August 13 - Morning
"In the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord:
“Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah and all the other nations from the time I began speaking to you in the reign of Josiah till now. Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about every disaster I plan to inflict on them, they will each turn from their wicked ways; then I will forgive their wickedness and their sin.”
So Jeremiah called Baruch…and while Jeremiah dictated all the words the Lord had spoken to him, Baruch wrote them on the scroll. Then Jeremiah told Baruch,
'I am restricted; I am not allowed to go to the Lord’s temple. So you go to the house of the Lord on a day of fasting and read to the people from the scroll the words of the Lord that you wrote as I dictated'.….
… Baruch son of Neriah did everything Jeremiah the prophet told him to do; at the Lord’s temple he read the words of the Lord from the scroll…
…After Micaiah told them everything he had heard Baruch read to the people from the scroll, all the officials sent Jehudi…to say to Baruch,
‘Bring the scroll from which you have
read to the people and come.’
So Baruch…went to them with the scroll in his hand. They said to him,
‘Sit down, please, and read it to us.’
So Baruch read it to them. When they heard all these words, they looked at each other in fear and said to Baruch,
‘We must report all these words to the king’…
…Whenever Jehudi had read three or four columns of the scroll, the king cut them off with a scribe’s knife and threw them into the firepot, until the entire scroll was burned in the fire."
- Jeremiah 36:1-6, 8, 13-17, 23