Jeremiah 36:17
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New American Standard Bible
And they asked Baruch, saying, "Tell us, please, how did you write all these words? Was it at his dictation?"

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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The scroll might have been drawn up by Baruch from memoranda of his own without the prophet's direct authority. The princes therefore did not ask from curiosity, but to obtain necessary information.

Jeremiah 36:17 Parallel Commentaries

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On the Interpretation of Scripture
IT is a strange, though familiar fact, that great differences of opinion exist respecting the Interpretation of Scripture. All Christians receive the Old and New Testament as sacred writings, but they are not agreed about the meaning which they attribute to them. The book itself remains as at the first; the commentators seem rather to reflect the changing atmosphere of the world or of the Church. Different individuals or bodies of Christians have a different point of view, to which their interpretation
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World

Approaching Doom
The first years of Jehoiakim's reign were filled with warnings of approaching doom. The word of the Lord spoken by the prophets was about to be fulfilled. The Assyrian power to the northward, long supreme, was no longer to rule the nations. Egypt on the south, in whose power the king of Judah was vainly placing his trust, was soon to receive a decided check. All unexpectedly a new world power, the Babylonian Empire, was rising to the eastward and swiftly overshadowing all other nations. Within a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

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