“Take the scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you.”

(Jeremiah 36:2)


The words of Jeremiah’s prophecy are veritably the words of God Himself. The text clearly teaches that God reveals Himself in words, men record those words; and then those words, once recorded, are the object of divine protection forever. This Scripture passage does not teach that Jeremiah’s prophecy is a reaction to the Word of God, but the actual, inerrant Word of God. Jeremiah received the words of God Himself, so much so that the prophet  could say to his scribe: “Jeremiah dictated all the words the Lord had spoken to him” (v. 4).