Jeremiah 45 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
A Message to Baruch.[a] 1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch, son of Neriah, when he wrote on a scroll words from Jeremiah’s own mouth in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, king of Judah: 2 Thus says the Lord, God of Israel, to you, Baruch. 3 You said, “Woe is me! the Lord has added grief to my pain. I have worn myself out with groaning; rest eludes me.” 4 You must say this to him. Thus says the Lord: What I have built, I am tearing down; what I have planted, I am uprooting: all this land. 5 And you, do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them! I am bringing evil on all flesh—oracle of the Lord—but I will grant you your life as spoils of war, wherever you may go.
Jeremiah 45 New International Version (NIV)
A Message to Baruch
45 When Baruch son of Neriah wrote on a scroll the words Jeremiah the prophet dictated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, Jeremiah said this to Baruch: 2 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch: 3 You said, ‘Woe to me! The Lord has added sorrow to my pain; I am worn out with groaning and find no rest.’ 4 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. 5 Should you then seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the Lord, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life.’”