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Jeremiah 3


1  They say,559 If2005 a man376 put away7971 853 his wife,802 and she go1980 from4480 854 him, and become1961 another312 man's,376 shall he return7725 unto413 her again?5750 shall not3808 that1931 land776 be greatly polluted?2610 2610 but thou859 hast played the harlot2181 with many7227 lovers;7453 yet return7725 again to413 me, saith5002 the LORD.3068

2  Lift up5375 thine eyes5869 unto5921 the high places,8205 and see7200 where375 thou hast not3808 been lain7901 with. In5921 the ways1870 hast thou sat3427 for them, as the Arabian6163 in the wilderness;4057 and thou hast polluted2610 the land776 with thy whoredoms2184 and with thy wickedness.7451

3  Therefore the showers7241 have been withheld,4513 and there hath been1961 no3808 latter rain;4456 and thou hadst a whore's802 2181 forehead,4696 thou refusedst3985 to be ashamed.3637

4  Wilt thou not3808 from this time4480 6258 cry7121 unto me, My father,1 thou859 art the guide441 of my youth?5271

5  Will he reserve5201 his anger forever?5769 will he keep8104 it to the end?5331 Behold,2009 thou hast spoken1696 and done6213 evil things7451 as thou couldest.3201

6  The LORD3068 said559 also unto413 me in the days3117 of Josiah2977 the king,4428 Hast thou seen7200 that which834 backsliding4878 Israel3478 hath done?6213 she1931 is gone up1980 upon5921 every3605 high1364 mountain2022 and under8478 every3605 green7488 tree,6086 and there8033 hath played the harlot.2181

7  And I said559 after310 she had done6213 853 all3605 these428 things, Turn7725 thou unto413 me. But she returned7725 not.3808 And her treacherous901 sister269 Judah3063 saw7200 it.

8  And I saw,7200 when3588 for5921 all3605 the causes182 whereby834 backsliding4878 Israel3478 committed adultery5003 I had put her away,7971 and given5414 413 her 853 a bill5612 of divorce;3748 yet her treacherous898 sister269 Judah3063 feared3372 not,3808 but went1980 and played the harlot2181 also.1571

9  And it came to pass1961 through the lightness4480 6963 of her whoredom,2184 that she defiled2610 853 the land,776 and committed adultery5003 with854 stones68 and with854 stocks.6086

10  And yet1571 for all3605 this2063 her treacherous901 sister269 Judah3063 hath not3808 turned7725 unto413 me with her whole3605 heart,3820 but3588 518 feignedly,8267 saith5002 the LORD.3068

11  And the LORD3068 said559 unto413 me, The backsliding4878 Israel3478 hath justified6663 herself5315 more than treacherous4480 898 Judah.3063

12  Go1980 and proclaim7121 853 these428 words1697 toward the north,6828 and say,559 Return,7725 thou backsliding4878 Israel,3478 saith5002 the LORD;3068 and I will not3808 cause mine anger6440 to fall5307 upon you: for3588 I589 am merciful,2623 saith5002 the LORD,3068 and I will not3808 keep5201 anger forever.5769

13  Only389 acknowledge3045 thine iniquity,5771 that3588 thou hast transgressed6586 against the LORD3068 thy God,430 and hast scattered6340 853 thy ways1870 to the strangers2114 under8478 every3605 green7488 tree,6086 and ye have not3808 obeyed8085 my voice,6963 saith5002 the LORD.3068

14  Turn,7725 O backsliding7726 children,1121 saith5002 the LORD;3068 for3588 I595 am married1166 unto you: and I will take3947 you one259 of a city,4480 5892 and two8147 of a family,4480 4940 and I will bring935 you to Zion:6726

15  And I will give5414 you pastors7462 according to mine heart,3820 which shall feed7462 you with knowledge1844 and understanding.7919

16  And it shall come to pass,1961 when3588 ye be multiplied7235 and increased6509 in the land,776 in those1992 days,3117 saith5002 the LORD,3068 they shall say559 no3808 more,5750 The ark727 of the covenant1285 of the LORD:3068 neither3808 shall it come5927 to5921 mind:3820 neither3808 shall they remember2142 it; neither3808 shall they visit6485 it; neither3808 shall that be done6213 any more.5750

