1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke unto 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 hath the LORD, the God of Israel said unto thee, O Baruch:
3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the LORD has added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I have found no rest.
4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD said thus: Behold, I destroy those whom I have built up and those whom I have planted I pluck up, even this whole land.
5 And dost thou seek great things for thyself? seek [them] not; for, behold, I bring evil upon all flesh, said the LORD: but I will give thee thy life as a spoil [of battle] in all places where thou goest.: