Jeremiah causeth Baruch to write his prophecy,
Jeremiah 36:1 In the fourth year of Iehoakim the sonne of Iosiah King of Iuda, came the worde of the Lorde vnto Ieremye sayinge: Jeremiah 36:2 Take a boke, & wryte therin all the wordes, that I haue spoken vnto the, to Israel, to Iuda, and to all the people, from the tyme that I beganne for to speake vnto the (in the raygne of Iosiah) vnto thys daye. Jeremiah 36:3 That when the house of Iuda heareth of the plage whych I haue deuised for them, they may peraduenture turne, euery man from his wicked waye, that I maye forgeue their offences and synnes. Jeremiah 36:4 Then dyd Ieremy call Baruch the sonne of Neriah, and Baruch wrote in the boke at the mouth of Ieremye, al the wordes of the Lorde, whiche he had spoken vnto him.
and publickly to read it.
Jeremiah 36:5 And Ieremye commaunded Baruch, sayinge: I am in preson, so that I maye not come into the house of the Lorde: Jeremiah 36:6 therfore go you thyther, and reade the boke, that thou hast written at my mouth: Namely, the wordes of the Lorde, and reade them in the Lordes house vpon the fastynge day: that the people, whole Iuda, and al they that come out of the cyties, maye heare. Jeremiah 36:7 Peraduenture they will praye mekely before the face of the Lord, and turne euery one from his wicked waie. For greate is the wrath and displeasure, that the Lorde hath taken agaynst this people. Jeremiah 36:8 So Baruch the sonne of Neriah dyd, accordynge vnto all that Ieremy the Prophete commaunded him, readynge the wordes of the Lorde oute of the boke in the Lordes house. Jeremiah 36:9 And this was done in the fyfth yeare of Iehoakim, the sonne of Iosiah Kynge of Iuda, in the .ix. moneth when it was commaunded that all the people of Ierusalem shoulde fast before the Lorde, and they also that were come from the cytyes of Iuda vnto Ierusalem. Jeremiah 36:10 Then read Baruch the wordes of Ieremye oute of the boke within the house of the lorde, out of the treasury of Gamariah the sonne of Saphan the Scrybe, whiche is besyde the hyer lofte of the new dore of the lordes house: that al the people myght heare.
The princes, having intelligence thereof by Michaiah, send Jehudi to fetch the roll, and read it.
Jeremiah 36:11 Nowe when Micheah the sonne of Gamariah the sonne of Saphan had hearde all the wordes of the Lorde out of the boke, Jeremiah 36:12 he wente doune to the Kinges palace into the Scrybes chambre, for there al the Prynces were set: Elisama the Scrybe, Dalaiah the sonne of Semei, Eluathan the sonne of Acabor, Gamariah þe sonne of Saphan, Zedekiah the sonne of Hananiah, wyth all the Princes. Jeremiah 36:13 And Micheah tolde them all the wordes, that he hearde Baruch reade out of the boke before the people. Jeremiah 36:14 Then all the Prynces sent Iehudi the sonne of Nathaniah, the sonne of Selamiah, the sonne of Chusi, vnto Baruch, sayinge: Take in thyne hande the boke, wherout thou haste read before all the people, and come. So Baruch the sonne of Neriah toke the boke in his hande, & came vnto them. Jeremiah 36:15 And they sayde vnto him: Syt doune, and read the boke that we may heare also. So Baruch reade, that they might heare. Jeremiah 36:16 Now when they had heard all the wordes, they were abashed one vpon another, and sayde vnto Baruch: we wyl certifie the kynge of all these wordes. Jeremiah 36:17 And they examyned Baruch, saying: tell vs, howe diddest thou wrytte all these wordes out of hys mouth. Jeremiah 36:18 Then Baruch answered them: He spake all these wordes vnto me wt hys mouth and I alone was with him, and wrote them in the boke.
They will Baruch to hide himself and Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 36:19 Then sayde the Princes vnto Baruch: Go thy waye, and hyd the with Ieremye, so that no man knowe where ye be.
The king Jehoiakim, being certified thereof, heareth part of it, and burneth the roll.
Jeremiah 36:20 And they went in to the Kinge to the courte. But they kepte the boke in the chambre of Elisama the scribe and tolde the Kynge all the wordes that he myghte heare. Jeremiah 36:21 So the Kynge sent Iehudi to fetch hym the boke, whiche he brought out of Elisama the Scribes chambre. And Iehudi read it, that the King & al the Princes, whiche were about hym, might heare. Jeremiah 36:22 Now the king sat in the winter house, for it was in the ninth Moneth, and there was a good fyre before him. Jeremiah 36:23 And when Iehudi had read thre or foure leaues thereof, he cut the boke in peces with a penne knyfe, and cast it into the fyre vpon the herth, vntill the boke was al brente in the fyre vpon the herth. Jeremiah 36:24 Yet no man was abashed thereof, or rente his clothes: neyther the kinge him selfe, nor his seruauntes, though they hearde all these wordes. Jeremiah 36:25 Neuerthelesse Elnathan, Dalaiah, and Gamariah besought the Kynge, that he woulde not burne the boke: notwithstanding the kinge woulde not heare them, Jeremiah 36:26 but commaunded Ierahmeel the sonne of Amalech, Saraiah the sonne of Ezriel and Selamiah the sonne of Abdiel, to laye handes vpon Baruch the Scrybe, and vpon Ieremy the Prophete: but the lord kepte them out of the sight.
Jeremiah denounceth his judgment.
Jeremiah 36:27 After now that the Kyng hath brent the boke and the sermons whiche Baruch wrote at the mouthe of Ieremye: The worde of the Lord came vnto Ieremye, sayinge: Jeremiah 36:28 Take another boke, and wryte in it al the forsayde sermons, that were wrytten in the fyrste boke, whiche Iehoakim the kinge of Iuda hath brente. Jeremiah 36:29 And tell Iehoakim the kinge of Iuda: thus sayeth the Lorde: thou hast brente the boke, and thoughtest within thy selfe: Why haste thou written therin, that the kynge of Babilon shall come, and make this land waste, so that he shall make bothe people and catell to be oute of it. Jeremiah 36:30 Therfore thus the Lord sayeth of Iehoakim the king of Iuda. There shal none of hys generacyon syt vpon the throne of Dauid. His dead corse shalbe cast oute, that the heate of the daye, and the frost of the nyghte may come vpon him. Jeremiah 36:31 And I wil vyset the wickednes of him, of his sede, and of his seruauntes. Moreouer all the euyll that I haue promysed them (thoughe they hearde me not) wil I bringe vpon them, vpon the inhabytoures of Ierusalem, and vpon al Iuda.
Baruch writeth a new copy.
Jeremiah 36:32 Then toke Ieremye another boke, and gaue it Baruch the Scrybe, the sonne of Neriah, which wrote therin out of the mouth of Ieremy: all the sermons that were in the fyrst boke, whiche Iehoakim the kynge of Iuda dyd burne. And there were added vnto them many mo sermons, then before.