Jeremiah 45

Message to Baruch

1The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to a  Baruch the son of Neriah, b  when he wrote these words in a book at the dictation of Jeremiah, c  in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: 2Thus says the  Lord, the God of Israel, to you, O Baruch: 3You said, d  Woe is me! For the  Lord has added sorrow to my pain. e  I am weary with my groaning, f  and I find no rest.’ 4Thus shall you say to him, Thus says the  Lord: g  Behold, what I have built I am breaking down, and what I have planted I am plucking up—that is, the whole land. 5And h  do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, i  I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the  Lord. But I will give you j  your life as a prize of war in all places to which you may go.”

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