Jeremiah 36:18
New International Version
“Yes,” Baruch replied, “he dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them in ink on the scroll.”

New Living Translation
So Baruch explained, “Jeremiah dictated them, and I wrote them down in ink, word for word, on this scroll.”

English Standard Version
Baruch answered them, “He dictated all these words to me, while I wrote them with ink on the scroll.”

Berean Standard Bible
“It was at his dictation,” Baruch replied. “He recited all these words to me and I wrote them in ink on the scroll.”

King James Bible
Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.

New King James Version
So Baruch answered them, “He proclaimed with his mouth all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink in the book.”

New American Standard Bible
And Baruch said to them, “He dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the book.”

NASB 1995
Then Baruch said to them, “He dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the book.”

NASB 1977
Then Baruch said to them, “He dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the book.”

Amplified Bible
Then Baruch answered them, “He dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the scroll.”

Christian Standard Bible
Baruch said to them, “At his dictation. He recited all these words to me while I was writing on the scroll in ink.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Baruch said to them, “At his dictation. He recited all these words to me while I was writing on the scroll in ink.”

American Standard Version
Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Baruk said to them: “From his mouth Jeremiah was speaking to me all of these words, and I was writing on the scroll in ink

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Baruch said, Jeremias told me from his own mouth all these words, and I wrote them in a book.

Contemporary English Version
"Yes, Jeremiah did," Baruch replied. "I wrote down just what he told me."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Baruch said to them: With his mouth he pronounced all these words as if he were reading to me: and I wrote in a volume with ink.

Good News Translation
Baruch answered, "Jeremiah dictated every word of it to me, and I wrote it down in ink on this scroll."

International Standard Version
Baruch answered them, "Yes, Jeremiah dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them in the scroll with ink."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Baruch answered them: 'He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.'

Literal Standard Version
And Baruch says to them, “He pronounces from his mouth all these words to me, and I am writing on the scroll with ink.”

New American Bible
“Yes, he would dictate all these words to me,” Baruch answered them, “while I wrote them down with ink in the scroll.”

NET Bible
Baruch answered, "Yes, they came from his own mouth. He dictated all these words to me and I wrote them down in ink on this scroll."

New Revised Standard Version
Baruch answered them, “He dictated all these words to me, and I wrote them with ink on the scroll.”

New Heart English Bible
Then Baruch answered them, "He pronounced all these words to me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink on the scroll."

World English Bible
Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words to me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.

Young's Literal Translation
And Baruch saith to them, 'From his mouth, he pronounceth unto me all these words, and I am writing on the book with ink.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Scroll Read in the King's House
17“Tell us now,” they asked Baruch, “how did you write all these words? Was it at Jeremiah’s dictation?” 18“It was at his dictation,” Baruch replied. “He recited all these words to me and I wrote them in ink on the scroll.” 19Then the officials said to Baruch, “You and Jeremiah must hide yourselves and tell no one where you are.”…

Cross References
Jeremiah 36:4
So Jeremiah called Baruch son of Neriah, and at the dictation of Jeremiah, Baruch wrote on a scroll all the words that the LORD had spoken to Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 36:27
After the king had burned the scroll containing the words that Baruch had written at Jeremiah's dictation, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:

Jeremiah 36:32
Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to the scribe Baruch son of Neriah, and at Jeremiah's dictation he wrote on it all the words of the scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire. And many similar words were added to them.

Jeremiah 45:1
This is the word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch son of Neriah when he wrote these words on a scroll at the dictation of Jeremiah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah:


Treasury of Scripture

Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words to me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.

He.

Jeremiah 36:2,4
Take thee a roll of a book, and 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, even unto this day…

Jeremiah 43:2,3
Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there: …

Proverbs 26:4,5
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him…

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Verse 18. - He pronounced, etc.; rather, He kept dictating... while I wrote with ink, etc. The addition of the last clause suggests (and was, perhaps, intended to do so) that Baruch's function was simply mechanical.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“[It was] at
לָהֶם֙ (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

his dictation,”
מִפִּיו֙ (mip·pîw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

Baruch
בָּר֔וּךְ (bā·rūḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1263: Baruch -- 'blessed', three Israelites

replied.
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“He recited
יִקְרָ֣א (yiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

these
הָאֵ֑לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

words
הַדְּבָרִ֖ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

to me
אֵלַ֔י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

and I
וַאֲנִ֛י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

wrote [them]
כֹּתֵ֥ב (kō·ṯêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3789: To grave, to write

in ink
בַּדְּיֽוֹ׃ (bad·də·yōw)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1773: Ink

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the scroll.”
הַסֵּ֖פֶר (has·sê·p̄er)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5612: A missive, document, writing, book


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