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To Our Forefathers Yisrael
1 The words of Yirmeyahu the son of Hilkiyahu, of the kohanim that were in Anathoth in the land of Benyamin:
2 To whom The Word of YHUH came in the yamim of Yoshiyahu the son of Amon melech of Yahudah, in the thirteenth year of his malchut.
3 It came also in the yamim of Yahuyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah, until the end of the eleventh year of Tzidkiyahu the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah, until the carrying away of Yahrushalayim into exile in the fifth chodesh.
4 Then The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I set you apart and I ordained you as a navi to the goyim.
6 Then I said, Oy vey, Master YHUH ! See, I cannot speak: for I am only a child.
7 But YHUH said to me, Do not say, I am a child: for you shall go to all that I shall send you and whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I AM with you to deliver you, says YHUH.
9 Then YHUH put forth His Hand and touched my mouth. And YHUH said to me, See, I have put My Words in your mouth.
10 See, I have this yom set you over the goyim and over the malchutim, to root out and to pull down and to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.
11 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to me, saying, Yirmeyahu, what do you see? And I said, Master I see a branch of an almond eytz.
12 Then said YHUH to me, You have seen well: for I will quicken My Word to perform it.
13 And The Word of YHUH came to me the second time, saying, What do you see now? And I said, I see a boiling pot; and it faces towards the north.
14 Then YHUH said to me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.
15 For, see, I will call all the mishpachot of the malchutim of the north, says YHUH; and they shall come and each one shall set his kesay at the entrance of the gates of Yahrushalayim and against all its walls all around and against all the cities of Yahudah.
16 And I will utter My mishpatim against them regarding all their wickedness, who have forsaken Me and have burned incense to other ahlahim and worshipped the works of their own hands.
17 You therefore dress up your loins and arise and speak to them all that I command you: be not broken at their faces, lest I break you before them.
18 For, see, I have made you this yom like a walled city and an iron pillar and bronze walls against the whole land, against the melechim of Yahudah, against its leaders, against its kohanim and against the people of the land.
19 And they shall fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you; for I AM with you, says YHUH, to deliver you.
2 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
2 Go and cry in the hearing of Yahrushalayim, saying, This says YHUH; I remember you and the kindness of your youth, the ahava of your bridehood, when you went after Me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
3 Yisrael was kadosh to YHUH and the bikkurim of his increase: all that devoured him became guilty; evil came upon them, says YHUH.
4 Hear The Word of YHUH, O Beit Yaakov and all the mishpachot of Beit Yisrael:
5 This says YHUH, What iniquity have your ahvot found in Me, that they are gone far from Me and have walked after vanity and have become worthless?
6 Neither did they say, Where is YHUH that brought us up out of the land of Mitzrayim, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through and where no man dwelt?
7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat its fruit and the tov of it; but when you entered it, you defiled My land and made My heritage an abomination.
8 The kohanim said not, Where is YHUH ? And they that handle the Torah did not know Me: the shepherds also transgressed against Me and the neviim prophesied by Ba’al, and had their walk after things that do not profit.
9 Therefore I will yet plead with you, says YHUH and with your children's children will I also plead.
10 For pass over to the coastlands of Chittim, and see and send to Qedar and consider diligently and see if there has ever been such a thing as this.
11 Have the goyim changed their ahlahim, which are not the emet Ahlohim ? But My people have changed their tifereth for that which does not profit.
12 Be appalled, O shamayim, at this and be amazed, says YHUH.
13 For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the fountain of living mayim and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns, that can hold no mayim.
14 Is Yisrael an eved? Was he born as a bayit-eved? Why is he plundered?
15 The young lions roared upon him and yelled and they made his land wasted: his cities are burned without inhabitant.
16 Also the children of Noph and Tahpanes have shaved the keter of your head.
17 Have you not done this to yourself, in that you have forsaken YHUH your Ahlohim, when He led you in the right derech?
18 And now what have you to do with the halacha of Mitzrayim, to drink the mayim of Sihor? Or, what have you to do with the halacha of Ashshur, to drink the mayim of the river?
19 Your own wickedness shall correct you and your backslidings shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing, in that you have forsaken YHUH your Ahlohim and that My fear is not in you, says The Master YHUH Tzevaot.
20 For from old times I have broken your yoke and cut your cords; and you said, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green eytz you wandered off, playing the harlot.
21 Yet I had planted you as a noble vine, a fully right zera: how then are you turned into the foreign plant of a strange vine before Me?
22 For though you wash with nitre and you use much soap, yet your iniquity is ingrained before Me, says The Master YHUH.
23 How can you say, I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Ba’alim? See your derech is in the valley, know what you have done: you are a swift dromedary breaking loose in her derachot;
24 A wild donkey used to the wilderness that sniffs up the wind at her desire; in her time of mating who can turn her away? All that seek her will weary themselves; only with her footprints can they find her.
