Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition.

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JEREMIAS - Chapter 45

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Jeremias xlv.

Notes & Commentary:

Ver. 1. Book, which Joakim burnt, and sought the life of the prophets, chap. xxxvi. (Calmet) --- Baruch apprised of the general distress, weeps for it, and his life is spared. (Worthington)

Ver. 5. Great: the spirit of prophecy; (Rabbins) or rather to be exempted from suffering, while all the neighbouring nations were perishing. (Calmet) --- And save. Literally, "for salvation." Hebrew, "booty." (Haydock) --- He seems to have been set at liberty with his master, chap. xl. 1. (Calmet)


Bible Text & Cross-references:

The prophet comforts Baruch in his affliction.

1 The word that Jeremias, the prophet, spoke to Baruch, the son of Nerias, when he had written there words in a book, out of the mouth of Jeremias, in the fourth year of Joakim, the son of Josias, king of Juda, saying:

2 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, to thee, Baruch:

3 Thou hast said: Woe is me, wretch that I am, for the Lord hath added sorrow to my sorrow; I am wearied with my groans, and I find no rest.

4 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.

5 And dost thou seek great things for thyself ? Seek not; for behold I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but I will give thee thy life, and save thee in all places whithersoever thou shalt go.