1 And these be the words of the book, which Baruch, the son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, son of Zedekiah, son of Hasadiah, son of Hilkiah, wrote in Babylon;
2 in the fifth year, in the seventh day of the month, in the time wherein (the) Chaldeans took Jerusalem, and burnt it with fire.
3 And Baruch read the words of this book to the ears of Jeconiah, son of Jehoiakim (or son of Joachim), king of Judah, and to the ears of all the people coming to (hear) the book;
4 and to the ears of the mighty [men], (and of the) sons of (the) kings, and to the ears of (the) priests, and to the ears of the people, from the most unto the least of them [or from the least unto the most of them], of all (those) dwelling in Babylon, and at the flood Sud (or by the Sud River).
5 Which heard, and wept, and fasted, and prayed in the sight of the Lord.
6 And they gathered money, by [or after] that that each man’s hand might;
7 and [they] sent (it) into Jerusalem to Jehoiakim, the (high) priest, the son of Hilkiah, son of Shallum, and to the priests, and to all the people that were found with him in Jerusalem;
8 when he took (or when he received) the vessels of the temple of the Lord, that were taken away from the temple, to again-call (them) into the land of Judah, in the tenth day of the month Sivan, or May; the silvern vessels, which Zedekiah, the king of Judah, the son of Josiah, (had) made [or the silver vessels, that Zedekiah, the son of Josiah, king of Judah, made],
9 after that Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, had taken (away) Jeconiah, and (the) princes, and all (the) mighty men, and the people of the land from Jerusalem, and led them bound into Babylon [or and brought them gyved (or in fetters) into Babylon].
10 And they said, Lo! we have sent to you riches, of which buy ye burnt sacrifices, and incense, and make ye sacrifice, and offer ye for sin at the altar of your Lord God. [And they said, Lo! we have sent to you monies, of which buyeth burnt sacrifice(s), and incense, and maketh manna, and offereth for sin at the altar of the Lord our God.]
11 And pray ye for the life of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and for the life of Belshazzar, his son, that the days of them be on (the) earth as the days of heaven;
12 that the Lord give virtue (or strength) to us, and (en)lighten our eyes, that we live under the shadow of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, and under the shadow of Belshazzar, his son; and that we serve them by many days [or and serve we to them (for) many days], and find grace in the sight of them.
13 And pray ye for us to our Lord God, for we have sinned to our Lord God, and his strong vengeance is not turned away from us, till into this day. [And for ourselves prayeth to the Lord our God, for we have sinned to the Lord our God, and turned away is not his madness (or his rage) from us, unto this day.]
14 And read ye this book, which we [have] sent to you, to be rehearsed (or to be read aloud) in the temple of the Lord, in a solemn day, and in a covenable day (or on solemn days, and on other suitable days).
15 And ye shall say, Rightfulness is to our Lord God, but shame of our face is to us, as this day (it) is, to all Judah, and to (the) dwellers in Jerusalem, [And ye shall say, To the Lord our God rightwiseness, to us forsooth confusion of our face, as (it) is this day to all Judah, and to the dwellers in Jerusalem,]
16 to our kings, and to our princes, to our priests, and to our prophets, and to our fathers.
17 We sinned before our Lord God, [We have sinned before the Lord our God,]
18 and believed not, and trusted not in him. And we were not ready to be subject to him, and we obeyed not to the voice of our Lord God, (so) that we went in his commandments, which he gave to us; [and we have not believed, mistrusting in him. And we were not subjectable (or capable of being subjected) to him, and we well-heard not the voice of the Lord our God, that we should go in his commandments that he gave to us;]
19 from the day in which he led our fathers out of the land of Egypt, till into this day, we were unbelieveful to our Lord God; and we were scattered, and went away, (so) that we heard not the voice of him. [from the day that he led out our fathers from the land of Egypt, unto this day, we were mis-trowable to the Lord our God; and scattered we went away, lest we should hear the voice of him.]
20 And many evils and cursings, which the Lord ordained to his servant Moses, cleaved to us; which Lord led our fathers out of the land of Egypt, to give to us a land flowing (with) milk and honey, as (it is) in this day. [And there cleaved to us many evils, and cursings, the which the Lord set to his servant Moses; that led out our fathers from the land of Egypt, to give to us the land flowing milk and honey, as in this day.]
21 And we heard not the voice of our Lord God, by all the words of (the) prophets, which he sent to us, and to our judges; [And we heard not the voice of the Lord our God, after all the words of prophets, that he sent to us, and to our judges;]
22 and we went away, each man into the wit (or the understanding) of his evil heart, to work to alien gods (or to work for, or to serve, foreign gods), and we did evils before the eyes of our Lord God. [and we went away, each into the wit of our shrewd (or our depraved) heart, to work to alien gods, doing evils before the eyes of the Lord our God.]