إِرْمِيَا 9

يَا لَيْتَ رَأْسِي مَاءٌ، وَعَيْنَيَّ يَنْبُوعُ دُمُوعٍ، فَأَبْكِيَ نَهَارًا وَلَيْلًا قَتْلَى بِنْتِ شَعْبِي. ١ 1
If only my head could produce water, and my eyes be a fountain of tears! For I wish to weep day and night for those among the daughter of my people who have been killed.
يَا لَيْتَ لِي فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ مَبِيتَ مُسَافِرِينَ، فَأَتْرُكَ شَعْبِي وَأَنْطَلِقَ مِنْ عِنْدِهِمْ، لِأَنَّهُمْ جَمِيعًا زُنَاةٌ، جَمَاعَةُ خَائِنِينَ. ٢ 2
If only someone would give me a place for travelers in the wilderness to stay, where I could go to abandon my people. If only I could leave them, since all of them are adulterers, a band of traitors!
«يَمُدُّونَ أَلْسِنَتَهُمْ كَقِسِيِّهِمْ لِلْكَذِبِ. لَا لِلْحَقِّ قَوُوا فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ. لِأَنَّهُمْ خَرَجُوا مِنْ شَرٍّ إِلَى شَرٍّ، وَإِيَّايَ لَمْ يَعْرِفُوا، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٣ 3
Yahweh declares, “They tread on their bows of lies with their tongues, but it is not because of any faithfulness of theirs that they grow strong on the earth. They go from one wicked act to another. They do not know me.”
اِحْتَرِزُوا كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ صَاحِبِهِ، وَعَلَى كُلِّ أَخٍ لَا تَتَّكِلُوا، لِأَنَّ كُلَّ أَخٍ يَعْقِبُ عَقِبًا، وَكُلَّ صَاحِبٍ يَسْعَى فِي ٱلْوِشَايَةِ. ٤ 4
Each of you, be on guard against your neighbor and do not trust in any brother. For every brother is certainly a deceiver, and every neighbor walks in slander.
وَيَخْتِلُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ صَاحِبَهُ وَلَا يَتَكَلَّمُونَ بِٱلْحَقِّ. عَلَّمُوا أَلْسِنَتَهُمُ ٱلتَّكَلُّمَ بِٱلْكَذِبِ، وَتَعِبُوا فِي ٱلِٱفْتِرَاءِ. ٥ 5
Each man mocks his neighbor and does not speak the truth. Their tongues teach deceitful things. They are exhausted from committing iniquity.
مَسْكَنُكَ فِي وَسْطِ ٱلْمَكْرِ. بِٱلْمَكْرِ أَبَوْا أَنْ يَعْرِفُونِي، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٦ 6
Your dwelling is in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me—this is Yahweh's declaration.”
«لِذَلِكَ هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ: هَأَنَذَا أُنَقِّيهِمْ وَأَمْتَحِنُهُمْ. لِأَنِّي مَاذَا أَعْمَلُ مِنْ أَجْلِ بِنْتِ شَعْبِي؟ ٧ 7
Yahweh of hosts says this, “See, I am about to refine them and test them, for what else can I do, because of what my people have done?
لِسَانُهُمْ سَهْمٌ قَتَّالٌ يَتَكَلَّمُ بِٱلْغِشِّ. بِفَمِهِ يُكَلِّمُ صَاحِبَهُ بِسَلَامٍ، وَفِي قَلْبِهِ يَضَعُ لَهُ كَمِينًا. ٨ 8
Their tongues are sharpened arrows; they speak unfaithful things. With their mouths they proclaim peace with their neighbors, but with their hearts they lie in wait for them.
أَفَمَا أُعَاقِبُهُمْ عَلَى هَذِهِ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ؟ أَمْ لَا تَنْتَقِمُ نَفْسِي مِنْ أُمَّةٍ كَهَذِهِ؟». ٩ 9
Should I not punish them because of these things—this is Yahweh's declaration— and should I not avenge myself on a nation that is like this?
