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Jeremiah 2


1  Moreover the word1697 of the LORD3068 came1961 to413 me, saying,559

2  Go1980 and cry7121 in the ears241 of Jerusalem,3389 saying,559 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD;3068 I remember2142 thee, the kindness2617 of thy youth,5271 the love160 of thine espousals,3623 when thou wentest1980 after310 me in the wilderness,4057 in a land776 that was not3808 sown.2232

3  Israel3478 was holiness6944 unto the LORD,3068 and the firstfruits7225 of his increase:8393 all3605 that devour398 him shall offend;816 evil7451 shall come935 upon413 them, saith5002 the LORD.3068

4  Hear8085 ye the word1697 of the LORD,3068 O house1004 of Jacob,3290 and all3605 the families4940 of the house1004 of Israel:3478

5  Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 What4100 iniquity5766 have your fathers1 found4672 in me, that3588 they are gone far7368 from4480 5921 me, and have walked1980 after310 vanity,1892 and are become vain?1891

6  Neither3808 said559 they, Where346 is the LORD3068 that brought us up5927 853 out of the land4480 776 of Egypt,4714 that led1980 us through the wilderness,4057 through a land776 of deserts6160 and of pits,7745 through a land776 of drought,6723 and of the shadow of death,6757 through a land776 that no3808 man376 passed through,5674 and where8033 no3808 man120 dwelt?3427

7  And I brought935 you into413 a plentiful3759 country,776 to eat398 the fruit6529 thereof and the goodness2898 thereof; but when ye entered,935 ye defiled2930 853 my land,776 and made7760 mine heritage5159 an abomination.8441

8  The priests3548 said559 not,3808 Where346 is the LORD?3068 and they that handle8610 the law8451 knew3045 me not:3808 the pastors7462 also transgressed6586 against me, and the prophets5030 prophesied5012 by Baal,1168 and walked1980 after310 things that do not3808 profit.3276

9  Wherefore3651 I will yet5750 plead7378 with854 you, saith5002 the LORD,3068 and with854 your children's1121 children1121 will I plead.7378

10  For3588 pass over5674 the isles339 of Chittim,3794 and see;7200 and send7971 unto Kedar,6938 and consider995 diligently,3966 and see7200 if there be1961 such2063 a thing.

11  Hath a nation1471 changed4171 their gods,430 which1992 are yet no3808 gods?430 but my people5971 have changed4171 their glory3519 for that which doth not3808 profit.3276

12  Be astonished,8074 O ye heavens,8064 at5921 this,2063 and be horribly afraid,8175 be ye very3966 desolate,2717 saith5002 the LORD.3068

13  For3588 my people5971 have committed6213 two8147 evils;7451 they have forsaken5800 me the fountain4726 of living2416 waters,4325 and hewed them out2672 cisterns,877 broken7665 cisterns,877 that834 can hold3557 no3808 water.4325

14  Is Israel3478 a servant?5650 is he1931 a homeborn1004 3211 slave? why4069 is1961 he spoiled?957

15  The young lions3715 roared7580 upon5921 him, and yelled,5414 6963 and they made7896 his land776 waste:8047 his cities5892 are burned3341 without4480 1097 inhabitant.3427

16  Also1571 the children1121 of Noph5297 and Tahapanes8471 have broken7462 the crown of thy head.6936

17  Hast thou not3808 procured6213 this2063 unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken5800 853 the LORD3068 thy God,430 when6256 he led1980 thee by the way?1870

18  And now6258 what4100 hast thou to do in the way1870 of Egypt,4714 to drink8354 the waters4325 of Sihor?7883 or what4100 hast thou to do in the way1870 of Assyria,804 to drink8354 the waters4325 of the river?5104

19  Thine own wickedness7451 shall correct3256 thee, and thy backslidings4878 shall reprove3198 thee: know3045 therefore and see7200 that3588 it is an evil7451 thing and bitter,4751 that thou hast forsaken5800 853 the LORD3068 thy God,430 and that my fear6345 is not3808 in413 thee, saith5002 the Lord136 GOD3069 of hosts.6635

20  For3588 of old time4480 5769 I have broken7665 thy yoke,5923 and burst5423 thy bands;4147 and thou saidst,559 I will not3808 transgress;5674 when3588 upon5921 every3605 high1364 hill1389 and under8478 every3605 green7488 tree6086 thou859 wanderest,6808 playing the harlot.2181

21  Yet I595 had planted5193 thee a noble vine,8321 wholly3605 a right571 seed:2233 how349 then art thou turned2015 into the degenerate5494 plant of a strange5237 vine1612 unto me?

22  For3588 though518 thou wash3526 thee with niter,5427 and take thee much7235 soap,1287 yet thine iniquity5771 is marked3799 before6440 me, saith5002 the Lord136 GOD.3069

23  How349 canst thou say,559 I am not3808 polluted,2930 I have not3808 gone1980 after310 Baalim?1168 see7200 thy way1870 in the valley,1516 know3045 what4100 thou hast done:6213 thou art a swift7031 dromedary1072 traversing8308 her ways;1870

24  A wild ass6501 used3928 to the wilderness,4057 that snuffeth up7602 the wind7307 at her pleasure;185 5315 in her occasion8385 who4310 can turn her away?7725 all3605 they that seek1245 her will not3808 weary3286 themselves; in her month2320 they shall find4672 her.

