“You and Jeremiah should both hide,” the officials told Baruch. “Don’t tell anyone where you are!”
Then the officials left the scroll for safekeeping in the room of Elishama the secretary and went to tell the king what had happened.
The king sent Jehudi to get the scroll. Jehudi brought it from Elishama’s room and read it to the king as all his officials stood by.
It was late autumn, and the king was in a winterized part of the palace, sitting in front of a fire to keep warm.
Each time Jehudi finished reading three or four columns, the king took a knife and cut off that section of the scroll. He then threw it into the fire, section by section, until the whole scroll was burned up.