إِرْمِيَا 16

ثُمَّ صَارَ إِلَيَّ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا: ١ 1
Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
«لَا تَتَّخِذْ لِنَفْسِكَ ٱمْرَأَةً، وَلَا يَكُنْ لَكَ بَنُونَ وَلَا بَنَاتٌ فِي هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ. ٢ 2
“Do not take a wife for yourself, and do not have sons or daughters for yourself in this place.
لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَنِ ٱلْبَنِينَ وَعَنِ ٱلْبَنَاتِ ٱلْمَوْلُودِينَ فِي هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ، وَعَنْ أُمَّهَاتِهِمِ ٱللَّوَاتِي وَلَدْنَهُمْ، وَعَنْ آبَائِهِمِ ٱلَّذِينَ وَلَدُوهُمْ فِي هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ: ٣ 3
For Yahweh says this to the sons and daughters who are born in this place, to the mothers who bear them, and to the fathers who caused them to be born in this land,
مِيتَاتِ أَمْرَاضٍ يَمُوتُونَ. لَا يُنْدَبُونَ وَلَا يُدْفَنُونَ، بَلْ يَكُونُونَ دِمْنَةً عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَبِالسَّيْفِ وَٱلْجُوعِ يَفْنَوْنَ، وَتَكُونُ جُثَثُهُمْ أُكْلًا لِطُيُورِ ٱلسَّمَاءِ وَلِوُحُوشِ ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٤ 4
'They will die diseased deaths. They will not be mourned or buried. They will be like dung on the ground. For they will come to an end by sword and famine, and their corpses will be food for the birds of the skies and the beasts of the earth.'
لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: لَا تَدْخُلْ بَيْتَ ٱلنَّوْحِ وَلَا تَمْضِ لِلنَّدْبِ وَلَا تُعَزِّهِمْ، لِأَنِّي نَزَعْتُ سَلَامِي مِنْ هَذَا ٱلشَّعْبِ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، ٱلْإِحْسَانَ وَٱلْمَرَاحِمَ. ٥ 5
For the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, 'Do not enter a house where there is mourning. Do not go to mourn or to show sympathy for them, for I have taken away my peace from this people—this is Yahweh's declaration—and my steadfast love and mercy.
فَيَمُوتُ ٱلْكِبَارُ وَٱلصِّغَارُ فِي هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ. لَا يُدْفَنُونَ وَلَا يَنْدُبُونَهُمْ، وَلَا يَخْمِشُونَ أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَلَا يَجْعَلُونَ قَرَعَةً مِنْ أَجْلِهِمْ. ٦ 6
Both the great and the small will die in this land. They will not be buried, and no one will mourn for them or cut themselves or shave their heads for them.
وَلَا يَكْسِرُونَ خُبْزًا فِي ٱلْمَنَاحَةِ لِيُعَزُّوهُمْ عَنْ مَيِّتٍ، وَلَا يَسْقُونَهُمْ كَأْسَ ٱلتَّعْزِيَةِ عَنْ أَبٍ أَوْ أُمٍّ. ٧ 7
No one must share any food in mourning to comfort them because of the deaths, and none must give a comforting cup to his father or his mother in order to comfort them.
وَلَا تَدْخُلْ بَيْتَ ٱلْوَلِيمَةِ لِتَجْلِسَ مَعَهُمْ لِلْأَكْلِ وَٱلشُّرْبِ. ٨ 8
You must not go to a banquet house to sit with them in order to eat or drink.'
لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: هَأَنَذَا مُبَطِّلٌ مِنْ هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ، أَمَامَ أَعْيُنِكُمْ وَفِي أَيَّامِكُمْ، صَوْتَ ٱلطَّرَبِ وَصَوْتَ ٱلْفَرَحِ، صَوْتَ ٱلْعَرِيسِ وَصَوْتَ ٱلْعَرُوسِ. ٩ 9
For Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, says this, 'See, before your eyes, in your days and in this place, I am about to put an end to the sound of joy and the sound of gladness, the sound of the groom and the sound of the bride.'
«وَيَكُونُ حِينَ تُخْبِرُ هَذَا ٱلشَّعْبَ بِكُلِّ هَذِهِ ٱلْأُمُورِ أَنَّهُمْ يَقُولُونَ لَكَ: لِمَاذَا تَكَلَّمَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَلَيْنَا بِكُلِّ هَذَا ٱلشَّرِّ ٱلْعَظِيمِ، فَمَا هُوَ ذَنْبُنَا وَمَا هِيَ خَطِيَّتُنَا ٱلَّتِي أَخْطَأْنَاهَا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا؟ ١٠ 10
Then it will happen that you will report all these words to this people, and they will say to you, 'Why has Yahweh decreed all this great disaster against us? What is our iniquity and sin that we sinned against Yahweh our God?'
فَتَقُولُ لَهُمْ: مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّ آبَاءَكُمْ قَدْ تَرَكُونِي، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَذَهَبُوا وَرَاءَ آلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى وَعَبَدُوهَا وَسَجَدُوا لَهَا، وَإِيَّايَ تَرَكُوا، وَشَرِيعَتِي لَمْ يَحْفَظُوهَا. ١١ 11
So say to them, 'Because your ancestors abandoned me—this is Yahweh's declaration—and they went after other gods and worshiped and bowed down to them. They abandoned me and have not kept my law.
