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Jeremiah 5


1  Run ye to and fro7751 through the streets2351 of Jerusalem,3389 and see7200 now,4994 and know,3045 and seek1245 in the broad places7339 thereof, if518 ye can find4672 a man,376 if518 there be3426 any that executeth6213 judgment,4941 that seeketh1245 the truth;530 and I will pardon5545 it.

2  And though518 they say,559 The LORD3068 liveth;2416 surely3651 they swear7650 falsely.8267

3  O LORD,3068 are not3808 thine eyes5869 upon the truth?530 thou hast stricken5221 them, but they have not3808 grieved;2342 thou hast consumed3615 them, but they have refused3985 to receive3947 correction:4148 they have made their faces6440 harder2388 than a rock;4480 5553 they have refused3985 to return.7725

4  Therefore I589 said,559 Surely389 these1992 are poor;1800 they are foolish:2973 for3588 they know3045 not3808 the way1870 of the LORD,3068 nor the judgment4941 of their God.430

5  I will get1980 me unto413 the great men,1419 and will speak unto1696 them; for3588 they1992 have known3045 the way1870 of the LORD,3068 and the judgment4941 of their God:430 but389 these1992 have altogether3162 broken7665 the yoke,5923 and burst5423 the bonds.4147

6  Wherefore5921 3651 a lion738 out of the forest4480 3293 shall slay5221 them, and a wolf2061 of the evenings6160 shall spoil7703 them, a leopard5246 shall watch8245 over5921 their cities:5892 every one3605 that goeth out3318 thence4480 2007 shall be torn in pieces:2963 because3588 their transgressions6588 are many,7231 and their backslidings4878 are increased.6105

7  How335 shall I pardon5545 thee for this?2063 thy children1121 have forsaken5800 me, and sworn7650 by them that are no3808 gods:430 when I had fed them to the full,7646 853 they then committed adultery,5003 and assembled themselves1413 by troops in the harlots2181 houses.1004

8  They were1961 as fed2109 horses5483 in the morning:7904 every one376 neighed6670 after413 his neighbor's7453 wife.802

9  Shall I not3808 visit6485 for5921 these428 things? saith5002 the LORD:3068 and518 shall not3808 my soul5315 be avenged5358 on such834 a nation1471 as this?2088

10  Go ye up5927 upon her walls,8284 and destroy;7843 but make6213 not408 a full end:3617 take away5493 her battlements;5189 for3588 they1992 are not3808 the LORD's.3068

11  For3588 the house1004 of Israel3478 and the house1004 of Judah3063 have dealt very treacherously898 898 against me, saith5002 the LORD.3068

12  They have belied3584 the LORD,3068 and said,559 It is not3808 he;1931 neither3808 shall evil7451 come935 upon5921 us; neither3808 shall we see7200 sword2719 nor famine:7458

13  And the prophets5030 shall become1961 wind,7307 and the word1699 is not369 in them: thus3541 shall it be done6213 unto them.

14  Wherefore3651 thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 God430 of hosts,6635 Because3282 ye speak1696 853 this2088 word,1697 behold,2009 I will make5414 my words1697 in thy mouth6310 fire,784 and this2088 people5971 wood,6086 and it shall devour398 them.

15  Lo,2009 I will bring935 a nation1471 upon5921 you from far,4480 4801 O house1004 of Israel,3478 saith5002 the LORD:3068 it1931 is a mighty386 nation,1471 it1931 is an ancient4480 5769 nation,1471 a nation1471 whose language3956 thou knowest3045 not,3808 neither3808 understandest8085 what4100 they say.1696

16  Their quiver827 is as an open6605 sepulcher,6913 they are all3605 mighty men.1368

17  And they shall eat up398 thine harvest,7105 and thy bread,3899 which thy sons1121 and thy daughters1323 should eat:398 they shall eat up398 thy flocks6629 and thine herds:1241 they shall eat up398 thy vines1612 and thy fig trees:8384 they shall impoverish7567 thy fenced4013 cities,5892 wherein834 thou859 trustedst,982 with the sword.2719

18  Nevertheless1571 in those1992 days,3117 saith5002 the LORD,3068 I will not3808 make6213 a full end3617 with854 you.

19  And it shall come to pass,1961 when3588 ye shall say,559 Wherefore8478 4100 doeth6213 the LORD3068 our God430 853 all3605 these428 things unto us? then shalt thou answer559 413 them, Like834 as ye have forsaken5800 me, and served5647 strange5236 gods430 in your land,776 so3651 shall ye serve5647 strangers2114 in a land776 that is not3808 yours.

