45 This is the message[a] Jeremiah gave to Baruch in the fourth year of the reign of King Jehoiakim (son of Josiah), after Baruch had written down all God’s messages as Jeremiah was dictating them to him:
2 O Baruch, the Lord God of Israel says this to you: 3 You have said, Woe is me! Don’t I have troubles enough already? And now the Lord has added more! I am weary of my own sighing and I find no rest. 4 But tell Baruch this, The Lord says: I will destroy this nation that I built; I will wipe out what I established. 5 Are you seeking great things for yourself? Don’t do it! For though I will bring great evil upon all these people, I will protect you wherever you go, as your reward.