إِرْمِيَا 2

وَصَارَتْ إِلَيَّ كَلِمَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ قَائِلًا: ١ 1
The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
«ٱذْهَبْ وَنَادِ فِي أُذُنَيْ أُورُشَلِيمَ قَائِلًا: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: قَدْ ذَكَرْتُ لَكِ غَيْرَةَ صِبَاكِ، مَحَبَّةَ خِطْبَتِكِ، ذِهَابَكِ وَرَائِي فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ فِي أَرْضٍ غَيْرِ مَزْرُوعَةٍ. ٢ 2
“Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem. Say, 'Yahweh says this: I have called to mind on your behalf the covenant faithfulness in your youthfulness, your love at the time when we were engaged, when you went after me in the wilderness, the land that was not sown.
إِسْرَائِيلُ قُدْسٌ لِلرَّبِّ، أَوَائِلُ غَلَّتِهِ. كُلُّ آكِلِيهِ يَأْثَمُونَ. شَرٌّ يَأْتِي عَلَيْهِمْ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ». ٣ 3
Israel was set apart to Yahweh, the firstfruits of his harvest! All who ate from the firstfruits were held guilty; disaster came upon them—this is Yahweh's declaration.'”
اِسْمَعُوا كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ يَا بَيْتَ يَعْقُوبَ، وَكُلَّ عَشَائِرِ بَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٤ 4
Hear the word of Yahweh, house of Jacob, all you clans of the house of Israel.
هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: «مَاذَا وَجَدَ فِيَّ آبَاؤُكُمْ مِنْ جَوْرٍ حَتَّى ٱبْتَعَدُوا عَنِّي وَسَارُوا وَرَاءَ ٱلْبَاطِلِ وَصَارُوا بَاطِلًا؟ ٥ 5
Yahweh says this, “What did your fathers find wrong with me, that they went far from following me? That they went after useless idols and became useless themselves?
وَلَمْ يَقُولُوا: أَيْنَ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلَّذِي أَصْعَدَنَا مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، ٱلَّذِي سَارَ بِنَا فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ فِي أَرْضِ قَفْرٍ وَحُفَرٍ، فِي أَرْضِ يُبُوسَةٍ وَظِلِّ ٱلْمَوْتِ، فِي أَرْضٍ لَمْ يَعْبُرْهَا رَجُلٌ وَلَمْ يَسْكُنْهَا إِنْسَانٌ؟ ٦ 6
They did not say, 'Where is Yahweh, who brought us up from the land of Egypt? Where is Yahweh, who led us to the wilderness, into the land of the Arabah and pits, in a land of drought and deep darkness, a land through which no one passes and where no one lives?'
وَأَتَيْتُ بِكُمْ إِلَى أَرْضِ بَسَاتِينَ لِتَأْكُلُوا ثَمَرَهَا وَخَيْرَهَا. فَأَتَيْتُمْ وَنَجَّسْتُمْ أَرْضِي وَجَعَلْتُمْ مِيرَاثِي رِجْسًا. ٧ 7
But I brought you to the land of Carmel, to eat its fruit and other good things! Yet when you came, you defiled my land, you made my inheritance an abomination!
اَلْكَهَنَةُ لَمْ يَقُولُوا: أَيْنَ هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ؟ وَأَهْلُ ٱلشَّرِيعَةِ لَمْ يَعْرِفُونِي، وَٱلرُّعَاةُ عَصَوْا عَلَيَّ، وَٱلْأَنْبِيَاءُ تَنَبَّأُوا بِبَعْلٍ، وَذَهَبُوا وَرَاءَ مَا لَا يَنْفَعُ. ٨ 8
The priest did not say, 'Where is Yahweh?' and the experts in the law did not care about me! The shepherds transgressed against me. The prophets prophesied for Baal and walked after unprofitable things.
«لِذَلِكَ أُخَاصِمُكُمْ بَعْدُ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَبَنِي بَنِيكُمْ أُخَاصِمُ. ٩ 9
So I will still accuse you—this is Yahweh's declaration—and I will accuse your sons' sons.