17  At that1931 time6256 they shall call7121 Jerusalem3389 the throne3678 of the LORD;3068 and all3605 the nations1471 shall be gathered6960 unto413 it, to the name8034 of the LORD,3068 to Jerusalem:3389 neither3808 shall they walk1980 any more5750 after310 the imagination8307 of their evil7451 heart.3820

18  In those1992 days3117 the house1004 of Judah3063 shall walk1980 with5921 the house1004 of Israel,3478 and they shall come935 together3162 out of the land4480 776 of the north6828 to5921 the land776 that834 I have given for an inheritance5157 unto 853 your fathers.1

19  But I595 said,559 How349 shall I put7896 thee among the children,1121 and give5414 thee a pleasant2532 land,776 a goodly6643 heritage5159 of the hosts6635 of nations?1471 and I said,559 Thou shalt call7121 me, My father;1 and shalt not3808 turn away7725 from4480 310 me.

20  Surely403 as a wife802 treacherously departeth898 from her husband,4480 1167 so3651 have ye dealt treacherously898 with me, O house1004 of Israel,3478 saith5002 the LORD.3068

21  A voice6963 was heard8085 upon5921 the high places,8205 weeping1065 and supplications8469 of the children1121 of Israel:3478 for3588 they have perverted5753 853 their way,1870 and they have forgotten7911 853 the LORD3068 their God.430

22  Return,7725 ye backsliding7726 children,1121 and I will heal7495 your backslidings.4878 Behold,2009 we come857 unto thee; for3588 thou859 art the LORD3068 our God.430

23  Truly403 in vain8267 is salvation hoped for from the hills,4480 1389 and from the multitude1995 of mountains:2022 truly403 in the LORD3068 our God430 is the salvation8668 of Israel.3478

24  For shame1322 hath devoured398 853 the labor3018 of our fathers1 from our youth;4480 5271 853 their flocks6629 and their herds,1241 853 their sons1121 and their daughters.1323

25  We lie down7901 in our shame,1322 and our confusion3639 covereth3680 us: for3588 we have sinned2398 against the LORD3068 our God,430 we587 and our fathers,1 from our youth4480 5271 even unto5704 this2088 day,3117 and have not3808 obeyed8085 the voice6963 of the LORD3068 our God.430


1 ἐὰν ἐξαποστείλῃ ἀνὴρ τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀπέλθῃ ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ καὶ γένηται ἀνδρὶ ἑτέρῳ μὴ ἀνακάμπτουσα ἀνακάμψει πρὸς αὐτὸν ἔτι οὐ μιαινομένη μιανθήσεται ἡ γυνὴ ἐκείνη καὶ σὺ ἐξεπόρνευσας ἐν ποιμέσιν πολλοῖς καὶ ἀνέκαμπτες πρός με λέγει κύριος

2 ἆρον εἰς εὐθεῖαν τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς σου καὶ ἰδέ ποῦ οὐχὶ ἐξεφύρθης ἐπὶ ταῖς ὁδοῖς ἐκάθισας αὐτοῖς ὡσεὶ κορώνη ἐρημουμένη καὶ ἐμίανας τὴν γῆν ἐν ταῖς πορνείαις σου καὶ ἐν ταῖς κακίαις σου

3 καὶ ἔσχες ποιμένας πολλοὺς εἰς πρόσκομμα σεαυτῇ ὄψις πόρνης ἐγένετό σοι ἀπηναισχύντησας πρὸς πάντας

4 οὐχ ὡς οἶκόν με ἐκάλεσας καὶ πατέρα καὶ ἀρχηγὸν τῆς παρθενίας σου

5 μὴ διαμενεῖ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ἢ διαφυλαχθήσεται εἰς νεῖκος ἰδοὺ ἐλάλησας καὶ ἐποίησας τὰ πονηρὰ ταῦτα καὶ ἠδυνάσθης

6 καὶ εἶπεν κύριος πρός με ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις Ιωσια τοῦ βασιλέως εἶδες ἃ ἐποίησέν μοι ἡ κατοικία τοῦ Ισραηλ ἐπορεύθησαν ἐπὶ πᾶν ὄρος ὑψηλὸν καὶ ὑποκάτω παντὸς ξύλου ἀλσώδους καὶ ἐπόρνευσαν ἐκεῖ

7 καὶ εἶπα μετὰ τὸ πορνεῦσαι αὐτὴν ταῦτα πάντα πρός με ἀνάστρεψον καὶ οὐκ ἀνέστρεψεν καὶ εἶδεν τὴν ἀσυνθεσίαν αὐτῆς ἡ ἀσύνθετος Ιουδα

