New American Bible

Jeremiah

Chapter 45

45:1 This is the message that the prophet Jeremiah gave to Baruch, son of Neriah, when he wrote in a book the prophecies that Jeremiah dictated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, king of Judah:

45:2 Thus says the LORD, God of Israel, to you, Baruch,

45:3 because you said, "Alas! the LORD adds grief to my pain; I am weary from groaning, and can find no rest":

45:4 say this to him, says the LORD: What I have built, I am tearing down; what I have planted, I am uprooting: even the whole land.

45:5 And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not! I am bringing evil on all mankind, says the LORD, but your life I will leave you as booty, wherever you may go.