36:1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son
of Josiah king of Judah, [that] this word came to Jeremiah from
the LORD, saying,
36:2 Take thee a roll of a book, and write in it all the words
that I have spoken to thee against Israel, and against Judah,
and against all the nations, from the day I spoke to thee, from
the days of Josiah, even to this day.
36:3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil
which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man
from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their
36:4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch
wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD,
which he had spoken to him, upon a roll of a book.
36:5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I [am] confined, I
cannot go into the house of the LORD:
36:6 Therefore go thou and read in the roll, which thou hast
written from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the ears of the
people in the LORD'S house upon the day of fasting: and also
thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of
36:7 It may be they will present their supplication before the
LORD, and will return every one from his evil way: for great
[is] the anger and the fury that the LORD hath pronounced
against this people.
36:8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that
Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the book the
words of the LORD in the LORD'S house.
36:9 And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son
of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, [that] they
proclaimed a fast before the LORD to all the people in
Jerusalem, and to all the people that came from the cities of
Judah to Jerusalem.
36:10 Then Baruch read in the book the words of Jeremiah in the
house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of
Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the entry of the
new gate of the LORD'S house, in the ears of all the people.
36:11 When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had
heard out of the book all the words of the LORD,
36:12 Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's
chamber: and lo, all the princes sat there, [even] Elishama the
scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son
of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the
son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
36:13 Then Michaiah declared to them all the words that he had
heard, when Baruch read the book in the ears of the people.
36:14 Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of
Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to Baruch,
saying, Take in thy hand the roll in which thou hast read in
the ears of the people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah
took the roll in his hand, and came to them.
36:15 And they said to him, Sit down now, and read it in our
ears. So Baruch read [it] in their ears.
36:16 Now it came to pass when they had heard all the words,
they were afraid both one and another, and said to Baruch, We
will surely tell the king of all these words.
36:17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst thou
write all these words at his mouth?
36:18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words
to me with his mouth, and I wrote [them] with ink in the book.
36:19 Then said the princes to Baruch, Go, hide thyself, thou
and Jeremiah; and let no man know where ye are.
36:20 And they went in to the king into the court, but they laid
up the roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told all
the words in the ears of the king.
36:21 So the king sent Jehudi to bring the roll: and he took it
out of the chamber of Elishama, the scribe. And Jehudi read it
in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes who
stood beside the king.
36:22 Now the king sat in the winter-house in the ninth month:
and [there was a fire] on the hearth burning before him.
36:23 And it came to pass, [that] when Jehudi had read three or
four leaves, he cut it with the scribe's pen-knife, and cast
[it] into the fire that [was] on the hearth, until all the roll
was consumed in the fire that [was] on the hearth.
36:24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments,
[neither] the king, nor any of his servants that heard all
36:25 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made
intercession to the king that he would not burn the roll: but
he would not hear them.
36:26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and
Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to
take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but the LORD
36:27 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, after that the
king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote at
the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
36:28 Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the
former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim king
of Judah hath burned.
36:29 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?
36:30 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim king of
Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and
his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in
the night to the frost.
36:31 And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for
their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the
evil that I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened
36:32 Then Jeremiah took another roll, and gave it to Baruch the
scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of
Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of
Judah had burned in the fire: and there were besides added to
them many like words.