إِرْمِيَا 44

اَلْكَلِمَةُ ٱلَّتِي صَارَتْ إِلَى إِرْمِيَا مِنْ جِهَةِ كُلِّ ٱلْيَهُودِ ٱلسَّاكِنِينَ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، ٱلسَّاكِنِينَ فِي مَجْدَلَ وَفِي تَحْفَنْحِيسَ، وَفِي نُوفَ وَفِي أَرْضِ فَتْرُوسَ قَائِلَةً: ١ 1
The word came to Jeremiah concerning all the Judeans who lived in the land of Egypt, the ones staying in Migdol, Tahpanhes, Memphis, and in Upper Egypt:
«هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: أَنْتُمْ رَأَيْتُمْ كُلَّ ٱلشَّرِّ ٱلَّذِي جَلَبْتُهُ عَلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَعَلَى كُلِّ مُدُنِ يَهُوذَا، فَهَا هِيَ خَرِبَةٌ هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمَ وَلَيْسَ فِيهَا سَاكِنٌ، ٢ 2
“Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, says, 'You yourselves have seen all the disasters that I brought on Jerusalem and all the cities of Judah. See, they are ruins today. There is no one to live in them.
مِنْ أَجْلِ شَرِّهِمِ ٱلَّذِي فَعَلُوهُ لِيُغِيظُونِي، إِذْ ذَهَبُوا لِيُبَخِّرُوا وَيَعْبُدُوا آلِهَةً أُخْرَى لَمْ يَعْرِفُوهَا هُمْ وَلَا أَنْتُمْ وَلَا آبَاؤُكُمْ. ٣ 3
This is because of the wicked things they did to offend me by going to burn incense and to worship other gods. These were gods that neither they themselves, nor you, nor your ancestors knew.'
فَأَرْسَلْتُ إِلَيْكُمْ كُلَّ عَبِيدِي ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ مُبَكِّرًا وَمُرْسِلًا قَائِلًا: لَا تَفْعَلُوا أَمْرَ هَذَا ٱلرِّجْسِ ٱلَّذِي أَبْغَضْتُهُ. ٤ 4
So I repeatedly sent all of my servants the prophets to them. I sent them to say, 'Stop doing these abominable things that I hate.'
فَلَمْ يَسْمَعُوا وَلَا أَمَالُوا أُذْنَهُمْ لِيَرْجِعُوا عَنْ شَرِّهِمْ فَلَا يُبَخِّرُوا لِآلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى. ٥ 5
But they did not listen. They refused to pay attention or turn from their wickedness in burning incense to other gods.
فَٱنْسَكَبَ غَيْظِي وَغَضَبِي، وَٱشْتَعَلَا في مُدُنِ يَهُوذَا وَفِي شَوَارِعِ أُورُشَلِيمَ، فَصَارَتْ خَرِبَةً مُقْفِرَةً كَهَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٦ 6
So my fury and my wrath were poured out and kindled a fire in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. So they became ruins and devastations, as at this present day.'
فَٱلْآنَ هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ إِلَهُ ٱلْجُنُودِ، إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: لِمَاذَا أَنْتُمْ فَاعِلُونَ شَرًّا عَظِيمًا ضِدَّ أَنْفُسِكُمْ لِٱنْقِرَاضِكُمْ رِجَالًا وَنِسَاءً أَطْفَالًا وَرُضَّعًا مِنْ وَسْطِ يَهُوذَا وَلَا تَبْقَى لَكُمْ بَقِيَّةٌ؟ ٧ 7
So now Yahweh, the God of hosts and the God of Israel, says this, 'Why are you doing great wickedness against yourselves? Why are you causing yourselves to be cut off from among Judah—men and women, children and babies? No remnant of you will be left.
لِإِغَاظَتِي بِأَعْمَالِ أَيَادِيكُمْ، إِذْ تُبَخِّرُونَ لِآلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ ٱلَّتِي أَتَيْتُمْ إِلَيْهَا لِتَتَغَرَّبُوا فِيهَا، لِكَيْ تَنْقَرِضُوا وَلِكَيْ تَصِيرُوا لَعْنَةً وَعَارًا بَيْنَ كُلِّ أُمَمِ ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٨ 8
By your wickedness you have offended me with the deeds of your hands, by burning incense to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you have gone to live. You have gone there so that you will be destroyed, so that you will be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth.
