إِرْمِيَا 37

وَمَلَكَ ٱلْمَلِكُ صِدْقِيَّا بْنُ يُوشِيَّا مَكَانَ كُنْيَاهُو بْنِ يَهُويَاقِيمَ، ٱلَّذِي مَلَّكَهُ نَبُوخَذْرَاصَّرُ مَلِكُ بَابِلَ فِي أَرْضِ يَهُوذَا. ١ 1
Now Zedekiah son of Josiah reigned as king instead of Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had made Zedekiah king over the land of Judah.
وَلَمْ يَسْمَعْ هُوَ وَلَا عَبِيدُهُ وَلَا شَعْبُ ٱلْأَرْضِ لِكَلَامِ ٱلرَّبِّ ٱلَّذِي تَكَلَّمَ بِهِ عَنْ يَدِ إِرْمِيَا ٱلنَّبِيِّ. ٢ 2
But Zedekiah, his servants, and the people of the land did not listen to the words of Yahweh that he proclaimed by the hand of Jeremiah the prophet.
وَأَرْسَلَ ٱلْمَلِكُ صِدْقِيَّا يَهُوخَلَ بْنَ شَلَمْيَا، وَصَفَنْيَا بْنَ مَعْسِيَّا ٱلْكَاهِنَ إِلَى إِرْمِيَا ٱلنَّبِيِّ قَائِلًا: «صَلِّ لِأَجْلِنَا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَهِنَا». ٣ 3
So King Zedekiah, Jehukal son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah son of Maaseiah the priest sent a message to Jeremiah the prophet. They said, “Pray on our behalf to Yahweh our God.”
وَكَانَ إِرْمِيَا يَدْخُلُ وَيَخْرُجُ فِي وَسْطِ ٱلشَّعْبِ، إِذْ لَمْ يَكُونُوا قَدْ جَعَلُوهُ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلسِّجْنِ. ٤ 4
Now Jeremiah was coming and going among the people, for he had not yet been put in prison.
وَخَرَجَ جَيْشُ فِرْعَوْنَ مِنْ مِصْرَ. فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ ٱلْكَلْدَانِيُّونَ ٱلْمُحَاصِرُونَ أُورُشَلِيمَ بِخَبَرِهِمْ، صَعِدُوا عَنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ. ٥ 5
Pharaoh's army came out from Egypt, and the Chaldeans who were besieging Jerusalem heard the news about them and left Jerusalem.
فَصَارَتْ كَلِمَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ إِلَى إِرْمِيَا ٱلنَّبِيِّ قَائِلَةً: ٦ 6
Then the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
«هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: هَكَذَا تَقُولُونَ لِمَلِكِ يَهُوذَا ٱلَّذِي أَرْسَلَكُمْ إِلَيَّ لِتَسْتَشِيرُونِي: هَا إِنَّ جَيْشَ فِرْعَوْنَ ٱلْخَارِجَ إِلَيْكُمْ لِمُسَاعَدَتِكُمْ، يَرْجِعُ إِلَى أَرْضِهِ، إِلَى مِصْرَ. ٧ 7
“Yahweh, God of Israel, says this: This is what you will say to the king of Judah, because he has sent you to seek advice from me, 'See, Pharaoh's army, which came to help you, is about to go back to Egypt, its own land.
وَيَرْجِعُ ٱلْكَلْدَانِيُّونَ وَيُحَارِبُونَ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةَ وَيَأْخُذُونَهَا وَيُحْرِقُونَهَا بِٱلنَّارِ. ٨ 8
The Chaldeans will return. They will fight against this city, capture it, and burn it.'
هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: لَا تَخْدَعُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ قَائِلِينَ: إِنَّ ٱلْكَلْدَانِيِّينَ سَيَذْهَبُونَ عَنَّا، لِأَنَّهُمْ لَا يَذْهَبُونَ. ٩ 9
Yahweh says this: Do not deceive yourselves by saying, 'Surely the Chaldeans are leaving us,' for they will not leave.
لِأَنَّكُمْ وَإِنْ ضَرَبْتُمْ كُلَّ جَيْشِ ٱلْكَلْدَانِيِّينَ ٱلَّذِينَ يُحَارِبُونَكُمْ، وَبَقِيَ مِنْهُمْ رِجَالٌ قَدْ طُعِنُوا، فَإِنَّهُمْ يَقُومُونَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ فِي خَيْمَتِهِ وَيُحْرِقُونَ هَذِهِ ٱلْمَدِينَةَ بِٱلنَّارِ». ١٠ 10
Even if you had defeated the entire Chaldean army that is fighting you so that only wounded men were left in their tents, they would get up and burn this city.”
وَكَانَ لَمَّا أُصْعِدَ جَيْشُ ٱلْكَلْدَانِيِّينَ عَنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ مِنْ وَجْهِ جَيْشِ فِرْعَوْنَ، ١١ 11
So it was when the Chaldean army had left Jerusalem as Pharaoh's army was coming,
أَنَّ إِرْمِيَا خَرَجَ مِنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ لِيَنْطَلِقَ إِلَى أَرْضِ بَنْيَامِينَ لِيَنْسَابَ مِنْ هُنَاكَ فِي وَسْطِ ٱلشَّعْبِ. ١٢ 12
then Jeremiah went out from Jerusalem to go to the land of Benjamin. He wanted to take possession of a tract of land there among his people.
