Message to Baruch

45 This is the message which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to (A)Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had (B)written these words in a book [a]at Jeremiah’s dictation, in the (C)fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel says to you, Baruch: ‘You said, “Oh, woe to me! For the Lord has added grief to my pain; I am (D)weary with my groaning and have found no rest.”’ This is what you are to say to him: ‘This is what the Lord says: “Behold, (E)what I have built I am going to tear down, and what I have planted I am going to uproot, that is, all the people of the land.” But as for you, are you (F)seeking great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I am going to (G)bring disaster on all flesh,’ declares the Lord, ‘but I will (H)give your life to you as plunder in all the places where you may go.’”

Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 45:1 Lit from the mouth of Jeremiah