Jeremiah promises Baruch that his life will be preserved.
1 The 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,
2 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch;
3 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.
5 And aseekest 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.