إِرْمِيَا 13

هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِي: «ٱذْهَبْ وَٱشْتَرِ لِنَفْسِكَ مِنْطَقَةً مِنْ كَتَّانٍ وَضَعْهَا عَلَى حَقْوَيْكَ وَلَا تُدْخِلْهَا فِي ٱلْمَاءِ». ١ 1
Yahweh said this to me, “Go and buy a linen undergarment and put it on around your waist, but do not put it in water first.”
فَٱشْتَرَيْتُ ٱلْمِنْطَقَةَ كَقَوْلِ ٱلرَّبِّ وَوَضَعْتُهَا عَلَى حَقْوَيَّ. ٢ 2
So I bought an undergarment as Yahweh directed, and I put in on around my waist.
فَصَارَ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَيَّ ثَانِيَةً قَائِلًا: ٣ 3
Then the word of Yahweh came to me a second time, saying,
«خُذِ ٱلْمِنْطَقَةَ ٱلَّتِي ٱشْتَرَيْتَهَا ٱلَّتِي هِيَ عَلَى حَقَوَيْكَ، وَقُمِ ٱنْطَلِقْ إِلَى ٱلْفُرَاتِ، وَٱطْمِرْهَا هُنَاكَ فِي شَقِّ صَخْرٍ». ٤ 4
“Take the undergarment that you purchased that is around your waist, get up and go now to Perath. Hide it there in a rock crevice.”
فَٱنْطَلَقْتُ وَطَمَرْتُهَا عِنْدَ ٱلْفُرَاتِ كَمَا أَمَرَنِي ٱلرَّبُّ. ٥ 5
So I went and hid it in Perath, just as Yahweh had commanded me.
وَكَانَ بَعْدَ أَيَّامٍ كَثِيرَةٍ أَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَالَ لِي: «قُمِ ٱنْطَلِقْ إِلَى ٱلْفُرَاتِ وَخُذْ مِنْ هُنَاكَ ٱلْمِنْطَقَةَ ٱلَّتِي أَمَرْتُكَ أَنْ تَطْمِرَهَا هُنَاكَ». ٦ 6
After many days, Yahweh said to me, “Get up and go back to Perath. Take from there the undergarment that I had told you to hide.”
فَٱنْطَلَقْتُ إِلَى ٱلْفُرَاتِ، وَحَفَرْتُ وَأَخَذْتُ ٱلْمِنْطَقَةَ مِنَ ٱلْمَوْضِعِ ٱلَّذِي طَمَرْتُهَا فِيهِ. وَإِذَا بِٱلْمِنْطَقَةِ قَدْ فَسَدَتْ. لَا تَصْلُحُ لِشَيْءٍ. ٧ 7
So I went back to Perath and dug out the undergarment where I had hid it, and behold, it was destroyed and completely useless.
فَصَارَ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَيَّ قَائِلًا: ٨ 8
Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
«هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: هَكَذَا أُفْسِدُ كِبْرِيَاءَ يَهُوذَا، وَكِبْرِيَاءَ أُورُشَلِيمَ ٱلْعَظِيمَةِ. ٩ 9
“Yahweh says this: In the same way I will destroy the great arrogance of Judah and Jerusalem.
هَذَا ٱلشَّعْبُ ٱلشِّرِّيرُ ٱلَّذِي يَأْبَى أَنْ يَسْمَعَ كَلَامِي، ٱلَّذِي يَسْلُكُ فِي عِنَادِ قَلْبِهِ وَيَسِيرُ وَرَاءَ آلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى لِيَعْبُدَهَا وَيَسْجُدَ لَهَا، يَصِيرُ كَهَذِهِ ٱلْمِنْطَقَةِ ٱلَّتِي لَا تَصْلُحُ لِشَيْءٍ. ١٠ 10
This wicked people who refuses to listen to my word, who walk in the hardness of their heart, who go after other gods to worship them and bow down to them—they will be like this undergarment that is good for nothing.
