Jeremiah 36:16
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New International Version
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."

New Living Translation
When they heard all the messages, they looked at one another in alarm. "We must tell the king what we have heard," they said to Baruch.

English Standard Version
When they heard all the words, they turned one to another in fear. And they said to Baruch, “We must report all these words to the king.”

New American Standard Bible
When they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one to another and said to Baruch, "We will surely report all these words to the king."

King James Bible
Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they were afraid both one and other, and said unto Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they had heard all the words, they turned to each other in fear and said to Baruch, "We must surely tell the king all these things."

International Standard Version
When they heard all the words, they turned to one another in fear, saying to Baruch, "We must report all these things to the king."

NET Bible
When they had heard it all, they expressed their alarm to one another. Then they said to Baruch, "We must certainly give the king a report about everything you have read!"

New Heart English Bible
Now it happened, when they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one toward another, and said to Baruch, "We will surely tell the king of all these words."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they heard everything, they turned to each other in terror. They said to Baruch, "We must tell the king everything."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one toward another, and said unto Baruch: 'We will surely tell the king of all these words.'

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about when they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one to another and said to Baruch, “We will surely report all these words to the king.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now it came to pass when they had heard all the words, each one turned to his companion in fear, and they said unto Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.

King James 2000 Bible
Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one to another, and said unto Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.

American King James Version
Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they were afraid both one and other, and said to Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.

American Standard Version
Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one toward another, and said unto Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had heard all the words, they looked upon one another with astonishment, and they said to Baruch: We must tell the king all these words.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when they heard all the words, they turned in fear one toward another, and said unto Baruch, We will certainly report to the king all these words.

English Revised Version
Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one toward another, and said unto Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now it came to pass when they had heard all the words, they were afraid both one and another, and said to Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.

World English Bible
Now it happened, when they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one toward another, and said to Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.

Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass, when they hear all the words, they have been afraid one at another, and say unto Baruch, 'We do surely declare to the king all these words.'
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Scroll Read in the King's House
15They said to him, "Sit down, please, and read it to us." So Baruch read it to them. 16When they had heard all the words, they turned in fear one to another and said to Baruch, "We will surely report all these words to the king." 17And they asked Baruch, saying, "Tell us, please, how did you write all these words? Was it at his dictation?"…
Cross References
Acts 24:25
As Paul expounded on righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, "You may go for now. When I find the time, I will call for you."

Jeremiah 13:18
Say to the king and the queen mother, "Take a lowly seat, For your beautiful crown Has come down from your head."

Jeremiah 36:24
Yet the king and all his servants who heard all these words were not afraid, nor did they rend their garments.

Amos 7:10
Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, "Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is unable to endure all his words.

Amos 7:11
"For thus Amos says, 'Jeroboam will die by the sword and Israel will certainly go from its land into exile.'"
Treasury of Scripture

Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they were afraid both one and other, and said to Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.

they were.

Jeremiah 36:24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, …

Acts 24:25,26 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to …

We.

Jeremiah 13:18 Say to the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for …

Jeremiah 38:1-4 Then Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashur, …

Amos 7:10,11 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying…

(16) They were afraid both one and other . . .--The words indicate a conflict of feelings. They were alarmed for themselves and their country as they heard, with at least a partial faith, the woes that were threatened as impending. They were alarmed also for the safety of the prophet and the scribe who had the boldness to utter those woes. They have no hostile purpose in communicating what they had heard to the king, but the matter had come to their official knowledge, and they had no alternative but to report it (Leviticus 5:1; Proverbs 29:24).

Verse 16. - They were afraid both one and other; rather, they turned shudderingly one to another. Such an announcement as Jeremiah's at such a serious crisis startled them by its boldness. We may infer that the prophet had for some time, by Divine command, kept his sombre anticipations in the background. We will surely tell the king; rather, we have to tell the king. Friendly feeling would have prompted them to hush up the affair (see Jeremiah 27:20, 21), but duty forbade. Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words,.... In the roll or book read by Baruch; they heard them read patiently, which was what the king afterwards would not do:

they were afraid both one and another; both good and bad; for there were some of both sorts among them: or, "a man to his friend" (r); they looked at one another, and knew not what to say to each other, as men amazed and astonished; they trembled at what they heard, the threatenings were so terrible, and the calamity threatened so great; and they consulted together what they should do with this roll, or what course they should take to avert the threatened vengeance, and particularly whether they should acquaint the king with it or not; and which they thought the safest and most prudent part to do:

and said unto Baruch, we will surely tell the king of all these words; this they said, not to terrify Baruch, or out of any ill will to him; but partly for their own security, lest they should incur the king's displeasure, should he come to the knowledge of it any other way; and chiefly hoping it might have some effect upon him, to cause a reformation; though of this they were dubious, and rather feared it would exasperate him; and therefore desired that Baruch and Jeremiah would hide themselves, Jeremiah 36:19; this was the sense of some of them, of those that were good men among them, and wished things were otherwise than they were.

(r) "vir ad socium suum", Montanus; "ad proximum suum", Vatablus; "ad amicum suum", Pagninus; "erga socium suum", Schmidt. 16. afraid, both one and other—Hebrew, "fear-stricken," they turned to one another (compare Ge 42:28). This showed, on their part, hesitancy, and some degree of fear of God, but not enough to make them willing to sacrifice the favor of an earthly king.

We will surely tell the king—not the language of threatening but implying that the matter is of such moment that the king ought to be made acquainted with it, so as to seek some remedy against the divine anger.36:9-19 Shows of piety and devotion may be found even among those, who, though they keep up forms of godliness, are strangers and enemies to the power of it. The princes patiently attended the reading of the whole book. They were in great fear. But even those who are convinced to the truth and importance of what they hear, and are disposed to favour those who preach it, often have difficulties and reserves about their safety, interest, or preferment, so that they do not act according to their convictions, and try to get rid of what they find troublesome.
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