فَٱعْبُرُوا جَزَائِرَ كِتِّيمَ، وَٱنْظُرُوا، وَأَرْسِلُوا إِلَى قِيدَارَ، وَٱنْتَبِهُوا جِدًّا، وَٱنْظُرُوا: هَلْ صَارَ مِثْلُ هَذَا؟ ١٠ 10
For cross over to the coasts of Kittim and look. Send messengers out to Kedar and find out and see if there has ever before been anything like this.
هَلْ بَدَلَتْ أُمَّةٌ آلِهَةً، وَهِيَ لَيْسَتْ آلِهَةً؟ أَمَّا شَعْبِي فَقَدْ بَدَلَ مَجْدَهُ بِمَا لَا يَنْفَعُ! ١١ 11
Has a nation exchanged gods, even though they were not gods? But my people have exchanged their glory for what cannot help them.
اِبْهَتِي أَيَّتُهَا ٱلسَّمَاوَاتُ مِنْ هَذَا، وَٱقْشَعِرِّي وَتَحَيَّرِي جِدًّا، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ١٢ 12
Shudder, heavens, because of this! Be shocked and horrified—this is Yahweh's declaration.
لِأَنَّ شَعْبِي عَمِلَ شَرَّيْنِ: تَرَكُونِي أَنَا يَنْبُوعَ ٱلْمِيَاهِ ٱلْحَيَّةِ، لِيَنْقُرُوا لِأَنْفُسِهِمْ أَبْآرًا، أَبْآرًا مُشَقَّقَةً لَا تَضْبُطُ مَاءً. ١٣ 13
For my people have committed two evils against me: They have abandoned the springs of living waters, and they have dug out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
«أَعَبْدٌ إِسْرَائِيلُ، أَوْ مَوْلُودُ ٱلْبَيْتِ هُوَ؟ لِمَاذَا صَارَ غَنِيمَةً؟ ١٤ 14
Is Israel a slave? Was he born in his master's home? So why has he become plunder?
زَمْجَرَتْ عَلَيْهِ ٱلْأَشْبَالُ. أَطْلَقَتْ صَوْتَهَا وَجَعَلَتْ أَرْضَهُ خَرِبَةً. أُحْرِقَتْ مُدُنُهُ فَلَا سَاكِنَ. ١٥ 15
Young lions roared against him. They made a lot of noise and made his land a horror. His cities are destroyed without any inhabitants.
وَبَنُو نُوفَ وَتَحْفَنِيسَ قَدْ شَجُّوا هَامَتَكِ. ١٦ 16
Also, the people of Memphis and Tahpanhes will shave your skull.
أَمَا صَنَعْتِ هَذَا بِنَفْسِكِ، إِذْ تَرَكْتِ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكِ حِينَمَا كَانَ مُسَيِّرَكِ فِي ٱلطَّرِيقِ؟ ١٧ 17
Did you not do this to yourselves when you abandoned Yahweh your God, while he was leading you along the way?
وَٱلْآنَ مَا لَكِ وَطَرِيقَ مِصْرَ لِشُرْبِ مِيَاهِ شِيحُورَ؟ وَمَا لَكِ وَطَرِيقَ أَشُّورَ لِشُرْبِ مِيَاهِ ٱلنَّهْرِ؟ ١٨ 18
So now, why take the road to Egypt and drink the waters of Shihor? Why take the road to Assyria and drink the waters of the Euphrates River?
يُوَبِّخُكِ شَرُّكِ، وَعِصْيَانُكِ يُؤَدِّبُكِ. فَٱعْلَمِي وَٱنْظُرِي أَنَّ تَرْكَكِ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَكِ شَرٌّ وَمُرٌّ، وَأَنَّ خَشْيَتِي لَيْسَتْ فِيكِ، يَقُولُ ٱلسَّيِّدُ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. ١٩ 19
Your wickedness rebukes you, and your faithlessness punishes you. So think about it and understand that it is wicked and bitter when you forsake Yahweh your God, and have no fear of me—this is the declaration of Lord Yahweh of hosts.
«لِأَنَّهُ مُنْذُ ٱلْقَدِيمِ كَسَرْتُ نِيرَكِ وَقَطَعْتُ قُيُودَكِ، وَقُلْتِ: لَا أَتَعَبَّدُ. لِأَنَّكِ عَلَى كُلِّ أَكَمَةٍ عَالِيَةٍ وَتَحْتَ كُلِّ شَجَرَةٍ خَضْرَاءَ أَنْتِ ٱضْطَجَعْتِ زَانِيَةً! ٢٠ 20
For I broke your yoke that you had in ancient days; I tore your fetters off you. Still you said, 'I will not serve!' since you bowed down on every high hill and beneath every leafy tree, you adulterer.
