In the fourth year that Jehoiakim son of Josiah was king of Judah, Baruch wrote down what I had dictated to him. Then I told him 1
References for Jeremiah 45:1
45.1 2 K 24.1; 2 Ch 36.5-7; Dn 1.1, 2.
that the Lord, the God of Israel, had said, "Baruch,
you are saying, "I give up! The Lord has added sorrow to my troubles. I am worn out from groaning, and I can't find any rest!'
"But I, the Lord, am tearing down what I have built and pulling up what I have planted. I will do this to the entire earth.
Are you looking for special treatment for yourself? Don't do it. I am bringing disaster on all people, but you will at least escape with your life, wherever you go. I, the Lord, have spoken."