وَسَمِعَ فَشْحُورُ بْنُ إِمِّيرَ ٱلْكَاهِنُ، وَهُوَ نَاظِرٌ أَوَّلٌ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، إِرْمِيَا يَتَنَبَّأُ بِهَذِهِ ٱلْكَلِمَاتِ.١1
Now Pashhur, the son of Immer the priest, who was chief officer in Yahweh’s house, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things.
فَضَرَبَ فَشْحُورُ إِرْمِيَا ٱلنَّبِيَّ، وَجَعَلَهُ فِي ٱلْمِقْطَرَةِ ٱلَّتِي فِي بَابِ بِنْيَامِينَ ٱلْأَعْلَى ٱلَّذِي عِنْدَ بَيْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ.٢2
Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in Yahweh’s house.
وَكَانَ فِي ٱلْغَدِ أَنَّ فَشْحُورَ أَخْرَجَ إِرْمِيَا مِنَ ٱلْمِقْطَرَةِ. فَقَالَ لَهُ إِرْمِيَا: «لَمْ يَدْعُ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱسْمَكَ فَشْحُورَ، بَلْ مَجُورَ مِسَّابِيبَ،٣3
On the next day, Pashhur released Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then Jeremiah said to him, “Yahweh has not called your name Pashhur, but Magormissabib.
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
For Yahweh says, ‘Behold, I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends. They will fall by the sword of their enemies, and your eyes will see it. I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will carry them captive to Babylon, and will kill them with the sword.
وَأَدْفَعُ كُلَّ ثَرْوَةِ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ وَكُلَّ تَعَبِهَا وَكُلَّ مُثَمَّنَاتِهَا وَكُلَّ خَزَائِنِ مُلُوكِ يَهُوذَا، أَدْفَعُهَا لِيَدِ أَعْدَائِهِمْ، فَيَغْنَمُونَهَا وَيَأْخُذُونَهَا وَيُحْضِرُونَهَا إِلَى بَابِلَ.٥5
Moreover I will give all the riches of this city, and all its gains, and all its precious things, yes, I will give all the treasures of the kings of Judah into the hand of their enemies. They will make them captives, take them, and carry them to Babylon.
وَأَنْتَ يَافَشْحُورُ وَكُلُّ سُكَّانِ بَيْتِكَ تَذْهَبُونَ فِي ٱلسَّبْيِ، وَتَأْتِي إِلَى بَابِلَ وَهُنَاكَ تَمُوتُ، وَهُنَاكَ تُدْفَنُ أَنْتَ وَكُلُّ مُحِبِّيكَ ٱلَّذِينَ تَنَبَّأْتَ لَهُمْ بِٱلْكَذِبِ».٦6
You, Pashhur, and all who dwell in your house will go into captivity. You will come to Babylon, and there you will die, and there you will be buried, you, and all your friends, to whom you have prophesied falsely.’”
قَدْ أَقْنَعْتَنِي يَارَبُّ فَٱقْتَنَعْتُ، وَأَلْحَحْتَ عَلَيَّ فَغَلَبْتَ. صِرْتُ لِلضَّحِكِ كُلَّ ٱلنَّهَارِ. كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ ٱسْتَهْزَأَ بِي.٧7
Yahweh, you have persuaded me, and I was persuaded. You are stronger than I, and have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day. Everyone mocks me.
لِأَنِّي كُلَّمَا تَكَلَّمْتُ صَرَخْتُ. نَادَيْتُ: «ظُلْمٌ وَٱغْتِصَابٌ!» لِأَنَّ كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ صَارَتْ لِي لِلْعَارِ وَلِلسُّخْرَةِ كُلَّ ٱلنَّهَارِ.٨8
For as often as I speak, I cry out; I cry, “Violence and destruction!” because Yahweh’s word has been made a reproach to me, and a derision, all day.
