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,
Thus sayeth Jehovah, the God of Israel, concerning thee, Baruch:
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.
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.
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.