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After Baruch has been so consistently faithful and diligent in helping record all of Jeremiah’s prophesies, even through much persecution and now captivity (verse 1), the Lord sends him a message through Jeremiah (verse 2). The Lord acknowledges how hard Baruch has worked, even without rest (verse 3). He reminds Baruch that the Lord Himself is in control, and will determine who is built up or broken down – individually or politically (verse 4). If he can believe this, Baruch can be confident in God’s plans to deliver him instead of worrying about enemies or being concerned when he falls out of political favor. The Lord promises to deliver Baruch, and to keep him safe (verse 5).