لِأَنَّهُ كَمَا تَلْتَصِقُ ٱلْمِنْطَقَةُ بِحَقْوَيِ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ، هَكَذَا أَلْصَقْتُ بِنَفْسِي كُلَّ بَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ وَكُلَّ بَيْتِ يَهُوذَا، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، لِيَكُونُوا لِي شَعْبًا وَٱسْمًا وَفَخْرًا وَمَجْدًا، وَلَكِنَّهُمْ لَمْ يَسْمَعُوا. ١١ 11
For just as an undergarment clings to someone's hips, so I have made all the house of Israel and all the house of Judah cling to me—this is Yahweh's declaration—to be my people, to bring me fame, praise, and honor. But they would not listen to me.
«فَتَقُولُ لَهُمْ هَذِهِ ٱلْكَلِمَةَ: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: كُلُّ زِقٍّ يَمْتَلِئُ خَمْرًا. فَيَقُولُونَ لَكَ: أَمَا نَعْرِفُ مَعْرِفَةً أَنَّ كُلَّ زِقٍّ يَمْتَلِئُ خَمْرًا؟ ١٢ 12
So you must speak this word to them, 'Yahweh, the God of Israel, says this: Every jar will be filled with wine.' They will say to you, 'Do we not indeed know that every jar will be filled with wine?'
فَتَقُولُ لَهُمْ: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: هَأَنَذَا أَمْلَأُ كُلَّ سُكَّانِ هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَٱلْمُلُوكَ ٱلْجَالِسِينَ لِدَاوُدَ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّهِ، وَٱلْكَهَنَةَ وَٱلْأَنْبِيَاءَ وَكُلَّ سُكَّانِ أُورُشَلِيمَ سُكْرًا. ١٣ 13
So say to them, 'Yahweh says this: See, I am about to fill with drunkenness every inhabitant of this land, the kings who sit on David's throne, the priests, prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
وَأُحَطِّمُهُمُ ٱلْوَاحِدَ عَلَى أَخِيهِ، ٱلْآبَاءَ وَٱلْأَبْنَاءَ مَعًا، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. لَا أُشْفِقُ وَلَا أَتَرَأَّفُ وَلَا أَرْحَمُ مِنْ إِهْلَاكِهِمْ». ١٤ 14
Then I will smash each man against the other, fathers and children together—this is Yahweh's declaration—I will not pity them or have compassion, and I will not spare them from destruction.'”
اِسْمَعُوا وَٱصْغَوْا. لَا تَتَعَظَّمُوا لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ تَكَلَّمَ. ١٥ 15
Listen and pay attention. Do not be arrogant, for Yahweh had spoken.
أَعْطُوا ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكُمْ مَجْدًا قَبْلَ أَنْ يَجْعَلَ ظَلَامًا، وَقَبْلَمَا تَعْثُرُ أَرْجُلُكُمْ عَلَى جِبَالِ ٱلْعَتَمَةِ، فَتَنْتَظِرُونَ نُورًا فَيَجْعَلُهُ ظِلَّ مَوْتٍ، وَيَجَعْلُهُ ظَلَامًا دَامِسًا. ١٦ 16
Give honor to Yahweh your God before he brings darkness, and before he causes your feet to stumble on the mountains at twilight. For you are hoping for light, but he will turn the place into a deep darkness, into a dark cloud.
وَإِنْ لَمْ تَسْمَعُوا ذَلِكَ، فَإِنَّ نَفْسِي تَبْكِي فِي أَمَاكِنَ مُسْتَتِرَةً مِنْ أَجْلِ ٱلْكِبْرِيَاءِ، وَتَبْكِي عَيْنَيَّ بُكَاءً وَتَذْرِفُ ٱلدُّمُوعَ، لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ سُبِيَ قَطِيعُ ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٧ 17
So if you will not listen, I will weep alone because of your arrogance. My eyes will certainly weep and flow with tears, for Yahweh's flock has been taken captive.
قُلْ لِلْمَلِكِ وَلِلْمَلِكَةِ: «ٱتَّضِعَا وَٱجْلِسَا، لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ هَبَطَ عَنْ رَأْسَيْكُمَا تَاجُ مَجْدِكُمَا». ١٨ 18
“Say to the king and to the queen mother, 'Come down from your thrones, for your splendid crowns have fallen from your heads.'
