Jeremiah 36

CHAPTER 36

The Scroll against Jerusalem

And in the [2year 1fourth] of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, came to pass the word of the  lord to me, saying, Take to yourself a papyrus leaf scroll! and write upon it! all the words which I spoke to you against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations from which day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah king of Judah, and unto this day. Perhaps [4will hear 1the 2house 3of Judah] all the bad things which I devise to do to them; that they should turn from [3way 1their 2wicked]; and I will be propitious to their iniquities, and to their sins. And Jeremiah called Baruch son of Neriah. And Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the  lord of which he gave a divine message to him on a papyrus paper scroll. And Jeremiah gave charge to Baruch, saying, I am guarded, and I am not able to enter into the house of the  lord. And you shall enter, and shall read with this papyrus paper scroll into the ears of the people in the house of the  lord in the day of the fast. And in the ears of all Judah, of the ones coming from out of their cities, you shall read to them. Perhaps [2will fall 1their need for mercy] in front of the  lord, and they will turn from [3way 1their 2evil]. For great is the rage and the anger of the  lord which he spoke against this people. And [4did 1Baruch 2son 3of Neriah] according to all which [2gave charge to him 1Jeremiah], to read in the scroll the words of the  lord in the house of the  lord.

The Reading of the Scroll

And it came to pass in the [2year 1fifth] of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, in the [2month 1ninth], they held an assembly fast in front of the  lord, all the people of Jerusalem, and the house of Judah. 10 And Baruch read in the scroll the words of Jeremiah in the house of the  lord, in the house of Gemariah son of Shaphan the scribe, in the [2courtyard 1upper], in the thresholds [3gate 4of the 5house 6of the  lord 1of the 2new], in the ears of all the people. 11 And [6heard 1Micaiah 2son 3of Gemariah 4son 5of Shaphan] all the words of the  lord from out of the scroll. 12 And he went down unto the house of the king, unto the house of the scribe. And behold, there all the rulers sat -- Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan son of Achbor, and Gemariah son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah son of Hananiah, and all the rulers. 13 And [2announced 3to them 1Michaiah] all the words which he heard [2reading 1Baruch] in the scroll, in the ears of the people. 14 And [4sent 1all 2the 3rulers] to Baruch, son of Neriah, the son of Jehudi, son of Nethaniah, son of Shelemiah, son of Cushi, saying, The scroll in which you read by it into the ears of the people, take it into your hand and come! And [4took 1Baruch 2son 3of Neriah] the scroll in his hand, and went down to them. 15 And they said to him, Again read for our ears! And Baruch read in their ears. 16 And it happened as they heard all the words, [2gave advice 1each] to his neighbor, and they said to Baruch, By announcing, we should announce to the king all these words. 17 And they asked Baruch, saying, From what place did you write all these words? 18 And Baruch said, From the mouth of Jeremiah. He announced to me all these words, and I wrote upon a scroll. 19 And [3said 1the 2rulers] to Baruch, Proceed and be hid, you and Jeremiah! Let not a man know where you are!

The Burning of the Scroll

20 And they entered to the king, into the courtyard, and [2the 3scroll 1they put] to guard in the house of Elishama the scribe. And they announced to the king all these words. 21 And [3sent 1the 2king] Jehudi to take the scroll. And he took it from out of the house of Elishama the scribe, and Jehudi read in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the rulers sitting around the king. 22 And the king was sitting in [2house 1the winter] in [2month 1the ninth], with a grate of fire in front of him. 23 And it came to pass Jehudi having read three columns or four, he shred them with the razor of the scribe, and tossed into the fire, the one upon the grate, until [4vanished 1all 2the 3papyrus leaf] in the fire, the one upon the grate. 24 And they were not amazed, and they tore not their garments -- the king and all his servants, the ones hearing all these words. 25 And Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah suggested to the king to not incinerate the papyrus paper. 26 And he did not hearken to them. And [3gave charge 1the 2king] to Jerahmeel son of the king, and to Saraiah son of Azriel, and Shelemiah son of Abdeel, to seize Baruch the scribe, and Jeremiah the prophet -- and they were hidden.

Jeremiah Rewrites the Scroll

27 And came to pass the word of the  lord to Jeremiah, after the [2incinerating 1king] the papyrus paper with all the words which Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah, saying, 28 Again take to yourself [2papyrus paper scroll 1another], and write all the words being on the papyrus paper scroll which [3incinerated 1king 2Jehoaikim]! 29 And to Jehoaikim, the king of Judah, you shall say, Thus said the  lord, You incinerated this scroll, saying, Why did you write upon it, saying, In entering [3shall enter 1the king 2of Babylon], and shall utterly destroy this land, and he shall obliterate from it man and beast. 30 On account of this thus said the  lord against Jehoiakim king of Judah, There will not be to him one sitting down upon the throne of David; and his decaying flesh will be for tossing in the sweltering heat of the day, and in the icy coldness of the night. 31 And I will visit against him, and against his family, and against his children their lawlessnesses. And I will bring upon them, and upon the ones dwelling in Jerusalem, and upon the land of Judah, all the evils which I spoke to them; and they heard not. 32 And Jeremiah took [2papyrus paper scroll 1another], and he gave it to Baruch son of Neriah the scribe. And he wrote upon it from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the scroll which [4incinerated 1Jehoiakim 2king 3of Judah] in fire, and still were added to it [2words 1many] as these.
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