Jeremiah 36:20

20 After they put the scroll in the room of Elishama the secretary, they went to the king in the courtyard and reported everything to him.

Read Jeremiah 36:20 Using Other Translations

And they went in to the king into the court, but they laid up the roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told all the words in the ears of the king.
So they went into the court to the king, having put the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the secretary, and they reported all the words to the king.
Then the officials left the scroll for safekeeping in the room of Elishama the secretary and went to tell the king what had happened.

What does Jeremiah 36:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 36:20

And they went in to the king into the court
The inner court, the king's court, where he usually resided; though very probably they did not rush in at once; but first sent to know whether the king could be spoke with, or would admit them, they having something to communicate to him; which they might do by the person in waiting, by whom they were introduced: but they laid up the roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe;
they did not take it with them, but left it in the secretary's office; and, no doubt, put it up safe in some chest or scrutoire, as something valuable, and not to be exposed to everyone; or to be thrown about, torn, or trampled on, as a book of no use and value: very probably it was with the consent of Baruch that it was left with them: and this was a point of prudence in them not to take it with them when they went to the king: and told all the words in the ears of the king;
that is, the sum and substance of them; for it cannot be thought they should remember every word in the roll; but the main of it they did, and rehearsed it in a very audible manner.

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