The Lord ’s Message to Baruch

1 This is the word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch son of Neriah(A) when he wrote these words on a scroll at Jeremiah’s dictation(a)(B) in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah:(C) 2 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch: 3 ‘You have said, “Woe is me, because the Lord has added misery to my pain! I am worn out with(b) groaning and have found no rest.”’(D)
4 “This is what you are to say to him: ‘This is what the Lord says: What I have built I am about to demolish, and what I have planted I am about to uproot(E)—the whole land! 5 But as for you, do you seek great things for yourself? Stop seeking! For I am about to bring disaster on every living creature’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘but I will grant you your life like the spoils of war(F) wherever you go.’”


a. Jeremiah 45:1: Lit scroll from Jeremiah’s mouth
b. Jeremiah 45:3: Lit I labored in my

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