45:1-5. BARUCH.
Q  c1  1,2. Word of Yahaveh to Baruch.
    d1  3. What Baruch had said.
   c2  4. Word of Yahaveh to Baruch.
    d2  5-. What Baruch sought.
   c3  -5. Word of Yahaveh to Baruch.

The 40th Prophecy of Jeremiah.

496 B.C.
Jeremiah 45)

1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch (he was the grandson of Maaseiah, governor of Jerusalem in Josiah's reign [2 Chron. 34:8], and brother of Seraiah, chief chamberlain [51:59]) the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the 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 did say, 'Woe is me now! for the LORD has added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.
' ' 4 Thus shall you say to him, 'The LORD says thus; 'Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land. (See 1:10.)
5 Would you seek to secure great things for yourself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring calamity upon all flesh, says the LORD: but your soul will I give to you for a prey (see 39:18) in all places where you go' ' ".

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