Message to Baruch

1 This is the message which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to (A)Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had (B)written down 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: 2 “Thus says the Lord the God of Israel to you, O Baruch: 3 ‘You said, “Ah, woe is me! For the Lord has added sorrow to my pain; I am (D)weary with my groaning and have found no rest.”’ 4 Thus you are to say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Behold, (E)what I have built I am about to tear down, and what I have planted I am about to uproot, that is, the whole land.” 5 But 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 booty in all the places where you may go.’”


a. Jeremiah 45:1: ['Lit ', from the mouth of Jeremiah]

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