This is the messagewhichJeremiah the prophetspoke to 1Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had 2writtendownthesewords in a bookaat Jeremiah'sdictation, in the 3fourthyear of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying:
2"Thussays the LORD the God of Israel to you, O Baruch:
'You said, "Ah, woe is me! For the LORD has addedsorrow to my pain; I am 4weary with my groaning and have foundnorest."'
4"Thus you are to say to him, 'Thussays the LORD, "Behold, 5what I have built I am about to teardown, and what I have planted I am about to uproot, that is, the wholeland."
'But you, are you 6seekinggreatthings for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I am going to 7bringdisaster on allflesh,' declares the LORD, 'but I will 8give your life to you as booty in all the placeswhere you may go.' "