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Jeremiah 36:23

    Jeremiah 36:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass, when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, that the king cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it came about that whenever Jehudi, in his reading, had got through three or four divisions, the king, cutting them with his penknife, put them into the fire, till all the book was burned up in the fire which was burning in the fireplace.

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass, when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, that the king cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.

    World English Bible

    It happened, when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, that [the king] cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass, when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, that the king cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was in the brasier, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was in the brasier.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 36:23

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Hearth - A furnace; fire.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 36:23

    When Jehudi had read three or four leaves - Rather columns; for the law, and the sacred Hebrew Books, are written in columns of a certain breadth. דלתות delathoth, signifies gates or openings between column and column, or between section and section.

    He cut it with the penknife - בתער הספר bethaar hassopher, "the knife of the scribe," properly enough penknife.

    And cast it into the fire - To show his contempt for God's words.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 36:23

    Leaves - Columns: literally folding-doors; the word exactly describes the shape of the columns of writing upon the scroll.

    Penknife - "Scribe's knife;" used to shape the reed for writing, and to make erasures in the parchment.

    On the hearth - Or, in the fire-pan. The conduct of the king shows how violent was his temper.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 36:23

    36:23 He - The king not having patience to hear above three or four columns, or periods, cut it in pieces and burned it in the fire.