20  Declare5046 this2063 in the house1004 of Jacob,3290 and publish8085 it in Judah,3063 saying,559

21  Hear8085 now4994 this,2063 O foolish5530 people,5971 and without369 understanding;3820 which have eyes,5869 and see7200 not;3808 which have ears,241 and hear8085 not:3808

22  Fear3372 ye not3808 me? saith5002 the LORD:3068 will ye not3808 tremble2342 at my presence,4480 6440 which834 have placed7760 the sand2344 for the bound1366 of the sea3220 by a perpetual5769 decree,2706 that it cannot3808 pass5674 it: and though the waves1530 thereof toss themselves,1607 yet can they not3808 prevail;3201 though they roar,1993 yet can they not3808 pass over5674 it?

23  But this2088 people5971 hath1961 a revolting5637 and a rebellious4784 heart;3820 they are revolted5493 and gone.1980

24  Neither3808 say559 they in their heart,3824 Let us now4994 fear3372 853 the LORD3068 our God,430 that giveth5414 rain,1653 both the former3138 and the latter,4456 in his season:6256 he reserveth8104 unto us the appointed2708 weeks7620 of the harvest.7105

25  Your iniquities5771 have turned away5186 these428 things, and your sins2403 have withheld4513 good2896 things from4480 you.

26  For3588 among my people5971 are found4672 wicked7563 men: they lay wait,7789 as he that setteth7918 snares;3353 they set5324 a trap,4889 they catch3920 men.376

27  As a cage3619 is full4392 of birds,5775 so3651 are their houses1004 full4392 of deceit:4820 therefore5921 3651 they are become great,1431 and waxen rich.6238

28  They are waxen fat,8080 they shine:6245 yea,1571 they overpass5674 the deeds1697 of the wicked:7451 they judge1777 not3808 the cause,1779 the cause1779 of the fatherless,3490 yet they prosper;6743 and the right4941 of the needy34 do they not3808 judge.8199

29  Shall I not3808 visit6485 for5921 these428 things? saith5002 the LORD:3068 shall not3808 my soul5315 be avenged5358 on such834 a nation1471 as this?2088

30  A wonderful8047 and horrible thing8186 is committed1961 in the land;776

31  The prophets5030 prophesy5012 falsely,8267 and the priests3548 bear rule7287 by5921 their means;3027 and my people5971 love157 to have it so:3651 and what4100 will ye do6213 in the end319 thereof?


1 περιδράμετε ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς Ιερουσαλημ καὶ ἴδετε καὶ γνῶτε καὶ ζητήσατε ἐν ταῖς πλατείαις αὐτῆς ἐὰν εὕρητε ἄνδρα εἰ ἔστιν ποιῶν κρίμα καὶ ζητῶν πίστιν καὶ ἵλεως ἔσομαι αὐτοῖς λέγει κύριος

2 ζῇ κύριος λέγουσιν διὰ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐπὶ ψεύδεσιν ὀμνύουσιν

3 κύριε οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου εἰς πίστιν ἐμαστίγωσας αὐτούς καὶ οὐκ ἐπόνεσαν συνετέλεσας αὐτούς καὶ οὐκ ἠθέλησαν δέξασθαι παιδείαν ἐστερέωσαν τὰ πρόσωπα αὐτῶν ὑπὲρ πέτραν καὶ οὐκ ἠθέλησαν ἐπιστραφῆναι

4 καὶ ἐγὼ εἶπα ἴσως πτωχοί εἰσιν διότι οὐκ ἐδυνάσθησαν ὅτι οὐκ ἔγνωσαν ὁδὸν κυρίου καὶ κρίσιν θεοῦ

5 πορεύσομαι πρὸς τοὺς ἁδροὺς καὶ λαλήσω αὐτοῖς ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἐπέγνωσαν ὁδὸν κυρίου καὶ κρίσιν θεοῦ καὶ ἰδοὺ ὁμοθυμαδὸν συνέτριψαν ζυγόν διέρρηξαν δεσμούς