أُغْلِقَتْ مُدُنُ ٱلْجَنُوبِ وَلَيْسَ مَنْ يَفْتَحُ. سُبِيَتْ يَهُوذَا كُلُّهَا. سُبِيَتْ بِٱلتَّمَامِ. ١٩ 19
The cities in the Negev will be shut up, with no one to open them. All Judah will be taken captive, completely taken captive.
اِرْفَعُوا أَعْيُنَكُمْ وَٱنْظُرُوا ٱلْمُقْبِلِينَ مِنَ ٱلشِّمَالِ. أَيْنَ ٱلْقَطِيعُ ٱلَّذِي أُعْطِيَ لَكِ، غَنَمُ مَجْدِكِ؟ ٢٠ 20
Lift up your eyes and look at the ones coming from the north. Where is the flock he gave to you, the flock that was so beautiful to you?
مَاذَا تَقُولِينَ حِينَ يُعَاقِبُكِ، وَقَدْ عَلَّمْتِهِمْ عَلَى نَفْسِكِ قُوَّادًا لِلرِّيَاسَةِ؟ أَمَا تَأْخُذُكِ ٱلْأَوْجَاعُ كَٱمْرَأَةٍ مَاخِضٍ؟ ٢١ 21
What will you say when God sets over you those you had trained to be your special allies? Are these not the beginnings of the labor pains that will seize you just like a woman in childbirth?
وَإِنْ قُلْتِ فِي قَلْبِكِ: «لِمَاذَا أَصَابَتْنِي هَذِهِ؟». لِأَجْلِ عَظَمَةِ إِثْمِكِ هُتِكَ ذَيْلَاكِ وَٱنْكَشَفَ عَنَفًا عَقِبَاكِ. ٢٢ 22
Then you might say in your heart, 'Why are these things happening to me?' It will be for the multitude of your iniquities that your skirts are raised up and you have been violated.
هَلْ يُغَيِّرُ ٱلْكُوشِيُّ جِلْدَهُ أَوِ ٱلنَّمِرُ رُقَطَهُ؟ فَأَنْتُمْ أَيْضًا تَقْدِرُونَ أَنْ تَصْنَعُوا خَيْرًا أَيُّهَا ٱلْمُتَعَلِّمُونَ ٱلشَّرَّ! ٢٣ 23
Can the people of Cush change their skin color, or a leopard change its spots? If so, then you yourself, although accustomed to wickedness, would be able to do good.
«فَأُبَدِّدُهُمْ كَقَشٍّ يَعْبُرُ مَعَ رِيحِ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ. ٢٤ 24
So I will scatter them like chaff that perishes in the desert wind.
هَذِهِ قُرْعَتُكِ، ٱلنَّصِيبُ ٱلْمَكِيلُ لَكِ مِنْ عِنْدِي، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، لِأَنَّكِ نَسِيتِنِي وَٱتَّكَلْتِ عَلَى ٱلْكَذِبِ. ٢٥ 25
This is what I have given to you, the portion I have decreed for you—this is Yahweh's declaration— because you have forgotten me and trusted in deceit.
فَأَنَا أَيْضًا أَرْفَعُ ذَيْلَيْكِ عَلَى وَجْهِكِ فَيُرَى خِزْيُكِ. ٢٦ 26
So also I myself will strip your skirts off you, and your private parts will be seen.
فِسْقُكِ وَصَهِيلُكِ وَرَذَالَةُ زِنَاكِ عَلَى ٱلْآكَامِ فِي ٱلْحَقْلِ. قَدْ رَأَيْتُ مَكْرَهَاتِكِ. وَيْلٌ لَكِ يَا أُورُشَلِيمُ! لَا تَطَهَرِينَ. حَتَّى مَتَى بَعْدُ؟». ٢٧ 27
I have seen your adultery and neighing, the wickedness of your prostitution on the hills and in the fields, and I have seen these detestable things! Woe to you, Jerusalem! How long until you are made clean again?”