36 Now it came to pass in the afourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, that this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying: 2 “Take a bscroll of a book and cwrite on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel, against Judah, and against dall the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of eJosiah even to this day. 3 It fmay be that the house of Judah will hear all the adversities which I purpose to bring upon them, that everyone may gturn from his evil way, that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.”
4 Then Jeremiah hcalled Baruch the son of Neriah; and iBaruch wrote on a scroll of a book, 1at the instruction of Jeremiah, all the words of the Lord which He had spoken to him. 5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, “I am confined, I cannot go into the house of the Lord. 6 You go, therefore, and read from the scroll which you have written 2at my instruction, the words of the Lord, in the hearing of the people in the Lord’s house on jthe day of fasting. And you shall also read them in the hearing of all Judah who come from their cities. 7 It may be that they will present their supplication before the Lord, and everyone will turn from his evil way. For great is the anger and the fury that the Lord has pronounced against this people.” 8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading from the book the words of the Lord in the Lord’s house.
9 Now 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 who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem. 10 Then Baruch read from 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 upper court at the kentry of the New Gate of the Lord’s house, in the 3hearing of all the people.
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