25  Withhold4513 thy foot7272 from being unshod,4480 3182 and thy throat1627 from thirst:4480 6773 but thou saidst,559 There is no hope:2976 no;3808 for3588 I have loved157 strangers,2114 and after310 them will I go.1980

26  As the thief1590 is ashamed1322 when3588 he is found,4672 so3651 is the house1004 of Israel3478 ashamed;954 they,1992 their kings,4428 their princes,8269 and their priests,3548 and their prophets,5030

27  Saying559 to a stock,6086 Thou859 art my father;1 and to a stone,68 Thou859 hast brought me forth:3205 for3588 they have turned6437 their back6203 unto413 me, and not3808 their face:6440 but in the time6256 of their trouble7451 they will say,559 Arise,6965 and save3467 us.

28  But where346 are thy gods430 that834 thou hast made6213 thee? let them arise,6965 if518 they can save3467 thee in the time6256 of thy trouble:7451 for3588 according to the number4557 of thy cities5892 are1961 thy gods,430 O Judah.3063

29  Wherefore4100 will ye plead7378 with413 me? ye all3605 have transgressed6586 against me, saith5002 the LORD.3068

30  In vain7723 have I smitten5221 853 your children;1121 they received3947 no3808 correction:4148 your own sword2719 hath devoured398 your prophets,5030 like a destroying7843 lion.738

31  O generation,1755 see7200 ye859 the word1697 of the LORD.3068 Have I been1961 a wilderness4057 unto Israel?3478 a land776 of darkness?3991 wherefore4069 say559 my people,5971 We are lords;7300 we will come935 no3808 more5750 unto413 thee?

32  Can a maid1330 forget7911 her ornaments,5716 or a bride3618 her attire?7196 yet my people5971 have forgotten7911 me days3117 without369 number.4557

33  Why4100 trimmest3190 thou thy way1870 to seek1245 love?160 therefore3651 hast thou also1571 taught3925 853 the wicked ones7451 853 thy ways.1870

34  Also1571 in thy skirts3671 is found4672 the blood1818 of the souls5315 of the poor34 innocents:5355 I have not3808 found4672 it by secret search,4290 but3588 upon5921 all3605 these.428

35  Yet thou sayest,559 Because3588 I am innocent,5352 surely389 his anger639 shall turn7725 from4480 me. Behold,2009 I will plead with8199 thee, because5921 thou sayest,559 I have not3808 sinned.2398

36  Why4100 gaddest235 thou about so much3966 to change8138 853 thy way?1870 thou also1571 shalt be ashamed954 of Egypt,4480 4714 as834 thou wast ashamed954 of Assyria.4480 804

37  Yea,1571 thou shalt go forth3318 from4480 854 him,2088 and thine hands3027 upon5921 thine head:7218 for3588 the LORD3068 hath rejected3988 thy confidences,4009 and thou shalt not3808 prosper6743 in them.


2 καὶ εἶπεν τάδε λέγει κύριος ἐμνήσθην ἐλέους νεότητός σου καὶ ἀγάπης τελειώσεώς σου τοῦ ἐξακολουθῆσαί σε τῷ ἁγίῳ Ισραηλ λέγει κύριος

3 ἅγιος Ισραηλ τῷ κυρίῳ ἀρχὴ γενημάτων αὐτοῦ πάντες οἱ ἔσθοντες αὐτὸν πλημμελήσουσιν κακὰ ἥξει ἐπ᾽ αὐτούς φησὶν κύριος

4 ἀκούσατε λόγον κυρίου οἶκος Ιακωβ καὶ πᾶσα πατριὰ οἴκου Ισραηλ

5 τάδε λέγει κύριος τί εὕροσαν οἱ πατέρες ὑμῶν ἐν ἐμοὶ πλημμέλημα ὅτι ἀπέστησαν μακρὰν ἀπ᾽ ἐμοῦ καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν ὀπίσω τῶν ματαίων καὶ ἐματαιώθησαν

6 καὶ οὐκ εἶπαν ποῦ ἐστιν κύριος ὁ ἀναγαγὼν ἡμᾶς ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου ὁ καθοδηγήσας ἡμᾶς ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ ἐν γῇ ἀπείρῳ καὶ ἀβάτῳ ἐν γῇ ἀνύδρῳ καὶ ἀκάρπῳ ἐν γῇ ἐν ᾗ οὐ διώδευσεν ἐν αὐτῇ οὐθὲν καὶ οὐ κατῴκησεν ἐκεῖ υἱὸς ἀνθρώπου

7 καὶ εἰσήγαγον ὑμᾶς εἰς τὸν Κάρμηλον τοῦ φαγεῖν ὑμᾶς τοὺς καρποὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ ἀγαθὰ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰσήλθατε καὶ ἐμιάνατε τὴν γῆν μου καὶ τὴν κληρονομίαν μου ἔθεσθε εἰς βδέλυγμα

