إِرْمِيَا 22

«هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: ٱنْزِلْ إِلَى بَيْتِ مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا وَتَكَلَّمْ هُنَاكَ بِهَذِهِ ٱلْكَلِمَةِ، ١ 1
This is what Yahweh says, “Go down to the house of the king of Judah and proclaim this word there.
وَقُلِ: ٱسْمَعْ كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ يَامَلِكَ يَهُوذَا ٱلْجَالِسَ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّ دَاوُدَ، أَنْتَ وَعَبِيدُكَ وَشَعْبُكَ ٱلدَّاخِلِينَ فِي هَذِهِ ٱلْأَبْوَابِ. ٢ 2
Say, 'King of Judah, listen to the word of Yahweh—you who sit on David's throne—you, and your servants, and your people who come through these gates.
هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: أَجْرُوا حَقًّا وَعَدْلًا، وَأَنْقِذُوا ٱلْمَغْصُوبَ مِنْ يَدِ ٱلظَّالِمِ، وَٱلْغَرِيبَ وَٱلْيَتِيمَ وَٱلْأَرْمَلَةَ. لَا تَضْطَهِدُوا وَلَا تَظْلِمُوا، وَلَا تَسْفِكُوا دَمًا زَكِيًّا فِي هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ. ٣ 3
Yahweh says this, “Perform justice and righteousness, and anyone who has been robbed—rescue him from the hand of the oppressor. Do not mistreat any foreigner in your land, or any orphan or widow. Do not commit violence or pour out innocent blood in this place.
لِأَنَّكُمْ إِنْ فَعَلْتُمْ هَذَا ٱلْأَمْرَ يَدْخُلُ فِي أَبْوَابِ هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتِ مُلُوكٌ جَالِسُونَ لِدَاوُدَ عَلَى كُرْسِيِّهِ رَاكِبِينَ فِي مَرْكَبَاتٍ وَعَلَى خَيْلٍ. هُوَ وَعَبِيدُهُ وَشَعْبُهُ. ٤ 4
For if you truly do these things, then kings sitting on David's throne will enter the gates of this house riding in a chariot and on horses, he, his servants, and his people!
وَإِنْ لَمْ تَسْمَعُوا لِهَذِهِ ٱلْكَلِمَاتِ فَقَدْ أَقْسَمْتُ بِنَفْسِي، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، إِنَّ هَذَا ٱلْبَيْتَ يَكُونُ خَرَابًا. ٥ 5
But if you do not listen to these words from me that I have announced—this is Yahweh's declaration—then this royal house will become a ruin.”'
لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَنْ بَيْتِ مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا: جِلْعَادٌ أَنْتَ لِي. رَأْسٌ مِنْ لُبْنَانَ. إِنِّي أَجْعَلُكَ بَرِّيَّةً، مُدُنًا غَيْرَ مَسْكُونَةٍ. ٦ 6
For Yahweh says this concerning the house of the king of Judah, 'You are like Gilead, or like the summit of Lebanon to me. Yet I will turn you into a wilderness, into cities with no inhabitants.
وَأُقَدِّسُ عَلَيْكَ مُهْلِكِينَ، كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ وَآلَاتِهِ، فَيَقْطَعُونَ خِيَارَ أَرْزِكَ وَيُلْقُونَهُ فِي ٱلنَّارِ. ٧ 7
For I have designated destroyers to come against you! Men with their weapons will cut off the best of your cedars and let them fall into the fire.
وَيَعْبُرُ أُمَمٌ كَثِيرَةٌ فِي هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، وَيَقُولُونَ ٱلْوَاحِدُ لِصَاحِبِهِ: لِمَاذَا فَعَلَ ٱلرَّبُّ مِثْلَ هَذَا لِهَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ ٱلْعَظِيمَةِ؟ ٨ 8
Then many nations will pass by this city. Each person will say to the next, “Why has Yahweh acted in this way toward this great city?”
فَيَقُولُونَ: مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّهُمْ تَرَكُوا عَهْدَ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِهِمْ وَسَجَدُوا لِآلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى وَعَبَدُوهَا. ٩ 9
Then the other will answer, “Because they abandoned the covenant of Yahweh their God and bowed down to other gods and worshiped them.”
«لَا تَبْكُوا مَيْتًا وَلَا تَنْدُبُوهُ. ٱبْكُوا، ٱبْكُوا مَنْ يَمْضِي، لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَرْجِعُ بَعْدُ فَيَرَى أَرْضَ مِيلَادِهِ. ١٠ 10
Do not weep for the one who is dead or mourn for him; but weep bitterly for him who is about to go away, because he will never return and see his native land again.'