وَأَنْتُمْ أَسَأْتُمْ فِي عَمَلِكُمْ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ آبَائِكُمْ. وَهَا أَنْتُمْ ذَاهِبُونَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ وَرَاءَ عِنَادِ قَلْبِهِ ٱلشِّرِّيرِ حَتَّى لَا تَسْمَعُوا لِي. ١٢ 12
But you yourselves have brought about more wickedness than your ancestors, for see, each person is walking by the stubbornness of his wicked heart; there is no one who listens to me.
فَأَطْرُدُكُمْ مِنْ هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ إِلَى أَرْضٍ لَمْ تَعْرِفُوهَا أَنْتُمْ وَلَا آبَاؤُكُمْ، فَتَعْبُدُونَ هُنَاكَ آلِهَةً أُخْرَى نَهَارًا وَلَيْلًا حَيْثُ لَا أُعْطِيكُمْ نِعْمَةً. ١٣ 13
So I will throw you from this land to a land that you have not known, neither you nor your ancestors, and you will worship other gods there by day and night, for I will not give any favor to you.'
«لِذَلِكَ هَا أَيَّامٌ تَأْتِي، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَلَا يُقَالُ بَعْدُ: حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلَّذِي أَصْعَدَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، ١٤ 14
Therefore, behold, the days are coming—this is Yahweh's declaration—when it will no longer be said, 'As Yahweh lives, the one who brought up the people of Israel from the land of Egypt.'
بَلْ: حَيٌّ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلَّذِي أَصْعَدَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ أَرْضِ ٱلشِّمَالِ وَمِنْ جَمِيعِ ٱلْأَرَاضِي ٱلَّتِي طَرَدَهُمْ إِلَيْهَا. فَأُرْجِعُهُمْ إِلَى أَرْضِهِمِ ٱلَّتِي أَعْطَيْتُ آبَاءَهُمْ إِيَّاهَا. ١٥ 15
but, 'As Yahweh lives, the one who brought up the people of Israel from the land of the north and from the lands where he had scattered them.' For I will bring them back to the land that I gave to their ancestors.
«هَأَنَذَا أُرْسِلُ إِلَى جَزَّافِينَ كَثِيرِينَ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، فَيَصْطَادُونَهُمْ، ثُمَّ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ أُرْسِلُ إِلَى كَثِيرِينَ مِنَ ٱلْقَانِصِينَ فَيَقْتَنِصُونَهُمْ عَنْ كُلِّ جَبَلٍ وَعَنْ كُلِّ أَكَمَةٍ وَمِنْ شُقُوقِ ٱلصُّخُورِ. ١٦ 16
Behold! I will send for many fishermen—this is Yahweh's declaration—so they will fish the people out. After this I will send for many hunters so they will hunt for them among all the mountains and hills, and in rock crevices.
لِأَنَّ عَيْنَيَّ عَلَى كُلِّ طُرُقِهِمْ. لَمْ تَسْتَتِرْ عَنْ وَجْهِي، وَلَمْ يَخْتَفِ إِثْمُهُمْ مِنْ أَمَامِ عَيْنَيَّ. ١٧ 17
For my eye is on all their ways; they cannot be hidden from before me. Their iniquity cannot be concealed from before my eyes.
وَأُعَاقِبُ أَوَّلًا إِثْمَهُمْ وَخَطِيَّتَهُمْ ضِعْفَيْنِ، لِأَنَّهُمْ دَنَّسُوا أَرْضِي، وَبِجُثَثِ مَكْرُهَاتِهِمْ وَرَجَاسَاتِهِمْ قَدْ مَلَأُوا مِيرَاثِي». ١٨ 18
I will first pay back double for their iniquity and sin for their polluting of my land with their disgusting idol figures, and for their filling my inheritance with their disgusting idols.”
يَارَبُّ، عِزِّي وَحِصْنِي وَمَلْجَإِي فِي يَوْمِ ٱلضِّيْقِ، إِلَيْكَ تَأْتِي ٱلْأُمَمُ مِنْ أَطْرَافِ ٱلْأَرْضِ، وَيَقُولُونَ: «إِنَّمَا وَرِثَ آبَاؤُنَا كَذِبًا وَأَبَاطِيلَ وَمَا لَا مَنْفَعَةَ فِيهِ. ١٩ 19
Yahweh, you are my stronghold and my refuge, my place of safety in the day of distress. The nations will go to you from the ends of the earth and say, “Surely our ancestors inherited deceit. They are empty; there is no profit in them.
هَلْ يَصْنَعُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ لِنَفْسِهِ آلِهَةً وَهِيَ لَيْسَتْ آلِهَةً؟». ٢٠ 20
Do people make gods for themselves? But they are not gods.”
«لِذَلِكَ هَأَنَذَا أُعَرِّفُهُمْ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَرَّةَ، أُعَرِّفُهُمْ يَدِي وَجَبَرُوتِي، فَيَعْرِفُونَ أَنَّ ٱسْمِي يَهْوَهُ. ٢١ 21
Therefore see! I will cause them to know in this time, I will cause them to know my hand and my power, so they will know that Yahweh is my name.