Jeremiah 36:5
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New International Version
Then Jeremiah told Baruch, "I am restricted; I am not allowed to go to the LORD's temple.

New Living Translation
Then Jeremiah said to Baruch, "I am a prisoner here and unable to go to the Temple.

English Standard Version
And Jeremiah ordered Baruch, saying, “I am banned from going to the house of the LORD,

Berean Study Bible
Then Jeremiah commanded Baruch, “I am restricted; I cannot enter the temple of the LORD;

New American Standard Bible
Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, "I am restricted; I cannot go into the house of the LORD.

King James Bible
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of the LORD:

Christian Standard Bible
Then Jeremiah commanded Baruch, "I am restricted; I cannot enter the temple of the LORD,

Contemporary English Version
Then I said, Baruch, the officials refuse to let me go into the LORD's temple,

Good News Translation
Then I gave Baruch the following instructions: "I am no longer allowed to go into the Temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jeremiah commanded Baruch, "I am restricted; I cannot enter the temple of the LORD,

International Standard Version
Jeremiah instructed Baruch, "I'm confined and can't go to the LORD's Temple.

NET Bible
Then Jeremiah told Baruch, "I am no longer allowed to go into the LORD's temple.

New Heart English Bible
Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, "I am shut up; I can't go into the house of the LORD:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jeremiah told Baruch, "I'm no longer allowed to go to the LORD's temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying: 'I am detained, I cannot go into the house of the LORD;

New American Standard 1977
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, “I am restricted; I cannot go into the house of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of the LORD:

King James 2000 Bible
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am confined; I cannot go into the house of the LORD:

American King James Version
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of the LORD:

American Standard Version
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of Jehovah:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jeremias commanded Baruch, saying: I am shut up, and cannot go into the house of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up, I cannot go into the house of Jehovah; but go thou in,

English Revised Version
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of the LORD:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am confined, I cannot go into the house of the LORD:

World English Bible
Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I can't go into the house of Yahweh:

Young's Literal Translation
And Jeremiah commandeth Baruch, saying, 'I am restrained, I am not able to enter the house of Jehovah;
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Scroll Read in the Temple
4So Jeremiah called Baruch son of Neriah. At the dictation of Jeremiah, Baruch wrote on a scroll all the words the LORD had spoken to Jeremiah. 5Then Jeremiah commanded Baruch, “I am restricted; I cannot enter the temple of the LORD; 6so you are to go to the house of the LORD on a day of fasting, and in the hearing of the people you are to read the words of the LORD from the scroll you wrote at my dictation. Read them in the hearing of all the people of Judah who are coming from their cities.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? I am speaking like I am out of my mind, but I am so much more: in harder labor, in more imprisonments, in worse beatings, in frequent danger of death.

Nehemiah 6:10
Later, I went to the house of Shemaiah son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was confined to his house. He said: "Let us meet at the house of God inside the temple. Let us shut the temple doors because they are coming to kill you--by night they are coming to kill you!"

Psalm 88:8
You have removed my friends from me; You have made me repulsive to them; I am confined and cannot escape.

Jeremiah 32:2
At that time, the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was imprisoned in the courtyard of the guard, which was in the palace of the king of Judah.

Jeremiah 32:12
and I gave this deed to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the sight of my cousin Hanamel, the witnesses who were signing the purchase agreement, and all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard.

Jeremiah 33:1
While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the LORD came to him a second time:

Treasury of Scripture

And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of the LORD:

Jeremiah 20:2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks …

Jeremiah 32:2 For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah …

Jeremiah 33:1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the second time, while …

Jeremiah 37:15 Why the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put …

Jeremiah 38:6,28 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah …

Jeremiah 40:4 And now, behold, I loose you this day from the chains which were …

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, …

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the …

Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover …







Verse 5. - I am shut up. Not so; Jeremiah was not detained by material force. Some strong reason he had (perhaps of a ceremonial kind), but as it was irrelevant to the narrative, it is not given. Render, I am detained (same verb as in 1 Samuel 21:7). And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up,.... In prison, according to Jarchi; but this is not likely, for then there would have been no occasion for an order to take him, Jeremiah 36:26. Grotius thinks he was obliged by the king's order to stay at home; possibly he might be restrained by the Spirit of God, or had not freedom in his own mind to go abroad; there might be a restraint, an impulse upon his spirit, by the Spirit of God. Some think he was under some legal pollution, which made him unfit to go into the temple: for it follows:

I cannot go into the house of the Lord: labouring either under some bodily infirmity, or ceremonial defilement, or was forbidden by the king. What was the true cause is not certain; but so it was, that either he was discharged, or disabled, or disqualified, from going into the house of God. 5. I am shut up—not in prison, for there is no account of his imprisonment under Jehoiakim, and Jer 36:19, 26 are inconsistent with it: but, "I am prevented," namely, by some hindrance; or, through fear of the king, to whose anger Baruch was less exposed, as not being the author of the prophecy.36:1-8 The writing of the Scriptures was by Divine appointment. The Divine wisdom directed to this as a proper means; if it failed, the house of Judah would be the more without excuse. The Lord declares to sinners the evil he purposes to do against them, that they may hear, and fear, and return from their evil ways; and whenever any one makes this use of God's warnings, in dependence on his promised mercy, he will find the Lord ready to forgive his sins. All others will be left without excuse; and the consideration that great is the anger God has pronounced against us for sin, should quicken both our prayers and our endeavours.
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