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The Fortieth Prophecy of Jeremiah (see book comments for Jeremiah).
Baruch. He was the grandson of Maaseiah, governor of Jerusalem in Josiah's reign (2 Chronicles 34:8 ), and brother of Seraiah, chief chamberlain (Jeremiah 51:59 ).
written these words, &c. See Jeremiah 36:0 . the fourth year, &c. See App-86 .
the LORD, the God of Israel. See note on Jeremiah 11:3 .
Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .
built . . . break down . . . planted . . . pluck up. See note on Jeremiah 1:10 .
And seekest, &c. = Wouldst thou seek to secure great things for thyself?
evil. Hebrew. ra'a'. App-44 .
saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah's oracle.
life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
for a prey. Compare Jeremiah 39:18 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 45". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25