Jeremiah 45

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. 2 Then later, the Lord God of Israel told me to say to Baruch:
    3 You are moaning and blaming me, the Lord, for your troubles and sorrow, and for being so tired that you can’t even rest. 4 But all over the earth I am tearing down what I built and pulling up what I planted. 5 I 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.

The Contemporary English Version, c1995 by the American Bible Society.
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