They May Return From Their Evil Way
36:1 And it came to pass in the fourth year (604 B.C.) of Jehoiakim (608 to 598 BC) the son of Josiah king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
2 Take thee a (solar open) roll of a book, and (red radius) write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah (lived: c.649–609 BCE)(king: 641–609 BCE), even unto this day (604 B.C.).
3 It may be that the house of Judah will (Cancer ear) hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
4 Then Jeremiah (Orion) called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch (Auriga) wrote from the (Orion) mouth of Jeremiah (Orion) all the (red radius line near mouth in 649 B.C.) words of the Lord, which he had spoken unto him, upon a (solar open) roll of a book.
5 And Jeremiah (Orion) commanded Baruch (Auriga), saying, I am (red radius bar) shut up; I cannot go into the house of the Lord:
6 Therefore go thou, and read in the (solar open) roll, which thou hast (red radius pen) written from my (Orion) mouth, the words of the Lord in the (Cancer) ears of the (Gemini) people in the (red radius line) Lord's house upon the (black sack cloth) fasting day: and also thou (Orion) shalt read them in the (Cancer) ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.
7 It may be they will present their supplication before the Lord, and will return every one from his evil way: for great is the (solar) anger and the (solar) fury that the Lord hath (red radius line) pronounced against this (Gemini) people.
8 And Baruch (Orion) the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the (solar open) book the (red radius line) words of the Lord in the (red radius line) Lord's house.
9 And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim (603 B.C.) 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 (Milky Way line of) people that came from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem.
10 Then read Baruch (Orion) in the (solar open) book the words of Jeremiah in the (red radius line) house of the Lord, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the (solar) entry of the new gate of the (red radius line) Lord's house, in the (Cancer) ears of all the (Gemini) people.
11 When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had (Cancer ear) heard out of the (solar open) book all the words of the Lord,
12 Then he went down into the (red radius line) king's house, into the scribe's chamber: and, lo, all the (Gemini and Milky Way line-up of ) princes sat there, even Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the (Gemini) princes.
13 Then Michaiah (Orion) (red radius line) declared unto them all the words that he had (Cancer ear) heard, when Baruch (Orion) read the (solar open) book in the (Cancer) ears of the (Gemini) people.
14 Therefore all the (Gemini) princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, unto Baruch, saying, Take in thine hand the (solar open) roll wherein thou hast read in the (Cancer ears) ears of the (Gemini) people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the (solar open) roll in his hand, and came unto them.
15 And they said unto him, Sit down now, and read it in our (Cancer) ears. So Baruch (Orion standing) read it in their (Cancer) ears.
16 Now it came to pass, when they had (Cancer ear) heard all the words, they were afraid both one and other, and said unto Baruch, We will surely (red radius line) tell the king (Auriga) of all these words.
17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst thou (red radius pen) write all these words at his (Orion) mouth?
18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with his (Orion) mouth, and I wrote them with (red radius line) ink in the book.
19 Then said the (Gemini) princes unto Baruch, Go, hide thee, thou and Jeremiah; and let no man know where ye be.
20 And they went in to the king into the court, but they laid up the (solar open) roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and (red radius line) told all the words in the (Cancer) ears of the king.
21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of Elishama the scribe's chamber. And Jehudi (red radius line) read it in the (Cancer) ears of the king, and in the (Cancer) ears of all the (Gemini) princes which stood beside the (Auriga) king.
22 Now the king sat (Auriga) in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a (solar) fire on the hearth burning before him (indicating about 649 B.C.).
23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves (Two sun pieces already in the fire and two Milky Way pieces nearby), he cut it with the (red radius) penknife, and cast it into the (solar) fire that was on the hearth, until all the (solar open) roll was consumed in the (solar) fire that was on the hearth.
24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.
25 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he would not (solar) burn the roll: but he would not (Cancer ear) hear them.
26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but the Lord hid them.
27 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, after that the king had (solar) burned the (solar open) roll, and the words which Baruch (Auriga) (red radius pen) wrote at the (Orion) mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
28 Take thee again another roll, and (red radius line) write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath (solar) burned.
29 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith the Lord; Thou hast (solar) burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast?
30 Therefore thus saith the Lord of Jehoiakim king of Judah; 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.
31 And I will punish him and his seed and his (Gemini) servants for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the (Gemini) men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; but they (Cancer ear) hearkened not.
32 Then took Jeremiah another (solar open) roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe (Auriga), the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah (Orion) all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the (solar) fire: and there were added besides unto them many like words.