Jeremiah 45 ©

Baruch being dismayed, Jeremiah instructeth and comforteth him.


THE word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto aBaruch the son of Neriah, bwhen 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,


Thus csaith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch;


Thou didst say, dWoe is me now! for the LORD hath eadded grief to my sorrow; I ffainted in my sighing, and I gfind no rest.

g Ps. 77.3,4.

¶Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus; hBehold, that which I have built will I ibreak down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.

i Is. 5.5.

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