Then Baruch read the scroll containing the words of Jeremiah. Baruch read it to all the people in the LORD's temple in the room of the scribe Gemariah, son of Shaphan, in the upper courtyard at the entrance of New Gate of the LORD's temple.
Micaiah, who was the son of Gemariah and the grandson of Shaphan, heard Baruch read from the scroll everything the LORD had said.
Then he went down to the scribe's room in the king's palace where all the scribes were sitting. The scribe Elishama, Delaiah (son of Shemaiah), Elnathan (son of Achbor), Gemariah (son of Shaphan), Zedekiah (son of Hananiah), and all the other officials were there.
Micaiah told them everything he heard Baruch read from the scroll publicly.
Then all the officials sent Jehudi, who was the son of Nethaniah, the grandson of Shelemiah, and the great-grandson of Cushi, to Baruch. Jehudi said to Baruch, "Bring the scroll that you read publicly, and come with me." Baruch, son of Neriah, took the scroll and went with him to see the officers.
They said to Baruch, "Please sit down, and read it to us." So Baruch read it to them.
When they heard everything, they turned to each other in terror. They said to Baruch, "We must tell the king everything."
Then they asked Baruch, "Please tell us how you wrote all this. Did Jeremiah dictate it to you?"
Baruch answered, "He dictated everything to me, and I wrote it on the scroll in ink."
The officials said to Baruch, "You and Jeremiah must hide. Don't let anyone know where you are."
After they put the scroll in the side room of the scribe Elishama, they went to the king in the courtyard and told him everything.