8 καὶ εἶδον διότι περὶ πάντων ὧν κατελήμφθη ἐν οἷς ἐμοιχᾶτο ἡ κατοικία τοῦ Ισραηλ καὶ ἐξαπέστειλα αὐτὴν καὶ ἔδωκα αὐτῇ βιβλίον ἀποστασίου εἰς τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῆς καὶ οὐκ ἐφοβήθη ἡ ἀσύνθετος Ιουδα καὶ ἐπορεύθη καὶ ἐπόρνευσεν καὶ αὐτή

9 καὶ ἐγένετο εἰς οὐθὲν ἡ πορνεία αὐτῆς καὶ ἐμοίχευσεν τὸ ξύλον καὶ τὸν λίθον

10 καὶ ἐν πᾶσιν τούτοις οὐκ ἐπεστράφη πρός με ἡ ἀσύνθετος Ιουδα ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας αὐτῆς ἀλλ᾽ ἐπὶ ψεύδει

11 καὶ εἶπεν κύριος πρός με ἐδικαίωσεν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ Ισραηλ ἀπὸ τῆς ἀσυνθέτου Ιουδα

12 πορεύου καὶ ἀνάγνωθι τοὺς λόγους τούτους πρὸς βορρᾶν καὶ ἐρεῖς ἐπιστράφητι πρός με ἡ κατοικία τοῦ Ισραηλ λέγει κύριος καὶ οὐ στηριῶ τὸ πρόσωπόν μου ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς ὅτι ἐλεήμων ἐγώ εἰμι λέγει κύριος καὶ οὐ μηνιῶ ὑμῖν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα

13 πλὴν γνῶθι τὴν ἀδικίαν σου ὅτι εἰς κύριον τὸν θεόν σου ἠσέβησας καὶ διέχεας τὰς ὁδούς σου εἰς ἀλλοτρίους ὑποκάτω παντὸς ξύλου ἀλσώδους τῆς δὲ φωνῆς μου οὐχ ὑπήκουσας λέγει κύριος

14 ἐπιστράφητε υἱοὶ ἀφεστηκότες λέγει κύριος διότι ἐγὼ κατακυριεύσω ὑμῶν καὶ λήμψομαι ὑμᾶς ἕνα ἐκ πόλεως καὶ δύο ἐκ πατριᾶς καὶ εἰσάξω ὑμᾶς εἰς Σιων

15 καὶ δώσω ὑμῖν ποιμένας κατὰ τὴν καρδίαν μου καὶ ποιμανοῦσιν ὑμᾶς ποιμαίνοντες μετ᾽ ἐπιστήμης

16 καὶ ἔσται ἐὰν πληθυνθῆτε καὶ αὐξηθῆτε ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις λέγει κύριος οὐκ ἐροῦσιν ἔτι κιβωτὸς διαθήκης ἁγίου Ισραηλ οὐκ ἀναβήσεται ἐπὶ καρδίαν οὐκ ὀνομασθήσεται οὐδὲ ἐπισκεφθήσεται καὶ οὐ ποιηθήσεται ἔτι

17 ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις καὶ ἐν τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ καλέσουσιν τὴν Ιερουσαλημ θρόνος κυρίου καὶ συναχθήσονται εἰς αὐτὴν πάντα τὰ ἔθνη καὶ οὐ πορεύσονται ἔτι ὀπίσω τῶν ἐνθυμημάτων τῆς καρδίας αὐτῶν τῆς πονηρᾶς

18 ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις συνελεύσονται οἶκος Ιουδα ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦ Ισραηλ καὶ ἥξουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ ἀπὸ γῆς βορρᾶ καὶ ἀπὸ πασῶν τῶν χωρῶν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ἣν κατεκληρονόμησα τοὺς πατέρας αὐτῶν

19 καὶ ἐγὼ εἶπα γένοιτο κύριε ὅτι τάξω σε εἰς τέκνα καὶ δώσω σοι γῆν ἐκλεκτὴν κληρονομίαν θεοῦ παντοκράτορος ἐθνῶν καὶ εἶπα πατέρα καλέσετέ με καὶ ἀπ᾽ ἐμοῦ οὐκ ἀποστραφήσεσθε

20 πλὴν ὡς ἀθετεῖ γυνὴ εἰς τὸν συνόντα αὐτῇ οὕτως ἠθέτησεν εἰς ἐμὲ οἶκος Ισραηλ λέγει κύριος

