Jeremiah 45
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The Lord Will Not Let Baruch Be Killed

1 In the fourth year that Jehoiakim+ was king of Judah, Baruch wrote down everything I had told him.+ 2Then later, the Lord God of Israel told me to say to Baruch:

3You are moaning and blaming me, the Lord, for your troubles and sorrow, and for being so tired that you can't even rest. 4But all over the earth I am tearing down what I built and pulling up what I planted. 5I am bringing disaster everywhere, so don't even think about making any big plans for yourself. However, I promise that wherever you go, I will at least protect you from death. I, the Lord, have spoken.


45.1 Jehoiakim: See the note at 1.3.
45.1 Baruch wrote down everything I had told him: See 36.1-32.

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