6 διὰ τοῦτο ἔπαισεν αὐτοὺς λέων ἐκ τοῦ δρυμοῦ καὶ λύκος ἕως τῶν οἰκιῶν ὠλέθρευσεν αὐτούς καὶ πάρδαλις ἐγρηγόρησεν ἐπὶ τὰς πόλεις αὐτῶν πάντες οἱ ἐκπορευόμενοι ἀπ᾽ αὐτῶν θηρευθήσονται ὅτι ἐπλήθυναν ἀσεβείας αὐτῶν ἴσχυσαν ἐν ταῖς ἀποστροφαῖς αὐτῶν

7 ποίᾳ τούτων ἵλεως γένωμαί σοι οἱ υἱοί σου ἐγκατέλιπόν με καὶ ὤμνυον ἐν τοῖς οὐκ οὖσιν θεοῖς καὶ ἐχόρτασα αὐτούς καὶ ἐμοιχῶντο καὶ ἐν οἴκοις πορνῶν κατέλυον

8 ἵπποι θηλυμανεῖς ἐγενήθησαν ἕκαστος ἐπὶ τὴν γυναῖκα τοῦ πλησίον αὐτοῦ ἐχρεμέτιζον

9 μὴ ἐπὶ τούτοις οὐκ ἐπισκέψομαι λέγει κύριος ἢ ἐν ἔθνει τοιούτῳ οὐκ ἐκδικήσει ἡ ψυχή μου

10 ἀνάβητε ἐπὶ τοὺς προμαχῶνας αὐτῆς καὶ κατασκάψατε συντέλειαν δὲ μὴ ποιήσητε ὑπολίπεσθε τὰ ὑποστηρίγματα αὐτῆς ὅτι τοῦ κυρίου εἰσίν

11 ὅτι ἀθετῶν ἠθέτησεν εἰς ἐμέ λέγει κύριος οἶκος Ισραηλ καὶ οἶκος Ιουδα

12 ἐψεύσαντο τῷ κυρίῳ ἑαυτῶν καὶ εἶπαν οὐκ ἔστιν ταῦτα οὐχ ἥξει ἐφ᾽ ἡμᾶς κακά καὶ μάχαιραν καὶ λιμὸν οὐκ ὀψόμεθα

13 οἱ προφῆται ἡμῶν ἦσαν εἰς ἄνεμον καὶ λόγος κυρίου οὐχ ὑπῆρχεν ἐν αὐτοῖς οὕτως ἔσται αὐτοῖς

14 διὰ τοῦτο τάδε λέγει κύριος παντοκράτωρ ἀνθ᾽ ὧν ἐλαλήσατε τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ δέδωκα τοὺς λόγους μου εἰς τὸ στόμα σου πῦρ καὶ τὸν λαὸν τοῦτον ξύλα καὶ καταφάγεται αὐτούς

15 ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐπάγω ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς ἔθνος πόρρωθεν οἶκος Ισραηλ λέγει κύριος ἔθνος οὗ οὐκ ἀκούσῃ τῆς φωνῆς τῆς γλώσσης αὐτοῦ

16 πάντες ἰσχυροὶ

17 καὶ κατέδονται τὸν θερισμὸν ὑμῶν καὶ τοὺς ἄρτους ὑμῶν καὶ κατέδονται τοὺς υἱοὺς ὑμῶν καὶ τὰς θυγατέρας ὑμῶν καὶ κατέδονται τὰ πρόβατα ὑμῶν καὶ τοὺς μόσχους ὑμῶν καὶ κατέδονται τοὺς ἀμπελῶνας ὑμῶν καὶ τοὺς συκῶνας ὑμῶν καὶ τοὺς ἐλαιῶνας ὑμῶν καὶ ἀλοήσουσιν τὰς πόλεις τὰς ὀχυρὰς ὑμῶν ἐφ᾽ αἷς ὑμεῖς πεποίθατε ἐπ᾽ αὐταῖς ἐν ῥομφαίᾳ

18 καὶ ἔσται ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις λέγει κύριος ὁ θεός σου οὐ μὴ ποιήσω ὑμᾶς εἰς συντέλειαν

