Jeremiah 45

A message to Baruch

When Baruch son of Neriah wrote on a scroll the words Jeremiah the prophet dictated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, Jeremiah said this to Baruch: ‘This is what the  Lord, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch: You said, “Woe to me! The  Lord has added sorrow to my pain; I am worn out with groaning and find no rest.” But the  Lord has told me to say to you, “This is what the  Lord says: I will overthrow what I have built and uproot what I have planted, throughout the earth. Should you then seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the  Lord, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life.”’

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