Jeremiah causeth Baruch to write his prophecy,
Jeremiah 36:1 And it came to passe in the fourth yeere of Iehoiakim the sonne of Iosiah king of Iudah, [that] this word came vnto Ieremiah from the LORD, saying; Jeremiah 36:2 Take thee a roule of a booke, and write therein all the words that I haue spoken vnto thee against Israel, and against Iudah, & against all the nations, from the day I spake vnto thee, fro the dayes of Iosiah, euen vnto this day. Jeremiah 36:3 It may be that the house of Iudah will heare all the euil which I purpose to doe vnto them; that they may returne euery man from his euill way, that I may forgiue their iniquitie, and their sinne. Jeremiah 36:4 Then Ieremiah called Baruch the sonne of Neriah, and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Ieremiah all the words of the LORD, which he had spoken vnto him, vpon a roule of a booke.
and publickly to read it.
Jeremiah 36:5 And Ieremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I [am] shut vp, I cannot goe into the house of the LORD. Jeremiah 36:6 Therefore goe thou and reade in the roule, which thou hast written from my mouth, the wordes of the LORD in the eares of the people in the LORDS house vpon the fasting day: and also thou shalt reade them in the eares of all Iudah, that come out of their cities. Jeremiah 36:7 It may bee they will present their supplication before the LORD, and will returne euery one from his euill way; for great [is] the anger and the furie that the LORD hath pronounced against this people. Jeremiah 36:8 And Baruch the sonne of Neriah did according to all that Ieremiah the Prophet commanded him, reading in the booke the wordes of the LORD, in the LORDS house. Jeremiah 36:9 And it came to passe in the fifth yeere of Iehoiakim the sonne of Iosiah king of Iudah, in the ninth moneth, [that] they proclaimed a fast before the LORD to all the people in Ierusalem, & to all the people that came from the cities of Iudah vnto Ierusalem. Jeremiah 36:10 Then read Baruch in the booke, the wordes of Ieremiah in the house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the sonne of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court at the entry of the newe gate of the LORDS house, in the eares of all the people.
The princes, having intelligence thereof by Michaiah, send Jehudi to fetch the roll, and read it.
Jeremiah 36:11 When Michaiah the sonne of Gemariah the sonne of Shaphan had heard out of the booke, all the words of the LORD; Jeremiah 36:12 Then hee went downe into the kings house into the scribes chamber, and loe, all the princes sate there, [euen] Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the sonne of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the sonne of Achbor, and Gemariah the sonne of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the sonne of Hananiah, and all the princes. Jeremiah 36:13 Then Michaiah declared vnto them all the words that hee had heard when Baruch read the booke in the eares of the people. Jeremiah 36:14 Therefore all the princes sent Iehudi the sonne of Nethaniah, the sonne of Shelemiah, the sonne of Cushi, vnto Baruch, saying; Take in thine hand the roule wherein thou hast read in the eares of the people, and come. So Baruch the sonne of Neriah took the roule in his hand, and came vnto them. Jeremiah 36:15 And they sayde vnto him, Sit downe now and read it in our eares. So Baruch read it in their eares. Jeremiah 36:16 Now it came to passe when they had heard all the words, they were afraid both one and other, and sayd vnto Baruch, Wee will surely tell the King of all these words. Jeremiah 36:17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell vs now, How diddest thou write all these words at his mouth? Jeremiah 36:18 Then Baruch answered them, Hee pronounced all these words vnto me with his mouth, and I wrote [them] with inke in the Booke.
They will Baruch to hide himself and Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 36:19 Then said the Princes vnto Baruch, Go hide thee, thou and Ieremiah, and let no man know where yee [bee].
The king Jehoiakim, being certified thereof, heareth part of it, and burneth the roll.
Jeremiah 36:20 And they went in to the King into the Court, bnt they layed vp the roule in the chamber of Elishama the Scribe, and told all the words in the eares of the king. Jeremiah 36:21 So the king sent Iehudi to fet the roule, and hee tooke it out of Elishama the scribes chamber, and Iehudi read it in the eares of the king, and in the eares of all the princes which stood beside the king. Jeremiah 36:22 Now the king sate in the winter house, in the ninth moneth, & there was a [fire] on the hearth burning before him. Jeremiah 36:23 And it came to passe [that] when Iehudi had read three or foure leaues, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that [was] on the hearth, vntill all the roule was consumed in the fire that [was] on the hearth. Jeremiah 36:24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, [neither] the king, nor any of his seruants that heard all these words. Jeremiah 36:25 Neuerthelesse Elnathan, and Delaiah & Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he would not burne the roule, but he would not heare them. Jeremiah 36:26 But the king commaunded Ierahmeel the sonne of Hammelech, and Seraiah the sonne of Azriel, & Shelennah the sonne of Abdiel, to take Baruch the scribe, and Ieremiah the Prophet: but the LORD hid them.
Jeremiah denounceth his judgment.
Jeremiah 36:27 Then the word of the LORD came to Ieremiah (after that the king had burnt the roule and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Ieremiah) saying; Jeremiah 36:28 Take thee againe another roule, and write in it all the former words that were in the first roule, which Iehoiakim the king of Iudah hath burnt. Jeremiah 36:29 And thou shalt say to Iehoiakim king of Iudah, Thus sayth the LORD, Thou hast burnt this roule, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainely come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast? Jeremiah 36:30 Therefore thus saith the LORD of Iehoiakim king of Iudah; He shall haue none to sit vpon the throne of Dauid, and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heate, and in the night to the frost. Jeremiah 36:31 And I will punish him and his seede, and his seruants for their iniquitie, and I will bring vpon them, and vpon the inhabitants of Ierusalem, and vpon the men of Iudah all the euill that I haue pronounced against them: but they hearkened not.
Baruch writeth a new copy.
Jeremiah 36:32 Then tooke Ieremiah another roule, and gaue it to Baruch the scribe the sonne of Neriah, who wrote therein from the mouth of Ieremiah, all the words of the booke which Iehoiakim king of Iudah had burnt in the fire, and there were added besides vnto them, many like words.