21 φωνὴ ἐκ χειλέων ἠκούσθη κλαυθμοῦ καὶ δεήσεως υἱῶν Ισραηλ ὅτι ἠδίκησαν ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς αὐτῶν ἐπελάθοντο θεοῦ ἁγίου αὐτῶν

22 ἐπιστράφητε υἱοὶ ἐπιστρέφοντες καὶ ἰάσομαι τὰ συντρίμματα ὑμῶν ἰδοὺ δοῦλοι ἡμεῖς ἐσόμεθά σοι ὅτι σὺ κύριος ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν εἶ

23 ὄντως εἰς ψεῦδος ἦσαν οἱ βουνοὶ καὶ ἡ δύναμις τῶν ὀρέων πλὴν διὰ κυρίου θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἡ σωτηρία τοῦ Ισραηλ

24 ἡ δὲ αἰσχύνη κατανάλωσεν τοὺς μόχθους τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν ἀπὸ νεότητος ἡμῶν τὰ πρόβατα αὐτῶν καὶ τοὺς μόσχους αὐτῶν καὶ τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτῶν καὶ τὰς θυγατέρας αὐτῶν

25 ἐκοιμήθημεν ἐν τῇ αἰσχύνῃ ἡμῶν καὶ ἐπεκάλυψεν ἡμᾶς ἡ ἀτιμία ἡμῶν διότι ἔναντι τοῦ θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἡμάρτομεν ἡμεῖς καὶ οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν ἀπὸ νεότητος ἡμῶν ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης καὶ οὐχ ὑπηκούσαμεν τῆς φωνῆς κυρίου τοῦ θεοῦ ἡμῶν


‎1 ‏לֵאמֹ֡ר הֵ֣ן יְשַׁלַּ֣ח אִ֣ישׁ אֶת־אִשְׁתּוֹ֩ וְהָלְכָ֨ה מֵאִתּ֜וֹ וְהָיְתָ֣ה לְאִישׁ־אַחֵ֗ר הֲיָשׁ֤וּב אֵלֶ֙יהָ֙ ע֔וֹד הֲל֛וֹא חָנ֥וֹף תֶּחֱנַ֖ף הָאָ֣רֶץ הַהִ֑יא וְאַ֗תְּ זָנִית֙ רֵעִ֣ים רַבִּ֔ים וְשׁ֥וֹב אֵלַ֖י נְאֻם־יְהוָֹֽה׃

‎2 ‏שְׂאִֽי־עֵינַ֨יִךְ עַל־שְׁפָיִ֜ם וּרְאִ֗י אֵיפֹה֙ לֹ֣א שגלת שֻׁכַּ֔בְּתְּ עַל־דְּרָכִים֙ יָשַׁ֣בְתְּ לָהֶ֔ם כַּעֲרָבִ֖י בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר וַתַּחֲנִ֣יפִי אֶ֔רֶץ בִּזְנוּתַ֖יִךְ וּבְרָעָתֵֽךְ׃

‎3 ‏וַיִּמָּנְע֣וּ רְבִבִ֔ים וּמַלְק֖וֹשׁ ל֣וֹא הָיָ֑ה וּמֵ֨צַח אִשָּׁ֤ה זוֹנָה֙ הָ֣יָה לָ֔ךְ מֵאַ֖נְתְּ הִכָּלֵֽם׃

‎4 ‏הֲל֣וֹא מֵעַ֔תָּה קראתי קָרָ֥את לִ֖י אָבִ֑י אַלּ֥וּף נְעֻרַ֖י אָֽתָּה׃

‎5 ‏הֲיִנְטֹ֣ר לְעוֹלָ֔ם אִם־יִשְׁמֹ֖ר לָנֶ֑צַח הִנֵּ֥ה דברתי דִבַּ֛רְתְּy וַתַּעֲשִׂ֥י הָרָע֖וֹת וַתּוּכָֽל׃ פ

‎6 ‏וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֵלַ֗י בִּימֵי֙ יֹאשִׁיָּ֣הוּ הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ הֲ‍ֽרָאִ֔יתָ אֲשֶׁ֥ר עָשְׂתָ֖ה מְשֻׁבָ֣ה יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל הֹלְכָ֨ה הִ֜יא עַל־כָּל־הַ֣ר גָּבֹ֗הַּ וְאֶל־תַּ֛חַת כָּל־עֵ֥ץ רַעֲנָ֖ן וַתִּזְנִי־שָֽׁם׃