19 καὶ ἔσται ὅταν εἴπητε τίνος ἕνεκεν ἐποίησεν κύριος ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν ἡμῖν ἅπαντα ταῦτα καὶ ἐρεῖς αὐτοῖς ἀνθ᾽ ὧν ἐδουλεύσατε θεοῖς ἀλλοτρίοις ἐν τῇ γῇ ὑμῶν οὕτως δουλεύσετε ἀλλοτρίοις ἐν γῇ οὐχ ὑμῶν

20 ἀναγγείλατε ταῦτα εἰς τὸν οἶκον Ιακωβ καὶ ἀκουσθήτω ἐν τῷ Ιουδα

21 ἀκούσατε δὴ ταῦτα λαὸς μωρὸς καὶ ἀκάρδιος ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτοῖς καὶ οὐ βλέπουσιν ὦτα αὐτοῖς καὶ οὐκ ἀκούουσιν

22 μὴ ἐμὲ οὐ φοβηθήσεσθε λέγει κύριος ἢ ἀπὸ προσώπου μου οὐκ εὐλαβηθήσεσθε τὸν τάξαντα ἄμμον ὅριον τῇ θαλάσσῃ πρόσταγμα αἰώνιον καὶ οὐχ ὑπερβήσεται αὐτό καὶ ταραχθήσεται καὶ οὐ δυνήσεται καὶ ἠχήσουσιν τὰ κύματα αὐτῆς καὶ οὐχ ὑπερβήσεται αὐτό

23 τῷ δὲ λαῷ τούτῳ ἐγενήθη καρδία ἀνήκοος καὶ ἀπειθής καὶ ἐξέκλιναν καὶ ἀπήλθοσαν

24 καὶ οὐκ εἶπον ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτῶν φοβηθῶμεν δὴ κύριον τὸν θεὸν ἡμῶν τὸν διδόντα ἡμῖν ὑετὸν πρόιμον καὶ ὄψιμον κατὰ καιρὸν πληρώσεως προστάγματος θερισμοῦ καὶ ἐφύλαξεν ἡμῖν

25 αἱ ἀνομίαι ὑμῶν ἐξέκλιναν ταῦτα καὶ αἱ ἁμαρτίαι ὑμῶν ἀπέστησαν τὰ ἀγαθὰ ἀφ᾽ ὑμῶν

26 ὅτι εὑρέθησαν ἐν τῷ λαῷ μου ἀσεβεῖς καὶ παγίδας ἔστησαν διαφθεῖραι ἄνδρας καὶ συνελαμβάνοσαν

27 ὡς παγὶς ἐφεσταμένη πλήρης πετεινῶν οὕτως οἱ οἶκοι αὐτῶν πλήρεις δόλου διὰ τοῦτο ἐμεγαλύνθησαν καὶ ἐπλούτησαν

28 καὶ παρέβησαν κρίσιν οὐκ ἔκριναν κρίσιν ὀρφανοῦ καὶ κρίσιν χήρας οὐκ ἐκρίνοσαν

29 μὴ ἐπὶ τούτοις οὐκ ἐπισκέψομαι λέγει κύριος ἢ ἐν ἔθνει τῷ τοιούτῳ οὐκ ἐκδικήσει ἡ ψυχή μου

30 ἔκστασις καὶ φρικτὰ ἐγενήθη ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς

31 οἱ προφῆται προφητεύουσιν ἄδικα καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς ἐπεκρότησαν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν καὶ ὁ λαός μου ἠγάπησεν οὕτως καὶ τί ποιήσετε εἰς τὰ μετὰ ταῦτα


‎1 ‏שׁוֹטְט֞וּ בְּחוּצ֣וֹת יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם וּרְאוּ־נָ֤א וּדְעוּ֙ וּבַקְשׁ֣וּ בִרְחוֹבוֹתֶ֔יהָ אִם־תִּמְצְא֣וּ אִ֔ישׁ אִם־יֵ֛שׁ עֹשֶׂ֥ה מִשְׁפָּ֖ט מְבַקֵּ֣שׁ אֱמוּנָ֑ה וְאֶסְלַ֖ח לָֽהּ׃

