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Jeremiah 36 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:1 - Now it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, that this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:2 - “Take a scroll of a book and write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel, against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Josiah even to this day.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:3 - “It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the adversities which I purpose to bring upon them, that everyone may turn from his evil way, that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:4 - Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah; and Baruch wrote on a scroll of a book, at the instruction of Jeremiah,[fn] all the words of the LORD which He had spoken to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:5 - And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, “I am confined, I cannot go into the house of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:6 - “You go, therefore, and read from the scroll which you have written at my instruction,[fn] the words of the LORD, in the hearing of the people in the LORD’s house on the day of fasting. And you shall also read them in the hearing of all Judah who come from their cities.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:7 - “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.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:8 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:9 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:10 - 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 entry of the New Gate of the LORD’s house, in the hearing of all the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:11 - When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, heard all the words of the LORD from the book,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:12 - he then went down to the king’s house, into the scribe’s chamber; and there all the princes were sitting—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 princes.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:13 - Then Michaiah declared to them all the words that he had heard when Baruch read the book in the hearing of the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:14 - Therefore 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 from which you have read in the hearing of 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 now, and read it in our hearing.” So Baruch read it in their hearing.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:16 - Now it happened, when they had heard all the words, that they looked in fear from one to another, and said to Baruch, “We will surely tell the king of all these words.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:17 - And they asked Baruch, saying, “Tell us now, how did you write all these words—at his instruction?”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:18 - So Baruch answered them, “He proclaimed with his mouth all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink in the book.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:19 - Then the princes said to Baruch, “Go and hide, you and Jeremiah; and let no one know where you are.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:20 - And they went to the king, into the court; but they stored the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told all the words in the hearing of the king.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:21 - So the king sent Jehudi to bring the scroll, and he took it from Elishama the scribe’s chamber. And Jehudi read it in the hearing of the king and in the hearing of all the princes who stood 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 on the hearth before him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:23 - And it happened, when Jehudi had read three or four columns, that the king cut it with the scribe’s knife and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:24 - Yet they were not afraid, nor did they tear their garments, the king nor any of his servants who heard all these words.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:25 - Nevertheless Elnathan, Delaiah, and Gemariah implored the king not to burn the scroll; but he would not listen to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:26 - And the king commanded Jerahmeel the king’s[fn] 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:27 - Now after the king had burned the scroll with the words which Baruch had written at the instruction of Jeremiah,[fn] the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:28 - “Take yet another scroll, and write on it all the former words that were in the first scroll which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:29 - “And you shall say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, ‘Thus says the LORD: “You have burned this scroll, saying, ‘Why have you written in it that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and cause man and beast to cease from here?’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:30 - ‘Therefore thus says the LORD concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: “He shall have no one to sit on the throne of David, and his dead body shall be cast out to the heat of the day and the frost of the night.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:31 - “I will punish him, his family, and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring on them, on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and on the men of Judah all the doom that I have pronounced against them; but they did not heed.” ’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:32 - Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah, who wrote on it at the instruction of Jeremiah[fn] all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire. And besides, there were added to them many similar words.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally from Jeremiah’s mouth
Literally from my mouth
Literally with his mouth
Hebrew Hammelech
Literally from Jeremiah’s mouth
Literally from Jeremiah’s mouth

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