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The Lord’s Message to Baruch
1This is the word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch son of Neriah # Jr 32:12 when he wrote these words on a scroll at Jeremiah’s dictation # Lit scroll from Jeremiah’s mouth # Jr 36:4,18 in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah: # Jr 36:1 2“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch: 3‘You have said, “Woe is me, because the Lord has added misery to my pain! I am worn out with # Lit I labored in my groaning and have found no rest.” ’ # Ps 6:6
4“This is what you are to say to him: ‘This is what the Lord says: What I have built I am about to demolish, and what I have planted I am about to uproot # Jr 24:6 — the whole land! 5But as for you, do you seek great things for yourself? Stop seeking! For I am about to bring disaster on every living creature’ — this is the Lord’s declaration — ‘but I will grant you your life like the spoils of war # Jr 21:9; 38:2; 39:18 wherever you go.’ ”