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Jeremiah 36 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jeremiah’s Scroll Read in the Temple

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In the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:2 - “Take a [fn]scroll and write on it all the words which I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations, from the day I first spoke to you, from the days of Josiah, even to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:3 - “Perhaps the house of Judah will listen to all the disaster which I plan to carry out against them, so that every person will turn from his evil way; then I will forgive their wrongdoing and their sin.”
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Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote on a [fn]scroll [fn]at the dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD which He had spoken to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:5 - Jeremiah then commanded Baruch, saying, “I am [fn]restricted; I cannot go into the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:6 - “So you go and read from the scroll, which you have written [fn]at my dictation, the words of the LORD [fn]to the people at the LORD’S house on a day of fasting. And you shall also read them [fn]to all the people of Judah who come from their cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:7 - “Perhaps their pleading will [fn]come before the LORD, and everyone will turn from his evil way; for great is the anger and the wrath that the LORD has pronounced against this people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:8 - So Baruch the son of Neriah acted in accordance with all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading from the book the words of the LORD in the LORD’S house.
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Now in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a fast before the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:10 - Then Baruch read to all the people 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 courtyard, at the entry of the New Gate of the LORD’S house.
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Now when Micaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard all the words of the LORD from the book,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:12 - he went down to the king’s house, into the scribe’s chamber. And behold, all the officials were sitting there—Elishama the scribe, Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, Elnathan the son of Achbor, Gemariah the son of Shaphan, Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the other officials.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:13 - And Micaiah declared to them all the words that he had heard when Baruch read from the book to the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:14 - Then all the officials sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, who was 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 took the scroll in his hand and came to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:15 - And they said to him, “Sit down, please, and read it to us.” So Baruch read it to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:16 - When they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one to another. And they said to Baruch, “We will certainly report all these words to the king.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:17 - Then they asked Baruch, saying, “Tell us, please, how did you write all these words? Was it [fn]at Jeremiah’s dictation?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:18 - And Baruch said to them, “He dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the book.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:19 - Then the officials said to Baruch, “Go, hide yourself, you and Jeremiah, and do not let anyone know where you are.”

The Scroll Is Burned

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So they came to the king in the courtyard, but they had deposited the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe; and they reported all the words to the king.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:21 - Then the king sent Jehudi to get the scroll, and he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the scribe. And Jehudi read it to the king as well as to all the officials who were standing beside the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:22 - Now the king was sitting in the winter house in the ninth month, with a fire burning in the brazier before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:23 - And when Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe’s knife and threw it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all of the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:24 - Yet the king and all his servants who heard all these words did not tremble in fear, nor did they tear their garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:25 - Even though Elnathan, Delaiah, and Gemariah urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:26 - And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king’s son, Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel to seize Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet, but the LORD hid them.

The Scroll Is Replaced

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Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah after the king had burned the scroll and the words which Baruch had written [fn]at the dictation of Jeremiah, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:28 - “Take again another scroll and write on it all the previous words that were on the first scroll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah burned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:29 - “And concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, ‘This is what the LORD says: “You have burned this scroll, saying, ‘Why have you written on it [fn]that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and will make mankind and animals disappear from it?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:30 - ‘Therefore this is what the LORD says concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: “He shall have no one to sit on the throne of David, and his dead body shall be thrown out to the heat of the day and the frost of the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:31 - “I will also punish him, his [fn]descendants, and his servants for their wrongdoing, and I will bring on them and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the people of Judah all the disaster that I have declared to them—but they did not listen.”’”
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Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to the scribe Baruch the son of Neriah, and he wrote on it at the [fn]dictation of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire; and many [fn]similar words were added to them.

NASB20 Footnotes
Lit scroll of a book
Lit scroll of a book
Lit from the mouth of
Lit restrained
Lit from my mouth
Lit in the ears of, and so throughout this ch
Lit in the ears of, and so throughout this ch
Lit fall
Lit from his mouth
Lit from his mouth
Lit saying
Lit seed
Lit from his mouth
Lit like those

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