Holman Christian Standard Bible
1This is the word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch son of Neriah when he wrote these words on a scroll at Jeremiah's dictation in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah: 2"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch: 3 'You have said, "Woe is me, because the LORD has added misery to my pain! I am worn out with groaning and have found no rest."' 4"This is what you are to say to him: 'This is what the LORD says: What I have built I am about to demolish, and what I have planted I am about to uproot--the whole land! 5But as for you, do you seek great things for yourself? Stop seeking! For I am about to bring disaster on every living creature--this is the LORD's declaration-- 'but I will grant you your life like the spoils of war wherever you go.'"