1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he wrote these word in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying, 2 Thus says LORD, the God of Israel, to thee, O Baruch: 3 Thou said, Woe is me now! For LORD has added sorrow to my pain. I am weary with my groaning, and I find no rest.
4 Thus thou shall say to him, Thus says LORD: Behold, that which I have built I will break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, and this in the whole land. 5 And do thou seek great things for thyself? Seek them not, for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, says LORD, but thy life I will give to thee for a prey in all places where thou go.