فَقُلْتُ: «لَا أَذْكُرُهُ وَلَا أَنْطِقُ بَعْدُ بِٱسْمِهِ». فَكَانَ فِي قَلْبِي كَنَارٍ مُحْرِقَةٍ مَحْصُورَةٍ فِي عِظَامِي، فَمَلِلْتُ مِنَ ٱلْإِمْسَاكِ وَلَمْ أَسْتَطِعْ.٩9
If I say, I will not make mention of him, or speak any more in his name, then there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones. I am weary with holding it in. I can’t.
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
For I have heard the defaming of many, “Terror on every side! Denounce, and we will denounce him!” say all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall. “Perhaps he will be persuaded, and we will prevail against him, and we will take our revenge on him.”
وَلَكِنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ مَعِي كَجَبَّارٍ قَدِيرٍ. مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَلِكَ يَعْثُرُ مُضْطَهِدِيَّ وَلَا يَقْدِرُونَ. خَزُوا جِدًّا لِأَنَّهُمْ لَمْ يَنْجَحُوا، خِزْيًا أَبَدِيًّا لَا يُنْسَى.١١11
But Yahweh is with me as an awesome mighty one. Therefore my persecutors will stumble, and they won’t prevail. They will be utterly disappointed, because they have not dealt wisely, even with an everlasting dishonor which will never be forgotten.
فَيَارَبَّ ٱلْجُنُودِ، مُخْتَبِرَ ٱلصِّدِّيقِ، نَاظِرَ ٱلْكُلَى وَٱلْقَلْبِ، دَعْنِي أَرَى نَقْمَتَكَ مِنْهُمْ لِأَنِّي لَكَ كَشَفْتُ دَعْوَايَ.١٢12
But Yahweh of Armies, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for I have revealed my cause to you.
رَنِّمُوا لِلرَّبِّ، سَبِّحُوا ٱلرَّبَّ، لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ أَنْقَذَ نَفْسَ ٱلْمِسْكِينِ مِنْ يَدِ ٱلْأَشْرَارِ.١٣13
Sing to Yahweh! Praise Yahweh, for he has delivered the soul of the needy from the hand of evildoers.
مَلْعُونٌ ٱلْيَوْمُ ٱلَّذِي وُلِدْتُ فِيهِ! ٱلْيَوْمُ ٱلَّذِي وَلَدَتْنِي فِيهِ أُمِّي لَا يَكُنْ مُبَارَكًا!١٤14
Cursed is the day in which I was born. Don’t let the day in which my mother bore me be blessed.
مَلْعُونٌ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ ٱلَّذِي بَشَّرَ أَبِي قَائِلًا: «قَدْ وُلِدَ لَكَ ٱبْنٌ» مُفَرِّحًا إِيَّاهُ فَرَحًا.١٥15
Cursed is the man who brought news to my father, saying, “A boy is born to you,” making him very glad.
وَلْيَكُنْ ذَلِكَ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ كَٱلْمُدُنِ ٱلَّتِي قَلَبَهَا ٱلرَّبُّ وَلَمْ يَنْدَمْ، فَيَسْمَعَ صِيَاحًا فِي ٱلصَّبَاحِ وَجَلَبَةً فِي وَقْتِ ٱلظَّهِيرَةِ.١٦16
Let that man be as the cities which Yahweh overthrew, and didn’t repent. Let him hear a cry in the morning, and shouting at noontime;
لِأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَقْتُلْنِي مِنَ ٱلرَّحِمِ، فَكَانَتْ لِي أُمِّي قَبْرِي وَرَحِمُهَا حُبْلَى إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ.١٧17
because he didn’t kill me from the womb. So my mother would have been my grave, and her womb always great.
لِمَاذَا خَرَجْتُ مِنَ ٱلرَّحِم، لِأَرَى تَعَبًا وَحُزْنًا فَتَفْنَى بِٱلْخِزْيِ أَيَّامِي؟١٨18
Why did I come out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?