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1 In the afourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
2 “Take a 1ascroll and write on it all the bwords which I have spoken to you concerning cIsrael and concerning Judah, and concerning all the dnations, from the eday I first spoke to you, from the days of Josiah, even to this day.
6 “So you go and aread from the scroll which you have bwritten 1at my dictation the words of the Lord 2to the people in the Lord’s house on a cfast day. And also you shall read them 2to all the people of Judah who come from their cities.
8 Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, areading from the book the words of the Lord in the Lord’s house.
9 Now in the afifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the bninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who ccame from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a dfast before the Lord.
10 Then Baruch read from the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the Lord in the achamber of bGemariah the son of Shaphan the cscribe, in the upper court, at the dentry of the New Gate of the Lord’s house, to all the people.
11 Now when aMicaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard all the words of the Lord from the book,
12 he went down to the king’s house, into the scribe’s chamber. And behold, all the officials were sitting there—aElishama the scribe, and bDelaiah the son of Shemaiah, and cElnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.
13 Micaiah adeclared to them all the words that he had heard when Baruch read from the book to the people.
14 Then all the officials sent aJehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, to Baruch, saying, “Take in your hand the scroll from which you have read to the people and come.” So Baruch the son of Neriah btook the scroll in his hand and went to them.
15 They said to him, “Sit down, please, and read it to us.” So Baruch aread it to them.
18 Then Baruch said to them, “He adictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the book.”
19 Then the officials said to Baruch, “Go, ahide yourself, you and Jeremiah, and do not let anyone know where you are.”
21 Then the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the scribe. And Jehudi aread it to the king as well as to all the officials who stood beside the king.
23 When Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe’s knife and athrew it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.
25 Even though Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah apleaded with the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.
29 “And concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, ‘Thus says the Lord, “You have aburned this scroll, saying, ‘bWhy have you written on it 1that the cking of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and will make man and beast to cease from it?’ ”
30 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah, “He shall have ano one to sit on the throne of David, and his bdead body shall be cast out to the heat of the day and the frost of the night.
31 “I will also apunish him and his 1descendants and his servants for their iniquity, and I will bbring on them and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the men of Judah all the calamity that I have declared to them—but they did not listen.” ’ ”
32 Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch the son of Neriah, the scribe, and he awrote on it at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire; and many 1similar words were added to them.
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