إِرْمِيَا 18

ٱلْكَلَامُ ٱلَّذِي صَارَ إِلَى إِرْمِيَا مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا: ١ 1
The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
«قُمِ ٱنْزِلْ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلْفَخَّارِيِّ وَهُنَاكَ أُسْمِعُكَ كَلَامِي». ٢ 2
“Arise and go out to the potter's house, for I will have you hear my word there.”
فَنَزَلْتُ إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلْفَخَّارِيِّ، وَإِذَا هُوَ يَصْنَعُ عَمَلًا عَلَى ٱلدُّولَابِ. ٣ 3
So I went out to the potter's house, and behold! The potter was working on the potter's wheel.
فَفَسَدَ ٱلْوِعَاءُ ٱلَّذِي كَانَ يَصْنَعُهُ مِنَ ٱلطِّينِ بِيَدِ ٱلْفَخَّارِيِّ، فَعَادَ وَعَمِلَهُ وِعَاءً آخَرَ كَمَا حَسُنَ فِي عَيْنَيِ ٱلْفَخَّارِيِّ أَنْ يَصْنَعَهُ. ٤ 4
But the object of clay that he was molding was ruined in his hand, so he changed his mind and made another object that seemed good in his eyes to do.
فَصَارَ إِلَيَّ كَلَامُ ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا: ٥ 5
Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
«أَمَا أَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ أَصْنَعَ بِكُمْ كَهَذَا ٱلْفَخَّارِيِّ يَا بَيْتَ إِسْرَائِيلَ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ؟ هُوَذَا كَٱلطِّينِ بِيَدِ ٱلْفَخَّارِيِّ أَنْتُمْ هَكَذَا بِيَدِي يَا بَيْتَ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٦ 6
“Should I not be able to act like this potter with you, house of Israel?—this is Yahweh's declaration. Behold! Like clay in a potter's hand—that is how you are in my hand, house of Israel.
تَارَةً أَتَكَلَّمُ عَلَى أُمَّةٍ وَعَلَى مَمْلَكَةٍ بِٱلْقَلْعِ وَٱلْهَدْمِ وَٱلْإِهْلَاكِ، ٧ 7
At one moment, I may proclaim something about a nation or a kingdom, that I will drive it out, tear it down, or destroy it.
فَتَرْجِعُ تِلْكَ ٱلْأُمَّةُ ٱلَّتِي تَكَلَّمْتُ عَلَيْهَا عَنْ شَرِّهَا، فَأَنْدَمُ عَنِ ٱلشَّرِّ ٱلَّذِي قَصَدْتُ أَنْ أَصْنَعَهُ بِهَا. ٨ 8
But if the nation about which I have made that proclamation turns from its evil, then I will relent from the disaster that I was planning to bring upon it.
وَتَارَةً أَتَكَلَّمُ عَلَى أُمَّةٍ وَعَلَى مَمْلَكَةٍ بِٱلْبِنَاءِ وَٱلْغَرْسِ، ٩ 9
At another moment, I may proclaim something about a nation or a kingdom, that I will build it up or plant it.
فَتَفْعَلُ ٱلشَّرَّ فِي عَيْنَيَّ، فَلَا تَسْمَعُ لِصَوْتِي، فَأَنْدَمُ عَنِ ٱلْخَيْرِ ٱلَّذِي قُلْتُ إِنِّي أُحْسِنُ إِلَيْهَا بِهِ. ١٠ 10
But if it does evil in my eyes by not listening to my voice, then I will stop the good that I had said I would do for them.
«فَٱلْآنَ كَلِّمْ رِجَالَ يَهُوذَا وَسُكَّانَ أُورُشَلِيمَ قَائِلًا: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: هَأَنَذَا مُصْدِرٌ عَلَيْكُمْ شَرًّا، وَقَاصِدٌ عَلَيْكُمْ قَصْدًا. فَٱرْجِعُوا كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ عَنْ طَرِيقِهِ ٱلرَّدِيءِ، وَأَصْلِحُوا طُرُقَكُمْ وَأَعْمَالَكُمْ». ١١ 11
So now, speak to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and say, 'Yahweh says this: See, I am about to form disaster against you. I am about to devise a plan against you. Repent, each person from his wicked way, so your ways and your practices will bring good to you.'
فَقَالُوا: «بَاطِلٌ! لِأَنَّنَا نَسْعَى وَرَاءَ أَفْكَارِنَا، وَكُلُّ وَاحِدٍ يَعْمَلُ حَسَبَ عِنَادِ قَلْبِهِ ٱلرَّدِيءِ». ١٢ 12
But they will say, 'This is no use. We will act according to our own plans. Each one of us will do what his evil, stubborn heart desires.'
لِذَلِكَ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: «ٱسْأَلُوا بَيْنَ ٱلْأُمَمِ. مَنْ سَمِعَ كَهَذِهِ؟ مَا يُقْشَعَرُّ مِنْهُ جِدًّا عَمِلَتْ عَذْرَاءُ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ١٣ 13
Therefore Yahweh says this, 'Ask the nations, who has ever heard of such a thing as this? The virgin Israel has committed a horrible act.