25 Keep your foot from being bare and your throat from thirst: but you said, It is useless, for I have loved gerim and after them will I go.
26 As the thief is ashamed when he is caught, so is Beit Yisrael ashamed; their melechim, their leaders and their kohanim and their neviim,
27 Saying to an eytz, You are my abba; and to a stone, You have given me birth: for they have turned their back on Me and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise and save us.
28 But where are your ahlahim that you have made? Let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble: for according to the number of your cities so are your many ahlahim, O Yahudah.
29 Therefore will you complain to Me? You all have transgressed against Me, says YHUH.
30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your neviim, like a destroying lion.
31 O wicked generation: See The Word of YHUH. Have I been like a wilderness to Yisrael? Like a land of darkness? Why then do My people say, We roam from You; we will not shuv to You?
32 Can a maiden forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me for yamim without number.
33 Why do you adorn yourselves to seek ahava? Therefore you have also taught the wicked ones your derachot.
34 Also in your skirts is found the dahm of the beings that are poor and innocent: I have not found it by a secret search, but upon all your skirts.
35 Yet you say, Because I am innocent, surely His anger shall turn from me. See, I will bring mishpat on you because you say, I have not sinned.
36 Why are you so busy trying to change your derech? You also shall be ashamed of Mitzrayim, as you were ashamed of Ashshur.
37 Yes, you shall go forth from there, with your hands upon your head: for YHUH has rejected those you trust and you shall not prosper by them.
3 If a man puts away his isha and she goes from him and becomes another man’s, shall he shuv to her again? Shall not that land be greatly defiled? But you have played the harlot with many lovers; yet returned again to Me, says YHUH.
2 Lift up your eyes to the high places and see where you have not lain with men. In the roads have you sat for them, like an Arabian in the wilderness; and you have defiled the land with your whoring and with your wickedness.
3 Therefore the showers have been withheld and there has been no malchut-rain; and you have a whore's brazen look, you refuse to be ashamed.
4 Will you cry to Me from now on, My Abba, you are the guide of My youth?
5 Will He reserve His anger le-olam-va-ed? Will He keep it to the end of the age? See, you have spoken and done all the evil things that you could.
6 YHUH said also to me in the yamim of Yoshiyahu the melech, Have you seen that which backsliding Yisrael has done? She is gone up to every high har and under every green eytz and there has played the harlot.
7 And I said after she had done all these things, Teshuvah to Me. But she made no teshuvah. And her perverted sister Yahudah saw it.
8 And I saw, that for all the reasons which backsliding Yisrael committed adultery I had put her away and given her a Sefer Keritut of divorce; yet her perverted sister Yahudah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
9 And it came to pass through her excessive whoring, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and with eytzim.
10 And yet for all this her perverted sister Yahudah has not made teshuvah with her whole lev, but with falsehood, says YHUH.
11 And YHUH said to me, Backsliding Yisrael has justified herself more than perverted Yahudah.
12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say, Shuv, backsliding Yisrael, says YHUH; and I will not cause My anger to fall upon you: for I AM full of rachamim, says YHUH and I will not keep My anger le-olam-va-ed.
13 Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against YHUH your Ahlohim and have scattered your halacha to the gerim under every green eytz and you have not obeyed My voice, says YHUH.
14 Make teshuvah, O backsliding children, says YHUH.For I AM married to you: and I will take you one from a city and two from a mishpacha and I will bring you to Tzion:
15 And I will give you shepherds according to My lev, which shall feed you with da’at and binah.
16 And it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land, in those yamim, says YHUH, they shall say no more, The ark of the brit of YHUH: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that ritual be done anymore.
17 At that time they shall call Yahrushalayim the Kesay of YHUH; and all the goyim shall be gathered to it, to the Name of YHUH to Yahrushalayim: neither shall they have their halacha anymore after the imaginations of their evil lev.
18 In those yamim Beit Yahudah shall walk with Beit Yisrael and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance to your ahvot.
19 I shall put you among the children of Yisrael, and give you a pleasant land, a tov heritage from the hosts of goyim? And I said, You shall call Me, My Abba; and shall not turn away from Me.
20 Surely as an isha unfaithfully departs from her husband, so have you betrayed Me, O Beit Yisrael, says YHUH.
21 A voice was heard upon the high places, the weeping and supplications of the children of Yisrael: for they have perverted their derech and they have forgotten YHUH their Ahlohim.
22 Make teshuvah, you backsliding children and I will heal your backslidings. See, we have come to you; for You are YHUH our Ahlohim.
23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the high hills and from the multitude of mountains: for truly in YHUH our Ahlohim is the Yahusha of Yisrael.