8 οἱ ἱερεῖς οὐκ εἶπαν ποῦ ἐστιν κύριος καὶ οἱ ἀντεχόμενοι τοῦ νόμου οὐκ ἠπίσταντό με καὶ οἱ ποιμένες ἠσέβουν εἰς ἐμέ καὶ οἱ προφῆται ἐπροφήτευον τῇ Βααλ καὶ ὀπίσω ἀνωφελοῦς ἐπορεύθησαν

9 διὰ τοῦτο ἔτι κριθήσομαι πρὸς ὑμᾶς λέγει κύριος καὶ πρὸς τοὺς υἱοὺς τῶν υἱῶν ὑμῶν κριθήσομαι

10 διότι διέλθετε εἰς νήσους Χεττιιμ καὶ ἴδετε καὶ εἰς Κηδαρ ἀποστείλατε καὶ νοήσατε σφόδρα καὶ ἴδετε εἰ γέγονεν τοιαῦτα

11 εἰ ἀλλάξονται ἔθνη θεοὺς αὐτῶν καὶ οὗτοι οὔκ εἰσιν θεοί ὁ δὲ λαός μου ἠλλάξατο τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ ἐξ ἧς οὐκ ὠφεληθήσονται

12 ἐξέστη ὁ οὐρανὸς ἐπὶ τούτῳ καὶ ἔφριξεν ἐπὶ πλεῖον σφόδρα λέγει κύριος

13 ὅτι δύο πονηρὰ ἐποίησεν ὁ λαός μου ἐμὲ ἐγκατέλιπον πηγὴν ὕδατος ζωῆς καὶ ὤρυξαν ἑαυτοῖς λάκκους συντετριμμένους οἳ οὐ δυνήσονται ὕδωρ συνέχειν

14 μὴ δοῦλός ἐστιν Ισραηλ ἢ οἰκογενής ἐστιν διὰ τί εἰς προνομὴν ἐγένετο

15 ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸν ὠρύοντο λέοντες καὶ ἔδωκαν τὴν φωνὴν αὐτῶν οἳ ἔταξαν τὴν γῆν αὐτοῦ εἰς ἔρημον καὶ αἱ πόλεις αὐτοῦ κατεσκάφησαν παρὰ τὸ μὴ κατοικεῖσθαι

16 καὶ υἱοὶ Μέμφεως καὶ Ταφνας ἔγνωσάν σε καὶ κατέπαιζόν σου

17 οὐχὶ ταῦτα ἐποίησέν σοι τὸ καταλιπεῖν σε ἐμέ λέγει κύριος ὁ θεός σου

18 καὶ νῦν τί σοι καὶ τῇ ὁδῷ Αἰγύπτου τοῦ πιεῖν ὕδωρ Γηων καὶ τί σοι καὶ τῇ ὁδῷ Ἀσσυρίων τοῦ πιεῖν ὕδωρ ποταμῶν

19 παιδεύσει σε ἡ ἀποστασία σου καὶ ἡ κακία σου ἐλέγξει σε καὶ γνῶθι καὶ ἰδὲ ὅτι πικρόν σοι τὸ καταλιπεῖν σε ἐμέ λέγει κύριος ὁ θεός σου καὶ οὐκ εὐδόκησα ἐπὶ σοί λέγει κύριος ὁ θεός σου

20 ὅτι ἀπ᾽ αἰῶνος συνέτριψας τὸν ζυγόν σου διέσπασας τοὺς δεσμούς σου καὶ εἶπας οὐ δουλεύσω ἀλλὰ πορεύσομαι ἐπὶ πᾶν βουνὸν ὑψηλὸν καὶ ὑποκάτω παντὸς ξύλου κατασκίου ἐκεῖ διαχυθήσομαι ἐν τῇ πορνείᾳ μου

21 ἐγὼ δὲ ἐφύτευσά σε ἄμπελον καρποφόρον πᾶσαν ἀληθινήν πῶς ἐστράφης εἰς πικρίαν ἡ ἄμπελος ἡ ἀλλοτρία

22 ἐὰν ἀποπλύνῃ ἐν νίτρῳ καὶ πληθύνῃς σεαυτῇ πόαν κεκηλίδωσαι ἐν ταῖς ἀδικίαις σου ἐναντίον ἐμοῦ λέγει κύριος

23 πῶς ἐρεῖς οὐκ ἐμιάνθην καὶ ὀπίσω τῆς Βααλ οὐκ ἐπορεύθην ἰδὲ τὰς ὁδούς σου ἐν τῷ πολυανδρίῳ καὶ γνῶθι τί ἐποίησας ὀψὲ φωνὴ αὐτῆς ὠλόλυξεν τὰς ὁδοὺς αὐτῆς

24 ἐπλάτυνεν ἐφ᾽ ὕδατα ἐρήμου ἐν ἐπιθυμίαις ψυχῆς αὐτῆς ἐπνευματοφορεῖτο παρεδόθη τίς ἐπιστρέψει αὐτήν πάντες οἱ ζητοῦντες αὐτὴν οὐ κοπιάσουσιν ἐν τῇ ταπεινώσει αὐτῆς εὑρήσουσιν αὐτήν