لِأَنَّهُ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَنْ شَلُّومَ بْنِ يُوشِيَّا مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا، ٱلْمَالِكِ عِوَضًا عَنْ يُوشِيَّا أَبِيهِ: ٱلَّذِي خَرَجَ مِنْ هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ لَا يَرْجِعُ إِلَيْهِ بَعْدُ. ١١ 11
For Yahweh says this about Jehoahaz son of Josiah king of Judah, who served as king instead of Josiah his father, 'He has gone from this place and will not come back.
بَلْ فِي ٱلْمَوْضِعِ ٱلَّذِي سَبُوهُ إِلَيْهِ، يَمُوتُ. وَهَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضُ لَا يَرَاهَا بَعْدُ. ١٢ 12
He will die there in the place to where they have exiled him, and he will never again see this land.'
«وَيْلٌ لِمَنْ يَبْنِي بَيْتَهُ بِغَيْرِ عَدْلٍ وَعَلَالِيَهُ بِغَيْرِ حَقٍّ، ٱلَّذِي يَسْتَخْدِمُ صَاحِبَهُ مَجَّانًا وَلَا يُعْطِيهِ أُجْرَتَهُ. ١٣ 13
Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor work for him for nothing, and he does not give him his wages;
ٱلْقَائِلُ: أَبْنِي لِنَفْسِي بَيْتًا وَسِيعًا وَعَلَالِيَ فَسِيحَةً. وَيَشُقُّ لِنَفْسِهِ كُوًى وَيَسْقُفُ بِأَرْزٍ وَيَدْهُنُ بِمُغْرَةٍ. ١٤ 14
he says, 'I will build for myself a large house with spacious upper rooms.' So he cuts out large windows for it, and he panels it with cedar, and he paints it red.
هَلْ تَمْلِكُ لِأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ تُحَاذِي ٱلْأَرْزَ؟ أَمَا أَكَلَ أَبُوكَ وَشَرِبَ وَأَجْرَى حَقًّا وَعَدْلًا؟ حِينَئِذٍ كَانَ لَهُ خَيْرٌ. ١٥ 15
Is this what makes you a good king, that you wanted to have boards of cedar? Did not your father also eat and drink, yet do justice and righteousness? Then things went well for him.
قَضَى قَضَاءَ ٱلْفَقِيرِ وَٱلْمِسْكِينِ، حِينَئِذٍ كَانَ خَيْرٌ. أَلَيْسَ ذَلِكَ مَعْرِفَتِي، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ؟ ١٦ 16
He judged in favor of the poor and needy. It was good then. Is this not what it means to know me?—this is Yahweh's declaration.
لِأَنَّ عَيْنَيْكَ وَقَلْبَكَ لَيْسَتْ إِلَا عَلَى خَطْفِكَ، وَعَلَى ٱلدَّمِ ٱلزَّكِيِّ لِتَسْفِكَهُ، وَعَلَى ٱلِٱغْتِصَابِ وَٱلظُّلْمِ لِتَعْمَلَهُمَا. ١٧ 17
But there is nothing in your eyes and heart except worry for your unjust profit and for pouring out innocent blood, for producing oppression and crushing of others.
لِذَلِكَ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ عَنْ يَهُويَاقِيمَ بْنِ يُوشِيَّا مَلِكِ يَهُوذَا: لَا يَنْدُبُونَهُ قَائِلِينَ: آهِ يَا أَخِي! أَوْ آهِ يَا أُخْتِي! لَا يَنْدُبُونَهُ قَائِلِينَ: آهِ يَا سَيِّدُ! أَوْ آهِ يَا جَلَالَهُ! ١٨ 18
Therefore this is what Yahweh says about Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah: They will not lament for him, saying, 'Woe, my brother!' or 'Woe, my sister!' They will not lament for him, saying, 'Woe, master!' or 'Woe, majesty!'
يُدْفَنُ دَفْنَ حِمَارٍ مَسْحُوبًا وَمَطْرُوحًا بَعِيدًا عَنْ أَبْوَابِ أُورُشَلِيمَ. ١٩ 19
He will be buried with a donkey's burial, dragged away and thrown out beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
«اِصْعَدِي عَلَى لُبْنَانَ وَٱصْرُخِي، وَفِي بَاشَانَ أَطْلِقِي صَوْتَكِ، وَٱصْرُخِي مِنْ عَبَارِيمَ، لِأَنَّهُ قَدْ سُحِقَ كُلُّ مُحِبِّيكِ. ٢٠ 20
Go up Lebanon's mountains and shout. Lift your voice in Bashan. Shout from the Abarim mountains, for all of your friends will be destroyed.
