Jeremiah 36:18

18 Baruch said, "That's right. Every word right from his own mouth. And I wrote it down, word for word, with pen and ink."

Jeremiah 36:18 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 36:18

Then Baruch answered them
At once, without any hesitation, plainly and fully: he pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth;
that is, the Prophet Jeremiah delivered by word of mouth, not the substance only of this roll, but the express words of it, and everyone of them, and that clearly and distinctly, without any hesitation, or premeditation; by which it is plain it was by the Spirit of the Lord he did it; neither matter nor words were Baruch's, but were exactly as they were delivered: and I wrote [them] with ink in the book;
as they saw with their eyes, and which was the manner of writing with the Jews so early; Baruch had no further concern in this matter than to provide pen, ink, and parchment, and to make use of them as he did, just as the prophet dictated and directed him.

Jeremiah 36:18 In-Context

16 When they had heard it all, they were upset. They talked it over. "We've got to tell the king all this."
17 They asked Baruch, "Tell us, how did you come to write all this? Was it at Jeremiah's dictation?"
18 Baruch said, "That's right. Every word right from his own mouth. And I wrote it down, word for word, with pen and ink."
19 The government officials told Baruch, "You need to get out of here. Go into hiding, you and Jeremiah. Don't let anyone know where you are!"
20 The officials went to the court of the palace to report to the king, having put the scroll for safekeeping in the office of Elishama the secretary of state.