Old Testament

Jeremiah 45
A Message for Baruch
451This is the message that Jeremiah the prophet gave to Baruch son of Neriah when he was writing down on a scroll the words that Jeremiah was dictating. This was in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah.
2This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch.
3You said, “Woe is me! The Lord has added sorrow to my pain. I am worn out with groaning and I have found no rest.”
4This is what the Lord says. Tell him that I will overthrow what I have built and uproot what I have planted throughout the whole world. 5So should you then be seeking great things for yourself? Stop seeking them. I will certainly bring disaster on every living thing, declares the Lord. But in every place you go, I will let you hang on to your life like a prize of war.