1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had
written these words 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 Jehovah the God of Israel, to you, O Baruch:
3 You said, Woe is me now, for Jehovah has added grief to my sorrow. I fainted in my
sighing, and I find no rest.
4 Thus you shall say unto him, Thus says Jehovah: Behold, what I have built I will break
down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even all this land.
5 And do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I will bring
evil on all flesh, says Jehovah. But I will give your life to you as a prize in all places
wherever you go.