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Jeremiah 36 King Jehoiakim destroys the Lord’s message 1The Lord spoke to Jeremiah in the fourth year that Josiah’s son Jehoiakim ruled Judah as king. He said, 2‘Write down on a scroll all the messages that I have spoken to you. Since Josiah was king until now, I have given you messages about Israel, Judah and the other nations. Write them all on a scroll. 3That will warn the people of Judah about the very bad things that I have decided to do to them. When they hear about it, perhaps they will stop doing the evil things that they have been doing. Then I will forgive their sins and everything wrong that they have done.’ 4So Jeremiah told Neriah’s son Baruch to come to him. Jeremiah spoke all the words that the Lord had told him to say. Baruch wrote them down on a scroll. 5Then Jeremiah said to Baruch, ‘The officers will not let me go to the Lord’s temple. 6So you must go to the temple yourself. Go on a special day when people are fasting and they have come from their towns. Read the words that you wrote on the scroll to the people, so that they can all hear them. 7Perhaps they will ask the Lord to forgive them. Perhaps they will stop doing all the evil things that they have been doing. The Lord is very angry with them and he has warned them that he will punish them.’ 8Neriah’s son Baruch did everything that the prophet Jeremiah had told him. He went to the Lord’s temple. He read the Lord’s message that was written on the scroll. 9That happened in the ninth month of the fifth year that Jehoiakim ruled Judah as king. People from all Judah’s towns had come to Jerusalem. They joined with the people of Jerusalem to fast and pray in the Lord’s temple. 10Baruch stood in the temple, at the entrance of the room of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan. Shaphan had been the king’s secretary. Gemariah’s room was in the higher yard of the temple, near the New Gate. Baruch stood there. He read the Lord’s message that Jeremiah had told him to write on the scroll. 11Micaiah, son of Gemariah and grandson of Shaphan, heard the Lord’s message as Baruch read it aloud. 12Then Micaiah went to the secretary’s room in the king’s palace. All the king’s officers were meeting there. They included: the king’s secretary Elishama, Shemaiah’s son Delaiah, Akbor’s son Elnathan, Shaphan’s son Gemariah, and Hananiah’s son Zedekiah. All the officers were sitting there. 13Micaiah told them everything that he had heard when Baruch read the scroll aloud to the people. 14The officers sent somebody to go and speak to Baruch. They sent Jehudi, son of Nethaniah, and the grandson of Cushi’s son, Shelemiah. They told him to say to Baruch, ‘Bring here to us the scroll with the words that you read aloud to the people.’ So Neriah’s son Baruch went to them. He took the scroll with him in his hand. 15The officers said to him, ‘Please sit down and read it to us.’ So Baruch read it to them. 16They listened to the words that Baruch had written on the scroll. They looked at each other in fear. They said to Baruch, ‘We must certainly report this to the king. We must tell him about everything that you have read to us.’ 17They also asked Baruch, ‘Please tell us how you wrote all these words. Did Jeremiah himself tell you what to write?’ 18Baruch said, ‘Yes, he told me what I should write. Then I used ink to write the words on this scroll.’ 19The officers said to Baruch, ‘You and Jeremiah must go and hide yourselves. Do not tell anyone where you are.’ 20The officers put the scroll into the room of Elishama, the king’s secretary, to keep it safe. Then they went to see the king. He was in the palace yard. They reported to him everything that they had heard. 21Then the king sent Jehudi to fetch the scroll. Jehudi brought the scroll from Elishama’s room in the temple. Then he read the message that was written on the scroll. He read it aloud to the king and to all the officers who were standing around him. 22It was autumn, so the king was sitting in the rooms that he used when it was cold. A fire was burning beside him. 23Jehudi read a small section of the words that were written on the scroll. As soon as he finished each section, the king cut off that part of the scroll with a knife. He threw each piece of the scroll on the fire. The king continued to do that until fire had burned up the whole scroll. 24As the king and his officers heard Jehudi read each section of the scroll, it did not make them afraid. None of them tore their clothes because they were upset. 25Elnathan, Delaiah and Gemariah asked the king very strongly not to burn the scroll. But the king refused to listen to them. 26Instead, the king told Prince Jerahmeel to go and find the secretary Baruch and the prophet Jeremiah. Jerahmeel went with Azriel’s son Seraiah and Abdeel’s son Shelemiah to take hold of them. But the Lord had hidden Baruch and Jeremiah. Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.