‎7 ‏וָאֹמַ֗ר אַחֲרֵ֨י עֲשׂוֹתָ֧הּ אֶת־כָּל־אֵ֛לֶּה אֵלַ֥י תָּשׁ֖וּב וְלֹא־שָׁ֑בָה ותראה וַתֵּ֛רֶא בָּגוֹדָ֥ה אֲחוֹתָ֖הּ יְהוּדָֽה׃

‎8 ‏וָאֵ֗רֶא כִּ֤י עַל־כָּל־אֹדוֹת֙ אֲשֶׁ֤ר נִֽאֲפָה֙ מְשֻׁבָ֣ה יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל שִׁלַּחְתִּ֕יהָ וָאֶתֵּ֛ן אֶת־סֵ֥פֶר כְּרִיתֻתֶ֖יהָ אֵלֶ֑יהָ וְלֹ֨א יָֽרְאָ֜ה בֹּֽגֵדָ֤ה יְהוּדָה֙ אֲחוֹתָ֔הּ וַתֵּ֖לֶךְ וַתִּ֥זֶן גַּם־הִֽיא׃

‎9 ‏וְהָיָה֙ מִקֹּ֣ל זְנוּתָ֔הּ וַתֶּחֱנַ֖ף אֶת־הָאָ֑רֶץ וַתִּנְאַ֥ף אֶת־הָאֶ֖בֶן וְאֶת־הָעֵֽץ׃

‎10 ‏וְגַם־בְּכָל־זֹ֗את לֹא־שָׁ֨בָה אֵלַ֜י בָּגוֹדָ֧ה אֲחוֹתָ֛הּ יְהוּדָ֖ה בְּכָל־לִבָּ֑הּ כִּ֥י אִם־בְּשֶׁ֖קֶר נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃ פ

‎11 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ אֵלַ֔י צִדְּקָ֥ה נַפְשָׁ֖הּ מְשֻׁבָ֣ה יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל מִבֹּגֵדָ֖ה יְהוּדָֽה׃

‎12 ‏הָלֹ֡ךְ וְקָֽרָאתָ֩ אֶת־הַדְּבָרִ֨ים הָאֵ֜לֶּה צָפ֗וֹנָה וְ֠אָמַרְתָּ שׁ֣וּבָה מְשֻׁבָ֤ה יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה לֽוֹא־אַפִּ֥יל פָּנַ֖י בָּכֶ֑ם כִּֽי־חָסִ֤יד אֲנִי֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה לֹ֥א אֶטּ֖וֹר לְעוֹלָֽם׃

‎13 ‏אַ֚ךְ דְּעִ֣י עֲוֹנֵ֔ךְ כִּ֛י בַּיהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהַ֖יִךְ פָּשָׁ֑עַתְּ וַתְּפַזְּרִ֨י אֶת־דְּרָכַ֜יִךְ לַזָּרִ֗ים תַּ֚חַת כָּל־עֵ֣ץ רַעֲנָ֔ן וּבְקוֹלִ֥י לֹא־שְׁמַעְתֶּ֖ם נְאֻם־יְהוָֹֽה׃

‎14 ‏שׁ֣וּבוּ בָנִ֤ים שׁוֹבָבִים֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה כִּ֥י אָנֹכִ֖י בָּעַ֣לְתִּי בָכֶ֑ם וְלָקַחְתִּ֨י אֶתְכֶ֜ם אֶחָ֣ד מֵעִ֗יר וּשְׁנַ֙יִם֙ מִמִּשְׁפָּחָ֔ה וְהֵבֵאתִ֥י אֶתְכֶ֖ם צִיּֽוֹן׃

‎15 ‏וְנָתַתִּ֥י לָכֶ֛ם רֹעִ֖ים כְּלִבִּ֑י וְרָע֥וּ אֶתְכֶ֖ם דֵּעָ֥ה וְהַשְׂכֵּֽיל׃

