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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Jeremiah 36:9-19

It should seem that Baruch had been frequently reading out of the book, to all companies that would give him the hearing, before the most solemn reading of it altogether which is here spoken of; for the directions were given about it in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, whereas this was done in the fifth year, Jer. 36:9. But some think that the writing of the book fairly over took up so much time that it was another year ere it was perfected; and yet perhaps it might not be past a month or two; he... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 36:13

Then Micaiah declared all the words that he had heard ,.... The sum and substance of them; for it cannot be thought that he should retain in his memory every word that he had heard; though, as it is very probable he was much struck and affected with what he had heard, he might remember and declare a great deal of it: when Baruch read the book in the ears of the people ; and this he also declared, no doubt, that what he had heard, and then related, were read by Baruch out of a book; as is... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 36:1-32

CHAPTERS 36-38. NARRATIVE OF EVENTS PRECEDING THE SIEGE OF JERUSALEM . Jeremiah 36:1-32 . THE ROLL OF PROPHECY DESTROYED BY JEHOIAKIM . Now, it is remarkable, and points the way to a solution of the problem, that Jeremiah 25:1-38 . is said ( Jeremiah 25:1 ) to have been written in the very same year to which the narrative before us refers, and that it is mainly concerned with the invasion of Nebuchadnezzar and its consequences (indeed, entirely... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 36:1-32

Hearers of God's Word. This chapter brings before us an instructive variety of these hearers. I. SUCH AS THE PROPHET . To him and such as he the Word of God came, and was received with reverent submission and diligently obeyed at all costs. They could say, "Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth." II. SUCH AS THE PEOPLE GENERALLY . ( Jeremiah 36:10 .) The mass seemed unaffected. We do not read of their being in any wise wrought upon by what they had heard. But... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 36:5-21

The reading of the roll. I. THE READER . Baruch, the secretary of Jeremiah, is sent to read the roll. We do not know what cause detains the prophet. He has often made bold utterances in public before this. But if he cannot go the truth must not be hidden. "The Word of God is not bound" ( 2 Timothy 2:9 ). Truth is more important than the speaker. It matters little who is the messenger; all importance attaches to the message. Men forget this when they run after a Jeremiah and neglect a... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Jeremiah 36:9-16

Free course of the Word of God. The progress made by the messages of Jeremiah when read aloud in the scribe's cell at the entrance of the higher court of the temple was very remarkable, and fully justified the great care and ingenuity with which it was effected. I. A SANCTIFIED INGENUITY SHOULD BE SHOWN IN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OR CREATING SUITABLE OCCASIONS FOR MAKING KNOWN GOD 'S WORD . II. THE WORD OF GOD IS COMMENDED BY ITS ... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Jeremiah 36:11-15

Jeremiah 36:11-15. When Michaiah, the son of Shaphan, had heard, &c. Shaphan’s family were all great men at court: see note on Jeremiah 26:24; he went down into the king’s house, &c. It is uncertain whether this Michaiah went to make this relation to the princes, who sat in the secretary’s chamber, as a piece of news only, or out of a malicious design to accuse the prophet and Baruch, as persons guilty of a seditious practice, in what they had done. Then Michaiah declared unto... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 36:1-32

Jehoiakim burn’s Jeremiah’s scroll (36:1-32)God commanded Jeremiah to write down all the prophecies he had given during the previous twenty years and announce them again to Judah. Perhaps even yet the nation would repent and so escape God’s judgment (36:1-3).Over the next year Jeremiah wrote down the messages, using Baruch as his scribe. Since Jeremiah was forbidden to enter the temple (see 20:1-2; 26:7-9), he arranged for Baruch to go on his behalf and read the scroll to the people (4-7).... read more

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