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The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Nerijah, when he wrote these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, saying,
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Thus sayeth Jehovah, the God of Israel, concerning thee, Baruch:
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Thou didst say, Woe unto me!
for Jehovah hath added grief to my sorrow;
I am weary with my sighing, and I find no rest.
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Thus shalt thou say unto him, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, what I have built do I overthrow, and what I have planted I pluck up, even this whole land.
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And seekest thou great things for thyself?
seek [them] not;
for behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith Jehovah;
but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou shalt go.