إِرْمِيَا 8

«فِي ذَلِكَ ٱلزَّمَانِ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، يُخْرِجُونَ عِظَامَ مُلُوكِ يَهُوذَا وَعِظَامَ رُؤَسَائِهِ وَعِظَامَ ٱلْكَهَنَةِ وَعِظَامَ ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَعِظَامَ سُكَّانِ أُورُشَلِيمَ مِنْ قُبُورِهِمْ، ١ 1
“At that time—this is Yahweh's declaration—they will bring out from the graves the bones of the kings of Judah and its officials, the bones of the priests and the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
وَيَبْسُطُونَهَا لِلشَّمْسِ وَلِلْقَمَرِ وَلِكُلِّ جُنُودِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ ٱلَّتِي أَحَبُّوهَا وَٱلَّتِي عَبَدُوهَا وَٱلَّتِي سَارُوا وَرَاءَهَا وَٱلَّتِي ٱسْتَشَارُوهَا وَالَّتِي سَجَدُوا لَهَا. لَا تُجْمَعُ وَلَا تُدْفَنُ، بَلْ تَكُونُ دِمْنَةً عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْأَرْضِ. ٢ 2
Then they will spread them out in the light of the sun and moon and all the stars of the skies; these things in the sky that they have followed and served, that they have walked after and sought, and that they have worshiped. The bones will not be gathered or buried again. They will be like dung on the surface of the earth.
وَيُخْتَارُ ٱلْمَوْتُ عَلَى ٱلْحَيَاةِ عِنْدَ كُلِّ ٱلْبَقِيَّةِ ٱلْبَاقِيَةِ مِنْ هَذِهِ ٱلْعَشِيرَةِ ٱلشِّرِّيرَةِ ٱلْبَاقِيَةِ فِي كُلِّ ٱلْأَمَاكِنِ ٱلَّتِي طَرَدْتُهُمْ إِلَيْهَا، يَقُولُ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ. ٣ 3
In every remaining place where I have driven them, they will choose death instead of life for themselves, all who are still left over from this evil nation—this is the declaration of Yahweh of hosts.
«وَتَقُولُ لَهُمْ: هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: هَلْ يَسْقُطُونَ وَلَا يَقُومُونَ، أَوْ يَرْتَدُّ أَحَدٌ وَلَا يَرْجِعُ؟ ٤ 4
So say to them, 'Yahweh says this: Does anyone fall and not get up? Does anyone get lost and not try to return?
فَلِمَاذَا ٱرْتَدَّ هَذَا ٱلشَّعْبُ فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ ٱرْتِدَادًا دَائِمًا؟ تَمَسَّكُوا بِٱلْمَكْرِ. أَبَوْا أَنْ يَرْجِعُوا. ٥ 5
Why has this people, Jerusalem, turned away in permanent faithlessness? They hold on to treachery and refuse to repent.
صَغَيْتُ وَسَمِعْتُ. بِغَيْرِ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمِ يَتَكَلَّمُونَ. لَيْسَ أَحَدٌ يَتُوبُ عَنْ شَرِّهِ قَائِلًا: مَاذَا عَمِلْتُ؟ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ رَجَعَ إِلَى مَسْرَاهُ كَفَرَسٍ ثَائِرٍ فِي ٱلْحَرْبِ. ٦ 6
I paid attention and listened, but they did not speak right; no one was sorry for his wickedness, no one who says, “What have I done?” All of them go where they wish, like a stallion rushing toward battle.
بَلِ ٱللَّقْلَقُ فِي ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ يَعْرِفُ مِيعَادَهُ، وَٱلْيَمَامَةُ وَٱلسُّنُوْنَةُ ٱلْمُزَقْزِقَةُ حَفِظَتَا وَقْتَ مَجِيئِهِمَا. أَمَّا شَعْبِي فَلَمْ يَعْرِفْ قَضَاءَ ٱلرَّبِّ! ٧ 7
Even the stork in heaven knows the right times; and the doves, swifts, and cranes. They go on their migrations at the right time, but my people do not know Yahweh's decrees.
كَيْفَ تَقُولُونَ: نَحْنُ حُكَمَاءُ وَشَرِيعَةُ ٱلرَّبِّ مَعَنَا؟ حَقًّا إِنَّهُ إِلَى ٱلْكَذِبِ حَوَّلَهَا قَلَمُ ٱلْكَتَبَةِ ٱلْكَاذِبُ. ٨ 8
How can you say, “We are wise, for the law of Yahweh is with us”? Indeed, see! The deceitful pen of the scribes has created deceit.
خَزِيَ ٱلْحُكَمَاءُ. ٱرْتَاعُوا وَأُخِذُوا. هَا قَدْ رَفَضُوا كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَأَيَّةُ حِكْمَةٍ لَهُمْ؟ ٩ 9
The wise men will be ashamed. They are dismayed and trapped. Behold! They reject Yahweh's word, so what use is their wisdom?
لِذَلِكَ أُعْطِي نِسَاءَهُمْ لِآخَرِينَ، وَحُقُولَهُمْ لِمَالِكِينَ، لِأَنَّهُمْ مِنَ ٱلصَّغِيرِ إِلَى ٱلْكَبِيرِ، كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مُولَعٌ بِٱلرِّبْحِ. مِنَ ٱلنَّبِيِّ إِلَى ٱلْكَاهِنِ، كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ يَعْمَلُ بِٱلْكَذِبِ. ١٠ 10
So I will give their wives to others, and their fields to those who will possess them, because from the least to the greatest, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain! From the prophet to the priest, all of them practice deceit.
