Jeremiah 45: Life for Baruch son of Neriah

uprooted tree destructionHebrew-English Text

I. Summary

Yahweh tells Baruch son of Neriah that he will continue to punish mankind but Baruch will not be killed.

II. Photo

Yahweh will not stop punishing: “Thus said the Lord: I am going to overthrow what I have built and uproot what I have planted” (v. 4).

III. Select Verses

(The whole chapter)

1-5: The word which the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Baruch son of Neriah, when he was writing these words in a scroll at Jeremiah’s dictation, in the fourth year of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah: Thus said the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning you, Baruch: You say, “Woe is me! The LORD has added grief to my pain. I am worn out with groaning, and I have found no rest.” Thus shall you speak to him: “Thus said the LORD: I am going to overthrow what I have built, and uproot what I have planted — this applies to the whole land. And do you expect great things for yourself? Don’t expect them. For I am going to bring disaster upon all flesh — declares the LORD — but I will at least grant you your life in all the places where you may go.”

IV. Outline

1. Introduction: Jeremiah dictates to Baruch son of Neriah

2. Introduction: Yahweh’s message for Baruch

3. Baruch’s complaint: pain and no rest

4-5. Yahweh will destroy but Baruch will not be killed

V. Comment

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VI. Works Used

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