New International Version
Then Jeremiah told Baruch, "I am restricted; I am not allowed to go to the LORD's temple.
King James Bible
And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I 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,
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then Jeremiah called Baruch - This man, so useful to the prophet, and so faithfully attached to him, was by office a scribe; which signifies, not only a writer, but also a man in office; a chancellor, secretary, etc., a learned man; one acquainted with laws and customs.
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LibraryJeremiah's Roll Burned and Reproduced
'Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch ... who wrote therein ... all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire, and there were added besides unto them many like words.'--JER. xxxvi. 32. This story brings us into the presence of the long death agony of the Jewish monarchy. The wretched Jehoiakim, the last king but two who reigned in Jerusalem, was put on the throne by the King of Egypt, as his tributary, and used by him as a buffer to bear the brunt …
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The Secret of Its Greatness
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.
One day I went to the house of Shemaiah son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was shut in at his home. He said, "Let us meet in the house of God, inside the temple, and let us close the temple doors, because men are coming to kill you--by night they are coming to kill you."
You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;
The army of the king of Babylon was then besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was confined in the courtyard of the guard in the royal palace of Judah.
and I gave this deed to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel and of the witnesses who had signed the deed and of all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard.
While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the LORD came to him a second time:
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