وَأَنَا قَدْ غَرَسْتُكِ كَرْمَةَ سُورَقَ، زَرْعَ حَقٍّ كُلَّهَا. فَكَيْفَ تَحَوَّلْتِ لِي سُرُوغَ جَفْنَةٍ غَرِيبَةٍ؟ ٢١ 21
I planted you as a choice vine, completely from pure seed. How then have you have changed yourself into a corrupt, worthless vine?
فَإِنَّكِ وَإِنِ ٱغْتَسَلْتِ بِنَطْرُونٍ، وَأَكْثَرْتِ لِنَفْسِكِ ٱلْأُشْنَانَ، فَقَدْ نُقِشَ إِثْمُكِ أَمَامِي، يَقُولُ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٢٢ 22
For even if you clean yourself in the river or wash with strong soap, your iniquity is a stain before me—this is the declaration of the Lord Yahweh.
كَيْفَ تَقُولِينَ: لَمْ أَتَنَجَّسْ. وَرَاءَ بَعْلِيمَ لَمْ أَذْهَبْ؟ ٱنْظُرِي طَرِيقَكِ فِي ٱلْوَادِي. اِعْرِفِي مَا عَمِلْتِ، يَا نَاقَةً خَفِيفَةً ضَبِعَةً فِي طُرُقِهَا! ٢٣ 23
How can you say, 'I am not defiled! I have not walked after the Baals'? Look at what you did in the valleys! Consider what you have done—you are a swift female camel running here and there,
يَا أَتَانَ ٱلْفَرَا، قَدْ تَعَوَّدَتِ ٱلْبَرِّيَّةَ! فِي شَهْوَةِ نَفْسِهَا تَسْتَنْشِقُ ٱلرِّيحَ. عِنْدَ ضَبَعِهَا مَنْ يَرُدُّهَا؟ كُلُّ طَالِبِيهَا لَا يُعْيُونَ. فِي شَهْرِهَا يَجِدُونَهَا. ٢٤ 24
a wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness, in her heat sniffing the wind! Who can restrain her lust? None of the males need wear themselves out pursuing her; at mating time they will find her.
اِحْفَظِي رِجْلَكِ مِنَ ٱلْحَفَا وَحَلْقَكِ مِنَ ٱلظَّمَإِ. فَقُلْتِ: بَاطِلٌ! لَا! لِأَنِّي قَدْ أَحْبَبْتُ ٱلْغُرَبَاءَ وَوَرَاءَهُمْ أَذْهَبُ. ٢٥ 25
You must restrain your feet from becoming bare and your throat from being thirsty! But you have said, 'It is hopeless! No, I love strangers and go after them!'
كَخِزْيِ ٱلسَّارِقِ إِذَا وُجِدَ هَكَذَا خِزْيُ بَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، هُمْ وَمُلُوكُهُمْ وَرُؤَسَاؤُهُمْ وَكَهَنَتُهُمْ وَأَنْبِيَاؤُهُمْ، ٢٦ 26
Like the shame of a thief when he is found, so the house of Israel will be ashamed— they, their kings, their princes, and their priests and prophets!
قَائِلِينَ لِلْعُودِ: أَنْتَ أَبِي، وَلِلْحَجَرِ: أَنْتَ وَلَدْتَنِي. لِأَنَّهُمْ حَوَّلُوا نَحْوِي ٱلْقَفَا لَا ٱلْوَجْهَ، وَفِي وَقْتِ بَلِيَّتِهِمْ يَقُولُونَ: قُمْ وَخَلِّصْنَا. ٢٧ 27
These are the ones who say to the tree, 'You are my father,' and to the stone, 'You gave birth to me.' For their back faces me and not their faces. Nevertheless, they say in the time of troubles, 'Arise and save us!'
