Jeremiah 361 In the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 Take a scroll of a book, and write upon it all the words which I spoke to you against Jerusalem, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day when I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah king of Judah, even to this day. 3 Perhaps the house of Judah will hear all the evils which I purpose to do to them; that they may turn from their evil way; and so I will be merciful to their iniquities and their sins. 4 So Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah. And he wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the Lord, which He had spoken to him, on a roll of a book. 5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am in prison; I cannot enter into the house of the Lord. 6 So you shall read this scroll in the ears of the people in the house of the Lord, on the day of fasting; and in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities, you shall read to them. 7 Perhaps their supplication will come before the Lord, and they will turn from their evil way; for great is the wrath and the anger of the Lord, which He has pronounced against this people. 8 And Baruch did according to all that Jeremiah commanded him-- reading in the book the words of the Lord in the Lord's house. 9 And it came to pass in the eighth year of King Jehoiakim, in the ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem, and the house of Judah, proclaimed a fast before the Lord. 10 And Baruch read in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the Lord, in the house of Gemariah son of Shaphan the scribe, in the upper court, in the entrance of the new gate of the house of the Lord, and in the ears of all the people. 11 And Michaiah the son of Gemariah the son of Shaphan heard all the words of the Lord, out of the book. 12 And he went down to the king's house, into the house of the scribe. And behold, there were sitting there all the princes, Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Jonathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes. 13 And Michaiah reported to them all the words which he had heard Baruch reading in the ears of the people. 14 And all the princes sent Jehudi, the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to Baruch, saying, Take in your hand the scroll in which you read in the ears of the people, and come. So Baruch took the scroll, and went down to them. 15 And they said to him, Read it again in our ears. And Baruch read it. 16 And it came to pass, when they heard all the words, that they took counsel each with his neighbor, and said, Let us by all means tell the king all these words. 17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Where did you write all these words? 18 And Baruch said, Jeremiah told me from his own mouth all these words, and I wrote them in a book. 19 And they said to Baruch, Go and hide, you and Jeremiah; let no man know where you are. 20 And they went in to the king into the court, and gave the scroll to one to keep in the house of Elishama; and they told the king all these words. 21 And the king sent Jehudi to fetch the scroll. And he took it out of the house of Elishama, and Jehudi read the scroll in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes who stood round the king. 22 Now the king was sitting in the winter house, and there was a fire on the hearth before him. 23 And it came to pass when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut them off with a penknife, and cast them into the fire that was on the hearth, until the whole scroll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth. 24 And the king and his servants that heard all these words did not seek the Lord, and did not tear their clothes. 25 But Elnathan and Gemariah suggested to the king that he should burn the scroll. 26 And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king's son, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch and Jeremiah, but they were hidden. 27 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, after the king had burnt the scroll, and all the words which Baruch had written by the mouth of Jeremiah, saying, 28 Again take another scroll, and write all the words that were on the scroll which King Jehoiakim has burned. 29 And you shall say, Thus says the Lord: You have burned this scroll, saying, Why have you written in here, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come in, and destroy this land, and man and beast shall fail from off it? 30 Therefore thus says the Lord concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: He shall not have a man to sit on the throne of David, and his carcass shall be cast out in the heat by day, and in the frost by night. 31 And I will visit him, and his family, and his servants; and I will bring upon him, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the land of Judah, all the evils which I spoke of to them; and they did not heed. 32 And Baruch took another scroll, and wrote upon it by the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim had burned. And there were yet more words added to it like the former.
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