting in the hearing of all the people in the LORD's house you shall read the words of the LORD from the scroll that you have written at my dictation. You shall read them also in the hearing of all the men of Judah who come out of their cities.
16It may be that their plea for mercy will come before the LORD, 17and that every one will turn from his evil way, for great is the anger and wrath that the LORD has pronounced against this people."
And Baruch the son of Neriah did all that Jeremiah the prophet ordered him about reading from the scroll the words of the LORD in the LORD's house.