هَلْ نَسِيتُمْ شُرُورَ آبَائِكُمْ وَشُرُورَ مُلُوكِ يَهُوذَا وَشُرُورَ نِسَائِهِمْ، وَشُرُورَكُمْ وَشُرُورَ نِسَائِكُمُ ٱلَّتِي فُعِلَتْ فِي أَرْضِ يَهُوذَا وَفِي شَوَارِعِ أُورُشَلِيمَ؟ ٩ 9
Have you forgotten the wickedness committed by your ancestors and the wickedness committed by the kings of Judah and their wives? Have you forgotten the evil committed by yourselves and your wives in the land of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem?
لَمْ يُذَلُّوا إِلَى هَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ، وَلَا خَافُوا وَلَا سَلَكُوا فِي شَرِيعَتِي وَفَرَائِضِي ٱلَّتِي جَعَلْتُهَا أَمَامَكُمْ وَأَمَامَ آبَائِكُمْ. ١٠ 10
To this day, they still are not humbled. They do not honor my law or decrees that I placed before them and their ancestors, nor do they walk in them.'
«لِذَلِكَ هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: هَأَنَذَا أَجْعَلُ وَجْهِي عَلَيْكُمْ لِلشَّرِّ، وَلِأَقْرِضَ كُلَّ يَهُوذَا. ١١ 11
Therefore Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, says this, 'See, I am about to set my face against you to bring disaster to you and to destroy all of Judah.
وَآخُذُ بَقِيَّةَ يَهُوذَا ٱلَّذِينَ جَعَلُوا وُجُوهَهُمْ لِلدُّخُولِ إِلَى أَرْضِ مِصْرَ لِيَتَغَرَّبُوا هُنَاكَ، فَيَفْنَوْنَ كُلُّهُمْ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ. يَسْقُطُونَ بِٱلسَّيْفِ وَبِالْجُوعِ. يَفْنَوْنَ مِنَ ٱلصَّغِيرِ إِلَى ٱلْكَبِيرِ بِٱلسَّيْفِ وَٱلْجُوعِ. يَمُوتُونَ وَيَصِيرُونَ حَلْفًا وَدَهَشًا وَلَعْنَةً وَعَارًا. ١٢ 12
For I will take the remnant of Judah that has set out to go to the land of Egypt to live there. I will do this so that they will all perish in the land of Egypt. They will fall by sword and famine. From the least to the greatest they will perish by sword and famine. They will die and will become an object of swearing, cursing, reproaching, and a horrible thing.
وَأُعَاقِبُ ٱلَّذِينَ يَسْكُنُونَ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، كَمَا عَاقَبْتُ أُورُشَلِيمَ بِٱلسَّيْفِ وَٱلْجُوعِ وَٱلْوَبَإِ. ١٣ 13
For I will punish the people inhabiting the land of Egypt just as I punished Jerusalem with the sword, with famine, and with the plague,
وَلَا يَكُونُ نَاجٍ وَلَا بَاقٍ لِبَقِيَّةِ يَهُوذَا ٱلْآتِينَ لِيَتَغَرَّبُوا هُنَاكَ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ، لِيَرْجِعُوا إِلَى أَرْضِ يَهُوذَا ٱلَّتِي يَشْتَاقُونَ إِلَى ٱلرُّجُوعِ لِأَجْلِ ٱلسَّكَنِ فِيهَا، لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَرْجِعُ مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا ٱلْمُنْفَلِتُونَ». ١٤ 14
so that none of the remnant of Judah who have gone to live in the land of Egypt will escape or survive or return to the land of Judah, to which they desire to return and live; and none of them will return except a few who escaped from there.'”
فَأَجَابَ إِرْمِيَا كُلُّ ٱلرِّجَالِ ٱلَّذِينَ عَرَفُوا أَنَّ نِسَاءَهُمْ يُبَخِّرْنَ لِآلِهَةٍ أُخْرَى، وَكُلُّ ٱلنِّسَاءِ ٱلْوَاقِفَاتِ، مَحْفَلٌ كَبِيرٌ، وَكُلُّ ٱلشَّعْبِ ٱلسَّاكِنِ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ فِي فَتْرُوسَ قَائِلِينَ: ١٥ 15
Then all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, and all the women who were in the great assembly, and all the people who were living in Lower and Upper Egypt, answered Jeremiah.
«إِنَّنَا لَا نَسْمَعُ لَكَ ٱلْكَلِمَةَ ٱلَّتِي كَلَّمْتَنَا بِهَا بِٱسْمِ ٱلرَّبِّ، ١٦ 16
They said, “About the word that you have told us in Yahweh's name—we will not listen to you.
