1The 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,
says Yahweh, the God of Israel, to you, Baruch:
3You did say, Woe is me
now! for Yahweh has added sorrow to my pain; I am weary with my groaning, and
I find no rest.
4Thus shall you tell him, Thus says Yahweh: Behold, that
which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will
pluck up; and this in the whole land.
5Seek you great things for
yourself? Don’t seek them; for, behold, I will bring evil on all flesh, says
Yahweh; but your life will I give to you for a prey in all places where you