وَسَمِعَ فَشْحُورُ بْنُ إِمِّيرَ ٱلْكَاهِنُ، وَهُوَ نَاظِرٌ أَوَّلٌ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، إِرْمِيَا يَتَنَبَّأُ بِهَذِهِ ٱلْكَلِمَاتِ.١1
Pashhur, the son of Immer, was a priest who supervised the temple guards. He heard those things that I had prophesied.
فَضَرَبَ فَشْحُورُ إِرْمِيَا ٱلنَّبِيَّ، وَجَعَلَهُ فِي ٱلْمِقْطَرَةِ ٱلَّتِي فِي بَابِ بِنْيَامِينَ ٱلْأَعْلَى ٱلَّذِي عِنْدَ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ.٢2
[So he arrested me]. Then he [commanded guards to] whip me and fasten my feet in (stocks/a wooden frame) at the Benjamin Gate of Yahweh's temple.
وَكَانَ فِي ٱلْغَدِ أَنَّ فَشْحُورَ أَخْرَجَ إِرْمِيَا مِنَ ٱلْمِقْطَرَةِ. فَقَالَ لَهُ إِرْمِيَا: «لَمْ يَدْعُ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱسْمَكَ فَشْحُورَ، بَلْ مَجُورَ مِسَّابِيبَ،٣3
The next day, when Pashhur released me, I said to him, “Pashhur, Yahweh is giving you a new name. From now on, your name will be ‘Surrounded by Terror’,
لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: هَأَنَذَا أَجْعَلُكَ خَوْفًا لِنَفْسِكَ وَلِكُلِّ مُحِبِّيكَ، فَيَسْقُطُونَ بِسَيْفِ أَعْدَائِهِمْ وَعَيْنَاكَ تَنْظُرَانِ، وَأَدْفَعُ كُلَّ يَهُوذَا لِيَدِ مَلِكِ بَابِلَ فَيَسْبِيهِمْ إِلَى بَابِلَ وَيَضْرِبُهُمْ بِٱلسَّيْفِ.٤4
because Yahweh says this [to you]: ‘I will cause you and your friends to be terrified. You will watch them being killed by your enemies' swords. I will enable the [army of the] king of Babylon to capture the people of Judah. Those soldiers will take some of the people to Babylon, and they will kill others with their swords.
وَأَدْفَعُ كُلَّ ثَرْوَةِ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ وَكُلَّ تَعَبِهَا وَكُلَّ مُثَمَّنَاتِهَا وَكُلَّ خَزَائِنِ مُلُوكِ يَهُوذَا، أَدْفَعُهَا لِيَدِ أَعْدَائِهِمْ، فَيَغْنَمُونَهَا وَيَأْخُذُونَهَا وَيُحْضِرُونَهَا إِلَى بَابِلَ.٥5
And I will enable their soldiers to take away [other things in] Jerusalem. They will take to Babylon all the very valuable things that belonged to your kings.
وَأَنْتَ يَافَشْحُورُ وَكُلُّ سُكَّانِ بَيْتِكَ تَذْهَبُونَ فِي ٱلسَّبْيِ، وَتَأْتِي إِلَى بَابِلَ وَهُنَاكَ تَمُوتُ، وَهُنَاكَ تُدْفَنُ أَنْتَ وَكُلُّ مُحِبِّيكَ ٱلَّذِينَ تَنَبَّأْتَ لَهُمْ بِٱلْكَذِبِ».٦6
And [as for] you, Pashhur, they will take you and all your family to Babylon. You and your family and all your friends who have prophesied things that are lies will die there and be buried there.’”
قَدْ أَقْنَعْتَنِي يَارَبُّ فَٱقْتَنَعْتُ، وَأَلْحَحْتَ عَلَيَّ فَغَلَبْتَ. صِرْتُ لِلضَّحِكِ كُلَّ ٱلنَّهَارِ. كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ ٱسْتَهْزَأَ بِي.٧7
[One day I said this to Yahweh]: “Yahweh, [when you chose me to be a prophet], you deceived me, and I allowed you to deceive me. You insisted that I [become a prophet] and you are stronger than I am. And now everyone [HYP] ridicules me. They make fun of me all the day.
لِأَنِّي كُلَّمَا تَكَلَّمْتُ صَرَخْتُ. نَادَيْتُ: «ظُلْمٌ وَٱغْتِصَابٌ!» لِأَنَّ كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ صَارَتْ لِي لِلْعَارِ وَلِلسُّخْرَةِ كُلَّ ٱلنَّهَارِ.٨8
When I tell [people your messages], I shout saying, ‘[Yahweh is going to cause you to experience] violence and destruction!’ So because I tell them those messages from you, they insult me and scoff at me all day long.
