Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD…
When Henry Burton, two centuries ago, was persecuted for the name of Christ and put in prison, "I found," he said, "the comforts of my God in the Fleet Prison exceedingly, it being the first time of my being a prisoner." Go thou, and read in the roll. — The prophet and the roll: —
I. THE SOLICITUDE OF JEREMIAH — (vers. 4, 5).
II. THE COMMAND OF JEREMIAH (ver. 6).
III. THE HOPE OF JEREMIAH (Ver. 7).If Divine mercy could not woo them back to righteousness, he hoped that Divine justice might drive them. Alas! he was disappointed. The national heart, with a few rare exceptions, hardened into granite. And then they were overwhelmed with calamities.
(E. Davies, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.