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Jeremiah 45 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

45 2 Jeremiah comforteth Baruch, assuring him that he should not perish in the destruction of Jerusalem.

The word that Jeremiah the Prophet spake unto [a]Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these [b]words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,

Thus saith the Lord God of Israel unto thee, O Baruch,

Thou didst say, Woe is me now: for the Lord hath laid sorrow unto my sorrow: I [c]fainted in my mourning, and I can find no rest.

Thus shalt thou say unto him, The Lord saith thus, Behold, that which I have built, will I [d]destroy, and that which I have planted, will I pluck up, even this whole land.

And seekest [e]thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for behold, I will bring a plague upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but thy life will I give thee for [f]a prey in all places, whither thou goest.


  1. Jeremiah 45:1 Which was Jeremiah’s disciple, and wrote his prophecies under him.
  2. Jeremiah 45:1 Whereof read Jer. 36:9, 10.
  3. Jeremiah 45:3 Baruch moved with an inconsiderate zeal of Jeremiah’s imprisonment, but chiefly for the destruction of the people, and the Temple, maketh this lamentation, as Ps. 6:6.
  4. Jeremiah 45:4 Meaning, that God might destroy this people, because he had planted them.
  5. Jeremiah 45:5 Thinkest thou to have honor and credit? wherein he showeth his infirmity.
  6. Jeremiah 45:5 Read Jer. 21:9.
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Jeremiah 45 New International Version (NIV)

A Message to Baruch

45 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.’”

New International Version (NIV)

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