A. 1 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,
B. 2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch;
3 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.
A’. 4 Thus shalt thou say unto him,
B’. 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 land.
5 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.