Jeremiah 36:15

15 They said to him, “Sit down, please, and read it to us.” So Baruch read it to them.

Jeremiah 36:15 in Other Translations

15 And they said unto him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears. So Baruch read it in their ears.
15 And they said to him, "Sit down and read it." So Baruch read it to them.
15 “Sit down and read the scroll to us,” the officials said, and Baruch did as they requested.
15 The officials told him, "Sit down. Read it to us, please." Baruch read it.
15 They said to him, "Sit down and read [it] in our hearing." So Baruch read [it] in their hearing.

Jeremiah 36:15 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 36:15

And they said unto him, sit down now
Or, "pray sit down" {q}; they received him very courteously, and treated him with great humanity, and showed much respect to him, in beseeching him to sit down by them: and read it in our ears;
as he had done in the ears of the people, with an audible voice, clearly and distinctly, that they might be able to hear it, so as to understand it: so Baruch read [it] in their ears;
without any fear or dread, though in the king's palace, and before an assembly of princes; nor did he excuse himself on account of weariness, having just read it to the people; or upbraid the princes with not being in the temple, where they might have heard it.


F17 (an bv) "sede quaeso", Vatablus, Schmidt.

Jeremiah 36:15 In-Context

13 After Micaiah told them everything he had heard Baruch read to the people from the scroll,
14 all the officials sent Jehudi son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to say to Baruch, “Bring the scroll from which you have read to the people and come.” So Baruch son of Neriah went to them with the scroll in his hand.
15 They said to him, “Sit down, please, and read it to us.” So Baruch read it to them.
16 When they heard all these words, they looked at each other in fear and said to Baruch, “We must report all these words to the king.”
17 Then they asked Baruch, “Tell us, how did you come to write all this? Did Jeremiah dictate it?”
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