Q c1 1,2. Word of Yahaveh to Baruch. d1 3. What Baruch had said. c2 4. Word of Yahaveh to Baruch. d2 5-. What Baruch sought. c3 -5. Word of Yahaveh to Baruch.
1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch (he was the grandson of Maaseiah, governor of Jerusalem in Josiah's reign [2 Chron. 34:8], and brother of Seraiah, chief chamberlain [51:59]) the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the 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 did say, 'Woe is me now! for the LORD has added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.
' ' 4 Thus shall you say to him, 'The LORD says thus; 'Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land. (See 1:10.)
5 Would you seek to secure great things for yourself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring calamity upon all flesh, says the LORD: but your soul will I give to you for a prey (see 39:18) in all places where you go' ' ".