The Holy Bible - Authorized King James Version (1611)*
The Holy Name Bible*
The Sacred Scriptures*
The Holy Scriptures - According to the Masoretic Text (1917)*
A Story About the Fate of A King of Judah Who Once Destroyed "The Roll of A Book" (aka The Holy Scriptures)
And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that this word came unto [the Prophet] Jeremiah from YAHWEH, saying, Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against YisraEl, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day. It may be that the House of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin. Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of YAHWEH, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book. And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of YAHWEH: Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of YAHWEH in the ears of the people in YAHWEH's house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities. It may be they will present their supplication before YAHWEH, and will return every one from his evil way: for great is the anger and the fury that YAHWEH hath pronounced against this people.
And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the book the words of YAHWEH in YAHWEH's house. And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, that they proclaimed a fast before YAHWEH to all the people in Jerusalem, and to all the people that came from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem. Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the House of YAHWEH, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the entry of the new gate of YAHWEH's house, in the ears of all the people. When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out of the book all the words of YAHWEH, Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes. Then Michaiah declared unto them all the words that he had heard, when Baruch read the book in the ears of the people. Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, unto Baruch, saying, Take in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast read in the ears of the people, and come.
So Baruch the son of Neriah took the roll in his hand, and came unto them. And they said unto him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears. So Baruch read it in their ears. 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. And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst thou write all these words at his mouth? Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book. Then said the princes unto Baruch, Go, hide thee, thou and Jeremiah; and let no man know where ye be. And they went in to the king into the court, but they laid up the roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told all the words in the ears of the king. So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of Elishama the scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes which stood beside the king.
Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him. And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth. Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words. Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he would not burn the roll: but he would not hear them. But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but YAHWEH hid them.
Then the word of YAHWEH came to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying, Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned. And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith YAHWEH; Thou hast burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast? Therefore thus saith YAHWEH of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of [King] David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost. And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened not. Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah 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 (KJV, Jeremiah 36).
And YAHWEH said to the Prophet Ezekiel:
Son of man, I send thee to the Children of YisraEl, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day. For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith YAHWEH ELOHIM. And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet they shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.
And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns [i.e., rebels] be with thee, and thou do dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.
But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee. And when the Prophet Ezekiel looked, behold, an hand was sent unto him; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
And YAHWEH spread it before Ezekiel; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe [i.e., wailing]. Moreover YAHWEH said unto Ezekiel, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the House of YisraEl. So the Prophet Ezekiel opened his mouth, and YAHWEH caused him to eat that roll.
Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then the Prophet Ezekiel ate the roll; and it was in his mouth as Honey for Sweetness...
Go, get thee unto the House of YisraEl, and speak with my words unto them. For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the House of YisraEl; Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. But the House of YisraEl will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the House of YisraEl are impudent and hardhearted.
Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith YAHWEH ELOHIM; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear (KJV, Ezekiel 2:3-3:11).
*At the HOY of Atlanta we ONLY honor, worship and praise YAHWEH, the Holy One of YisraEl and HIS laws, statutes, commandments, ordinances and covenants, as written in the Holy Scriptures (aka The Book of the Law, The Book of the Covenant, The Book of Rememberance, The Roll and The Old Testament). We use the so-called New Testament (NT) writings/letters for rebuking purposes ONLY because: (a) YAHWEH does not speak anywhere in the so-called NT; (b) the so-called NT promotes the worship of graven images/false deities; and (c) the so-called NT speaks great words against The Most High Yah (KJV, Daniel 7:25). YAHWEH gives us good, perfect doctrine in HIS Holy Scriptures so that we will NOT forsake his law (KJV, Proverbs 4:2); it makes wise the simple (KJV, Psalm 19:7). The so-called NT is gentile nation, slave master doctrine that promotes transgression and lying against YAHWEH, and departing away from our Elohim; speaking oppression and revolt, and conceiving and uttering from the heart [many] words of falsehood (KJV, Isaiah 59:13).
YAHWEH's righteousness is an everlasting righteousness;
His law and all his commandments are the truth (KJV, Psalm 119: 142, 151).
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:
but the word of our Elohim shall stand for ever (KJV, Isaiah 40:8).
Hearken unto YAHWEH, ye that know righteousness,
the people in whose heart is HIS law;
fear ye not the reproach of men,
neither be ye afraid of their revilings
(i.e., taunting words; KJV, Isaiah 51:7).
Therefore, be admonished: of making many books there is no end;
and much study is a weariness of the flesh (KJV, Ecclesiastes 12:12)
For blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of YAHWEH;
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper (KJV, Psalm 1:1-3).
So, let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear Elohim, and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man (KJV, Ecclesiastes 12:13).
Remember, he that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit (KJV, Proverbs 12:17).