THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Jeremiah promises Baruch that his life shall be preserved.
word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto aBaruch
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,
Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch;
Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the Lord
hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no arest
¶ Thus shalt thou say unto him, The Lord
saith thus; Behold, that
which I have built will I abreak
down, and that which I have planted I will bpluck
up, even cthis
thou great things for thyself? seek them
not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord
: but thy blife
will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.