24 For shame has devoured the labor of our ahvot from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
25 We lie down in our shame and our confusion covers us: for we have sinned against YHUH our Ahlohim, we and our ahvot, from our youth even to this yom and have not obeyed the voice of YHUH our Ahlohim.
4 If you will make teshuvah, O Yisrael, says YHUH, then make teshuvah to Me: and if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, then shall you cease to stray.
2 And you shall swear,YHUH lives, in emet, in mishpat and in tzedakah; and the goyim shall bless themselves in Him and in Him shall they tifereth.
3 For this says YHUH to the men of Yahudah and Yahrushalayim, Break up your fallow ground and sow not among thorns.
4 Brit-milah yourselves to YHUH and take away the foreskins of your lev, you men of Yahudah and inhabitants of Yahrushalayim: lest My wrath come forth like fire and burn so that none can quench it because of the evil of your doings.
5 Declare in Yahudah and publish in Yahrushalayim; and say, Blow the shofar in the land: cry, gather together and say, Assemble yourselves and let us go into the walled cities.
6 Lift up the banner toward Tzion: be strong and do not stand still: for I will bring evil from the north and a great destruction.
7 The lion is come up from his thicket and the destroyer of the goyim is on his derech to you; he is gone forth from his place to make your land desolate; and your cities shall be laid waste, without any inhabitants.
8 For this dress yourself with sackcloth, lament and wail: for the fierce anger of YHUH is not turned back from us.
9 And it shall come to pass in that yom, says YHUH, that the lev of the melech shall melt and the lev of the leaders; and the kohanim shall be amazed and the neviim shall wonder.
10 Then said I, Oy vey, Master YHUH ! Surely I have greatly deceived this people and Yahrushalayim, saying, You shall have shalom; whereas the sword reaches to their being.
11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Yahrushalayim, a dry wind from the bare heights in the wilderness blows toward the daughter of My people, not to cool them, nor to cleanse them,
12 Even a full wind from those places shall come from Me: now also I will give mishpatim against them.
13 See, he shall come up as clouds and his mirkavot shall be as a whirlwind. His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us! For we are plundered.
14 O Yahrushalayim, wash your lev from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your worthless thoughts stay in you?
15 For a voice declares from Dan and publishes affliction from Har Efrayim.
16 Announce to the goyim; see, publish against Yahrushalayim, that captors will come from a far country and raise their voice against the cities of Yahudah.
17 As keepers of a field, are they against her all around; because she has been rebellious against Me, says YHUH.
18 Your derech and your doings have brought these things on you; this is your wickedness because it is bitter because it reaches to your lev.
19 My inward parts, my inward parts! I am pained in my very lev; my lev makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my silence because you have heard, O my being, the sound of the shofar, the alarm of a war.
20 Destruction upon destruction is being cried; for the whole land is plundered: suddenly are my tents plundered and my curtains in a moment.
21 How long shall I see the banner of war and hear the sound of the shofar?
22 For My people are foolish, they have not known Me; they are stupid children and they have no binah: they are wise to do evil, but to do tov they have no da’at.
23 I saw the earth and, see, it was without form and void; and the shamayim and they had no ohr.
24 I saw the mountains and, see, they trembled and all the hills swayed.
25 I saw and, see, there was no man and all the birds of the shamayim had fled.
26 I saw and, see, the fruitful place was a wilderness and all the cities of it were broken down at the presence of YHUH and by His fierce anger.
27 For this has YHUH said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end of it.
28 For this shall the earth mourn and the shamayim above shall be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it and will not relent, neither will I turn back from it.
29 The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into bushes and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken and not a man shall dwell in them.
30 And when you are plundered, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself with crimson, though you dress with ornaments of gold, though you enlarge your face with makeup, in vain shall you make yourself pretty; your lovers will despise you, they will seek your chayim.
31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in labor and the anguish as of her that brings forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Tzion, that bewails herself, that spreads out her hands, saying, Woe is me now! For my being faints because of the murderers.
5 Run back and forth through the streets of Yahrushalayim and see now and know and look in the open places, if you can find a man, if there be any that performs mishpat, that seeks the emet; and I will pardon it.
2 And though they say,YHUH lives; surely they swear falsely.
3 O YHUH, are not Your eyes upon the emet? You have stricken them, but they have not grieved; You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to make teshuvah.
4 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the derech of YHUH, nor the mishpatim of their Ahlohim.
5 I will find the great men and will speak to them; for they have known the derech of YHUH and the mishpat of their Ahlohim: but these have altogether broken the yoke and torn the bonds.
6 Therefore a lion out of the forest shall kill them and a wolf of the evening shall plunder them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goes out there shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many and their backslidings have now increased.
7 How shall I pardon you for this? Your children have forsaken Me and sworn by those that are not ahlahim at all: when I had fed them to the fullest, they then committed adultery and assembled themselves in groups in the harlots' houses.
