2 1 One finds in the records that Jeremiah the prophet ordered those who were being deported to take some of the fire, as has been told, 2 2 and that the prophet after giving them the law instructed those who were being deported not to forget the commandments of the Lord, nor to be led astray in their thoughts upon seeing the gold and silver statues and their adornment. 2 3 And with other similar words he exhorted them that the law should not depart from their hearts.
2 4 It was also in the writing that the prophet, having received an oracle, ordered that the tent and the ark should follow with him, and that he went out to the mountain where Moses had gone up and had seen the inheritance of God. 2 5 And Jeremiah came and found a cave, and he brought there the tent and the ark and the altar of incense, and he sealed up the entrance. 2 6 Some of those who followed him came up to mark the way, but could not find it. 2 7 When Jeremiah learned of it, he rebuked them and declared: "The place shall be unknown until God gathers people together again and shows his mercy. 2 8 And then the Lord will disclose these things, and the glory of the Lord and the cloud will appear, as they were shown in the case of Moses, and as Solomon asked that the place should be specially consecrated."