‎2 ‏וְאִ֥ם חַי־יְהוָֹ֖ה יֹאמֵ֑רוּ לָכֵ֥ן לַשֶּׁ֖קֶר יִשָּׁבֵֽעוּ׃

‎3 ‏יְהוָֹ֗ה עֵינֶיךָ֮ הֲל֣וֹא לֶאֱמוּנָה֒ הִכִּ֤יתָה אֹתָם֙ וְֽלֹא־חָ֔לוּ כִּלִּיתָ֕ם מֵאֲנ֖וּ קַ֣חַת מוּסָ֑ר חִזְּק֤וּ פְנֵיהֶם֙ מִסֶּ֔לַע מֵאֲנ֖וּ לָשֽׁוּב׃

‎4 ‏וַאֲנִ֣י אָמַ֔רְתִּי אַךְ־דַּלִּ֖ים הֵ֑ם נוֹאֲל֕וּ כִּ֣י לֹ֤א יָדְעוּ֙ דֶּ֣רֶךְ יְהוָ֔ה מִשְׁפַּ֖ט אֱלֹהֵיהֶֽם׃

‎5 ‏אֵֽלֲכָה־לִּ֤י אֶל־הַגְּדֹלִים֙ וַאֲדַבְּרָ֣ה אוֹתָ֔ם כִּ֣י הֵ֗מָּה יָדְעוּ֙ דֶּ֣רֶךְ יְהוָ֔ה מִשְׁפַּ֖ט אֱלֹהֵיהֶ֑ם אַ֣ךְ הֵ֤מָּה יַחְדָּו֙ שָׁ֣בְרוּ עֹ֔ל נִתְּק֖וּ מוֹסֵרֽוֹת׃

‎6 ‏עַל־כֵּן֩ הִכָּ֨ם אַרְיֵ֜ה מִיַּ֗עַר זְאֵ֤ב עֲרָבוֹת֙ יְשָׁדְדֵ֔ם נָמֵ֤ר שֹׁקֵד֙ עַל־עָ֣רֵיהֶ֔ם כָּל־הַיּוֹצֵ֥א מֵהֵ֖נָּה יִטָּרֵ֑ף כִּ֤י רַבּוּ֙ פִּשְׁעֵיהֶ֔ם עָצְמ֖וּ משבותיהם מְשׁוּבוֹתֵיהֶֽם׃3

‎7 ‏אֵ֤י לָזֹאת֙ אסלוח־1 אֶֽסְלַֽח־ לָ֔ךְy בָּנַ֣יִךְ עֲזָב֔וּנִי וַיִּשָּׁבְע֖וּ בְּלֹ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים וָאַשְׂבִּ֤עַ אוֹתָם֙ וַיִּנְאָ֔פוּ וּבֵ֥ית זוֹנָ֖ה יִתְגֹּדָֽדוּ׃

‎8 ‏סוּסִ֥ים מְיֻזָּנִ֖ים מַשְׁכִּ֣ים הָי֑וּ אִ֛ישׁ אֶל־אֵ֥שֶׁת רֵעֵ֖הוּ יִצְהָֽלוּ׃

‎9 ‏הַֽעַל־אֵ֥לֶּה לוֹא־אֶפְקֹ֖ד נְאֻם־יְהוָֹ֑ה וְאִם֙ בְּג֣וֹי אֲשֶׁר־כָּזֶ֔ה לֹ֥א תִתְנַקֵּ֖ם נַפְשִֽׁי׃ ס

‎10 ‏עֲל֤וּ בְשָׁרוֹתֶ֙יהָ֙ וְשַׁחֵ֔תוּ וְכָלָ֖ה אַֽל־תַּעֲשׂ֑וּ הָסִ֙ירוּ֙ נְטִ֣ישׁוֹתֶ֔יהָ כִּ֛י ל֥וֹא לַיהוָ֖ה הֵֽמָּה׃

‎11 ‏כִּי֩ בָג֨וֹד בָּגְד֜וּ בִּ֗י בֵּ֧ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל וּבֵ֥ית יְהוּדָ֖ה נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎12 ‏כִּֽחֲשׁוּ֙ בַּיהוָ֔ה וַיֹּאמְר֖וּ לֹא־ה֑וּא וְלֹא־תָב֤וֹא עָלֵ֙ינוּ֙ רָעָ֔ה וְחֶ֥רֶב וְרָעָ֖ב ל֥וֹא נִרְאֶֽה׃