25 ἀπόστρεψον τὸν πόδα σου ἀπὸ ὁδοῦ τραχείας καὶ τὸν φάρυγγά σου ἀπὸ δίψους ἡ δὲ εἶπεν ἀνδριοῦμαι ὅτι ἠγαπήκει ἀλλοτρίους καὶ ὀπίσω αὐτῶν ἐπορεύετο

26 ὡς αἰσχύνη κλέπτου ὅταν ἁλῷ οὕτως αἰσχυνθήσονται οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ αὐτοὶ καὶ οἱ βασιλεῖς αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ προφῆται αὐτῶν

27 τῷ ξύλῳ εἶπαν ὅτι πατήρ μου εἶ σύ καὶ τῷ λίθῳ σὺ ἐγέννησάς με καὶ ἔστρεψαν ἐπ᾽ ἐμὲ νῶτα καὶ οὐ πρόσωπα αὐτῶν καὶ ἐν τῷ καιρῷ τῶν κακῶν αὐτῶν ἐροῦσιν ἀνάστα καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς

28 καὶ ποῦ εἰσιν οἱ θεοί σου οὓς ἐποίησας σεαυτῷ εἰ ἀναστήσονται καὶ σώσουσίν σε ἐν καιρῷ τῆς κακώσεώς σου ὅτι κατ᾽ ἀριθμὸν τῶν πόλεών σου ἦσαν θεοί σου Ιουδα καὶ κατ᾽ ἀριθμὸν διόδων τῆς Ιερουσαλημ ἔθυον τῇ Βααλ

29 ἵνα τί λαλεῖτε πρός με πάντες ὑμεῖς ἠσεβήσατε καὶ πάντες ὑμεῖς ἠνομήσατε εἰς ἐμέ λέγει κύριος

30 μάτην ἐπάταξα τὰ τέκνα ὑμῶν παιδείαν οὐκ ἐδέξασθε μάχαιρα κατέφαγεν τοὺς προφήτας ὑμῶν ὡς λέων ὀλεθρεύων καὶ οὐκ ἐφοβήθητε

31 ἀκούσατε λόγον κυρίου τάδε λέγει κύριος μὴ ἔρημος ἐγενόμην τῷ Ισραηλ ἢ γῆ κεχερσωμένη διὰ τί εἶπεν ὁ λαός μου οὐ κυριευθησόμεθα καὶ οὐχ ἥξομεν πρὸς σὲ ἔτι

32 μὴ ἐπιλήσεται νύμφη τὸν κόσμον αὐτῆς καὶ παρθένος τὴν στηθοδεσμίδα αὐτῆς ὁ δὲ λαός μου ἐπελάθετό μου ἡμέρας ὧν οὐκ ἔστιν ἀριθμός

33 τί ἔτι καλὸν ἐπιτηδεύσεις ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς σου τοῦ ζητῆσαι ἀγάπησιν οὐχ οὕτως ἀλλὰ καὶ σὺ ἐπονηρεύσω τοῦ μιᾶναι τὰς ὁδούς σου

34 καὶ ἐν ταῖς χερσίν σου εὑρέθησαν αἵματα ψυχῶν ἀθῴων οὐκ ἐν διορύγμασιν εὗρον αὐτούς ἀλλ᾽ ἐπὶ πάσῃ δρυί

35 καὶ εἶπας ἀθῷός εἰμι ἀλλὰ ἀποστραφήτω ὁ θυμὸς αὐτοῦ ἀπ᾽ ἐμοῦ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ κρίνομαι πρὸς σὲ ἐν τῷ λέγειν σε οὐχ ἥμαρτον

36 τί κατεφρόνησας σφόδρα τοῦ δευτερῶσαι τὰς ὁδούς σου καὶ ἀπὸ Αἰγύπτου καταισχυνθήσῃ καθὼς κατῃσχύνθης ἀπὸ Ασσουρ

37 ὅτι καὶ ἐντεῦθεν ἐξελεύσῃ καὶ αἱ χεῖρές σου ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς σου ὅτι ἀπώσατο κύριος τὴν ἐλπίδα σου καὶ οὐκ εὐοδωθήσῃ ἐν αὐτῇ


‎1 ‏וַיְהִ֥י דְבַר־יְהוָ֖ה אֵלַ֥י לֵאמֹֽר׃

‎2 ‏הָלֹ֡ךְ וְקָֽרָאתָ֩ בְאָזְנֵי֙ יְרוּשָׁלִַ֜ם לֵאמֹ֗ר כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה זָכַ֤רְתִּי לָךְ֙ חֶ֣סֶד נְעוּרַ֔יִךְ אַהֲבַ֖ת כְּלוּלֹתָ֑יִךְ לֶכְתֵּ֤ךְ אַחֲרַי֙ בַּמִּדְבָּ֔ר בְּאֶ֖רֶץ לֹ֥א זְרוּעָֽה׃