وَيَشْفُونَ كَسْرَ بِنْتِ شَعْبِي عَلَى عَثَمٍ، قَائِلِينَ: سَلَامٌ، سَلَامٌ. وَلَا سَلَامَ. ١١ 11
They healed the wounds of my people lightly, saying, “Peace, Peace,” when there was no peace.
هَلْ خَزُوا لِأَنَّهُمْ عَمِلُوا رِجْسًا؟ بَلْ لَمْ يَخْزَوْا خِزْيًا، وَلَمْ يَعْرِفُوا ٱلْخَجَلَ! لِذَلِكَ يَسْقُطُونَ بَيْنَ ٱلسَّاقِطِينَ. فِي وَقْتِ مُعَاقَبَتِهِمْ يَعْثُرُونَ، قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ. ١٢ 12
Were they ashamed when they practiced abominations? They were not ashamed; they did not know how to blush! So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when they are punished, says Yahweh.
«نَزْعًا أَنْزِعُهُمْ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. لَا عِنَبَ فِي ٱلْجَفْنَةِ، وَلَا تِينَ فِي ٱلتِّينَةِ، وَٱلْوَرَقُ ذَبُلَ، وَأُعْطِيهِمْ مَا يَزُولُ عَنْهُمْ». ١٣ 13
I will remove them completely—this is Yahweh's declaration—there will be no grapes on the vine, nor will there be figs on the fig trees. For the leaf will wither, and what I have given to them will pass away.
لِمَاذَا نَحْنُ جُلُوسٌ؟ اِجْتَمِعُوا فَلْنَدْخُلْ إِلَى ٱلْمُدُنِ ٱلْحَصِينَةِ وَنَصْمُتْ هُنَاكَ. لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّبَّ إِلَهَنَا قَدْ أَصْمَتَنَا وَأَسْقَانَا مَاءَ ٱلْعَلْقَمِ، لِأَنَّنَا قَدْ أَخْطَأْنَا إِلَى ٱلرَّبِّ. ١٤ 14
Why are we sitting here? Come together; let us go to the fortified cities, and we will become silent there in death. For Yahweh our God will silence us. He will make us drink poison, since we have sinned against him.
اِنْتَظَرْنَا ٱلسَّلَامَ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ خَيْرٌ، وَزَمَانَ ٱلشِّفَاءِ وَإِذَا رُعْبٌ. ١٥ 15
We are hoping for peace, but there will be nothing good. We are hoping for a time of healing, but see, there will be terror.
مِنْ دَانَ سُمِعَتْ حَمْحَمَةُ خَيْلِهِ. عِنْدَ صَوْتِ صَهِيلِ جِيَادِهِ ٱرْتَجَفَتْ كُلُّ ٱلْأَرْضِ. فَأَتَوْا وَأَكَلُوا ٱلْأَرْضَ وَمِلْأَهَا، ٱلْمَدِينَةَ وَٱلسَّاكِنِينَ فِيهَا. ١٦ 16
The snorting of his stallions is heard from Dan. The whole earth shakes at the sound of the neighing of his strong horses. For they will come and consume the land and its wealth, the city and the ones living in it.
«لِأَنِّي هَأَنَذَا مُرْسِلٌ عَلَيْكُمْ حَيَّاتٍ، أَفَاعِيَ لَا تُرْقَى، فَتَلْدَغُكُمْ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ». ١٧ 17
For see, I am sending out snakes among you, vipers that you cannot charm. They will bite you—this is Yahweh's declaration.'”
مَنْ مُفَرِّجٌ عَنِّي ٱلْحُزْنَ؟ قَلْبِي فِيَّ سَقِيمٌ. ١٨ 18
My sorrow has no end, and my heart is sick.
هُوَذَا صَوْتُ ٱسْتِغَاثَةِ بِنْتِ شَعْبِي مِنْ أَرْضٍ بَعِيدَةٍ: «أَلَعَلَّ ٱلرَّبَّ لَيْسَ فِي صِهْيَوْنَ، أَوْ مَلِكَهَا لَيْسَ فِيهَا؟» «لِمَاذَا أَغَاظُونِي بِمَنْحُوتَاتِهِمْ، بِأَبَاطِيلَ غَرِيبَةٍ؟» ١٩ 19
Behold! The screaming voice of the daughter of my people from a land far away! Is Yahweh not in Zion? Is her king no longer there? Why then do they provoke me to anger with their carved figures and their worthless foreign idols?
«مَضَى ٱلْحَصَادُ، ٱنْتَهَى ٱلصَّيْفُ، وَنَحْنُ لَمْ نَخْلُصْ!» ٢٠ 20
The harvest has passed on, summer is over. But we have not been saved.
مِنْ أَجْلِ سَحْقِ بِنْتِ شَعْبِي ٱنْسَحَقْتُ. حَزِنْتُ. أَخَذَتْنِي دَهْشَةٌ. ٢١ 21
I am hurt because of the hurt of the daughter of my people. I mourn at the horrible things that have happened to her; I am dismayed.
أَلَيْسَ بَلَسَانٌ فِي جِلْعَادَ، أَمْ لَيْسَ هُنَاكَ طَبِيبٌ؟ فَلِمَاذَا لَمْ تُعْصَبْ بِنْتُ شَعْبِي؟ ٢٢ 22
Is there no medicine in Gilead? Is there no healer there? Why will the healing of the daughter of my people not happen?