بَلْ سَنَعْمَلُ كُلَّ أَمْرٍ خَرَجَ مِنْ فَمِنَا، فَنُبَخِّرُ لِمَلِكَةِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ، وَنَسْكُبُ لَهَا سَكَائِبَ. كَمَا فَعَلْنَا نَحْنُ وَآبَاؤُنَا وَمُلُوكُنَا وَرُؤَسَاؤُنَا فِي أَرْضِ يَهُوذَا وَفِي شَوَارِعِ أُورُشَلِيمَ، فَشَبِعْنَا خُبْزًا وَكُنَّا بِخَيْرٍ وَلَمْ نَرَ شَرًّا. ١٧ 17
For we will certainly do all the things that we said we would do—burn incense to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her just as we, our ancestors, our kings, and our leaders did in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. Then we will be filled with food and will prosper, without experiencing any disaster.
وَلَكِنْ مِنْ حِينَ كَفَفْنَا عَنِ ٱلتَّبْخِيرِ لِمَلِكَةِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَسَكْبِ سَكَائِبَ لَهَا، ٱحْتَجْنَا إِلَى كُلٍّ، وَفَنِينَا بِٱلسَّيْفِ وَٱلْجُوعِ. ١٨ 18
When we refrained from doing these things, not offering incense to the queen of heaven and not pouring out drink offerings to her, we were all suffering poverty and were dying by sword and famine.”
وَإِذْ كُنَّا نُبَخِّرُ لِمَلِكَةِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَنَسْكُبُ لَهَا سَكَائِبَ، فَهَلْ بِدُونِ رِجَالِنَا كُنَّا نَصْنَعُ لَهَا كَعْكًا لِنَعْبُدَهَا وَنَسْكُبُ لَهَا ٱلسَّكَائِبَ؟». ١٩ 19
The women said, “When we were making incense offerings before the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, was it against our husbands that we did these things, making cakes in her image and pouring out drink offerings to her?”
فَكَلَّمَ إِرْمِيَا كُلَّ ٱلشَّعْبِ، ٱلرِّجَالَ وَٱلنِّسَاءَ وَكُلَّ ٱلشَّعْبِ ٱلَّذِينَ جَاوَبُوهُ بِهَذَا ٱلْكَلَامِ قَائِلًا: ٢٠ 20
Then Jeremiah said to all the people—to the men and women, and all the people who answered him—he proclaimed and said,
«أَلَيْسَ ٱلْبَخُورُ ٱلَّذِي بَخَّرْتُمُوهُ فِي مُدُنِ يَهُوذَا وَفِي شَوَارِعِ أُورُشَلِيمَ، أَنْتُمْ وَآبَاؤُكُمْ وَمُلُوكُكُمْ وَرُؤَسَاؤُكُمْ وَشَعْبُ ٱلْأَرْضِ، هُوَ ٱلَّذِي ذَكَرَهُ ٱلرَّبُّ وَصَعِدَ عَلَى قَلْبِهِ. ٢١ 21
“Did not Yahweh remember the incense that you burned in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem—you and your ancestors, your kings and leaders, and the people of the land? For Yahweh calls this to mind; it comes to his thoughts.
وَلَمْ يَسْتَطِعِ ٱلرَّبُّ أَنْ يَحْتَمِلَ بَعْدُ مِنْ أَجْلِ شَرِّ أَعْمَالِكُمْ، مِنْ أَجْلِ ٱلرَّجَاسَاتِ ٱلَّتِي فَعَلْتُمْ، فَصَارَتْ أَرْضُكُمْ خَرِبَةً وَدَهَشًا وَلَعْنَةً بِلَا سَاكِنٍ كَهَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ. ٢٢ 22
Then he was no longer able to bear it because of your wicked practices, because of the abominations that you did. Then your land became a desolation, a horror, and a curse so there was no longer an inhabitant as at this present day.
مِنْ أَجْلِ أَنَّكُمْ قَدْ بَخَّرْتُمْ وَأَخْطَأْتُمْ إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ، وَلَمْ تَسْمَعُوا لِصَوْتِ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَلَمْ تَسْلُكُوا فِي شَرِيعَتِهِ وَفَرَائِضِهِ وَشَهَادَاتِهِ مِنْ أَجِلِ ذَلِكُمْ قَدْ أَصَابَكُمْ هَذَا ٱلشَّرُّ كَهَذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ». ٢٣ 23
Because you burned incense and sinned against Yahweh, and because you would not listen to his voice, his law, his statutes, or his covenant decrees, this disaster against you has happened as at this present day.”
