New American Standard Bible
Message to Baruch
1This 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: 2Thus says the LORD the God of Israel to you, O Baruch: 3You 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. 4Thus 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. 5But 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.