تَكَلَّمْتُ إِلَيْكِ فِي رَاحَتِكِ. قُلْتِ: لَا أَسْمَعُ. هَذَا طَرِيقُكِ مُنْذُ صِبَاكِ، أَنَّكِ لَا تَسْمَعِينَ لِصَوْتِي. ٢١ 21
I spoke to you when you were safe, but you said, 'I will not listen.' This was your custom since your youth, for you have not listened to my voice.
كُلُّ رُعَاتِكِ تَرْعَاهُمُ ٱلرِّيحُ، وَمُحِبُّوكِ يَذْهَبُونَ إِلَى ٱلسَّبْيِ. فَحِينَئِذٍ تَخْزَيْنَ وَتَخْجَلِينَ لِأَجْلِ كُلِّ شَرِّكِ. ٢٢ 22
The wind will shepherd away all your shepherds, and your friends will go into captivity. Then you will certainly be ashamed and humiliated by all of your evil deeds.
أَيَّتُهَا ٱلسَّاكِنَةُ فِي لُبْنَانَ ٱلْمُعَشِّشَةُ فِي ٱلْأَرْزِ، كَمْ يُشْفِقُ عَلَيْكِ عِنْدَ إِتْيَانِ ٱلْمُخَاضِ عَلَيْكِ، ٱلْوَجَعِ كَوَالِدَةٍ! ٢٣ 23
You who live in 'Lebanon,' who is nestled in cedar buildings, how you will be pitied when the labor pains come upon you, pain like that of a woman in labor!”
حَيٌّ أَنَا، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَلَوْ كَانَ كُنْيَاهُو بْنُ يَهُويَاقِيمَ مَلِكُ يَهُوذَا خَاتِمًا عَلَى يَدِي ٱلْيُمْنَى فَإِنِّي مِنْ هُنَاكَ أَنْزِعُكَ، ٢٤ 24
“As I live—this is Yahweh's declaration—even if you, Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, were the signet on my right hand, I would tear you off.
وَأُسَلِّمُكَ لِيَدِ طَالِبِي نَفْسِكَ، وَلِيَدِ ٱلَّذِينَ تَخَافُ مِنْهُمْ، وَلِيَدِ نَبُوخَذْرَاصَّرَ مَلِكِ بَابِلَ، وَلِيَدِ ٱلْكَلْدَانِيِّينَ. ٢٥ 25
For I have given you to the hand of the ones seeking your life and to the hand of those before whom you are afraid, even to the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Chaldeans.
وَأَطْرَحُكَ وَأُمَّكَ ٱلَّتِي وَلَدَتْكَ إِلَى أَرْضٍ أُخْرَى لَمْ تُولَدَا فِيهَا، وَهُنَاكَ تَمُوتَانِ. ٢٦ 26
I will throw you and your mother who bore you into another land, a country where you were not born, and there you will die.
أَمَّا ٱلْأَرْضُ ٱلَّتِي يَشْتَاقَانِ إِلَى ٱلرُّجُوعِ إِلَيْهَا، فَلَا يَرْجِعَانِ إِلَيْهَا. ٢٧ 27
About this land to which they will want to return, they will not come back here.
هَلْ هَذَا ٱلرَّجُلُ كُنْيَاهُو وِعَاءُ خَزَفٍ مُهَانٍ مَكْسُورٍ، أَوْ إِنَاءٌ لَيْسَتْ فِيهِ مَسَرَّةٌ؟ لِمَاذَا طُرِحَ هُوَ وَنَسْلُهُ وَأُلْقُوا إِلَى أَرْضٍ لَمْ يَعْرِفُوهَا؟ ٢٨ 28
Is this a despised and shattered vessel? Is this man Jehoiachin a pot that pleases no one? Why have they thrown him and his descendants out, and have poured them out into a land that they did not know?
يَا أَرْضُ، يَا أَرْضُ، يَا أَرْضُ ٱسْمَعِي كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ! ٢٩ 29
Land, Land, Land! Hear the word of Yahweh!
هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: ٱكْتُبُوا هَذَا ٱلرَّجُلَ عَقِيمًا، رَجُلًا لَا يَنْجَحُ فِي أَيَّامِهِ، لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَنْجَحُ مِنْ نَسْلِهِ أَحَدٌ جَالِسًا عَلَى كُرْسِيِّ دَاوُدَ وَحَاكِمًا بَعْدُ فِي يَهُوذَا. ٣٠ 30
Yahweh says this, 'Write about this man Jehoiachin: He will be childless. He will not prosper during his days, and no one among his descendants will achieve success or ever again sit on David's throne and rule over Judah.'”