إِرْمِيَا 12

أَبَرُّ أَنْتَ يَارَبُّ مِنْ أَنْ أُخَاصِمَكَ. لَكِنْ أُكَلِّمُكَ مِنْ جِهَةِ أَحْكَامِكَ: لِمَاذَا تَنْجَحُ طَرِيقُ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ؟ اِطْمَأَنَّ كُلُّ ٱلْغَادِرِينَ غَدْرًا! ١ 1
You are righteous, Yahweh, whenever I bring disputes to you. I must certainly tell you of my reason to complain: Why do the ways of the wicked succeed? All the faithless people are successful.
غَرَسْتَهُمْ فَأَصَّلُوا. نَمَوْا وَأَثْمَرُوا ثَمَرًا. أَنْتَ قَرِيبٌ فِي فَمِهِمْ وَبَعِيدٌ مِنْ كُلَاهُمْ. ٢ 2
You planted them and they took root. They continue to produce fruit. You are near to them in their mouths, but far away from their hearts.
وَأَنْتَ يَارَبُّ عَرَفْتَنِي. رَأَيْتَنِي وَٱخْتَبَرْتَ قَلْبِي مِنْ جِهَتِكَ. اِفْرِزْهُمْ كَغَنَمٍ لِلذَّبْحِ، وَخَصِّصْهُمْ لِيَوْمِ ٱلْقَتْلِ. ٣ 3
Yet you, Yahweh, know me. You see me and you test my heart toward you. Take them away like sheep to the slaughter, and set them apart for the day of slaughter!
حَتَّى مَتَى تَنُوحُ ٱلْأَرْضُ وَيَيْبَسُ عُشْبُ كُلِّ ٱلْحَقْلِ؟ مِنْ شَرِّ ٱلسَّاكِنِينَ فِيهَا فَنِيَتِ ٱلْبَهَائِمُ وَٱلطُّيُورُ، لِأَنَّهُمْ قَالُوا: «لَا يَرَى آخِرَتَنَا». ٤ 4
How long will the land go on drying up, and the plants in every field wither because of the wickedness of its inhabitants? The animals and the birds have been taken away. Indeed, the people say, “God will not see what happens to us.”
«إِنْ جَرَيْتَ مَعَ ٱلْمُشَاةِ فَأَتْعَبُوكَ، فَكَيْفَ تُبَارِي ٱلْخَيْلَ؟ وَإِنْ كُنْتَ مُنْبَطِحًا فِي أَرْضِ ٱلسَّلَامِ، فَكَيْفَ تَعْمَلُ فِي كِبْرِيَاءِ ٱلْأُرْدُنِّ؟ ٥ 5
Yahweh said, “Indeed, if you, Jeremiah, have run with foot soldiers and they have tired you out, how can you compete against horses? If you fall down in the safe countryside, how will you do in the thickets along the Jordan?
لِأَنَّ إِخْوَتَكَ أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَبَيْتَ أَبِيكَ قَدْ غَادَرُوكَ هُمْ أَيْضًا. هُمْ أَيْضًا نَادَوْا وَرَاءَكَ بِصَوْتٍ عَالٍ. لَا تَأْتَمِنْهُمْ إِذَا كَلَّمُوكَ بِٱلْخَيْرِ. ٦ 6
For even your brothers and your father's family have betrayed you and have loudly denounced you. Do not trust in them, even if they say nice things to you.
«قَدْ تَرَكْتُ بَيْتِي. رَفَضْتُ مِيرَاثِي. دَفَعْتُ حَبِيبَةَ نَفْسِي لِيَدِ أَعْدَائِهَا. ٧ 7
I have abandoned my house; I have forsaken my inheritance. I have given my beloved into the hands of her enemies.
صَارَ لِي مِيرَاثِي كَأَسَدٍ فِي ٱلْوَعْرِ. نَطَقَ عَلَيَّ بِصَوْتِهِ. مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَلِكَ أَبْغَضْتُهُ. ٨ 8
My inheritance has become to me like a lion in a thicket; she sets herself against me with her own voice, so I hate her.
