The word that Jeremiah the prophet spake 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,
Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch:
Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I
fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.
Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus; Behold, that which I have built
will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole
And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring
evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in
all places whither thou goest.