Bible: Jeremiah 45

Baruch is Rebuked but also Comforted

45:1 The prophet Jeremiah spoke to Baruch son of Neriah while he was writing down in a scroll the words that Jeremiah spoke to him. 1  This happened in the fourth year that Jehoiakim son of Josiah was ruling over Judah. 2  45:2 The Lord God of Israel has a message for you, Baruch. 45:3 You have said, “I feel so hopeless! 3  For the Lord has added sorrow to my suffering. 4  I am worn out from groaning. I can’t find any rest.”’

45:4 The Lord told Jeremiah, 5  “Tell Baruch, 6  ‘The Lord says, “I am about to tear down what I have built and to uproot what I have planted. I will do this throughout the whole earth. 7  45:5 Are you looking for great things for yourself? Do not look for such things. For I, the Lord, affirm 8  that I am about to bring disaster on all humanity. 9  But I will allow you to escape with your life 10  wherever you go.”’

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