جَارِحَةٌ ضَبُعٌ مِيرَاثِي لِي. اَلْجَوَارِحُ حَوَالَيْهِ عَلَيْهِ. هَلُمَّ ٱجْمَعُوا كُلَّ حَيَوَانِ ٱلْحَقْلِ. اِيتُوا بِهَا لِلْأَكْلِ. ٩ 9
Has not my prized possession become a speckled bird, that other birds of prey go against her all around? Go and gather all the wild beasts and bring them to devour her.
رُعَاةٌ كَثِيرُونَ أَفْسَدُوا كَرْمِي، دَاسُوا نَصِيبِي. جَعَلُوا نَصِيبِي ٱلْمُشْتَهَى بَرِّيَّةً خَرِبَةً. ١٠ 10
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard. They have stomped all over my portion of land; they turned my delightful portion into a wilderness, a desolation.
جَعَلُوهُ خَرَابًا يَنُوحُ عَلَيَّ وَهُوَ خَرِبٌ. خَرِبَتْ كُلُّ ٱلْأَرْضِ، لِأَنَّهُ لَا أَحَدَ يَضَعُ فِي قَلْبِهِ. ١١ 11
They have made her a desolation. I mourn for her; she is desolate. All the land has been made desolate, for there is no one who takes it to heart.
عَلَى جَمِيعِ ٱلرَّوَابِي فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ أَتَى ٱلنَّاهِبُونَ، لِأَنَّ سَيْفًا لِلرَّبِّ يَأْكُلُ مِنْ أَقْصَى ٱلْأَرْضِ إِلَى أَقْصَى ٱلْأَرْضِ. لَيْسَ سَلَامٌ لِأَحَدٍ مِنَ ٱلْبَشَرِ. ١٢ 12
Destroyers have come against all the bare places in the wilderness, for Yahweh's sword is devouring from one end of the land to the other. There is no safety in the land for any living creature.
زَرَعُوا حِنْطَةً وَحَصَدُوا شَوْكًا. أَعْيَوْا وَلَمْ يَنْتَفِعُوا، بَلْ خَزُوا مِنْ غَلَّاتِكُمْ، مِنْ حُمُوِّ غَضَبِ ٱلرَّبِّ». ١٣ 13
They have sown wheat but harvest thornbushes. They are exhausted from work but have gained nothing. So be ashamed of your gain because of Yahweh's anger.”
هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَلَى جَمِيعِ جِيرَانِي ٱلْأَشْرَارِ ٱلَّذِينَ يَلْمِسُونَ ٱلْمِيرَاثَ ٱلَّذِي أَوْرَثْتُهُ لِشَعْبِي إِسْرَائِيلَ: «هَأَنَذَا أَقْتَلِعُهُمْ عَنْ أَرْضِهِمْ وَأَقْتَلِعُ بَيْتَ يَهُوذَا مِنْ وَسْطِهِمْ. ١٤ 14
Yahweh says this against all my neighbors, the wicked ones who strike at the possession that I made my people Israel inherit, “See, I am the one who is about to uproot them from their own ground, and I will pull up the house of Judah from among them.
وَيَكُونُ بَعْدَ ٱقْتِلَاعِي إِيَّاهُمْ، أَنِّي أَرْجِعُ فَأَرْحَمُهُمْ، وَأَرُدُّهُمْ كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ إِلَى مِيرَاثِهِ، وَكُلَّ وَاحِدٍ إِلَى أَرْضِهِ. ١٥ 15
Then after I uproot those nations, it will happen that I will have compassion on them and bring them back; I will return them—each man to his inheritance and his land.
وَيَكُونُ إِذَا تَعَلَّمُوا عِلْمًا طُرُقَ شَعْبِي أَنْ يَحْلِفُوا بِٱسْمِي: حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ، كَمَا عَلَّمُوا شَعْبِي أَنْ يَحْلِفُوا بِبَعْلٍ، أَنَّهُمْ يُبْنَوْنَ فِي وَسْطِ شَعْبِي. ١٦ 16
It will come about that if those nations carefully learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name 'As Yahweh lives' just as they have taught my people to swear by Baal, then they will be built up in the midst of my people.
وَإِنْ لَمْ يَسْمَعُوا، فَإِنِّي أَقْتَلِعُ تِلْكَ ٱلْأُمَّةَ ٱقْتِلَاعًا وَأُبِيدُهَا، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ». ١٧ 17
But if any do not listen, then I will uproot that nation. It will certainly be uprooted and destroyed—this is Yahweh's declaration.”