إِرْمِيَا 3

«قَائِلًا: إِذَا طَلَّقَ رَجُلٌ ٱمْرَأَتَهُ فَٱنْطَلَقَتْ مِنْ عِنْدِهِ وَصَارَتْ لِرَجُلٍ آخَرَ، فَهَلْ يَرْجِعُ إِلَيْهَا بَعْدُ؟ أَلَا تَتَنَجَّسُ تِلْكَ ٱلْأَرْضُ نَجَاسَةً؟ أَمَّا أَنْتِ فَقَدْ زَنَيْتِ بِأَصْحَابٍ كَثِيرِينَ! لَكِنِ ٱرْجِعِي إِلَيَّ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ١ 1
“If a man divorces his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man's wife, will he return to her again? Would that land not be greatly polluted? You have lived as a prostitute who has many lovers; and would you return to me?—this is Yahweh's declaration.
اِرْفَعِي عَيْنَيْكِ إِلَى ٱلْهِضَابِ وَٱنْظُرِي، أَيْنَ لَمْ تُضَاجَعِي؟ فِي ٱلطُّرُقَاتِ جَلَسْتِ لَهُمْ كَأَعْرَابِيٍّ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ، وَنَجَّسْتِ ٱلْأَرْضَ بِزِنَاكِ وَبِشَرِّكِ. ٢ 2
Lift up your eyes to the barren heights and look! Is there any place where you have not had illicit sex? By the roadsides you sat waiting for your lovers, as an Arab in the wilderness. You have polluted the land with your prostitution and wickedness.
فَٱمْتَنَعَ ٱلْغَيْثُ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ مَطَرٌ مُتَأَخِّرٌ. وَجَبْهَةُ ٱمْرَأَةٍ زَانِيَةٍ كَانَتْ لَكِ. أَبَيْتِ أَنْ تَخْجَلِي. ٣ 3
So the showers have been withheld and the spring rains have not come; yet you have the forehead of a prostitute; you refuse to be ashamed.
أَلَسْتِ مِنَ ٱلْآنَ تَدْعِينَنِي: يَا أَبِي، أَلِيفُ صِبَايَ أَنْتَ؟ ٤ 4
Have you not just now called to me: 'My father! My closest friend even from my youth!
هَلْ يَحْقِدُ إِلَى ٱلدَّهْرِ، أَوْ يَحْفَظُ غَضَبَهُ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ؟ هَا قَدْ تَكَلَّمْتِ وَعَمِلْتِ شُرُورًا، وَٱسْتَطَعْتِ!». ٥ 5
Will he always be angry? Will he always keep his wrath to the end?' Look! This is what you have said, but you do all the evil you can!”
وَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِي فِي أَيَّامِ يُوشِيَّا ٱلْمَلِكِ: «هَلْ رَأَيْتَ مَا فَعَلَتِ ٱلْعَاصِيَةُ إِسْرَائِيلُ؟ اِنْطَلَقَتْ إِلَى كُلِّ جَبَلٍ عَالٍ، وَإِلَى كُلِّ شَجَرَةٍ خَضْرَاءَ وَزَنَتْ هُنَاكَ. ٦ 6
Then Yahweh said to me in the days of Josiah the king, “Do you see what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up every high hill and under every leafy tree, and there she has acted like a prostitute.
فَقُلْتُ بَعْدَ مَا فَعَلَتْ كُلَّ هَذِهِ: ٱرْجِعِي إِلَيَّ. فَلَمْ تَرْجِعْ. فَرَأَتْ أُخْتُهَا ٱلْخَائِنَةُ يَهُوذَا. ٧ 7
I said, 'After she does all these things, she will return to me,' but she did not return. Then her faithless sister Judah saw these things.
فَرَأَيْتُ أَنَّهُ لِأَجْلِ كُلِّ ٱلْأَسْبَابِ إِذْ زَنَتِ ٱلْعَاصِيَةُ إِسْرَائِيلُ فَطَلَّقْتُهَا وَأَعْطَيْتُهَا كِتَابَ طَلَاقِهَا، لَمْ تَخَفِ ٱلْخَائِنَةُ يَهُوذَا أُخْتُهَا، بَلْ مَضَتْ وَزَنَتْ هِيَ أَيْضًا. ٨ 8
So I saw that, in the same way that faithless Israel had committed adultery and I had sent her away and had given a bill of divorce against her, her faithless sister Judah did not fear; she also went out and acted like a prostitute.