عَلَى ٱلْجِبَالِ أَرْفَعُ بُكَاءً وَمَرْثَاةً، وَعَلَى مَرَاعِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ نَدْبًا، لِأَنَّهَا ٱحْتَرَقَتْ، فَلَا إِنْسَانَ عَابِرٌ وَلَا يُسْمَعُ صَوْتُ ٱلْمَاشِيَةِ. مِنْ طَيْرِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ إِلَى ٱلْبَهَائِمِ هَرَبَتْ مَضَتْ. ١٠ 10
I will sing a song of mourning and wailing for the mountains, and a funeral song will be sung for the meadows. For they are burned so no one can pass through them. They will not hear the sound of any cattle. The birds of the skies and the animals have all fled away.
«وَأَجْعَلُ أُورُشَلِيمَ رُجَمًا وَمَأْوَى بَنَاتِ آوَى، وَمُدُنَ يَهُوذَا أَجْعَلُهَا خَرَابًا بِلَا سَاكِنٍ». ١١ 11
So I will turn Jerusalem into piles of ruins, a hideout for jackals. I will make Judah's cities ruined places without inhabitants.”
مَنْ هُوَ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ ٱلَّذِي يَفْهَمُ هَذِهِ، وَٱلَّذِي كَلَّمَهُ فَمُ ٱلرَّبِّ، فَيُخْبِرَ بِهَا؟ لِمَاذَا بَادَتِ ٱلْأَرْضُ وَٱحْتَرَقَتْ كَبَرِّيَّةٍ بِلَا عَابِرٍ؟ ١٢ 12
What man is wise enough to understand this? To whom has the mouth of Yahweh spoken, and he will declare it? Why has the land perished and been destroyed like the wilderness that no one can pass through?
فَقَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: «عَلَى تَرْكِهِمْ شَرِيعَتِي ٱلَّتِي جَعَلْتُهَا أَمَامَهُمْ، وَلَمْ يَسْمَعُوا لِصَوْتِي وَلَمْ يَسْلُكُوا بِهَا. ١٣ 13
Yahweh says, “It is because they have abandoned my law that I set before them, because they do not listen to my voice or walk by it.
بَلْ سَلَكُوا وَرَاءَ عِنَادِ قُلُوبِهِمْ وَوَرَاءَ ٱلْبَعْلِيمِ ٱلَّتِي عَلَّمَهُمْ إِيَّاهَا آبَاؤُهُمْ. ١٤ 14
It is because they have walked by their stubborn hearts and have followed the Baals as their fathers taught them to do.
لِذَلِكَ هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ إِلَهُ إِسْرَائِيلَ: هَأَنَذَا أُطْعِمُ هَذَا ٱلشَّعْبَ أَفْسَنْتِينًا وَأَسْقِيهِمْ مَاءَ ٱلْعَلْقَمِ، ١٥ 15
Therefore Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, says this, 'See, I am about to make this people eat wormwood and drink poisonous water.
وَأُبَدِّدُهُمْ فِي أُمَمٍ لَمْ يَعْرِفُوهَا هُمْ وَلَا آبَاؤُهُمْ، وَأُطْلِقُ وَرَاءَهُمُ ٱلسَّيْفَ حَتَّى أُفْنِيَهُمْ. ١٦ 16
Then I will scatter them among the nations that they have not known, neither they nor their ancestors. I will send out a sword after them until I have completely destroyed them.'”
«هَكَذَا قَالَ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ: تَأَمَّلُوا وَٱدْعُوا ٱلنَّادِبَاتِ فَيَأْتِينَ، وَأَرْسِلُوا إِلَى ٱلْحَكِيمَاتِ فَيُقْبِلْنَ ١٧ 17
Yahweh of hosts says this, “Think about this: Summon funeral singers; let them come. Send out for women skilled at lamenting; let them come.
وَيُسْرِعْنَ وَيَرْفَعْنَ عَلَيْنَا مَرْثَاةً، فَتَذْرِفَ أَعْيُنُنَا دُمُوعًا وَتَفِيضَ أَجْفَانُنَا مَاءً. ١٨ 18
Let them hurry and sing a mournful song over us, so our eyes may run with tears and our eyelids flow with water.
