New International Version
Then they asked Baruch, "Tell us, how did you come to write all this? Did Jeremiah dictate it?"
King James Bible
And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst thou write all these words at his mouth?
Darby Bible Translation
And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst thou write all these words from his mouth?
World English Bible
They asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How did you write all these words at his mouth?
Young's Literal Translation
And they asked Baruch, saying, 'Declare, we pray thee, to us, how didst thou write all these words -- from his mouth?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How didst thou write all these words? - At his mouth? - So the text should be pointed. They wished to know whether he had not copied them, or whether he wrote as Jeremiah prophesied.
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'Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch ... who wrote therein ... all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire, and there were added besides unto them many like words.'--JER. xxxvi. 32. This story brings us into the presence of the long death agony of the Jewish monarchy. The wretched Jehoiakim, the last king but two who reigned in Jerusalem, was put on the throne by the King of Egypt, as his tributary, and used by him as a buffer to bear the brunt …
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"How then were your eyes opened?" they asked.
Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. "He put mud on my eyes," the man replied, "and I washed, and now I see."
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