وَكَانَ مِنْ هَوَانِ زِنَاهَا أَنَّهَا نَجَّسَتِ ٱلْأَرْضَ وَزَنَتْ مَعَ ٱلْحَجَرِ وَمَعَ ٱلشَّجَرِ. ٩ 9
Her prostitution was nothing to her; she defiled the land, and she committed adultery with stones and trees.
وَفِي كُلِّ هَذَا أَيْضًا لَمْ تَرْجِعْ إِلَيَّ أُخْتُهَا ٱلْخَائِنَةُ يَهُوذَا بِكُلِّ قَلْبِهَا، بَلْ بِٱلْكَذِبِ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ». ١٠ 10
Then after all of this, her faithless sister Judah returned to me, not with all her heart, but with a lie—this is Yahweh's declaration.”
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ لِي: «قَدْ بَرَّرَتْ نَفْسَهَا ٱلْعَاصِيَةُ إِسْرَائِيلُ أَكْثَرَ مِنَ ٱلْخَائِنَةِ يَهُوذَا. ١١ 11
Then Yahweh said to me, “Faithless Israel has been more righteous than faithless Judah!
«اِذْهَبْ وَنَادِ بِهَذِهِ ٱلْكَلِمَاتِ نَحْوَ ٱلشِّمَالِ، وَقُلِ: ٱرْجِعِي أَيَّتُهَا ٱلْعَاصِيَةُ إِسْرَائِيلُ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. لَا أُوقِعُ غَضَبِي بِكُمْ لِأَنِّي رَؤُوفٌ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. لَا أَحْقِدُ إِلَى ٱلْأَبَدِ. ١٢ 12
Go and proclaim these words to the north. Say, 'Return, faithless Israel!—this is Yahweh's declaration—I will not always be angry with you. Since I am faithful—this is Yahweh's declaration—I will not stay angry forever.
اِعْرِفِي فَقَطْ إِثْمَكِ أَنَّكِ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِكِ أَذْنَبْتِ، وَفَرَّقْتِ طُرُقَكِ لِلْغُرَبَاءِ تَحْتَ كُلِّ شَجَرَةٍ خَضْرَاءَ، وَلِصَوْتِي لَمْ تَسْمَعُوا، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ١٣ 13
Acknowledge your iniquity, for you have transgressed against Yahweh your God; you have shared your ways with strangers under every leafy tree! For you have not listened to my voice!—this is Yahweh's declaration.
اِرْجِعُوا أَيُّهَا ٱلْبَنُونَ ٱلْعُصَاةُ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، لِأَنِّي سُدْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ فَآخُذَكُمْ وَاحِدًا مِنَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ، وَٱثْنَيْنِ مِنَ ٱلْعَشِيرَةِ، وَآتِي بِكُمْ إِلَى صِهْيَوْنَ، ١٤ 14
Return, faithless people!—this is Yawheh's declaration—I am your husband! I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion!
وَأُعْطِيكُمْ رُعَاةً حَسَبَ قَلْبِي، فَيَرْعُونَكُمْ بِٱلْمَعْرِفَةِ وَٱلْفَهْمِ. ١٥ 15
I will give you shepherds after my heart, and they will shepherd you with knowledge and insight.
وَيَكُونُ إِذْ تَكْثُرُونَ وَتُثْمِرُونَ فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ فِي تِلْكَ ٱلْأَيَّامِ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، أَنَّهُمْ لَا يَقُولُونَ بَعْدُ: تَابُوتَ عَهْدِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَلَا يَخْطُرُ عَلَى بَالٍ، وَلَا يَذْكُرُونَهُ وَلَا يَتَعَهَّدُونَهُ وَلَا يُصْنَعُ بَعْدُ. ١٦ 16
Then it will happen that you will increase and bear fruit in the land in those days—this is Yahweh's declaration-they will no longer say, “The ark of the covenant of Yahweh!” This matter will no longer come up in their hearts or be remembered; it will not be missed, and another one will not be made.'
فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلزَّمَانِ يُسَمُّونَ أُورُشَلِيمَ كُرْسِيَّ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَيَجْتَمِعُ إِلَيْهَا كُلُّ ٱلْأُمَمِ، إِلَى ٱسْمِ ٱلرَّبِّ، إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَلَا يَذْهَبُونَ بَعْدُ وَرَاءَ عِنَادِ قَلْبِهِمِ ٱلشِّرِّيرِ. ١٧ 17
In that time they will proclaim about Jerusalem, 'This is Yahweh's throne,' and all the other nations will gather at Jerusalem in Yahweh's name. They will no longer walk in the stubbornness of their wicked hearts.
فِي تِلْكَ ٱلْأَيَّامِ يَذْهَبُ بَيْتُ يَهُوذَا مَعَ بَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ، وَيَأْتِيَانِ مَعًا مِنْ أَرْضِ ٱلشِّمَالِ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلَّتِي مَلَّكْتُ آبَاءَكُمْ إِيَّاهَا. ١٨ 18
In those days, the house of Judah will walk with the house of Israel. They will come together from the land of the north to the land that I gave your ancestors as an inheritance.
وَأَنَا قُلْتُ: كَيْفَ أَضَعُكِ بَيْنَ ٱلْبَنِينَ، وَأُعْطِيكِ أَرْضًا شَهِيَّةً، مِيرَاثَ مَجْدِ أَمْجَادِ ٱلْأُمَمِ؟ وَقُلْتُ: تَدْعِينَنِي يَا أَبِي، وَمِنْ وَرَائِي لَا تَرْجِعِينَ. ١٩ 19
As for me, I said, 'How I want to treat you as my son and give you a pleasant land, an inheritance more beautiful than what is in any other nation!' I would have said, 'You will call me “my father”.' I would have said that you would not turn from following me.
«حَقًّا إِنَّهُ كَمَا تَخُونُ ٱلْمَرْأَةُ قَرِينَهَا، هَكَذَا خُنْتُمُونِي يَا بَيْتَ إِسْرَائِيلَ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ». ٢٠ 20
But like a woman faithless to her husband, you have betrayed me, house of Israel—this is Yahweh's declaration.”
سُمِعَ صَوْتٌ عَلَى ٱلْهِضَابِ، بُكَاءُ تَضَرُّعَاتِ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ. لِأَنَّهُمْ عَوَّجُوا طَرِيقَهُمْ. نَسُوا ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَهُمْ. ٢١ 21
A voice is heard on the plains, the weeping and pleading of the people of Israel! For they have changed their ways; they have forgotten Yahweh their God.
«اِرْجِعُوا أَيُّهَا ٱلْبَنُونَ ٱلْعُصَاةُ فَأَشْفِيَ عِصْيَانَكُمْ». «هَا قَدْ أَتَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ، لِأَنَّكَ أَنْتَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُنَا. ٢٢ 22
“Return, faithless people! I will heal you of treachery!” “Behold! We will come to you, for you are Yahweh our God!
حَقًّا بَاطِلَةٌ هِيَ ٱلْآكَامُ ثَرْوَةُ ٱلْجِبَالِ. حَقًّا بِٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا خَلَاصُ إِسْرَائِيلَ. ٢٣ 23
Surely lies come from the hills, a confusing noise from the mountains; surely Yahweh our God is the salvation of Israel.
وَقَدْ أَكَلَ ٱلْخِزْيُ تَعَبَ آبَائِنَا مُنْذُ صِبَانَا، غَنَمَهُمْ وَبَقَرَهُمْ بَنِيهِمْ وَبَنَاتِهِمْ. ٢٤ 24
Yet shameful idols have consumed what our ancestors have worked for— their flocks and cattle, their sons and daughters!
نَضْطَجِعُ فِي خِزْيِنَا وَيُغَطِّينَا خَجَلُنَا، لِأَنَّنَا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا أَخْطَأْنَا، نَحْنُ وَآبَاؤُنَا مُنْذُ صِبَانَا إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ، وَلَمْ نَسْمَعْ لِصَوْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا». ٢٥ 25
Let us lie down in shame. May our shame cover us, for we have sinned against Yahweh our God! We ourselves and our ancestors, from the time of our youthfulness to this present day, have not listened to the voice of Yahweh our God!”