وَفِيمَا هُوَ فِي بَابِ بَنْيَامِينَ، إِذَا هُنَاكَ نَاظِرُ ٱلْحُرَّاسِ، ٱسْمُهُ يَرْئِيَّا بْنُ شَلَمْيَا بْنُ حَنَنِيَّا، فَقَبَضَ عَلَى إِرْمِيَا ٱلنَّبِيِّ قَائِلًا: «إِنَّكَ تَقَعُ لِلْكَلْدَانِيِّينَ». ١٣ 13
As he was in the Benjamin Gate, a chief guard was there. His name was Irijah son of Shelemiah son of Hananiah. He grabbed hold of Jeremiah the prophet and said, “You are deserting to the Chaldeans.”
فَقَالَ إِرْمِيَا: «كَذِبٌ! لَا أَقَعُ لِلْكَلْدَانِيِّينَ». وَلَمْ يَسْمَعْ لَهُ، فَقَبَضَ يَرْئِيَّا عَلَى إِرْمِيَا وَأَتَى بِهِ إِلَى ٱلرُّؤَسَاءِ. ١٤ 14
But Jeremiah said, “That is not true. I am not deserting to the Chaldeans.” But Irijah did not listen to him. He took Jeremiah and brought him to the officials.
فَغَضِبَ ٱلرُّؤَسَاءُ عَلَى إِرْمِيَا، وَضَرَبُوهُ وَجَعَلُوهُ فِي بَيْتِ ٱلسِّجْنِ، فِي بَيْتِ يُونَاثَانَ ٱلْكَاتِبِ، لِأَنَّهُمْ جَعَلُوهُ بَيْتَ ٱلسِّجْنِ. ١٥ 15
The officials were angry with Jeremiah. They beat him and put him in prison, which had been the house of Jonathan the scribe, for they had turned it into a prison.
فَلَمَّا دَخَلَ إِرْمِيَا إِلَى بَيْتِ ٱلْجُبِّ، وَإِلَى ٱلْمُقَبَّبَاتِ، أَقَامَ إِرْمِيَا هُنَاكَ أَيَّامًا كَثِيرَةً. ١٦ 16
So Jeremiah was put into an underground cell, where he stayed for many days.
ثُمَّ أَرْسَلَ ٱلْمَلِكُ صِدْقِيَّا وَأَخَذَهُ، وَسَأَلَهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ فِي بَيْتِهِ سِرًّا وَقَالَ: «هَلْ تُوجَدُ كَلِمَةٌ مِنْ قِبَلِ ٱلرَّبِّ؟» فَقَالَ إِرْمِيَا: «تُوجَدُ». فَقَالَ: «إِنَّكَ تُدْفَعُ لِيَدِ مَلِكِ بَابِلَ». ١٧ 17
Then King Zedekiah sent someone who brought him to the palace. In his house, the king asked him privately, “Is there any word from Yahweh?” Jeremiah answered, “There is a word: You will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon.”
ثُمَّ قَالَ إِرْمِيَا لِلْمَلِكِ صِدْقِيَّا: «مَا هِيَ خَطِيَّتِي إِلَيْكَ وَإِلَى عَبِيدِكَ وَإِلَى هَذَا ٱلشَّعْبِ، حَتَّى جَعَلْتُمُونِي فِي بَيْتِ ٱلسِّجْنِ؟ ١٨ 18
Then Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, “How have I sinned against you, your servants, or this people so that you have placed me in prison?
فَأَيْنَ أَنْبِيَاؤُكُمُ ٱلَّذِينَ تَنَبَّأُوا لَكُمْ قَائِلِينَ: لَا يَأْتِي مَلِكُ بَابِلَ عَلَيْكُمْ، وَلَا عَلَى هَذِهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ؟ ١٩ 19
Where are your prophets, the ones who prophesied for you and said the king of Babylon will not come against you or against this land?
فَٱلْآنَ ٱسْمَعْ يَا سَيِّدِي ٱلْمَلِكَ. لِيَقَعْ تَضَرُّعِي أَمَامَكَ، وَلَا تَرُدَّنِي إِلَى بَيْتِ يُونَاثَانَ ٱلْكَاتِبِ، فَلَا أَمُوتَ هُنَاكَ». ٢٠ 20
But now listen, my master the king! Let my pleas come before you. Do not return me to the house of Jonathan the scribe, or I will die there.”
فَأَمَرَ ٱلْمَلِكُ صِدْقِيَّا أَنْ يَضَعُوا إِرْمِيَا فِي دَارِ ٱلسِّجْنِ، وَأَنْ يُعْطَى رَغِيفَ خُبْزٍ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ مِنْ سُوقِ ٱلْخَبَّازِينَ، حَتَّى يَنْفُدَ كُلُّ ٱلْخُبْزِ مِنَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ. فَأَقَامَ إِرْمِيَا فِي دَارِ ٱلسِّجْنِ. ٢١ 21
So King Zedekiah gave an order. His servants confined Jeremiah in the courtyard of the guard. A loaf of bread was given him every day from the street of the bakers, until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah stayed in the courtyard of the guard.