Jeremiah 45

Assurance and advice for Baruch
The character of Baruch is seen
 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,   Baruch Jeremiah's stenographer and companion.
  Written ... in the ... year This event would then follow those of chapter 36 je36. His hard work had been thrown into the fire.
 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.
  Woe is me now! A time to be depressed. Jeremiah was in prison and the Jewish leaders weren't following the Lord's counsel. Baruch saw no prospects of civil service in a land as God had planned it. Jeremiah had also felt discouraged. je1510, je2007. Compare jb0210.
 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.   Thy life I will give thee He would be protected in contrast to many he had envied.
  For a prey See on je3918.
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