‎3 ‏קֹ֤דֶשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לַיהוָ֔ה רֵאשִׁ֖ית תְּבוּאָתֹ֑הq כָּל־אֹכְלָ֣יו יֶאְשָׁ֔מוּ רָעָ֛ה תָּבֹ֥א אֲלֵיהֶ֖ם נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃ פ

‎4 ‏שִׁמְע֥וּ דְבַר־יְהוָ֖ה בֵּ֣ית יַעֲקֹ֑ב וְכָֽל־מִשְׁפְּח֖וֹת בֵּ֥ית יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎5 ‏כֹּ֣ה׀ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה מַה־מָּצְא֨וּ אֲבוֹתֵיכֶ֥ם בִּי֙ עָ֔וֶל כִּ֥י רָחֲק֖וּ מֵעָלָ֑י וַיֵּֽלְכ֛וּ אַחֲרֵ֥י הַהֶ֖בֶל וַיֶּהְבָּֽלוּ׃

‎6 ‏וְלֹ֣א אָמְר֔וּ אַיֵּ֣ה יְהוָ֔ה הַמַּעֲלֶ֥ה אֹתָ֖נוּ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם הַמּוֹלִ֨יךְ אֹתָ֜נוּ בַּמִּדְבָּ֗ר בְּאֶ֨רֶץ עֲרָבָ֤ה וְשׁוּחָה֙ בְּאֶ֙רֶץ֙ צִיָּ֣ה וְצַלְמָ֔וֶת בְּאֶ֗רֶץ לֹֽא־עָ֤בַר בָּהּ֙ אִ֔ישׁ וְלֹֽא־יָשַׁ֥ב אָדָ֖ם שָֽׁם׃

‎7 ‏וָאָבִ֤יא אֶתְכֶם֙ אֶל־אֶ֣רֶץ הַכַּרְמֶ֔ל לֶאֱכֹ֥ל פִּרְיָ֖הּ וְטוּבָ֑הּ וַתָּבֹ֙אוּ֙ וַתְּטַמְּא֣וּ אֶת־אַרְצִ֔י וְנַחֲלָתִ֥י שַׂמְתֶּ֖ם לְתוֹעֵבָֽה׃

‎8 ‏הַכֹּהֲנִ֗ים לֹ֤א אָֽמְרוּ֙ אַיֵּ֣ה יְהוָ֔ה וְתֹפְשֵׂ֤י הַתּוֹרָה֙ לֹ֣א יְדָע֔וּנִי וְהָרֹעִ֖ים פָּ֣שְׁעוּ בִ֑י וְהַנְּבִיאִים֙ נִבְּא֣וּ בַבַּ֔עַל וְאַחֲרֵ֥י לֹֽא־יוֹעִ֖לוּ הָלָֽכוּ׃

‎9 ‏לָכֵ֗ן עֹ֛ד אָרִ֥יב אִתְּכֶ֖ם נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה וְאֶת־בְּנֵ֥י בְנֵיכֶ֖ם אָרִֽיב׃

‎10 ‏כִּ֣י עִבְר֞וּ אִיֵּ֤י כִתִּיִּים֙ וּרְא֔וּ וְקֵדָ֛ר שִׁלְח֥וּ וְהִֽתְבּוֹנְנ֖וּ מְאֹ֑ד וּרְא֕וּ הֵ֥ן הָיְתָ֖ה כָּזֹֽאת׃

‎11 ‏הַהֵימִ֥יר גּוֹי֙ אֱלֹהִ֔ים וְהֵ֖מָּה לֹ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים וְעַמִּ֛י הֵמִ֥יר כְּבוֹד֖וֹ בְּל֥וֹא יוֹעִֽיל׃

‎12 ‏שֹׁ֥מּוּ שָׁמַ֖יִם עַל־זֹ֑את וְשַׂעֲר֛וּ חָרְב֥וּ מְאֹ֖ד נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎13 ‏כִּֽי־שְׁתַּ֥יִם רָע֖וֹת עָשָׂ֣ה עַמִּ֑י אֹתִ֨י עָזְב֜וּ מְק֣וֹר׀ מַ֣יִם חַיִּ֗ים לַחְצֹ֤ב לָהֶם֙ בֹּאר֔וֹת בֹּארֹת֙ נִשְׁבָּרִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹא־יָכִ֖לוּ הַמָּֽיִם׃

‎14 ‏הַעֶ֙בֶד֙ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אִם־יְלִ֥יד בַּ֖יִת ה֑וּא מַדּ֖וּעַ הָיָ֥ה לָבַֽז׃

‎15 ‏עָלָיו֙ יִשְׁאֲג֣וּ כְפִרִ֔ים נָתְנ֖וּ קוֹלָ֑ם וַיָּשִׁ֤יתוּ אַרְצוֹ֙ לְשַׁמָּ֔ה עָרָ֥יו נצתה נִצְּת֖וּ מִבְּלִ֥י יֹשֵֽׁב׃