‎13 ‏וְהַנְּבִיאִים֙ יִֽהְי֣וּ לְר֔וּחַ וְהַדִּבֵּ֖ר אֵ֣ין בָּהֶ֑ם כֹּ֥ה יֵעָשֶׂ֖ה לָהֶֽם׃ ס

‎14 ‏לָכֵ֗ן כֹּֽה־אָמַ֤ר יְהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י צְבָא֔וֹת יַ֚עַן דַּבֶּרְכֶ֔ם אֶת־הַדָּבָ֖ר הַזֶּ֑ה הִנְנִ֣י נֹתֵן֩ דְּבָרַ֨י בְּפִ֜יךָ לְאֵ֗שׁ וְהָעָ֥ם הַזֶּ֛ה עֵצִ֖ים וַאֲכָלָֽתַם׃

‎15 ‏הִנְנִ֣י מֵבִיא֩ עֲלֵיכֶ֨ם גּ֧וֹי מִמֶּרְחָ֛ק בֵּ֥ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל נְאֻם־יְהוָֹ֑ה גּ֣וֹי׀ אֵיתָ֣ן ה֗וּא גּ֤וֹי מֵעוֹלָם֙ ה֔וּא גּ֚וֹי לֹא־תֵדַ֣ע לְשֹׁנ֔וֹ וְלֹ֥א תִשְׁמַ֖ע מַה־יְדַבֵּֽר׃

‎16 ‏אַשְׁפָּת֖וֹ כְּקֶ֣בֶר פָּת֑וּחַ כֻּלָּ֖ם גִּבּוֹרִֽים׃

‎17 ‏וְאָכַ֨ל קְצִֽירְךָ֜ וְלַחְמֶ֗ךָ יֹאכְלוּ֙ בָּנֶ֣יךָ וּבְנוֹתֶ֔יךָ יֹאכַ֤ל צֹאנְךָ֙ וּבְקָרֶ֔ךָ יֹאכַ֥ל גַּפְנְךָ֖ וּתְאֵנָתֶ֑ךָ יְרֹשֵׁ֞שׁ עָרֵ֣י מִבְצָרֶ֗יךָ אֲשֶׁ֥ר אַתָּ֛ה בּוֹטֵ֥חַ בָּהֵ֖נָּה בֶּחָֽרֶב׃

‎18 ‏וְגַ֛ם בַּיָּמִ֥ים הָהֵ֖מָּה נְאֻם־יְהוָֹ֑ה לֹֽא־אֶעֱשֶׂ֥ה אִתְּכֶ֖ם כָּלָֽה׃

‎19 ‏וְהָיָה֙ כִּ֣י תֹאמְר֔וּ תַּ֣חַת מֶ֗ה עָשָׂ֨ה יְהוָֹ֧ה אֱלֹהֵ֛ינוּ לָ֖נוּ אֶת־כָּל־אֵ֑לֶּה וְאָמַרְתָּ֣ אֲלֵיהֶ֗ם כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר עֲזַבְתֶּ֤ם אוֹתִי֙ וַתַּעַבְד֞וּ אֱלֹהֵ֤י נֵכָר֙ בְּאַרְצְכֶ֔ם כֵּ֚ן תַּעַבְד֣וּ זָרִ֔ים בְּאֶ֖רֶץ לֹ֥א לָכֶֽם׃ ס

‎20 ‏הַגִּ֥ידוּ זֹ֖את בְּבֵ֣ית יַעֲקֹ֑ב וְהַשְׁמִיע֥וּהָ בִיהוּדָ֖ה לֵאמֹֽר׃

‎21 ‏שִׁמְעוּ־נָ֣א זֹ֔את עַ֥ם סָכָ֖ל וְאֵ֣ין לֵ֑ב עֵינַ֤יִם לָהֶם֙ וְלֹ֣א יִרְא֔וּ אָזְנַ֥יִם לָהֶ֖ם וְלֹ֥א יִשְׁמָֽעוּ׃

