Message to Baruch
1 This is
the message which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written down these words in a book at Jeremiahs dictation, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying:
Thus says the LORD
the God of Israel to you, O Baruch:
You said, Ah, woe is me! For the LORD
has added sorrow to my pain; I am weary with my groaning and have found no rest.
Thus you are to say to him, Thus says the LORD
, Behold, what I have built I am about to tear down, and what I have planted I am about to uproot, that is, the whole land.
But you, are you seeking great things for yourself? Do not seek them;
for behold, I am going to bring disaster on all flesh, declares the LORD
, but I will give your life to you as booty in all the places where you may go.