‎16 ‏וְהָיָ֡ה כִּ֣י תִרְבּוּ֩ וּפְרִיתֶ֨ם בָּאָ֜רֶץ בַּיָּמִ֤ים הָהֵ֙מָּה֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה לֹא־יֹ֣אמְרוּ ע֗וֹד אֲרוֹן֙ בְּרִית־יְהוָ֔ה וְלֹ֥א יַעֲלֶ֖ה עַל־לֵ֑ב וְלֹ֤א יִזְכְּרוּ־בוֹ֙ וְלֹ֣א יִפְקֹ֔דוּ וְלֹ֥א יֵעָשֶׂ֖ה עֽוֹד׃

‎17 ‏בָּעֵ֣ת הַהִ֗יא יִקְרְא֤וּ לִירוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ כִּסֵּ֣א יְהוָ֔ה וְנִקְוּ֨וּ אֵלֶ֧יהָ כָֽל־הַגּוֹיִ֛ם לְשֵׁ֥ם יְהוָ֖ה לִירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וְלֹא־יֵלְכ֣וּ ע֔וֹד אַחֲרֵ֕י שְׁרִר֖וּת לִבָּ֥ם הָרָֽע׃ ס

‎18 ‏בַּיָּמִ֣ים הָהֵ֔מָּה יֵלְכ֥וּ בֵית־יְהוּדָ֖ה עַל־בֵּ֣ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְיָבֹ֤אוּ יַחְדָּו֙ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ צָפ֔וֹן עַל־הָאָ֕רֶץ אֲשֶׁ֥ר הִנְחַ֖לְתִּי אֶת־אֲבוֹתֵיכֶֽם׃

‎19 ‏וְאָנֹכִ֣י אָמַ֗רְתִּי אֵ֚יךְ אֲשִׁיתֵ֣ךְ בַּבָּנִ֔ים וְאֶתֶּן־לָךְ֙ אֶ֣רֶץ חֶמְדָּ֔ה נַחֲלַ֥ת צְבִ֖י צִבְא֣וֹת גּוֹיִ֑ם וָאֹמַ֗ר אָבִי֙ תקראו־ תִּקְרְאִי־ לִ֔י וּמֵאַחֲרַ֖י לֹ֥א תשובו תָשֽׁוּבִי׃

‎20 ‏אָכֵ֛ן בָּגְדָ֥ה אִשָּׁ֖ה מֵרֵעָ֑הּ כֵּ֣ן בְּגַדְתֶּ֥ם בִּ֛י בֵּ֥ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎21 ‏ק֚וֹל עַל־שְׁפָיִ֣ים נִשְׁמָ֔ע בְּכִ֥י תַחֲנוּנֵ֖י בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל כִּ֤י הֶעֱוּוּ֙ אֶת־דַּרְכָּ֔ם שָׁכְח֖וּ אֶת־יְהוָֹ֥ה אֱלֹהֵיהֶֽם׃

‎22 ‏שׁ֚וּבוּ בָּנִ֣ים שׁוֹבָבִ֔ים אֶרְפָּ֖ה מְשׁוּבֹֽתֵיכֶ֑ם הִנְנוּ֙ אָתָ֣נוּ לָ֔ךְ כִּ֥י אַתָּ֖ה יְהוָֹ֥ה אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ׃

‎23 ‏אָכֵ֥ן לַשֶּׁ֛קֶר מִגְּבָע֖וֹת הָמ֣וֹן הָרִ֑ים אָכֵן֙ בַּיהוָֹ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ תְּשׁוּעַ֖ת יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎24 ‏וְהַבֹּ֗שֶׁת אָֽכְלָ֛ה אֶת־יְגִ֥יעַ אֲבוֹתֵ֖ינוּ מִנְּעוּרֵ֑ינוּ אֶת־צֹאנָם֙ וְאֶת־בְּקָרָ֔ם אֶת־בְּנֵיהֶ֖ם וְאֶת־בְּנוֹתֵיהֶֽם׃

‎25 ‏נִשְׁכְּבָ֣ה בְּבָשְׁתֵּ֗נוּ וּֽתְכַסֵּנוּ֮ כְּלִמָּתֵנוּ֒ כִּי֩ לַיהוָ֨ה אֱלֹהֵ֜ינוּ חָטָ֗אנוּ אֲנַ֙חְנוּ֙ וַאֲבוֹתֵ֔ינוּ מִנְּעוּרֵ֖ינוּ וְעַד־הַיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה וְלֹ֣א שָׁמַ֔עְנוּ בְּק֖וֹל יְהוָֹ֥ה אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ׃ ס


1 [Vulgo dicitur: Si dimiserit vir uxorem suam,
et recedens ab eo duxerit virum alterum,
numquid revertetur ad eam ultra?
numquid non polluta et contaminata erit mulier illa?
Tu autem fornicata es cum amatoribus multis:
tamen revertere ad me, dicit Dominus,
et ego suscipiam te.