‎22 ‏הַאוֹתִ֨י לֹא־תִירָ֜אוּ נְאֻם־יְהוָֹ֗ה אִ֤ם מִפָּנַי֙ לֹ֣א תָחִ֔ילוּ אֲשֶׁר־שַׂ֤מְתִּי חוֹל֙ גְּב֣וּל לַיָּ֔ם חָק־עוֹלָ֖ם וְלֹ֣א יַעַבְרֶ֑נְהוּ וַיִּֽתְגָּעֲשׁוּ֙ וְלֹ֣א יוּכָ֔לוּ וְהָמ֥וּ גַלָּ֖יו וְלֹ֥א יַעַבְרֻֽנְהוּ׃

‎23 ‏וְלָעָ֤ם הַזֶּה֙ הָיָ֔ה לֵ֖ב סוֹרֵ֣ר וּמוֹרֶ֑ה סָ֖רוּ וַיֵּלֵֽכוּ׃

‎24 ‏וְלֹֽא־אָמְר֣וּ בִלְבָבָ֗ם נִ֤ירָא נָא֙ אֶת־יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ הַנֹּתֵ֗ן גֶּ֛שֶׁם וירה יוֹרֶ֥ה וּמַלְק֖וֹשׁ בְּעִתּ֑וֹ שְׁבֻע֛וֹת חֻקּ֥וֹת קָצִ֖יר יִשְׁמָר־לָֽנוּ׃

‎25 ‏עֲוֹנוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם הִטּוּ־אֵ֑לֶּה וְחַטֹּ֣אותֵיכֶ֔ם מָנְע֥וּ הַטּ֖וֹב מִכֶּֽם׃

‎26 ‏כִּי־נִמְצְא֥וּ בְעַמִּ֖י רְשָׁעִ֑ים יָשׁוּר֙ כְּשַׁ֣ךְ יְקוּשִׁ֔ים הִצִּ֥יבוּ מַשְׁחִ֖ית אֲנָשִׁ֥ים יִלְכֹּֽדוּ׃

‎27 ‏כִּכְלוּב֙ מָ֣לֵא ע֔וֹף כֵּ֥ן בָּתֵּיהֶ֖ם מְלֵאִ֣ים מִרְמָ֑ה עַל־כֵּ֥ן גָּדְל֖וּ וַֽיַּעֲשִֽׁירוּ׃

‎28 ‏שָׁמְנ֣וּ עָשְׁת֗וּ גַּ֚ם עָֽבְר֣וּ דִבְרֵי־רָ֔ע דִּ֣ין לֹא־דָ֔נוּ דִּ֥ין יָת֖וֹם וְיַצְלִ֑יחוּ וּמִשְׁפַּ֥ט אֶבְיוֹנִ֖ים לֹ֥א שָׁפָֽטוּ׃

‎29 ‏הַֽעַל־אֵ֥לֶּה לֹֽא־אֶפְקֹ֖ד נְאֻם־יְהוָֹ֑ה אִ֚ם בְּג֣וֹי אֲשֶׁר־כָּזֶ֔ה לֹ֥א תִתְנַקֵּ֖ם נַפְשִֽׁי׃ ס

‎30 ‏שַׁמָּה֙ וְשַׁ֣עֲרוּרָ֔ה נִהְיְתָ֖ה בָּאָֽרֶץ׃

‎31 ‏הַנְּבִיאִ֞ים נִבְּא֣וּ־בַשֶּׁ֗קֶר וְהַכֹּהֲנִים֙ יִרְדּ֣וּ עַל־יְדֵיהֶ֔ם וְעַמִּ֖י אָ֣הֲבוּ כֵ֑ן וּמַֽה־תַּעֲשׂ֖וּ לְאַחֲרִיתָֽהּ׃


1 [Circuite vias Jerusalem,
et aspicite, et considerate,
et quærite in plateis ejus,
an inveniatis virum facientem judicium,
et quærentem fidem:
et propitius ero ei.

2 Quod si etiam: Vivit Dominus, dixerint,
et hoc falso jurabunt.

3 Domine, oculi tui respiciunt fidem:
percussisti eos, et non doluerunt;
attrivisti eos, et renuerunt accipere disciplinam:
induraverunt facies suas supra petram,
et noluerunt reverti.

