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Jeremiah 45

An encouragement sent to Baruch.

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An encouragement sent to Baruch

1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto Baruch 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 saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch:

3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.

4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith 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.

5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.

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G Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Ver. 1. Book, which Joakim burnt, and sought the life of the prophets. C. xxxvi. C. — Baruch apprised of the general distress, weeps for it, and his life is spared. W.

Ver. 5. Great: the spirit of prophecy; (Rabbins) or rather to be exempted from suffering, while all the neighbouring nations were perishing. C. — And save. Lit. “for salvation.” Heb. “booty.” H. — He seems to have been set at liberty with his master. C. xl. 1. C.