ثُمَّ قَالَ إِرْمِيَا لِكُلِّ ٱلشَّعْبِ وَلِكُلِّ ٱلنِّسَاءِ: «ٱسْمَعُوا كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ يَا جَمِيعَ يَهُوذَا ٱلَّذِينَ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ. ٢٤ 24
Then Jeremiah said to all the people and all the women, “Hear the word of Yahweh, all of Judah who are in the land of Egypt.
هَكَذَا تَكَلَّمَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ قَائِلًا: أَنْتُمْ وَنِسَاؤُكُمْ تَكَلَّمْتُمْ بِفَمِكُمْ وَأَكْمَلْتُمْ بِأَيَادِيكُمْ قَائِلِينَ: إِنَّنَا إِنَّمَا نُتَمِّمُ نُذُورَنَا ٱلَّتِي نَذَرْنَاهَا، أَنْ نُبَخِّرَ لِمَلِكَةِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَنَسْكُبُ لَهَا سَكَائِبَ، فَإِنَّهُنَّ يُقِمْنَ نُذُورَكُمْ، وَيُتَمِّمْنَ نُذُورَكُمْ. ٢٥ 25
Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, says this, 'You and your wives both have said with your mouths and carried out with your hands what you said, “We will certainly carry out the vows that we made to worship the queen of heaven, to pour out drink offerings to her.” Now fulfill your vows; carry them out.'
لِذَلِكَ ٱسْمَعُوا كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ يَاجَمِيعَ يَهُوذَا ٱلسَّاكِنِينَ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ: هَأَنَذَا قَدْ حَلَفْتُ بِٱسْمِي ٱلْعَظِيمِ، قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ، إِنَّ ٱسْمِي لَنْ يُسَمَّى بَعْدُ بِفَمِ إِنْسَانٍ مَّا مِنْ يَهُوذَا فِي كُلِّ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ قَائِلًا: حَيٌّ ٱلسَّيِّدُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٢٦ 26
So then, hear the word of Yahweh, all of Judah who are staying in the land of Egypt, 'See, I have sworn by my great name—says Yahweh. My name will no longer be called upon by the mouths of any of the men of Judah in all the land of Egypt, you who now say, “As the Lord Yahweh lives.”
هَأَنَذَا أَسْهَرُ عَلَيْهِمْ لِلشَّرِّ لَا لِلْخَيْرِ، فَيَفْنَى كُلُّ رِجَالِ يَهُوذَا ٱلَّذِينَ فِي أَرْضِ مِصْرَ بِٱلسَّيْفِ وَٱلْجُوعِ حَتَّى يَتَلَاشَوْا. ٢٧ 27
See, I am watching over them for disaster and not for good. Every person of Judah in the land of Egypt will perish by sword and famine until they are all finished.
وَٱلنَّاجُونَ مِنَ ٱلسَّيْفِ يَرْجِعُونَ مِنْ أَرْضِ مِصْرَ إِلَى أَرْضِ يَهُوذَا نَفَرًا قَلِيلًا، فَيَعْلَمُ كُلُّ بَقِيَّةِ يَهُوذَا ٱلَّذِينَ أَتُوْا إِلَى أَرْضِ مِصْرَ لِيَتَغَرَّبُوا فِيهَا، كَلِمَةَ أَيِّنَا تَقُومُ. ٢٨ 28
Then the survivors of the sword will return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah, only a small number of them. So all the remnant of Judah who went to the land of Egypt to live there will know whose word will stand—mine or theirs.
«وَهَذِهِ هِيَ ٱلْعَلَامَةُ لَكُمْ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، إِنِّي أُعَاقِبُكُمْ فِي هَذَا ٱلْمَوْضِعِ، لِتَعْلَمُوا أَنَّهُ لَا بُدَّ أَنْ يَقُومَ كَلَامِي عَلَيْكُمْ لِلشَّرِّ. ٢٩ 29
This will be the sign for you—this is Yahweh's declaration—that I am setting against you in this place, so that you will know that my words will certainly attack you with disaster.'
هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: هَأَنَذَا أَدْفَعُ فِرْعَوْنَ حَفْرَعَ مَلِكَ مِصْرَ لِيَدِ أَعْدَائِهِ وَلِيَدِ طَالِبِي نَفْسِهِ، كَمَا دَفَعْتُ صِدْقِيَّا مَلِكَ يَهُوذَا لِيَدِ نَبُوخَذْرَاصَّرَ مَلِكِ بَابِلَ عَدُوِّهِ وَطَالِبِ نَفْسِهِ». ٣٠ 30
Yahweh says this, 'Look, I am about to give Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies and into the hand of those who seek to kill him. It will the same as when I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, his enemy who sought his life.'”