1 This is the word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Barʹuch the son of Neriʹah when he wrote in a book these words dictated by Jeremiah in the fourth year of Jehoiʹakim son of Josiʹah, the king of Judah:
2 “This is what Jehovah the God of Israel says concerning you, Barʹuch,
3 ‘You have said: “Woe to me, for Jehovah has added grief to my pain! I am weary from my groaning, and I have found no resting-place.”’
4 “You should say to him, ‘This is what Jehovah says: “Look! What I have built up I am tearing down, and what I have planted I am uprooting—the entire land.
5 But you are seeking great things for yourself. Stop seeking such things.”’ “‘For I am about to bring a calamity on all flesh,’ declares Jehovah, ‘and wherever you may go, I will grant you your life as a spoil.’”