‎16 ‏גַּם־בְּנֵי־נֹ֖ף ותחפנס וְתַחְפַּנְחֵ֑ס יִרְע֖וּךְ קָדְקֹֽד׃

‎17 ‏הֲלוֹא־זֹ֖את תַּעֲשֶׂה־לָּ֑ךְ עָזְבֵךְ֙ אֶת־יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהַ֔יִךְ בְּעֵ֖ת מוֹלִיכֵ֥ךְ בַּדָּֽרֶךְ׃

‎18 ‏וְעַתָּ֗ה מַה־לָּךְ֙ לְדֶ֣רֶךְ מִצְרַ֔יִם לִשְׁתּ֖וֹת מֵ֣י שִׁח֑וֹר וּמַה־לָּךְ֙ לְדֶ֣רֶךְ אַשּׁ֔וּר לִשְׁתּ֖וֹת מֵ֥י נָהָֽר׃

‎19 ‏תְּיַסְּרֵ֣ךְ רָעָתֵ֗ךְ וּמְשֻֽׁבוֹתַ֙יִךְ֙ תּוֹכִחֻ֔ךְ וּדְעִ֤י וּרְאִי֙ כִּי־רַ֣ע וָמָ֔ר עָזְבֵ֖ךְ אֶת־יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהָ֑יִךְ וְלֹ֤א פַחְדָּתִי֙ אֵלַ֔יִךְ נְאֻם־אֲדֹנָ֥י יְהוִ֖ה צְבָאֽוֹת׃

‎20 ‏כִּ֣י מֵעוֹלָ֞ם שָׁבַ֣רְתִּי עֻלֵּ֗ךְ נִתַּ֙קְתִּי֙ מוֹסְרֹתַ֔יִךְ וַתֹּאמְרִ֖י לֹ֣א אעבד אֶעֱב֑וֹר כִּ֣י עַֽל־כָּל־גִּבְעָ֞ה גְּבֹהָ֗ה וְתַ֙חַת֙ כָּל־עֵ֣ץ רַעֲנָ֔ן אַ֖תְּ צֹעָ֥ה זֹנָֽה׃

‎21 ‏וְאָֽנֹכִי֙ נְטַעְתִּ֣יךְ שֹׂרֵ֔ק כֻּלֹּ֖ה זֶ֣רַע אֱמֶ֑ת וְאֵיךְ֙ נֶהְפַּ֣כְתְּ לִ֔י סוּרֵ֖י הַגֶּ֥פֶן נָכְרִיָּֽה׃

‎22 ‏כִּ֤י אִם־תְּכַבְּסִי֙ בַּנֶּ֔תֶר וְתַרְבִּי־לָ֖ךְ בֹּרִ֑ית נִכְתָּ֤ם עֲוֹנֵךְ֙ לְפָנַ֔י נְאֻ֖ם אֲדֹנָ֥י יְהוִֽה׃

‎23 ‏אֵ֣יךְ תֹּאמְרִ֞י לֹ֣א נִטְמֵ֗אתִי אַחֲרֵ֤י הַבְּעָלִים֙ לֹ֣א הָלַ֔כְתִּי רְאִ֤י דַרְכֵּךְ֙ בַּגַּ֔יְא דְּעִ֖י מֶ֣ה עָשִׂ֑ית בִּכְרָ֥ה קַלָּ֖ה מְשָׂרֶ֥כֶת דְּרָכֶֽיהָ׃

‎24 ‏פֶּ֣רֶה׀ לִמֻּ֣ד מִדְבָּ֗ר בְּאַוַּ֤ת נפשו נַפְשָׁהּ֙ שָׁאֲפָ֣ה ר֔וּחַ תַּאֲנָתָ֖הּ מִ֣י יְשִׁיבֶ֑נָּה כָּל־מְבַקְשֶׁ֙יהָ֙ לֹ֣א יִיעָ֔פוּ בְּחָדְשָׁ֖הּ יִמְצָאֽוּנְהָ׃

‎25 ‏מִנְעִ֤י רַגְלֵךְ֙ מִיָּחֵ֔ף וגורנך וּגְרוֹנֵ֖ךְ מִצִּמְאָ֑ה וַתֹּאמְרִ֣י נוֹאָ֔שׁ ל֕וֹא כִּֽי־אָהַ֥בְתִּי זָרִ֖ים וְאַחֲרֵיהֶ֥ם אֵלֵֽךְ׃

‎26 ‏כְּבֹ֤שֶׁת גַּנָּב֙ כִּ֣י יִמָּצֵ֔א כֵּ֥ן הֹבִ֖ישׁוּ בֵּ֣ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל הֵ֤מָּה מַלְכֵיהֶם֙ שָֽׂרֵיהֶ֔ם וְכֹהֲנֵיהֶ֖ם וּנְבִיאֵיהֶֽם׃

‎27 ‏אֹמְרִ֨ים לָעֵ֜ץ אָ֣בִי אַ֗תָּה וְלָאֶ֙בֶן֙ אַ֣תְּ ילדתני יְלִדְתָּ֔נוּ כִּֽי־פָנ֥וּ אֵלַ֛י עֹ֖רֶף וְלֹ֣א פָנִ֑ים וּבְעֵ֤ת רָֽעָתָם֙ יֹֽאמְר֔וּ ק֖וּמָה וְהוֹשִׁיעֵֽנוּ׃

