Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.
Now therefore, if it seemeth good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure-house, which is there at Babylon, whether it is so, that a decree was made by Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
That search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers: so wilt thou find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time: for which cause was this city destroyed.
And I commanded, and search hath been made, and it is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made in it.
I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.
Take thee a roll of a book, and write in it all the words that I have spoken to thee against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spoke to thee, from the days of Josiah, even to this day.
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.
And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith the LORD; 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?
Then Jeremiah took 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 besides added to them many like words.
And when I looked, behold, a hand was sent to me; and lo, a roll of a book was in it;
Moreover he said to me, Son of man, eat what thou findest; eat this roll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.