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Jeremiah causes Baruch to write his prophecy; and publickly to
read it, ver. 1 - 10.
The princes send to fetch the roll and read it, ver. 11 - 18.
They advise Baruch and Jeremiah to hide themselves, ver. 19.
The king tears part of the roll, and burns it, ver. 20 - 26.
Jeremiah denounces his judgment, ver. 27 - 31.
Baruch writes a new copy, ver. 32.
2: A roll - Parchments, which anciently were their books.
All the words - All the revelations he had from God for twenty - two years
last past. God would have them recorded, that there might be a memorial
of them, that so the truth of them might appear, when God should bring
them to pass; the time of which now drew near.
6: Upon the fasting day - It was undoubtedly, because of the concourse
of people which the prophet knew would that day be in the temple, that he
chose that day, when some would be present from all parts of Judah.
10: Then read - Most likely out of some window, or balcony, the
people being below, and hearing it.
18: He pronounced - This could not but add to the princes fear, they
must needs conceive that without a special influence of God, it had
been impossible, that Jeremiah should have called to mind all that
he had spoken at several times in so many years.
22: The ninth month - Answered to part of our November and
23: He - The king not having patience to hear above three or four
columns, or periods, cut it in pieces and burned it in the fire.
25: Elnathan - These princes seemed to have had a greater dread of
God upon their hearts than the rest.
26: Hid them - God by his providence kept them both out of their
hands; directing them to find such a place of recess as the kings
messengers could not find out.
30: None to sit - That is, none that shall be king any considerable
time. Jeconiah his son was set up, but kept his throne but three months.