1 The word that Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu) the prophet spake unto Baruch the son of Neriyah, when he had written these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu), in the fourth year of Yehoyaqim the son of Josiah (Yoshiyahu) king of Judah (Yehudah), saying,
2 “Thus saith יהוה, the God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael), unto you, O Baruch:
3 You didst say, “Woe is me now! For יהוה hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.”’
4 Thus shalt you say unto him, יהוה 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 you great things for yourself? Seek them not; for, behold, I will bring disaster (raah) upon all flesh,” saith יהוה; “but your life will I give unto you for a prey in all places whither you goest.”’”