‎28 ‏וְאַיֵּ֤ה אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשִׂ֣יתָ לָּ֔ךְ יָק֕וּמוּ אִם־יוֹשִׁיע֖וּךָ בְּעֵ֣ת רָעָתֶ֑ךָ כִּ֚י מִסְפַּ֣ר עָרֶ֔יךָ הָי֥וּ אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ יְהוּדָֽה׃ ס

‎29 ‏לָ֥מָּה תָרִ֖יבוּ אֵלָ֑י כֻּלְּכֶ֛ם פְּשַׁעְתֶּ֥ם בִּ֖י נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎30 ‏לַשָּׁוְא֙ הִכֵּ֣יתִי אֶת־בְּנֵיכֶ֔ם מוּסָ֖ר לֹ֣א לָקָ֑חוּ אָכְלָ֧ה חַרְבְּכֶ֛ם נְבִֽיאֵיכֶ֖ם כְּאַרְיֵ֥ה מַשְׁחִֽית׃

‎31 ‏הַדּ֗וֹר אַתֶּם֙ רְא֣וּ דְבַר־יְהוָ֔ה הֲמִדְבָּ֤ר הָיִ֙יתִי֙ לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אִ֛ם אֶ֥רֶץ מַאְפֵּ֖לְיָ֑ה מַדּ֜וּעַ אָמְר֤וּ עַמִּי֙ רַ֔דְנוּ לֽוֹא־נָב֥וֹא ע֖וֹד אֵלֶֽיךָ׃

‎32 ‏הֲתִשְׁכַּ֤ח בְּתוּלָה֙ עֶדְיָ֔הּ כַּלָּ֖ה קִשֻּׁרֶ֑יהָ וְעַמִּ֣י שְׁכֵח֔וּנִי יָמִ֖ים אֵ֥ין מִסְפָּֽר׃

‎33 ‏מַה־תֵּיטִ֥בִי דַּרְכֵּ֖ךְ לְבַקֵּ֣שׁ אַהֲבָ֑ה לָכֵן֙ גַּ֣ם אֶת־הָרָע֔וֹת למדתי לִמַּ֖דְתְּ אֶת־דְּרָכָֽיִךְ׃

‎34 ‏גַּ֤ם בִּכְנָפַ֙יִךְ֙ נִמְצְא֔וּ דַּ֛ם נַפְשׁ֥וֹת אֶבְיוֹנִ֖ים נְקִיִּ֑ים לֹֽא־בַמַּחְתֶּ֥רֶת מְצָאתִ֖ים כִּ֥י עַל־כָּל־אֵֽלֶּה׃

‎35 ‏וַתֹּֽאמְרִי֙ כִּ֣י נִקֵּ֔יתִי אַ֛ךְ שָׁ֥ב אַפּ֖וֹ מִמֶּ֑נִּי הִנְנִי֙ נִשְׁפָּ֣ט אוֹתָ֔ךְ עַל־אָמְרֵ֖ךְ לֹ֥א חָטָֽאתִי׃

‎36 ‏מַה־תֵּזְלִ֥י מְאֹ֖ד לְשַׁנּ֣וֹת אֶת־דַּרְכֵּ֑ךְ גַּ֤ם מִמִּצְרַ֙יִם֙ תֵּב֔וֹשִׁי כַּאֲשֶׁר־בֹּ֖שְׁתְּ מֵאַשּֽׁוּר׃

‎37 ‏גַּ֣ם מֵאֵ֥ת זֶה֙ תֵּֽצְאִ֔י וְיָדַ֖יִךְ עַל־רֹאשֵׁ֑ךְ כִּֽי־מָאַ֤ס יְהוָֹה֙ בְּמִבְטַחַ֔יִךְ וְלֹ֥א תַצְלִ֖יחִי לָהֶֽם׃


1 Et factum est verbum Domini ad me, dicens:

2 [Vade, et clama in auribus Jerusalem, dicens:
Hæc dicit Dominus:
Recordatus sum tui, miserans adolescentiam tuam,
et caritatem desponsationis tuæ,
quando secuta es me in deserto,
in terra quæ non seminatur.

3 Sanctus Israël Domino,
primitiæ frugum ejus:
omnes qui devorant eum delinquunt:
mala venient super eos,
dicit Dominus.

4 Audite verbum Domini, domus Jacob,
et omnes cognationes domus Israël.

5 Hæc dicit Dominus:
Quid invenerunt patres vestri in me iniquitatis,
quia elongaverunt a me,
et ambulaverunt post vanitatem,
et vani facti sunt?

6 Et non dixerunt: Ubi est Dominus
qui ascendere nos fecit de terra Ægypti;
qui traduxit nos per desertum,
per terram inhabitabilem et inviam,
per terram sitis, et imaginem mortis,
per terram in qua non ambulavit vir,
neque habitavit homo?

7 Et induxi vos in terram Carmeli,
ut comederetis fructum ejus et optima illius:
et ingressi contaminastis terram meam,
et hæreditatem meam posuistis in abominationem.

8 Sacerdotes non dixerunt: Ubi est Dominus?
et tenentes legem nescierunt me,
et pastores prævaricati sunt in me,
et prophetæ prophetaverunt in Baal,
et idola secuti sunt.

9 Propterea adhuc judicio contendam vobiscum, ait Dominus,
et cum filiis vestris disceptabo.

10 Transite ad insulas Cethim, et videte:
et in Cedar mittite, et considerate vehementer:
et videte si factum est hujuscemodi:

11 si mutavit gens deos suos,
et certe ipsi non sunt dii:
populus vero meus mutavit gloriam suam in idolum.

12 Obstupescite, cæli, super hoc,
et portæ ejus, desolamini vehementer, dicit Dominus.

13 Duo enim mala fecit populus meus:
me dereliquerunt fontem aquæ vivæ,
et foderunt sibi cisternas, cisternas dissipatas,
quia continere non valent aquas.

14 Numquid servus est Israël, aut vernaculus?
quare ergo factus est in prædam?

15 Super eum rugierunt leones,
et dederunt vocem suam:
posuerunt terram ejus in solitudinem.
Civitates ejus exustæ sunt,
et non est qui habitet in eis.

16 Filii quoque Mempheos et Taphnes
constupraverunt te usque ad verticem.

17 Numquid non istud factum est tibi,
quia dereliquisti Dominum Deum tuum
eo tempore quo ducebat te per viam?

18 Et nunc quid tibi vis in via Ægypti,
ut bibas aquam turbidam?
et quid tibi cum via Assyriorum,
ut bibas aquam fluminis?

19 Arguet te malitia tua,
et aversio tua increpabit te.
Scito et vide quia malum et amarum est
reliquisse te Dominum Deum tuum,
et non esse timorem mei apud te,
dicit Dominus Deus exercituum.

20 A sæculo confregisti jugum meum:
rupisti vincula mea,
et dixisti: Non serviam.
In omni enim colle sublimi,
et sub omni ligno frondoso,
tu prosternebaris meretrix.

21 Ego autem plantavi te vineam electam,
omne semen verum:
quomodo ergo conversa es mihi in pravum,
vinea aliena?

22 Si laveris te nitro,
et multiplicaveris tibi herbam borith,
maculata es in iniquitate tua coram me,
dicit Dominus Deus.

23 Quomodo dicis: Non sum polluta;
post Baalim non ambulavi?
Vide vias tuas in convalle;
scito quid feceris:
cursor levis explicans vias suas.

24 Onager assuetus in solitudine,
in desiderio animæ suæ attraxit ventum amoris sui:
nullus avertet eam:
omnes qui quærunt eam non deficient:
in menstruis ejus invenient eam.

25 Prohibe pedem tuum a nuditate,
et guttur tuum a siti.
Et dixisti: Desperavi: nequaquam faciam:
adamavi quippe alienos,
et post eos ambulabo.]

26 [Quomodo confunditur fur quando deprehenditur,
sic confusi sunt domus Israël,
ipsi et reges eorum,
principes, et sacerdotes, et prophetæ eorum,

27 dicentes ligno: Pater meus es tu:
et lapidi: Tu me genuisti.
Verterunt ad me tergum et non faciem,
et in tempore afflictionis suæ dicent:
Surge, et libera nos.

28 Ubi sunt dii tui quos fecisti tibi?
surgant, et liberent te in tempore afflictionis tuæ:
secundum numerum quippe civitatum tuarum erant dii tui, Juda.

29 Quid vultis mecum judicio contendere?
omnes dereliquistis me, dicit Dominus.

30 Frustra percussi filios vestros:
disciplinam non receperunt.
Devoravit gladius vester prophetas vestros:
quasi leo vastator

31 generatio vestra.
Videte verbum Domini:
numquid solitudo factus sum Israëli,
aut terra serotina?
quare ergo dixit populus meus: Recessimus;
non veniemus ultra ad te?

32 Numquid obliviscetur virgo ornamenti sui,
aut sponsa fasciæ pectoralis suæ?
populus vero meus oblitus est mei diebus innumeris.

33 Quid niteris bonam ostendere viam tuam
ad quærendam dilectionem,
quæ insuper et malitias tuas docuisti vias tuas,

34 et in alis tuis inventus est sanguis animarum pauperum et innocentum?
non in fossis inveni eos,
sed in omnibus quæ supra memoravi.

35 Et dixisti: Absque peccato et innocens ego sum,
et propterea avertatur furor tuus a me.
Ecce ego judicio contendam tecum,
eo quod dixeris: Non peccavi.

36 Quam vilis facta es nimis, iterans vias tuas!
et ab Ægypto confunderis,
sicut confusa es ab Assur.

37 Nam et ab ista egredieris,
et manus tuæ erunt super caput tuum:
quoniam obtrivit Dominus confidentiam tuam,
et nihil habebis prosperum in ea.]

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