Jer 51:59-64

Jeremiah's Command to Seraiah 59The word that the prophet Jeremiah commanded Seraiah son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, when he went with King Zedekiah of Judah to Babylon, in the fourth year of his reign. Seraiah was the quartermaster.60Jeremiah wrote in a scroll all the disasters that would come on Babylon, all these words that are written concerning Babylon.61And Jeremiah said to Seraiah: “When you come to Babylon, see that you read all these words,62and say, ‘O Lord, you yourself threatened to destroy this place so that neither human beings nor animals shall live in it, and it shall be desolate forever.’63When you finish reading this scroll, tie a stone to it, and throw it into the middle of the Euphrates,64and say, ‘Thus shall Babylon sink, to rise no more, because of the disasters that I am bringing on her.’ ” Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.