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Jeremiah 45:4 ASV
Thus shalt thou say unto him, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up; and this in the whole land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 BBE
This is what you are to say to him: The Lord has said, Truly, the building which I put up will be broken down, and that which was planted by me will be uprooted, and this through all the land;
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Jeremiah 45:4 CEB
This is what you should say to him: "The LORD proclaims: I'm breaking down everything I have built up. I'm digging up that which I have planted—the entire land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 CJB
"Tell him that ADONAI says: 'I will tear down what I built up, I will uproot what I planted, and this throughout the land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 RHE
Thus saith the Lord: Thus shalt thou say to him: Behold, them whom I have built, I do destroy: and them whom I have planted, I do pluck up, and all this land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 ESV
Thus shall you say to him, Thus says the LORD: Behold, what I have built I am breaking down, and what I have planted I am plucking up--that is, the whole land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 GW
"Say this to Baruch, 'This is what the LORD says: I will tear down what I have built. I will uproot what I have planted throughout the earth.
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Jeremiah 45:4 GNT
"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.
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Jeremiah 45:4 HNV
Thus shall you tell him, Thus says the LORD: Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up; and this in the whole land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 CSB
" 'This is what you are to say to him: This is what the Lord says: What I have built I am about to demolish, and what I have planted I am about to uproot-the whole land!
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Jeremiah 45:4 KJV
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.
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Jeremiah 45:4 LEB
Thus you will say to him: 'Thus says Yahweh, "Look, what I have built I [am] about to tear down, and what I have planted I [am] about to pluck up, it [is] all the land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 NAS
"Thus you are to say to him, 'Thus says the LORD , "Behold, what I have built I am about to tear down, and what I have planted I am about to uproot, that is, the whole land."
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Jeremiah 45:4 NCV
The Lord said, "Say this to Baruch: 'This is what the Lord says: I will soon tear down what I have built, and I will pull up what I have planted everywhere in Judah.
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Jeremiah 45:4 NIRV
The LORD said, "Tell Baruch, 'I say, "I will destroy what I have built up. I will pull up by the roots what I have planted. I will do it all through the earth.
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Jeremiah 45:4 NIV
[The LORD said,] "Say this to him: 'This is what the LORD says: I will overthrow what I have built and uproot what I have planted, throughout the land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 NKJV
Thus you shall say to him, 'Thus says the Lord: "Behold, what I have built I will break down, and what I have planted I will pluck up, that is, this whole land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 NLT
"Baruch, this is what the LORD says: I will destroy this nation that I built. I will uproot what I planted.
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Jeremiah 45:4 NRS
Thus you shall say to him, "Thus says the Lord: I am going to break down what I have built, and pluck up what I have planted—that is, the whole land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 RSV
Thus shall you say to him, Thus says the LORD: Behold, what I have built I am breaking down, and what I have planted I am plucking up--that is, the whole land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 DBY
Thus shalt thou say unto him, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, what I have built do I overthrow, and what I have planted I pluck up, even this whole land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 MSG
"But God says, 'Look around. What I've built I'm about to wreck, and what I've planted I'm about to rip up.
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Jeremiah 45:4 WBT
Thus shalt thou say to him, The LORD saith thus; Behold, [that] which I have built I will break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 TMB
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.
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Jeremiah 45:4 TNIV
But the LORD has told me to say to you, 'This is what the LORD says: I will overthrow what I have built and uproot what I have planted, throughout the earth.
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Jeremiah 45:4 WEB
Thus shall you tell him, Thus says Yahweh: Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up; and this in the whole land.
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Jeremiah 45:4 WYC
The Lord saith these things, Thus thou shalt say to him, Lo! I destroy them, which I builded, and I draw out them, which I planted, and all this land. (The Lord saith these things, Thou shalt say this to him, Lo! I destroy those, whom I built up, and I draw out those, whom I planted, yea, even the entire earth.)
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Jeremiah 45:4 YLT
Thus dost thou say unto him: Thus said Jehovah: Lo, that which I have built I am throwing down, and that which I have planted I am plucking up, even the whole land itself.
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Jeremiah 45 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 45

An encouragement sent to Baruch.

- Baruch was employed in writing Jeremiah's prophecies, and reading them, see ch. ( Jeremiah 36 ) , and was threatened for it by the king. Young beginners in religion are apt to be discouraged with little difficulties, which they commonly meet with at first in the service of God. These complaints and fears came from his corruptions. Baruch had raised his expectations too high in this world, and that made the distress and trouble he was in harder to be borne. The frowns of the world would not disquiet us, if we did not foolishly flatter ourselves with the hopes of its smiles, and court and covet them. What a folly is it then to seek great things for ourselves here, where every thing is little, and nothing certain! The Lord knows the real cause of our fretfulness and despondency better than we do, and we should beg of him to examine our hearts, and to repress every wrong desire in us.

Jeremiah 45 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 45

Jeremiah 45:1-5 . JEREMIAH COMFORTS BARUCH.

After the completion of the prophecies and histories appertaining to the Jewish people and kings, Jeremiah subjoins one referring to an individual, Baruch; even as there are subjoined to the epistles of Paul addressed to churches, epistles to individuals, some of which were prior in date to the former. Afterwards follow the prophecies referring to other nations, closing the book [GROTIUS]. The date of the events here told is eighteen years before the taking of the city; this chapter in point of time follows the thirty-sixth chapter. Baruch seems to have been regularly employed by Jeremiah to commit his prophecies to writing ( Jeremiah 36:1 Jeremiah 36:4 Jeremiah 36:32 ).

1. these words--his prophecies from the thirteenth year of Josiah to the fourth of Jehoiakim.

3. Thou didst say, &c.--Jeremiah does not spare his disciple, but unveils his fault, namely, fear for his life by reason of the suspicions which he incurred in the eyes of his countrymen (compare Jeremiah 36:17 ), as if he was in sympathy with the Chaldeans ( Jeremiah 43:3 ), and instigator of Jeremiah; also ingratitude in speaking of his "grief," &c., whereas he ought to deem himself highly blessed in being employed by God to record Jeremiah's prophecies.
added--rescued from the peril of my first writing ( Jeremiah 36:26 ). I am again involved in a similar peril. He upbraids God as dealing harshly with him.
I fainted--rather, "I am weary."
no rest--no quiet resting-place.

4. that which I have built . . . planted I will pluck up--( Isaiah 5:5 ). This whole nation (the Jews) which I founded and planted with such extraordinary care and favor, I will overthrow.

5. seekest thou great things for thyself--Thou art over-fastidious and self-seeking. When My own peculiar people, a "whole" nation ( Jeremiah 45:4 ), and the temple, are being given to ruin, dost thou expect to be exempt from all hardship? Baruch had raised his expectations too high in this world, and this made his distresses harder to be borne. The frowns of the world would not disquiet us if we did not so eagerly covet its smiles. What folly to seek great things for ourselves here, where everything is little, and nothing certain!
all flesh--the whole Jewish nation and even foreign peoples ( Jeremiah 25:26 ).
but thy life . . . for a prey--Esteem it enough at such a general crisis that thy life shall be granted thee. Be content with this boon of life which I will rescue from imminent death, even as when all things are given up to plunder, if one escape with aught, he has a something saved as his "prey" ( Jeremiah 21:9 ). It is striking how Jeremiah, who once used such complaining language himself, is enabled now to minister the counsel requisite for Baruch when falling into the same sin ( Jeremiah 12:1-5 , 15:10-18 ). This is part of God's design in suffering His servants to be tempted, that their temptations may adapt them for ministering to their fellow servants when tempted.