فَقُلْتُ: «لَا أَذْكُرُهُ وَلَا أَنْطِقُ بَعْدُ بِٱسْمِهِ». فَكَانَ فِي قَلْبِي كَنَارٍ مُحْرِقَةٍ مَحْصُورَةٍ فِي عِظَامِي، فَمَلِلْتُ مِنَ ٱلْإِمْسَاكِ وَلَمْ أَسْتَطِعْ.٩9
But if I would say, ‘I will never mention Yahweh or say anything about him, [MTY]’ [it would be as though] your message would burn in my inner being like [SIM] a fire; it would be like a fire in my bones. Sometimes I try to remain silent and not proclaim your messages, but I am not able to do that.
لِأَنِّي سَمِعْتُ مَذَمَّةً مِنْ كَثِيرِينَ. خَوْفٌ مِنْ كُلِّ جَانِبٍ. يَقُولُونَ: «ٱشْتَكُوا، فَنَشْتَكِيَ عَلَيْهِ». كُلُّ أَصْحَابِي يُرَاقِبُونَ ظَلْعِي قَائِلِينَ: «لَعَلَّهُ يُطْغَى فَنَقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ وَنَنْتَقِمَ مِنْهُ».١٠10
I hear many people whispering [about me], saying ‘[He is the man who proclaims that there will be things that cause us to] be terrified everywhere. We must tell [the authorities what he is saying]! We must denounce him!’ [Even] my best friends are waiting for me to say something that is wrong. [They are saying], ‘Perhaps we can cause him to say something wrong, and if he does, we will be able to discredit him.’
وَلَكِنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ مَعِي كَجَبَّارٍ قَدِيرٍ. مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَلِكَ يَعْثُرُ مُضْطَهِدِيَّ وَلَا يَقْدِرُونَ. خَزُوا جِدًّا لِأَنَّهُمْ لَمْ يَنْجَحُوا، خِزْيًا أَبَدِيًّا لَا يُنْسَى.١١11
But [you], Yahweh, are helping me like [SIM] a strong warrior, so [it is as though] you will cause those who persecute me to stumble, and they will not defeat me. They will be completely disgraced because of being unable to defeat me; and other people will never forget that they were disgraced.
فَيَارَبَّ ٱلْجُنُودِ، مُخْتَبِرَ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ، نَاظِرَ ٱلْكُلَى وَٱلْقَلْبِ، دَعْنِي أَرَى نَقْمَتَكَ مِنْهُمْ لِأَنِّي لَكَ كَشَفْتُ دَعْوَايَ.١٢12
Commander of the armies of angels, you examine [all] those who are righteous; you know [all that is in] their inner beings and what they think. Allow me to see you getting revenge on those [who want to harm me], because I trust that you will do for me what is right.”
رَنِّمُوا لِلرَّبِّ، سَبِّحُوا ٱلرَّبَّ، لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ أَنْقَذَ نَفْسَ ٱلْمِسْكِينِ مِنْ يَدِ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ.١٣13
Sing to Yahweh! Praise Yahweh! He rescues [poor and] needy people, from those [SYN] who are wicked.
مَلْعُونٌ ٱلْيَوْمُ ٱلَّذِي وُلِدْتُ فِيهِ! ٱلْيَوْمُ ٱلَّذِي وَلَدَتْنِي فِيهِ أُمِّي لَا يَكُنْ مُبَارَكًا!١٤14
But I hope/desire that the day that I was born will be cursed. I do not want [anyone to] celebrate that day.
مَلْعُونٌ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ ٱلَّذِي بَشَّرَ أَبِي قَائِلًا: «قَدْ وُلِدَ لَكَ ٱبْنٌ» مُفَرِّحًا إِيَّاهُ فَرَحًا.١٥15
And [as for] that man who brought to my father the news, and caused him to be very happy, by saying “[You wife] has given birth to a son for you,” I hope/desire that he [also] will be cursed.
وَلْيَكُنْ ذَلِكَ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ كَٱلْمُدُنِ ٱلَّتِي قَلَبَهَا ٱلرَّبُّ وَلَمْ يَنْدَمْ، فَيَسْمَعَ صِيَاحًا فِي ٱلصَّبَاحِ وَجَلَبَةً فِي وَقْتِ ٱلظَّهِيرَةِ.١٦16
Allow him to be destroyed like the cities that Yahweh destroyed [long ago], without acting mercifully [toward them]. Cause that man to hear the people wailing in the morning, and [to hear the enemy soldiers shout their] battle cries at noon.
لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَقْتُلْنِي مِنَ ٱلرَّحِمِ، فَكَانَتْ لِي أُمِّي قَبْرِي وَرَحِمُهَا حُبْلَى إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ.١٧17
[I want that to happen to him] because he did not kill me before I was born. I wish that I had died in my mother's womb, and that my mother's body would have been [like] [MET] my grave.
لِمَاذَا خَرَجْتُ مِنَ ٱلرَّحِم، لِأَرَى تَعَبًا وَحُزْنًا فَتَفْنَى بِٱلْخِزْيِ أَيَّامِي؟١٨18
I have continually experienced much trouble and sorrow, and I am disgraced now when I am about to die; why was it necessary [RHQ] for me to me born?