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Yehoyakim burns Yirmeyahu's sefer
36:1 And it came to pass in the fourth year of Yehoyakim Ben Yoshiyahu (יאשׁיּהוּ) melekh Yehudah, [that] this Dvar came to YirmeYahu from ADONAI (יהוה), saying,
36:2 Take you megillat sefer (a scroll of book), and write therein all the Devarim that I have spoken to you against Yisra'el, and against Yehudah, and against all the nations, from the day I spoke to you, from the days of Yoshiyahu (יאשׁיּהוּ), even to this day.
36:3 It may be that ha bayit Yehudah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
36:4 Then YirmeYahu called Baruch Ben Neryah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of YirmeYahu all the Divrei ADONAI (יהוה), which he had spoken to him, upon megillat sefer (a scroll of book).
36:5 And YirmeYahu commanded Baruch, saying, I [am] shut up; I cannot go into ha bayit ADONAI (יהוה):
36:6 Therefore go you, and read in the megillah, which you have written from my mouth, the Divrei ADONAI (יהוה) in the ears of the people in ADONAI (יהוה)'S house upon ha Yom Tzom (fasting): and also you shall read them in the ears of all Yehudah that come out of their cities.
36:7 It may be they will present their supplication before ADONAI (יהוה), and will return every one from his evil way: for great [is] the anger and the fury that ADONAI (יהוה) has pronounced against this people.
36:8 And Baruch Ben Neryah did according to all that YirmeYahu ha Navi commanded him, reading in the sefer the Divrei ADONAI (יהוה) in ADONAI (יהוה)'S house.
36:9 And it came to pass in the fifth year of Yehoyakim Ben Yoshiyahu (יאשׁיּהוּ) melekh Yehudah, in the ninth (Kislev) month, [that] they proclaimed a tzom (fast) before ADONAI (יהוה) to all the people in Yerushalayim, and to all the people that came from the cities of Yehudah to Yerushalayim.
36:10 Then read Baruch in the sefer the Divrei YirmeYahu in ha bayit ADONAI (יהוה), in the chamber of Gemaryah Ben Shafan ha sofer, in the higher Khatzer (courtyard), at the entry of the new gate of ADONAI (יהוה)'S house, in the ears of all the people.
36:11 When Mikayah Ben Gemaryah, Ben Shafan, had heard out ha sefer all the Divrei ADONAI (יהוה),
36:12 Then he went down into ha melekh's bayit, into the sopher's chamber: and, hinei, all the sarim sat there, [even] Eli'shama ha sofer (scribe), and D'layah Ben Shemayah, and Elnatan Ben Achbor, and Gemaryah Ben Shafan, and Tzidkiyah Ben Chananyahu (חנניהוּ), and all the sarim.
36:13 Then Mikayah declared to them all the Devarim that he had heard, when Baruch read ha sefer in the ears of the people.
36:14 Therefore all the sarim sent Yehudi Ben Netanyah, Ben Shelemyah, Ben Kushi, to Baruch, saying:
Take in thine hand the megillah wherein you have read in the ears of the people, and come. So Baruch Ben Neryah took the megillah in his hand, and came to them.
36:15 And they said to him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears. So Baruch read [it] in their ears.
36:16 Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the Devarim, they were afraid both one and other, and said to Baruch, We will surely tell melekh all these Devarim.
36:17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst you write all these Devarim at his mouth?
36:18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these Devarim to me with His mouth, and I wrote [them] with ink in ha sefer.
36:19 Then said the sarim to Baruch, Go, hide you, you and YirmeYahu; and let no man know where you be.
36:20 And they went in to ha melekh into the Khatzer (courtyard), but they laid up the megillah in the chamber of Eli'shama ha sofer, and told all the Devarim in the ears of ha melekh.
36:21 So ha melekh sent Yehudi to fetch the megillah: and he took it out of Eli'shama ha sofer's chamber. And Yehudi read it in the ears of ha melekh, and in the ears of all the sarim which stood beside ha melekh.
36:22 Now ha melekh sat in ha Khoref (winterhouse) in the ninth (Kislev) month: and [there was an akh fireplace] burning before him.
36:23 And it came to pass, [that] when Yehudi had read three or four delatot (columns), he cut it with a ta'ar ha sofer (razor of a sofer), and cast [it] into the eish (fire) that [was] in the akh (fireplace), until all the megillah was consumed in the fire that [was] in the akh (fireplace).
36:24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, [neither] ha melekh, nor any of his avadim that heard all these Devarim.
36:25 Nevertheless Elnatan and Delayah and Gemaryah had made intercession to ha melekh that he would not burn the megillah: but he would not hear them.
36:26 But ha melekh commanded Yerahmeel the king's son, and Serayah Ben Azriel, and Shelemyah Ben Abdeel, to take Baruch ha sofer and YirmeYahu ha Navi: but ADONAI (יהוה) hid them.
36:27 Then Dvar ADONAI (יהוה) came to YirmeYahu, after that ha melekh had burned the megillah, and the Devarim which Baruch wrote at the mouth of YirmeYahu, saying,
36:28 Take you again another megillah, and write in it all the former Devarim that were in the first megillah, which Yehoyakim melekh Yehudah has burned.
36:29 And you shall say to Yehoyakim melekh Yehudah, Thus said ADONAI (יהוה); You have burned this megillah, saying, Why have you written therein, saying, melekh Bavel shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast?
36:30 Therefore thus said ADONAI (יהוה) of Yehoyakim melekh Yehudah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.
36:31 And I will punish him and his seed and his avadim for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, and upon the men of Yehudah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; but they listened not.
36:32 Then took YirmeYahu another megillah, and gave it to Baruch Ben Neryah ha sofer; who wrote therein from the mouth of YirmeYahu all the Divrei the sefer which Yehoyakim melekh Yehudah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides to them many like Devarim.
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