فَأَيْنَ آلِهَتُكَ ٱلَّتِي صَنَعْتَ لِنَفْسِكَ؟ فَلْيَقُومُوا إِنْ كَانُوا يُخَلِّصُونَكَ فِي وَقْتِ بَلِيَّتِكَ. لِأَنَّهُ عَلَى عَدَدِ مُدُنِكَ صَارَتْ آلِهَتُكَ يَا يَهُوذَا. ٢٨ 28
Yet where are the gods that you made for yourselves? Let them arise if they wish to save you in your time of troubles, for your idols equal your cities in number, Judah!
لِمَاذَا تُخَاصِمُونَنِي؟ كُلُّكُمْ عَصَيْتُمُونِي، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٢٩ 29
So why do you accuse me of doing wrong? All of you have sinned against me—this is Yahweh's declaration.
لِبَاطِلٍ ضَرَبْتُ بَنِيكُمْ. لَمْ يَقْبَلُوا تَأْدِيبًا. أَكَلَ سَيْفُكُمْ أَنْبِيَاءَكُمْ كَأَسَدٍ مُهْلِكٍ. ٣٠ 30
I have punished your people in vain. They would not accept discipline. Your sword has devoured your prophets like a destructive lion!
«أَنْتُمْ أَيُّهَا ٱلْجِيلُ، ٱنْظُرُوا كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ. هَلْ صِرْتُ بَرِّيَّةً لِإِسْرَائِيلَ أَوْ أَرْضَ ظَلَامٍ دَامِسٍ؟ لِمَاذَا قَالَ شَعْبِي: قَدْ شَرَدْنَا، لَا نَجِيءُ إِلَيْكَ بَعْدُ؟ ٣١ 31
You who belong to this generation! Pay attention to my word, the word of Yahweh! Have I been a wilderness to Israel? Or a land of deep darkness? Why would my people say, 'Let us wander around, we will not go to you anymore'?
هَلْ تَنْسَى عَذْرَاءُ زِينَتَهَا، أَوْ عَرُوسٌ مَنَاطِقَهَا؟ أَمَّا شَعْبِي فَقَدْ نَسِيَنِي أَيَّامًا بِلَا عَدَدٍ. ٣٢ 32
Will a virgin forget her jewelry, a bride her veils? Yet my people have forgotten me for days without number!
لِمَاذَا تُحَسِّنِينَ طَرِيقَكِ لِتَطْلُبِي ٱلْمَحَبَّةَ؟ لِذَلِكَ عَلَّمْتِ ٱلشِّرِّيرَاتِ أَيْضًا طُرُقَكِ. ٣٣ 33
How well you make your way to look for love. You have even taught your ways to wicked women.
أَيْضًا فِي أَذْيَالِكِ وُجِدَ دَمُ نُفُوسِ ٱلْمَسَاكِينِ ٱلْأَزْكِيَاءِ. لَا بِٱلنَّقْبِ وَجَدْتُهُ، بَلْ عَلَى كُلِّ هَذِهِ. ٣٤ 34
The blood that was the life of innocent, poor people has been found on your clothes. These people were not discovered in acts of burglary.
وَتَقُولِينَ: لِأَنِّي تَبَرَّأْتُ ٱرْتَدَّ غَضَبُهُ عَنِّي حَقًّا. هَأَنَذَا أُحَاكِمُكِ لِأَنَّكِ قُلْتِ: لَمْ أُخْطِئْ. ٣٥ 35
Yet you say, 'I am innocent; surely his anger has turned away from me.' But look! I will bring down judgment on you because you say, 'I have not sinned.'
لِمَاذَا تَرْكُضِينَ لِتَبْدُلِي طَرِيقَكِ؟ مِنْ مِصْرَ أَيْضًا تَخْزَيْنَ كَمَا خَزِيتِ مِنْ أَشُّورَ. ٣٦ 36
Why do you treat so very lightly this change in your ways? You will also be disappointed by Egypt, just as you were by Assyria.
مِنْ هُنَا أَيْضًا تَخْرُجِينَ وَيَدَاكِ عَلَى رَأْسِكِ، لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ قَدْ رَفَضَ ثِقَاتِكِ، فَلَا تَنْجَحِينَ فِيهَا. ٣٧ 37
You will also go out from there dejected, with your hands on your head, for Yahweh has rejected the ones whom you trusted, so you will not be helped by them.”