Jeremiah 36:29

29 Also tell Jehoiakim king of Judah, ‘This is what the LORD says: You burned that scroll and said, “Why did you write on it that the king of Babylon would certainly come and destroy this land and wipe from it both man and beast?”

Read Jeremiah 36:29 Using Other Translations

And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast?
And concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, 'Thus says the LORD, You have burned this scroll, saying, "Why have you written in it that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and will cut off from it man and beast?"
Then say to the king, ‘This is what the LORD says: You burned the scroll because it said the king of Babylon would destroy this land and empty it of people and animals.

What does Jeremiah 36:29 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 36:29

And thou shall say to Jehoiakim king of Judah
Or, "concerning" F23 him; since the prophet was hid, and he was in quest of him; nor was it safe for him to appear in person before him; though this may be understood as what should be put into the second roll, and in that he addressed to him: thus saith the Lord, thou hast burnt this roll;
or "that roll"; or had suffered or ordered it to be burnt, giving this as a reason for it: saying, why hast thou therein written;
what the king would have to be a great falsehood, and which he thought never came from the Lord; but was a device of Jeremiah, to whom he ascribed the writing of them, though it was Baruch's, because dictated by him: saying, the king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land,
and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast?
by killing some, and carrying off others, so that the destruction should be complete. He takes no notice of himself and his family, as if his concern was only for the nation; and that he took it ill that anything should be said which expressed the ruin of that, and might dishearten the inhabitants of it.


FOOTNOTES:

F23 (le) "de", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Schmidt.
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