هَلْ يَخْلُو صَخْرُ حَقْلِي مِنْ ثَلْجِ لُبْنَانَ؟ أَوْ هَلْ تَنْشَفُ ٱلْمِيَاهُ ٱلْمُنْفَجِرَةُ ٱلْبَارِدَةُ ٱلْجَارِيَةُ؟ ١٤ 14
Does the snow in Lebanon ever leave the rocky hills on its sides? Are the mountain streams coming from far away ever destroyed, those cold streams?
لِأَنَّ شَعْبِي قَدْ نَسِيَني! بَخَّرُوا لِلْبَاطِلِ، وَقَدْ أَعْثَرُوهُمْ فِي طُرُقِهِمْ، فِي ٱلسُّبُلِ ٱلْقَدِيمَةِ لِيَسْلُكُوا فِي شُعَبٍ، فِي طَرِيقٍ غَيْرِ مُسَهَّلٍ، ١٥ 15
Yet my people have forgotten me. They have made offerings to useless idols and been made to stumble in their paths; they have left the ancient paths to walk lesser paths.
لِتُجْعَلْ أَرْضُهُمْ خَرَابًا وَصَفِيرًا أَبَدِيًّا. كُلُّ مَارٍّ فِيهَا يَدْهَشُ وَيَنْغِضُ رَأْسَهُ. ١٦ 16
Their land will become a horror, an object of everlasting hissing. Everyone who passes by her will shudder and shake his head.
كَرِيحٍ شَرْقِيَّةٍ أُبَدِّدُهُمْ أَمَامَ ٱلْعَدُوِّ. أُرِيهِمِ ٱلْقَفَا لَا ٱلْوَجْهَ فِي يَوْمِ مُصِيبَتِهِمْ». ١٧ 17
I will scatter them before their enemies like an eastern wind. I will show them my back, and not my face, on the day of their disaster.'”
فَقَالُوا: «هَلُمَّ فَنُفَكِّرُ عَلَى إِرْمِيَا أَفْكَارًا، لِأَنَّ ٱلشَّرِيعَةَ لَا تَبِيدُ عَنِ ٱلْكَاهِنِ، وَلَا ٱلْمَشُورَةَ عَنِ ٱلْحَكِيمِ، وَلَا ٱلْكَلِمَةَ عَنِ ٱلنَّبِيِّ. هَلُمَّ فَنَضْرِبُهُ بِٱللِّسَانِ وَلِكُلِّ كَلَامِهِ لَا نُصْغِي». ١٨ 18
So the people said, “Come, let us make plots against Jeremiah, since the law will never perish from the priests, or advice from the wise men, or words from the prophets. Come, let us attack him with our words and no longer pay attention to anything he proclaims.”
أَصْغِ لِي يَارَبُّ، وَٱسْمَعْ صَوْتَ أَخْصَامِي. ١٩ 19
Pay attention to me, Yahweh, and listen to the voice of my enemies.
هَلْ يُجَازَى عَنْ خَيْرٍ بِشَرٍّ؟ لِأَنَّهُمْ حَفَرُوا حُفْرَةً لِنَفْسِي. ٱذْكُرْ وُقُوفِي أَمَامَكَ لِأَتَكَلَّمَ عَنْهُمْ بِٱلْخَيْرِ لِأَرُدَّ غَضَبَكَ عَنْهُمْ. ٢٠ 20
Will disaster from them really be my reward for being good to them? For they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before you to speak for their welfare, to cause your fury to turn away from them.
لِذَلِكَ سَلِّمْ بَنِيهِمْ لِلْجُوعِ، وَٱدْفَعْهُمْ لِيَدِ ٱلسَّيْفِ، فَتَصِيرَ نِسَاؤُهُمْ ثَكَالَى وَأَرَامِلَ، وَتَصِيرَ رِجَالُهُمْ قَتْلَى ٱلْمَوْتِ، وَشُبَّانُهُمْ مَضْرُوبِي ٱلسَّيْفِ فِي ٱلْحَرْبِ. ٢١ 21
Therefore give their children over to famine, and give them to the hands of those who use the sword. So let their women become bereaved and widows, and their men be killed, and their young men killed by the sword in battle.
لِيُسْمَعْ صِيَاحٌ مِنْ بُيُوتِهِمْ إِذْ تَجْلِبُ عَلَيْهِمْ جَيْشًا بَغْتَةً. لِأَنَّهُمْ حَفَرُوا حُفْرَةً لِيُمْسِكُونِي، وَطَمَرُوا فِخَاخًا لِرِجْلَيَّ. ٢٢ 22
Let a distressed shout be heard from their houses, as you suddenly bring raiders against them. For they have dug a pit to capture me and have hidden traps for my feet.
وَأَنْتَ يَارَبُّ عَرَفْتَ كُلَّ مَشُورَتِهِمْ عَلَيَّ لِلْمَوْتِ. لَا تَصْفَحْ عَنْ إِثْمِهِمْ، وَلَا تَمْحُ خَطِيَّتَهُمْ مِنْ أَمَامِكَ، بَلْ لِيَكُونُوا مُتَعَثِّرِينَ أَمَامَكَ. فِي وَقْتِ غَضَبِكَ عَامِلْهُمْ. ٢٣ 23
But you, Yahweh, you know all of their plans against me to kill me. Do not forgive their iniquities and sins. Do not wipe their sins away from you. Instead, let them be overthrown before you. Act against them in the time of your wrath.