لِأَنَّ صَوْتَ رِثَايَةٍ سُمِعَ مِنْ صِهْيَوْنَ: كَيْفَ أُهْلِكْنَا؟ خَزِينَا جِدًّا لِأَنَّنَا تَرَكْنَا ٱلْأَرْضَ، لِأَنَّهُمْ هَدَمُوا مَسَاكِنَنَا». ١٩ 19
For the sound of wailing is heard in Zion, 'How we are devastated. We are greatly ashamed, for we have abandoned the land since they tore down our houses.'
بَلِ ٱسْمَعْنَ أَيَّتُهَا ٱلنِّسَاءُ كَلِمَةَ ٱلرَّبِّ، وَلْتَقْبَلْ آذَانُكُنَّ كَلِمَةَ فَمِهِ، وَعَلِّمْنَ بَنَاتِكُنَّ ٱلرِّثَايَةَ، وَٱلْمَرْأَةُ صَاحِبَتَهَا ٱلنَّدْبَ! ٢٠ 20
So you women, hear Yahweh's word; pay attention to the messages that come from his mouth. Then teach your daughters a mourning song, and each neighbor woman a funeral song.
لِأَنَّ ٱلْمَوْتَ طَلَعَ إِلَى كُوَانَا، دَخَلَ قُصُورَنَا لِيَقْطَعَ ٱلْأَطْفَالَ مِنْ خَارِجٍ، وَٱلشُّبَّانَ مِنَ ٱلسَّاحَاتِ. ٢١ 21
For death has come through our windows; it goes into our palaces. It destroys children from outside, and young men in the city squares.
تَكَلَّمَ: «هَكَذَا يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ: وَتَسْقُطُ جُثَّةُ ٱلْإِنْسَانِ كَدِمْنَةٍ عَلَى وَجْهِ ٱلْحَقْلِ، وَكَقَبْضَةٍ وَرَاءَ ٱلْحَاصِدِ وَلَيْسَ مَنْ يَجْمَعُ! ٢٢ 22
Declare this, 'This is Yahweh's declaration—the corpses of men will fall like dung in the fields, and like grain stalks after the reapers, and there will be no one to gather them.'”
«هَكَذَا قَالَ ٱلرَّبُّ: لَا يَفْتَخِرَنَّ ٱلْحَكِيمُ بِحِكْمَتِهِ، وَلَا يَفْتَخِرِ ٱلْجَبَّارُ بِجَبَرُوتِهِ، وَلَا يَفْتَخِرِ ٱلْغَنِيُّ بِغِنَاهُ. ٢٣ 23
Yahweh says this, “Do not let the wise man take pride in his wisdom, or the warrior in his might. Do not let the wealthy man take pride in his riches.
بَلْ بِهَذَا لِيَفْتَخِرَنَّ ٱلْمُفْتَخِرُ: بِأَنَّهُ يَفْهَمُ وَيَعْرِفُنِي أَنِّي أَنَا ٱلرَّبُّ ٱلصَّانِعُ رَحْمَةً وَقَضَاءً وَعَدْلًا فِي ٱلْأَرْضِ، لِأَنِّي بِهَذِهِ أُسَرُّ، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ. ٢٤ 24
For if a man takes pride in anything, let it be in this, that he has insight and knows me. For I am Yahweh, who acts with covenant loyalty, justice and righteousness on earth. For it is in these that I take pleasure —this is Yahweh's declaration.”
«هَا أَيَّامٌ تَأْتِي، يَقُولُ ٱلرَّبُّ، وَأُعَاقِبُ كُلَّ مَخْتُونٍ وَأَغْلَفَ. ٢٥ 25
“See, days are coming—this is Yahweh's declaration—when I will punish all the circumcised who are such only in their body.
مِصْرَ وَيَهُوذَا وَأَدُومَ وَبَنِي عَمُّونَ وَمُوآبَ، وَكُلَّ مَقْصُوصِي ٱلشَّعْرِ مُسْتَدِيرًا ٱلسَّاكِنِينَ فِي ٱلْبَرِّيَّةِ، لِأَنَّ كُلَّ ٱلْأُمَمِ غُلْفٌ، وَكُلَّ بَيْتِ إِسْرَائِيلَ غُلْفُ ٱلْقُلُوبِ». ٢٦ 26
I will punish Egypt and Judah, Edom, the people of Ammon, Moab, and all the people who cut the hair on their heads very short. For all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel has an uncircumcised heart.”