4 Ego autem dixi: Forsitan pauperes sunt et stulti,
ignorantes viam Domini,
judicium Dei sui.

5 Ibo igitur ad optimates, et loquar eis:
ipsi enim cognoverunt viam Domini,
judicium Dei sui:
et ecce magis hi simul confregerunt jugum;
ruperunt vincula.

6 Idcirco percussit eos leo de silva;
lupus ad vesperam vastavit eos:
pardus vigilans super civitates eorum:
omnis qui egressus fuerit ex eis capietur:
quia multiplicatæ sunt prævaricationes eorum;
confortatæ sunt aversiones eorum.

7 Super quo propitius tibi esse potero?
filii tui dereliquerunt me,
et jurant in his qui non sunt dii.
Saturavi eos, et mœchati sunt,
et in domo meretricis luxuriabantur.

8 Equi amatores et emissarii facti sunt:
unusquisque ad uxorem proximi sui hinniebat.

9 Numquid super his non visitabo, dicit Dominus,
et in gente tali non ulciscetur anima mea?

10 Ascendite muros ejus, et dissipate:
consummationem autem nolite facere:
auferte propagines ejus,
quia non sunt Domini.

11 Prævaricatione enim prævaricata est in me
domus Israël, et domus Juda, ait Dominus.

12 Negaverunt Dominum, et dixerunt:
Non est ipse: neque veniet super nos malum:
gladium et famem non videbimus.

13 Prophetæ fuerunt in ventum locuti,
et responsum non fuit in eis:
hæc ergo evenient illis.

14 Hæc dicit Dominus Deus exercituum:
Quia locuti estis verbum istud,
ecce ego do verba mea in ore tuo in ignem,
et populum istum in ligna,
et vorabit eos.

15 Ecce ego adducam super vos gentem de longinquo,
domus Israël, ait Dominus:
gentem robustam,
gentem antiquam,
gentem cujus ignorabis linguam,
nec intelliges quid loquatur.

16 Pharetra ejus quasi sepulchrum patens;
universi fortes.

17 Et comedet segetes tuas et panem tuum;
devorabit filios tuos et filias tuas;
comedet gregem tuum et armenta tua;
comedet vineam tuam et ficum tuam:
et conteret urbes munitas tuas,
in quibus tu habes fiduciam, gladio.

18 Verumtamen in diebus illis, ait Dominus,
non faciam vos in consummationem.

19 Quod si dixeritis:
Quare fecit nobis Dominus Deus noster hæc omnia?
dices ad eos:
Sicut dereliquistis me,
et servistis deo alieno in terra vestra,
sic servietis alienis in terra non vestra.

20 Annuntiate hoc domui Jacob,
et auditum facite in Juda, dicentes:

21 Audi, popule stulte, qui non habes cor:
qui habentes oculos, non videtis;
et aures, et non auditis.

22 Me ergo non timebitis, ait Dominus,
et a facie mea non dolebitis?
qui posui arenam terminum mari,
præceptum sempiternum quod non præteribit:
et commovebuntur, et non poterunt;
et intumescent fluctus ejus, et non transibunt illud.

23 Populo autem huic factum est cor incredulum et exasperans:
recesserunt, et abierunt.

24 Et non dixerunt in corde suo:
Metuamus Dominum Deum nostrum,
qui dat nobis pluviam temporaneam et serotinam in tempore suo,
plenitudinem annuæ messis custodientem nobis.

25 Iniquitates vestræ declinaverunt hæc,
et peccata vestra prohibuerunt bonum a vobis:

26 quia inventi sunt in populo meo impii insidiantes quasi aucupes,
laqueos ponentes et pedicas ad capiendos viros.

27 Sicut decipula plena avibus,
sic domus eorum plenæ dolo:
ideo magnificati sunt et ditati.

28 Incrassati sunt et impinguati,
et præterierunt sermones meos pessime.
Causam viduæ non judicaverunt,
causam pupilli non direxerunt,
et judicium pauperum non judicaverunt.

29 Numquid super his non visitabo, dicit Dominus,
aut super gentem hujuscemodi non ulciscetur anima mea?

30 Stupor et mirabilia facta sunt in terra:

31 prophetæ prophetabant mendacium,
et sacerdotes applaudebant manibus suis,
et populus meus dilexit talia.
Quid igitur fiet in novissimo ejus?]

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