1. These are the words of Jeremiah the prophet to Baruch, son of Neriah who wrote on a scroll what Jeremiah dictated. It was in the fourth year of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josias king of Judah when he said

2. "There is a word of Yahweh for you, Baruch. Why do you complain:

3. 'Alas for me! I am weary of sighing and I find no rest!'

4. Yahweh says: 'When I am knocking down what I have built and pulling up what I planted,

5. why do you want great things for yourself? Don't look for them! Yet, though I am about to send disaster on everyone - word of Yahweh - you will be safe wherever you go."

“Quanto maiores forem os dons, maior deve ser sua humildade, lembrando de que tudo lhe foi dado como empréstimo.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina