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Jeremiah 50


1  The word1697 that834 the LORD3068 spoke1696 against413 Babylon894 and against413 the land776 of the Chaldeans3778 by3027 Jeremiah3414 the prophet.5030

2  Declare5046 ye among the nations,1471 and publish,8085 and set up5375 a standard;5251 publish,8085 and conceal3582 not:408 say,559 Babylon894 is taken,3920 Bel1078 is confounded,3001 Merodach4781 is broken in pieces;2844 her idols6091 are confounded,3001 her images1544 are broken in pieces.2865

3  For3588 out of the north4480 6828 there cometh up5927 a nation1471 against5921 her, which1931 shall make7896 853 her land776 desolate,8047 and none3808 shall1961 dwell3427 therein: they shall remove,5110 they shall depart,1980 both man4480 120 and beast.929

4  In those1992 days,3117 and in that1931 time,6256 saith5002 the LORD,3068 the children1121 of Israel3478 shall come,935 they1992 and the children1121 of Judah3063 together,3162 going1980 and weeping:1058 they shall go,1980 and seek1245 the LORD3068 their God.430

5  They shall ask7592 the way1870 to Zion6726 with their faces6440 thitherward,2008 saying, Come,935 and let us join ourselves3867 to413 the LORD3068 in a perpetual5769 covenant1285 that shall not3808 be forgotten.7911

6  My people5971 hath been1961 lost6 sheep:6629 their shepherds7462 have caused them to go astray,8582 they have turned them away7725 on the mountains:2022 they have gone1980 from mountain4480 2022 to413 hill,1389 they have forgotten7911 their resting place.7258

7  All3605 that found4672 them have devoured398 them: and their adversaries6862 said,559 We offend816 not,3808 because8478 834 they have sinned2398 against the LORD,3068 the habitation5116 of justice,6664 even the LORD,3068 the hope4723 of their fathers.1

8  Remove5110 out of the midst4480 8432 of Babylon,894 and go forth3318 out of the land4480 776 of the Chaldeans,3778 and be1961 as the he goats6260 before6440 the flocks.6629

9  For,3588 lo,2009 I595 will raise5782 and cause to come up5927 against5921 Babylon894 an assembly6951 of great1419 nations1471 from the north6828 country:4480 776 and they shall set themselves in array6186 against her; from thence4480 8033 she shall be taken:3920 their arrows2671 shall be as of a mighty1368 expert7919 man; none3808 shall return7725 in vain.7387

10  And Chaldea3778 shall be1961 a spoil:7997 all3605 that spoil7998 her shall be satisfied,7646 saith5002 the LORD.3068

11  Because3588 ye were glad,8055 because3588 ye rejoiced,5937 O ye destroyers8154 of mine heritage,5159 because3588 ye are grown fat6335 as the heifer5697 at grass,1877 and bellow6670 as bulls;47

12  Your mother517 shall be sore3966 confounded;954 she that bore3205 you shall be ashamed:2659 behold,2009 the hindmost319 of the nations1471 shall be a wilderness,4057 a dry land,6723 and a desert.6160

13  Because of the wrath4480 7110 of the LORD3068 it shall not3808 be inhabited,3427 but it shall be1961 wholly3605 desolate:8077 every one3605 that goeth5674 by5921 Babylon894 shall be astonished,8074 and hiss8319 at5921 all3605 her plagues.4347

14  Put yourselves in array6186 against5921 Babylon894 round about:5439 all3605 ye that bend1869 the bow,7198 shoot3034 at413 her, spare2550 no408 arrows:2671 for3588 she hath sinned2398 against the LORD.3068

15  Shout7321 against5921 her round about:5439 she hath given5414 her hand:3027 her foundations803 are fallen,5307 her walls2346 are thrown down:2040 for3588 it1931 is the vengeance5360 of the LORD:3068 take vengeance5358 upon her; as834 she hath done,6213 do6213 unto her.

16  Cut off3772 the sower2232 from Babylon,4480 894 and him that handleth8610 the sickle4038 in the time6256 of harvest:7105 for fear4480 6440 of the oppressing3238 sword2719 they shall turn6437 every one376 to413 his people,5971 and they shall flee5127 every one376 to his own land.776

17  Israel3478 is a scattered6340 sheep;7716 the lions738 have driven him away:5080 first7223 the king4428 of Assyria804 hath devoured398 him; and last314 this2088 Nebuchadnezzar5019 king4428 of Babylon894 hath broken his bones.6105

18  Therefore3651 thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 the God430 of Israel;3478 Behold,2009 I will punish6485 413 the king4428 of Babylon894 and his land,776 as834 I have punished6485 413 the king4428 of Assyria.804

19  And I will bring7725 853 Israel3478 again to413 his habitation,5116 and he shall feed7462 on Carmel3760 and Bashan,1316 and his soul5315 shall be satisfied7646 upon mount2022 Ephraim669 and Gilead.1568

20  In those1992 days,3117 and in that1931 time,6256 saith5002 the LORD,3068 853 the iniquity5771 of Israel3478 shall be sought for,1245 and there shall be none;369 and the sins2403 of Judah,3063 and they shall not3808 be found:4672 for3588 I will pardon5545 them whom834 I reserve.7604

21  Go up5927 against5921 the land776 of Merathaim,4850 even against5921 it, and against413 the inhabitants3427 of Pekod:6489 waste2717 and utterly destroy2763 after310 them, saith5002 the LORD,3068 and do6213 according to all3605 that834 I have commanded6680 thee.

22  A sound6963 of battle4421 is in the land,776 and of great1419 destruction.7667

23  How349 is the hammer6360 of the whole3605 earth776 cut asunder1438 and broken!7665 how349 is Babylon894 become1961 a desolation8047 among the nations!1471

24  I have laid a snare3369 for thee, and thou art also1571 taken,3920 O Babylon,894 and thou859 wast not3808 aware:3045 thou art found,4672 and also1571 caught,8610 because3588 thou hast striven1624 against the LORD.3068

25  The LORD3068 hath opened6605 853 his armory,214 and hath brought forth3318 853 the weapons3627 of his indignation:2195 for3588 this1931 is the work4399 of the Lord136 GOD3069 of hosts6635 in the land776 of the Chaldeans.3778

26  Come935 against her from the utmost border,4480 7093 open6605 her storehouses:3965 cast her up5549 as heaps,6194 and destroy2763 her utterly: let nothing408 of her be1961 left.7611

27  Slay2717 all3605 her bullocks;6499 let them go down3381 to the slaughter:2874 woe1945 unto5921 them! for3588 their day3117 is come,935 the time6256 of their visitation.6486

28  The voice6963 of them that flee5127 and escape6412 out of the land4480 776 of Babylon,894 to declare5046 in Zion6726 853 the vengeance5360 of the LORD3068 our God,430 the vengeance5360 of his temple.1964

29  Call together8085 the archers7228 against413 Babylon:894 all3605 ye that bend1869 the bow,7198 camp2583 against5921 it round about;5439 let1961 none408 thereof escape:6413 recompense7999 her according to her work;6467 according to all3605 that834 she hath done,6213 do6213 unto her: for3588 she hath been proud2102 against413 the LORD,3068 against413 the Holy One6918 of Israel.3478

30  Therefore3651 shall her young men970 fall5307 in the streets,7339 and all3605 her men376 of war4421 shall be cut off1826 in that1931 day,3117 saith5002 the LORD.3068

31  Behold,2009 I am against413 thee, O thou most proud,2087 saith5002 the Lord136 GOD3069 of hosts:6635 for3588 thy day3117 is come,935 the time6256 that I will visit6485 thee.

32  And the most proud2087 shall stumble3782 and fall,5307 and none369 shall raise him up:6965 and I will kindle3341 a fire784 in his cities,5892 and it shall devour398 all3605 round about5439 him.

33  Thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts;6635 The children1121 of Israel3478 and the children1121 of Judah3063 were oppressed6231 together:3162 and all3605 that took them captives7617 held them fast;2388 they refused3985 to let them go.7971

34  Their Redeemer1350 is strong;2389 the LORD3068 of hosts6635 is his name:8034 he shall throughly plead7378 7378 853 their cause,7379 that4616 he may give rest7280 853 to the land,776 and disquiet7264 the inhabitants3427 of Babylon.894

35  A sword2719 is upon5921 the Chaldeans,3778 saith5002 the LORD,3068 and upon413 the inhabitants3427 of Babylon,894 and upon413 her princes,8269 and upon413 her wise2450 men.

36  A sword2719 is upon413 the liars;907 and they shall dote:2973 a sword2719 is upon413 her mighty men;1368 and they shall be dismayed.2865

37  A sword2719 is upon413 their horses,5483 and upon413 their chariots,7393 and upon413 all3605 the mingled people6154 that834 are in the midst8432 of her; and they shall become1961 as women:802 a sword2719 is upon413 her treasures;214 and they shall be robbed.962

38  A drought2721 is upon413 her waters;4325 and they shall be dried up:3001 for3588 it is the land776 of graven images,6456 and they1931 are mad1984 upon their idols.367

39  Therefore3651 the wild beasts of the desert6728 with854 the wild beasts of the islands338 shall dwell3427 there, and the owls1323 3284 shall dwell3427 therein: and it shall be no3808 more5750 inhabited3427 forever;5331 neither3808 shall it be dwelt in7931 from5704 generation1755 to generation.1755

40  As God430 overthrew4114 853 Sodom5467 and Gomorrah6017 and the neighbor7934 cities thereof, saith5002 the LORD;3068 so shall no3808 man376 abide3427 there,8033 neither3808 shall any son1121 of man120 dwell1481 therein.

41  Behold,2009 a people5971 shall come935 from the north,4480 6828 and a great1419 nation,1471 and many7227 kings4428 shall be raised up5782 from the coasts4480 3411 of the earth.776

42  They shall hold2388 the bow7198 and the lance:3591 they1992 are cruel,394 and will not3808 show mercy:7355 their voice6963 shall roar1993 like the sea,3220 and they shall ride7392 upon5921 horses,5483 every one put in array,6186 like a man376 to the battle,4421 against5921 thee, O daughter1323 of Babylon.894

43  The king4428 of Babylon894 hath heard8085 853 the report8088 of them, and his hands3027 waxed feeble:7503 anguish6869 took hold2388 of him, and pangs2427 as of a woman in travail.3205

44  Behold,2009 he shall come up5927 like a lion738 from the swelling4480 1347 of Jordan3383 unto413 the habitation5116 of the strong:386 but3588 I will make them suddenly7280 run away7323 from4480 5921 her: and who4310 is a chosen977 man, that I may appoint6485 over413 her? for3588 who4310 is like me?3644 and who4310 will appoint me the time?3259 and who4310 is that2088 shepherd7462 that834 will stand5975 before6440 me?

45  Therefore3651 hear8085 ye the counsel6098 of the LORD,3068 that834 he hath taken3289 against413 Babylon;894 and his purposes,4284 that834 he hath purposed2803 against413 the land776 of the Chaldeans:3778 Surely518 3808 the least6810 of the flock6629 shall draw them out:5498 surely518 3808 he shall make their habitation5116 desolate8074 with5921 them.

46  At the noise4480 6963 of the taking8610 of Babylon894 the earth776 is moved,7493 and the cry2201 is heard8085 among the nations.1471


1 καὶ ἐγενήθη ὡς ἐπαύσατο Ιερεμιας λέγων πρὸς τὸν λαὸν πάντας τοὺς λόγους κυρίου οὓς ἀπέστειλεν αὐτὸν κύριος πρὸς αὐτούς πάντας τοὺς λόγους τούτους

2 καὶ εἶπεν Αζαριας υἱὸς Μαασαιου καὶ Ιωαναν υἱὸς Καρηε καὶ πάντες οἱ ἄνδρες οἱ εἴπαντες τῷ Ιερεμια λέγοντες ψεύδη οὐκ ἀπέστειλέν σε κύριος πρὸς ἡμᾶς λέγων μὴ εἰσέλθητε εἰς Αἴγυπτον οἰκεῖν ἐκεῖ

3 ἀλλ᾽ ἢ Βαρουχ υἱὸς Νηριου συμβάλλει σε πρὸς ἡμᾶς ἵνα δῷς ἡμᾶς εἰς χεῖρας τῶν Χαλδαίων τοῦ θανατῶσαι ἡμᾶς καὶ ἀποικισθῆναι ἡμᾶς εἰς Βαβυλῶνα

4 καὶ οὐκ ἤκουσεν Ιωαναν καὶ πάντες οἱ ἡγεμόνες τῆς δυνάμεως καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς τῆς φωνῆς κυρίου κατοικῆσαι ἐν γῇ Ιουδα

5 καὶ ἔλαβεν Ιωαναν καὶ πάντες οἱ ἡγεμόνες τῆς δυνάμεως πάντας τοὺς καταλοίπους Ιουδα τοὺς ἀποστρέψαντας κατοικεῖν ἐν τῇ γῇ

6 τοὺς δυνατοὺς ἄνδρας καὶ τὰς γυναῖκας καὶ τὰ νήπια καὶ τὰς θυγατέρας τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ τὰς ψυχάς ἃς κατέλιπεν Ναβουζαρδαν μετὰ Γοδολιου υἱοῦ Αχικαμ καὶ Ιερεμιαν τὸν προφήτην καὶ Βαρουχ υἱὸν Νηριου

7 καὶ εἰσῆλθον εἰς Αἴγυπτον ὅτι οὐκ ἤκουσαν τῆς φωνῆς κυρίου καὶ εἰσῆλθον εἰς Ταφνας

8 καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος κυρίου πρὸς Ιερεμιαν ἐν Ταφνας λέγων

9 λαβὲ σεαυτῷ λίθους μεγάλους καὶ κατάκρυψον αὐτοὺς ἐν προθύροις ἐν πύλῃ τῆς οἰκίας Φαραω ἐν Ταφνας κατ᾽ ὀφθαλμοὺς ἀνδρῶν Ιουδα

10 καὶ ἐρεῖς οὕτως εἶπεν κύριος ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω καὶ ἄξω Ναβουχοδονοσορ βασιλέα Βαβυλῶνος καὶ θήσει αὐτοῦ τὸν θρόνον ἐπάνω τῶν λίθων τούτων ὧν κατέκρυψας καὶ ἀρεῖ τὰ ὅπλα αὐτοῦ ἐπ᾽ αὐτοὺς

11 καὶ εἰσελεύσεται καὶ πατάξει γῆν Αἰγύπτου οὓς εἰς θάνατον εἰς θάνατον καὶ οὓς εἰς ἀποικισμόν εἰς ἀποικισμόν καὶ οὕς εἰς ῥομφαίαν εἰς ῥομφαίαν

12 καὶ καύσει πῦρ ἐν οἰκίαις θεῶν αὐτῶν καὶ ἐμπυριεῖ αὐτὰς καὶ ἀποικιεῖ αὐτοὺς καὶ φθειριεῖ γῆν Αἰγύπτου ὥσπερ φθειρίζει ποιμὴν τὸ ἱμάτιον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐξελεύσεται ἐν εἰρήνῃ

13 καὶ συντρίψει τοὺς στύλους ἡλίου πόλεως τοὺς ἐν Ων καὶ τὰς οἰκίας αὐτῶν κατακαύσει ἐν πυρί


‎1 ‏הַדָּבָ֗ר אֲשֶׁ֨ר דִּבֶּ֧ר יְהוָ֛ה אֶל־בָּבֶ֖ל אֶל־אֶ֣רֶץ כַּשְׂדִּ֑ים בְּיַ֖ד יִרְמְיָ֥הוּ הַנָּבִֽיא׃

‎2 ‏הַגִּ֨ידוּ בַגּוֹיִ֤ם וְהַשְׁמִ֙יעוּ֙ וּֽשְׂאוּ־נֵ֔ס הַשְׁמִ֖יעוּ אַל־תְּכַחֵ֑דוּ אִמְרוּ֩ נִלְכְּדָ֨ה בָבֶ֜ל הֹבִ֥ישׁ בֵּל֙ חַ֣ת מְרֹדָ֔ךְ הֹבִ֣ישׁוּ עֲצַבֶּ֔יהָ חַ֖תּוּ גִּלּוּלֶֽיהָ׃

‎3 ‏כִּ֣י עָלָה֩ עָלֶ֨יהָ גּ֜וֹי מִצָּפ֗וֹן הֽוּא־יָשִׁ֤ית אֶת־אַרְצָהּ֙ לְשַׁמָּ֔ה וְלֹֽא־יִהְיֶ֥ה יוֹשֵׁ֖ב בָּ֑הּ מֵאָדָ֥ם וְעַד־בְּהֵמָ֖ה נָ֥דוּ הָלָֽכוּ׃

‎4 ‏בַּיָּמִ֨ים הָהֵ֜מָּה וּבָעֵ֤ת הַהִיא֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה יָבֹ֧אוּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל הֵ֥מָּה וּבְנֵֽי־יְהוּדָ֖ה יַחְדָּ֑ו הָל֤וֹךְ וּבָכוֹ֙ יֵלֵ֔כוּ וְאֶת־יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵיהֶ֖ם יְבַקֵּֽשׁוּ׃

‎5 ‏צִיּ֣וֹן יִשְׁאָ֔לוּ דֶּ֖רֶךְ הֵ֣נָּה פְנֵיהֶ֑ם בֹּ֚אוּ וְנִלְו֣וּ אֶל־יְהוָ֔ה בְּרִ֥ית עוֹלָ֖ם לֹ֥א תִשָּׁכֵֽחַ׃ ס

‎6 ‏צֹ֤אן אֹֽבְדוֹת֙ היה הָי֣וּ עַמִּ֔י רֹעֵיהֶ֣ם הִתְע֔וּם הָרִ֖ים שובבים שֽׁוֹבְב֑וּם מֵהַ֤ר אֶל־גִּבְעָה֙ הָלָ֔כוּ שָׁכְח֖וּ רִבְצָֽם׃

‎7 ‏כָּל־מוֹצְאֵיהֶ֣ם אֲכָל֔וּם וְצָרֵיהֶ֥ם אָמְר֖וּ לֹ֣א נֶאְשָׁ֑ם תַּ֗חַת אֲשֶׁ֨ר חָטְא֤וּ לַֽיהוָה֙ נְוֵה־צֶ֔דֶק וּמִקְוֵ֥ה אֲבֽוֹתֵיהֶ֖ם יְהוָֽה׃ ס

‎8 ‏נֻ֚דוּ מִתּ֣וֹךְ בָּבֶ֔ל וּמֵאֶ֥רֶץ כַּשְׂדִּ֖ים יצאו צֵ֑אוּ וִהְי֕וּ כְּעַתּוּדִ֖ים לִפְנֵי־צֹֽאן׃

‎9 ‏כִּ֣י הִנֵּ֣ה אָנֹכִ֡י מֵעִיר֩ וּמַעֲלֶ֨ה עַל־בָּבֶ֜ל קְהַל־גּוֹיִ֤ם גְּדֹלִים֙ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ צָפ֔וֹן וְעָ֣רְכוּ לָ֔הּ מִשָּׁ֖ם תִּלָּכֵ֑ד חִצָּיו֙ כְּגִבּ֣וֹר מַשְׁכִּ֔יל לֹ֥א יָשׁ֖וּב רֵיקָֽם׃

‎10 ‏וְהָיְתָ֥ה כַשְׂדִּ֖ים לְשָׁלָ֑ל כָּל־שֹׁלְלֶ֥יהָ יִשְׂבָּ֖עוּ נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎11 ‏כִּ֤י תשמחי תִשְׂמְחוּ֙ כִּ֣י תעלזי תַֽעַלְז֔וּm שֹׁסֵ֖י נַחֲלָתִ֑י כִּ֚י תפושי תָפ֙וּשׁוּ֙ כְּעֶגְלָ֣ה דָשָׁ֔ה ותצהלי וְתִצְהֲל֖וּ כָּאֲבִּרִֽים׃

‎12 ‏בּ֤וֹשָׁה אִמְּכֶם֙ מְאֹ֔ד חָפְרָ֖ה יֽוֹלַדְתְּכֶ֑ם הִנֵּה֙ אַחֲרִ֣ית גּוֹיִ֔ם מִדְבָּ֖ר צִיָּ֥ה וַעֲרָבָֽה׃

‎13 ‏מִקֶּ֤צֶף יְהוָה֙ לֹ֣א תֵשֵׁ֔ב וְהָיְתָ֥ה שְׁמָמָ֖ה כֻּלָּ֑הּ כֹּ֚ל עֹבֵ֣ר עַל־בָּבֶ֔ל יִשֹּׁ֥ם וְיִשְׁרֹ֖ק עַל־כָּל־מַכּוֹתֶֽיהָ׃

‎14 ‏עִרְכ֨וּ עַל־בָּבֶ֤ל׀ סָבִיב֙ כָּל־דֹּ֣רְכֵי קֶ֔שֶׁת יְד֣וּ אֵלֶ֔יהָ אַֽל־תַּחְמְל֖וּ אֶל־חֵ֑ץ כִּ֥י לַֽיהוָ֖ה חָטָֽאָה׃

‎15 ‏הָרִ֨יעוּ עָלֶ֤יהָ סָבִיב֙ נָתְנָ֣ה יָדָ֔הּ נָֽפְלוּ֙ אשויתיה אָשְׁיוֹתֶ֔יהָ נֶהֶרְס֖וּ חֽוֹמוֹתֶ֑יהָ כִּי֩ נִקְמַ֨ת יְהוָ֥ה הִיא֙ הִנָּ֣קְמוּ בָ֔הּ כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר עָשְׂתָ֖ה עֲשׂוּ־לָֽהּ׃

‎16 ‏כִּרְת֤וּ זוֹרֵ֙עַ֙ מִבָּבֶ֔ל וְתֹפֵ֥שׂ מַגָּ֖ל בְּעֵ֣ת קָצִ֑יר מִפְּנֵי֙ חֶ֣רֶב הַיּוֹנָ֔ה אִ֤ישׁ אֶל־עַמּוֹ֙ יִפְנ֔וּ וְאִ֥ישׁ לְאַרְצ֖וֹ יָנֻֽסוּ׃ ס

‎17 ‏שֶׂ֧ה פְזוּרָ֛ה יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל אֲרָי֣וֹת הִדִּ֑יחוּ הָרִאשׁ֤וֹן אֲכָלוֹ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ אַשּׁ֔וּר וְזֶ֤ה הָאַחֲרוֹן֙ עִצְּמ֔וֹ נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּ֖ר מֶ֥לֶךְ בָּבֶֽל׃ ס

‎18 ‏לָכֵ֗ן כֹּֽה־אָמַ֞ר יְהוָ֤ה צְבָאוֹת֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל הִנְנִ֥י פֹקֵ֛ד אֶל־מֶ֥לֶךְ בָּבֶ֖ל וְאֶל־אַרְצ֑וֹ כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר פָּקַ֖דְתִּי אֶל־מֶ֥לֶךְ אַשּֽׁוּר׃

‎19 ‏וְשֹׁבַבְתִּ֤י אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ אֶל־נָוֵ֔הוּ וְרָעָ֥ה הַכַּרְמֶ֖ל וְהַבָּשָׁ֑ן וּבְהַ֥ר אֶפְרַ֛יִם וְהַגִּלְעָ֖ד תִּשְׂבַּ֥ע נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃

‎20 ‏בַּיָּמִ֣ים הָהֵם֩ וּבָעֵ֨ת הַהִ֜יא נְאֻם־יְהוָ֗ה יְבֻקַּ֞שׁ אֶת־עֲוֹ֤ן יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ וְאֵינֶ֔נּוּ וְאֶת־חַטֹּ֥את יְהוּדָ֖ה וְלֹ֣א תִמָּצֶ֑אינָה כִּ֥י אֶסְלַ֖ח לַאֲשֶׁ֥ר אַשְׁאִֽיר׃

‎21 ‏עַל־הָאָ֤רֶץ מְרָתַ֙יִם֙ עֲלֵ֣ה עָלֶ֔יהָ וְאֶל־יוֹשְׁבֵ֖י פְּק֑וֹד חֲרֹ֨ב וְהַחֲרֵ֤ם אַֽחֲרֵיהֶם֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה וַעֲשֵׂ֕ה כְּכֹ֖ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר צִוִּיתִֽיךָ׃ ס

‎22 ‏ק֥וֹל מִלְחָמָ֖ה בָּאָ֑רֶץ וְשֶׁ֖בֶר גָּדֽוֹל׃

‎23 ‏אֵ֤יךְ נִגְדַּע֙ וַיִּשָּׁבֵ֔ר פַּטִּ֖ישׁ כָּל־הָאָ֑רֶץ אֵ֣יךְ הָיְתָ֧ה לְשַׁמָּ֛ה בָּבֶ֖ל בַּגּוֹיִֽם׃

‎24 ‏יָקֹ֨שְׁתִּי לָ֤ךְ וְגַם־נִלְכַּדְתְּ֙ בָּבֶ֔ל וְאַ֖תְּ לֹ֣א יָדָ֑עַתְּ נִמְצֵאת֙ וְגַם־נִתְפַּ֔שְׂתְּ כִּ֥י בַֽיהוָ֖ה הִתְגָּרִֽית׃

‎25 ‏פָּתַ֤ח יְהוָה֙ אֶת־א֣וֹצָר֔וֹ וַיּוֹצֵ֖א אֶת־כְּלֵ֣י זַעְמ֑וֹ כִּי־מְלָאכָ֣ה הִ֗יא לַֽאדֹנָ֧י יְהוִ֛ה צְבָא֖וֹת בְּאֶ֥רֶץ כַּשְׂדִּֽים׃

‎26 ‏בֹּֽאוּ־לָ֤הּ מִקֵּץ֙ פִּתְח֣וּ מַאֲבֻסֶ֔יהָ סָלּ֥וּהָ כְמוֹ־עֲרֵמִ֖ים וְהַחֲרִימ֑וּהָ אַל־תְּהִי־לָ֖הּ שְׁאֵרִֽית׃

‎27 ‏חִרְבוּ֙ כָּל־פָּרֶ֔יהָ יֵרְד֖וּ לַטָּ֑בַח ה֣וֹי עֲלֵיהֶ֔ם כִּֽי־בָ֥א יוֹמָ֖ם עֵ֥ת פְּקֻדָּתָֽם׃ ס

‎28 ‏ק֥וֹל נָסִ֛ים וּפְלֵטִ֖ים מֵאֶ֣רֶץ בָּבֶ֑ל לְהַגִּ֣יד בְּצִיּ֗וֹן אֶת־נִקְמַת֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ נִקְמַ֖ת הֵיכָלֽוֹ׃

‎29 ‏הַשְׁמִ֣יעוּ אֶל־בָּבֶ֣ל׀ רַ֠בִּים כָּל־דֹּ֨רְכֵי קֶ֜שֶׁת חֲנ֧וּ עָלֶ֣יהָ סָבִ֗יב אַל־יְהִי־לָהּ֙a פְּלֵטָ֔ה שַׁלְּמוּ־לָ֣הּ כְּפָעֳלָ֔הּ כְּכֹ֛ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר עָשְׂתָ֖ה עֲשׂוּ־לָ֑הּ כִּ֧י אֶל־יְהוָ֛ה זָ֖דָה אֶל־קְד֥וֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎30 ‏לָכֵ֛ן יִפְּל֥וּ בַחוּרֶ֖יהָ בִּרְחֹבֹתֶ֑יהָ וְכָל־אַנְשֵׁ֨י מִלְחַמְתָּ֥הּ יִדַּ֛מּוּ בַּיּ֥וֹם הַה֖וּא נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃ ס

‎31 ‏הִנְנִ֤י אֵלֶ֙יךָ֙ זָד֔וֹן נְאֻם־אֲדֹנָ֥י יְהוִ֖ה צְבָא֑וֹת כִּ֛י בָּ֥א יוֹמְךָ֖ עֵ֥ת פְּקַדְתִּֽיךָ׃

‎32 ‏וְכָשַׁ֤ל זָדוֹן֙ וְנָפַ֔ל וְאֵ֥ין ל֖וֹ מֵקִ֑ים וְהִצַּ֤תִּי אֵשׁ֙ בְּעָרָ֔יו וְאָכְלָ֖ה כָּל־סְבִיבֹתָֽיו׃ ס

‎33 ‏כֹּ֤ה אָמַר֙ יְהוָ֣ה צְבָא֔וֹת עֲשׁוּקִ֛ים בְּנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֥ל וּבְנֵי־יְהוּדָ֖ה יַחְדָּ֑ו וְכָל־שֹֽׁבֵיהֶם֙ הֶחֱזִ֣יקוּ בָ֔ם מֵאֲנ֖וּ שַׁלְּחָֽם׃

‎34 ‏גֹּאֲלָ֣ם׀ חָזָ֗ק יְהוָ֤ה צְבָאוֹת֙ שְׁמ֔וֹ רִ֥יב יָרִ֖יב אֶת־רִיבָ֑ם לְמַ֙עַן֙ הִרְגִּ֣יעַ אֶת־הָאָ֔רֶץ וְהִרְגִּ֖יז לְיֹשְׁבֵ֥י בָבֶֽל׃

‎35 ‏חֶ֥רֶב עַל־כַּשְׂדִּ֖ים נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה וְאֶל־יֹשְׁבֵ֣י בָבֶ֔ל וְאֶל־שָׂרֶ֖יהָ וְאֶל־חֲכָמֶֽיהָ׃

‎36 ‏חֶ֥רֶב אֶל־הַבַּדִּ֖ים וְנֹאָ֑לוּ חֶ֥רֶב אֶל־גִּבּוֹרֶ֖יהָ וָחָֽתּוּ׃

‎37 ‏חֶ֜רֶב אֶל־סוּסָ֣יו וְאֶל־רִכְבּ֗וֹ וְאֶל־כָּל־הָעֶ֛רֶב אֲשֶׁ֥ר בְּתוֹכָ֖הּ וְהָי֣וּ לְנָשִׁ֑ים חֶ֥רֶב אֶל־אוֹצְרֹתֶ֖יהָ וּבֻזָּֽזוּ׃

‎38 ‏חֹ֥רֶב אֶל־מֵימֶ֖יהָ וְיָבֵ֑שׁוּ כִּ֣י אֶ֤רֶץ פְּסִלִים֙ הִ֔יא וּבָאֵימִ֖ים יִתְהֹלָֽלוּ׃

‎39 ‏לָכֵ֗ן יֵשְׁב֤וּ צִיִּים֙ אֶת־אִיִּ֔ים וְיָ֥שְׁבוּ בָ֖הּ בְּנ֣וֹת יַֽעֲנָ֑ה וְלֹֽא־תֵשֵׁ֥ב עוֹד֙ לָנֶ֔צַח וְלֹ֥א תִשְׁכּ֖וֹן עַד־דּ֥וֹר וָדֽוֹר׃

‎40 ‏כְּמַהְפֵּכַ֨ת אֱלֹהִ֜ים אֶת־סְדֹ֧ם וְאֶת־עֲמֹרָ֛ה וְאֶת־שְׁכֵנֶ֖יהָ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה לֹֽא־יֵשֵׁ֥ב שָׁם֙ אִ֔ישׁ וְלֹֽא־יָג֥וּר בָּ֖הּ בֶּן־אָדָֽם׃

‎41 ‏הִנֵּ֛ה עַ֥ם בָּ֖א מִצָּפ֑וֹן וְג֤וֹי גָּדוֹל֙ וּמְלָכִ֣ים רַבִּ֔ים יֵעֹ֖רוּ מִיַּרְכְּתֵי־אָֽרֶץ׃

‎42 ‏קֶ֣שֶׁת וְכִידֹ֞ן יַחֲזִ֗יקוּ אַכְזָרִ֥י הֵ֙מָּה֙ וְלֹ֣א יְרַחֵ֔מוּ קוֹלָם֙ כַּיָּ֣ם יֶהֱמֶ֔ה וְעַל־סוּסִ֖ים יִרְכָּ֑בוּ עָר֗וּךְ כְּאִישׁ֙ לַמִּלְחָמָ֔ה עָלַ֖יִךְ בַּת־בָּבֶֽל׃

‎43 ‏שָׁמַ֧ע מֶֽלֶךְ־בָּבֶ֛ל אֶת־שִׁמְעָ֖ם וְרָפ֣וּ יָדָ֑יו צָרָה֙ הֶחֱזִיקַ֔תְהוּ חִ֖יל כַּיּוֹלֵדָֽה׃

‎44 ‏הִ֠נֵּה כְּאַרְיֵ֞ה יַעֲלֶ֨ה מִגְּא֣וֹן הַיַּרְדֵּן֮ אֶל־נְוֵ֣ה אֵיתָן֒ כִּֽי־אַרְגִּ֤עָה ארוצם אֲרִיצֵם֙ מֵֽעָלֶ֔יהָ וּמִ֥י בָח֖וּר אֵלֶ֣יהָ אֶפְקֹ֑ד כִּ֣י מִ֤י כָמ֙וֹנִי֙ וּמִ֣י יוֹעִדֶ֔נִּי וּמִֽי־זֶ֣ה רֹעֶ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר יַעֲמֹ֖ד לְפָנָֽי׃

‎45 ‏לָכֵ֞ן שִׁמְע֣וּ עֲצַת־יְהוָ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֤ר יָעַץ֙ אֶל־בָּבֶ֔ל וּמַ֨חְשְׁבוֹתָ֔יו אֲשֶׁ֥ר חָשַׁ֖ב אֶל־אֶ֣רֶץ כַּשְׂדִּ֑ים אִם־לֹ֤א יִסְחָבוּם֙ צְעִירֵ֣י הַצֹּ֔אן אִם־לֹ֥א יַשִּׁ֛ים עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם נָוֶֽה׃

‎46 ‏מִקּוֹל֙ נִתְפְּשָׂ֣ה בָבֶ֔ל נִרְעֲשָׁ֖ה הָאָ֑רֶץ וּזְעָקָ֖ה בַּגּוֹיִ֥ם נִשְׁמָֽע׃ ס


1 Verbum quod locutus est Dominus de Babylone et de terra Chaldæorum, in manu Jeremiæ prophetæ.

2 [Annuntiate in gentibus, et auditum facite:
levate signum, prædicate, et nolite celare:
dicite: Capta est Babylon,
confusus est Bel, victus est Merodach,
confusa sunt sculptilia ejus,
superata sunt idola eorum.

3 Quoniam ascendit contra eam gens ab aquilone,
quæ ponet terram ejus in solitudinem,
et non erit qui habitet in ea ab homine usque ad pecus:
et moti sunt, et abierunt.

4 In diebus illis, et in tempore illo, ait Dominus,
venient filii Israël ipsi et filii Juda simul:
ambulantes et flentes properabunt,
et Dominum Deum suum quærent:

5 in Sion interrogabunt viam, huc facies eorum:
venient, et apponentur ad Dominum fœdere sempiterno,
quod nulla oblivione delebitur.

6 Grex perditus factus est populus meus:
pastores eorum seduxerunt eos,
feceruntque vagari in montibus:
de monte in collem transierunt;
obliti sunt cubilis sui.

7 Omnes qui invenerunt comederunt eos,
et hostes eorum dixerunt: Non peccavimus:
pro eo quod peccaverunt Domino decori justitiæ,
et exspectationi patrum eorum Domino.

8 Recedite de medio Babylonis,
et de terra Chaldæorum egredimini,
et estote quasi hædi ante gregem.

9 Quoniam ecce ego suscito,
et adducam in Babylonem
congregationem gentium magnarum de terra aquilonis,
et præparabuntur adversus eam, et inde capietur:
sagitta ejus quasi viri fortis interfectoris:
non revertetur vacua.

10 Et erit Chaldæa in prædam:
omnes vastantes eam replebuntur, ait Dominus.

11 Quoniam exsultatis, et magna loquimini,
diripientes hæreditatem meam:
quoniam effusi estis sicut vituli super herbam,
et mugistis sicut tauri:

12 confusa est mater vestra nimis,
et adæquata pulveri, quæ genuit vos:
ecce novissima erit in gentibus,
deserta, invia, et arens.

13 Ab ira Domini non habitabitur,
sed redigetur tota in solitudinem:
omnis qui transibit per Babylonem stupebit,
et sibilabit super universis plagis ejus.

14 Præparamini contra Babylonem per circuitum,
omnes qui tenditis arcum:
debellate eam, non parcatis jaculis,
quia Domino peccavit.

15 Clamate adversus eam,
ubique dedit manum:
ceciderunt fundamenta ejus,
destructi sunt muri ejus,
quoniam ultio Domini est:
ultionem accipite de ea:
sicut fecit, facite ei.

16 Disperdite satorem de Babylone,
et tenentem falcem in tempore messis:
a facie gladii columbæ
unusquisque ad populum suum convertetur,
et singuli ad terram suam fugient.

17 Grex dispersus Israël:
leones ejecerunt eum.
Primus comedit eum rex Assur:
iste novissimus exossavit eum
Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis.

18 Propterea hæc dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israël:
Ecce ego visitabo regem Babylonis et terram ejus,
sicut visitavi regem Assur:

19 et reducam Israël ad habitaculum suum:
et pascetur Carmelum et Basan,
et in monte Ephraim et Galaad saturabitur anima ejus.

20 In diebus illis, et in tempore illo, ait Dominus,
quæretur iniquitas Israël, et non erit,
et peccatum Juda, et non invenietur:
quoniam propitius ero eis quos reliquero.

21 Super terram dominantium ascende,
et super habitatores ejus visita:
dissipa, et interfice quæ post eos sunt, ait Dominus,
et fac juxta omnia quæ præcepi tibi.

22 Vox belli in terra, et contritio magna.

23 Quomodo confractus est et contritus malleus universæ terræ?
quomodo versa est in desertum Babylon in gentibus?

24 Illaqueavi te, et capta es, Babylon,
et nesciebas:
inventa es et apprehensa,
quoniam Dominum provocasti.

25 Aperuit Dominus thesaurum suum,
et protulit vasa iræ suæ,
quoniam opus est Domino Deo exercituum,
in terra Chaldæorum.

26 Venite ad eam ab extremis finibus;
aperite ut exeant qui conculcent eam:
tollite de via lapides, et redigite in acervos:
et interficite eam, nec sit quidquam reliquum.

27 Dissipate universos fortes ejus:
descendant in occisionem:
væ eis, quia venit dies eorum,
tempus visitationis eorum!

28 Vox fugientium,
et eorum qui evaserunt de terra Babylonis,
ut annuntient in Sion ultionem Domini Dei nostri,
ultionem templi ejus.

29 Annuntiate in Babylonem plurimis,
omnibus qui tendunt arcum:
consistite adversus eam per gyrum,
et nullus evadat:
reddite ei secundum opus suum:
juxta omnia quæ fecit, facite illi,
quia contra Dominum erecta est,
adversum Sanctum Israël.

30 Idcirco cadent juvenes ejus in plateis ejus,
et omnes viri bellatores ejus conticescent in die illa,
ait Dominus.

31 Ecce ego ad te, superbe!
dicit Dominus Deus exercituum:
quia venit dies tuus,
tempus visitationis tuæ.

32 Et cadet superbus, et corruet,
et non erit qui suscitet eum:
et succendam ignem in urbibus ejus,
et devorabit omnia in circuitu ejus.

33 Hæc dicit Dominus exercituum:
Calumniam sustinent filii Israël,
et filii Juda simul:
omnes qui ceperunt eos, tenent:
nolunt dimittere eos.

34 Redemptor eorum fortis,
Dominus exercituum nomen ejus:
judicio defendet causam eorum,
ut exterreat terram,
et commoveat habitatores Babylonis.

35 Gladius ad Chaldæos, ait Dominus,
et ad habitatores Babylonis,
et ad principes, et ad sapientes ejus.

36 Gladius ad divinos ejus, qui stulti erunt:
gladius ad fortes illius, qui timebunt.

37 Gladius ad equos ejus, et ad currus ejus,
et ad omne vulgus quod est in medio ejus:
et erunt quasi mulieres:
gladius ad thesauros ejus, qui diripientur.

38 Siccitas super aquas ejus erit, et arescent,
quia terra sculptilium est, et in portentis gloriantur.

39 Propterea habitabunt dracones cum faunis ficariis,
et habitabunt in ea struthiones:
et non inhabitabitur ultra usque in sempiternum,
nec exstruetur usque ad generationem et generationem.

40 Sicut subvertit Dominus Sodomam et Gomorrham,
et vicinas ejus, ait Dominus,
non habitabit ibi vir,
et non incolet eam filius hominis.

41 Ecce populus venit ab aquilone,
et gens magna, et reges multi
consurgent a finibus terræ.

42 Arcum et scutum apprehendent:
crudeles sunt, et immisericordes:
vox eorum quasi mare sonabit,
et super equos ascendent,
sicut vir paratus ad prælium contra te, filia Babylon.

43 Audivit rex Babylonis famam eorum,
et dissolutæ sunt manus ejus:
angustia apprehendit eum,
dolor quasi parturientem.

44 Ecce quasi leo ascendet,
de superbia Jordanis ad pulchritudinem robustam,
quia subito currere faciam eum ad illam.
Et quis erit electus, quem præponam ei?
quis est enim similis mei?
et quis sustinebit me?
et quis est iste pastor, qui resistat vultui meo?

45 Propterea audite consilium Domini
quod mente concepit adversum Babylonem,
et cogitationes ejus
quas cogitavit super terram Chaldæorum:
nisi detraxerint eos parvuli gregum,
nisi dissipatum fuerit cum ipsis habitaculum eorum.

46 A voce captivitatis Babylonis commota est terra,
et clamor inter gentes auditus est.]

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