Here is what Yirmeyahu said to Barukh the son of Neriyah when he wrote these words in a book at Yirmeyahu's dictation, in the fourth year of Y'hoyakim the son of Yoshiyahu, king of Y'hudah:
"This is what Adonai the God of Isra'el says concerning you, Barukh. You said,
'Woe to me now! ADONAI has compounded my pain with sorrow, I am weary from groaning, and I can find no relief!'
"Tell him that ADONAI says: 'I will tear down what I built up, I will uproot what I planted, and this throughout the land.
Are you seeking great things for yourself? Don't! For I am bringing disaster on everything living,' says ADONAI. 'But wherever you go, you will escape with your life.'"