1 The a word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to b Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book 1 at the instruction of Jeremiah, in the c fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying, 2 "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, to you, O Baruch: 3 'You said, "Woe is me now! For the LORD has added grief to my sorrow. I d fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest." ' 4 "Thus you shall say to him, 'Thus says the LORD: "Behold, e what I have built I will break down, and what I have planted I will pluck up, that is, this whole land. 5 "And do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, f I will bring adversity on all flesh," says the LORD"But I will give your g life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go." ' "New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.