2 Leva oculos tuos in directum,
et vide ubi non prostrata sis.
In viis sedebas,
exspectans eos quasi latro in solitudine:
et polluisti terram in fornicationibus tuis, et in malitiis tuis.

3 Quam ob rem prohibitæ sunt stillæ pluviarum,
et serotinus imber non fuit.
Frons mulieris meretricis facta est tibi;
noluisti erubescere.

4 Ergo saltem amodo voca me:
Pater meus, dux virginitatis meæ tu es:

5 numquid irasceris in perpetuum,
aut perseverabis in finem?
ecce locuta es, et fecisti mala, et potuisti.]

6 Et dixit Dominus ad me in diebus Josiæ regis: [Numquid vidisti quæ fecerit aversatrix Israël?
Abiit sibimet super omnem montem excelsum,
et sub omni ligno frondoso,
et fornicata est ibi.

7 Et dixi, cum fecisset hæc omnia:
Ad me revertere:
et non est reversa.
Et vidit prævaricatrix soror ejus Juda

8 quia pro eo quod mœchata esset aversatrix Israël,
dimisissem eam,
et dedissem ei libellum repudii:
et non timuit prævaricatrix Juda soror ejus,
sed abiit, et fornicata est etiam ipsa:

9 et facilitate fornicationis suæ contaminavit terram,
et mœchata est cum lapide et ligno:

10 et in omnibus his non est reversa ad me
prævaricatrix soror ejus Juda
in toto corde suo,
sed in mendacio, ait Dominus.]

11 Et dixit Dominus ad me: Justificavit animam suam aversatrix Israël, comparatione prævaricatricis Judæ.

12 Vade, et clama sermones istos contra aquilonem, et dices: [Revertere, aversatrix Israël, ait Dominus,
et non avertam faciem meam a vobis,
quia sanctus ego sum, dicit Dominus,
et non irascar in perpetuum.

13 Verumtamen scito iniquitatem tuam,
quia in Dominum Deum tuum prævaricata es,
et dispersisti vias tuas alienis sub omni ligno frondoso,
et vocem meam non audisti, ait Dominus.

14 Convertimini, filii revertentes, dicit Dominus,
quia ego vir vester:
et assumam vos unum de civitate,
et duos de cognatione,
et introducam vos in Sion.

15 Et dabo vobis pastores juxta cor meum,
et pascent vos scientia et doctrina.

16 Cumque multiplicati fueritis,
et creveritis in terra in diebus illis, ait Dominus,
non dicent ultra:
Arca testamenti Domini:
neque ascendet super cor, neque recordabuntur illius,
nec visitabitur, nec fiet ultra.

17 In tempore illo vocabunt Jerusalem solium Domini:
et congregabuntur ad eam omnes gentes
in nomine Domini in Jerusalem,
et non ambulabunt post pravitatem cordis sui pessimi.

18 In diebus illis ibit domus Juda ad domum Israël,
et venient simul de terra aquilonis
ad terram quam dedi patribus vestris.

19 Ego autem dixi:
Quomodo ponam te in filios,
et tribuam tibi terram desiderabilem,
hæreditatem præclaram exercituum gentium?
Et dixi: Patrem vocabis me,
et post me ingredi non cessabis.

20 Sed quomodo si contemnat mulier amatorem suum,
sic contempsit me domus Israël,
dicit Dominus.

21 Vox in viis audita est,
ploratus et ululatus filiorum Israël:
quoniam iniquam fecerunt viam suam;
obliti sunt Domini Dei sui.

22 Convertimini, filii revertentes,
et sanabo aversiones vestras.
Ecce nos venimus ad te:
tu enim es Dominus Deus noster.

23 Vere mendaces erant colles,
et multitudo montium:
vere in Domino Deo nostro salus Israël.

24 Confusio comedit laborem patrum nostrorum ab adolescentia nostra:
greges eorum, et armenta eorum,
filios eorum, et filias eorum.

25 Dormiemus in confusione nostra,
et operiet nos ignominia nostra:
quoniam Domino Deo nostro peccavimus nos, et patres nostri,
ab adolescentia nostra usque ad diem hanc:
et non audivimus vocem Domini Dei nostri.]

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