8 They were as fed horses in the boker: every one neighed after his neighbor's isha.
9 Shall I not visit mishpat for these things? Says YHUH: and shall not My being be avenged on such a nation as this?
10 Go up upon her walls and destroy them; but make not a full end of her: take away her branches; for they are not YHUH 's.
11 For Beit Yisrael and Beit Yahudah have dealt very treacherously against Me, says YHUH.
12 They have been untrue to YHUH and said, It is not He; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see any sword nor famine:
13 And the neviim shall become wind and My Word is not in them: so shall it be done to them.
14 Therefore this says YHUH Ahlohim Tzevaot, Because you speak this word, see, I will make My Words in your mouth fire and this people wood and it shall devour them.
15 I will bring a nation upon you from far, O Beit Yisrael, says YHUH: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you know not, neither understand what they say.
16 Their quiver is as an open sepulcher; they are all mighty men.
17 And they shall eat up your harvest and your lechem, which your sons and your daughters should eat: they shall eat up your flocks and your herds: they shall eat up your vines and your fig eytzim: they shall impoverish your fortified cities, in which you trusted, with the sword.
18 Nevertheless in those yamim, says YHUH, I will not make a full end of you.
19 And it shall come to pass, when you shall say, Why does YHUH our Ahlohim do all these things to us? Then shall you answer them, Just like you have forsaken Me and served strange ahlahim in your land, so shall you serve gerim in a land that is not yours.
20 Declare this in Beit Yaakov, and publish it in Yahudah, saying,
21 Shema now to this, O foolish people, without binah; which have eyes and see not; which have hearing and hear not:
22 Don’t you fear Me? says YHUH: Will you not tremble at My presence, that has placed the sand as a boundary of the sea by an eternal decree, that it cannot pass: and though the waves toss themselves, yet they cannot prevail against it; though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it?
23 But this people have a revolting and a rebellious lev; they have revolted and left Me.
24 Neither do say they in their lev, Let us now fear YHUH our Ahlohim, that gives both the teaching and the malchut-rain, in due season: He guards for us the appointed Shavuot of the harvest.
25 Your iniquities have turned away these brachot and your sins have withheld tov things from you.
26 For among My people are found wicked men: they lay in wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, to catch men.
27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great and grown rich.
28 They are grown fat, they shine: yes, they overlook the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the real causes, the cause of the fatherless and the rights of those who are needy do they not judge and yet they prosper.
29 Shall I not visit punishment for these things? says YHUH: Shall not My being be avenged on such a nation as this?
30 An astounding and horrible matter is committed in the land;
31 The neviim prophesy falsely and the kohanim bear rule by their own means; and My people love to have it like that: and what will you do in the end of it?
6 O you children of Benyamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Yahrushalayim and blow the shofar in Tekoa and set up an ot of fire in Beth-Hakerem: for evil appears out of the north, with great destruction.
2 I have likened the daughter of Tzion to a lovely and delicate woman.
3 The shepherds with their flocks shall come to her; they shall pitch their tents against her all around; they shall feed everyone in his own place.
4 Prepare war against her; arise and let us go up at noon. Woe to us! For the yom goes away, for the shadows of the evening are lengthened.
5 Arise and let us go by lyla and let us destroy her palaces.
6 For this has YHUH Tzevaot said, Cut down eytzim and cast a siege mound against Yahrushalayim: this is the city to be visited with correction; there is only oppression in her midst.
7 As a fountain casts out her mayim, so she casts out her wickedness: violence and plunder is heard in her; before Me continually is her grief and her wounds.
8 Be instructed, O Yahrushalayim, lest My being depart from you; lest I make you desolate, a land no longer inhabited.
9 This says YHUH Tzevaot, They shall completely glean the remnant of Yisrael as a vine: pass your hand again over the branches as a grape gatherer.
10 To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? See, their ear is uncircumcised and they cannot hear: see, The Word of YHUH is to them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
11 Therefore I am full of the wrath of YHUH; I am weary of holding it in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad and upon the kehilla of young men together: for even the husband with the isha shall be taken, the aged with him that is old.
12 And their houses shall be given to others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out My hand upon the inhabitants of the land, says YHUH.
13 For from the least of them even to the greatest of them everyone is given to greed; and from the navi even to the kohen every one deals falsely.
14 They have healed also the harm of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Shalom, shalom; when there is no shalom.
15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abominations? No! They were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them with punishment they shall be cast down, says YHUH.
16 This says YHUH, Stand in the derech and see and ask for the old paths, where is the tov derech and have your walk in it and you shall find rest for your beings. But they said, We will not walk in it.
17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Shema to the sound of the shofar. But they said, We will not listen.
18 Therefore hear, all goyim, and know, O kehilla, what is now upon them.
19 Shema, O earth: see, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts because they have not listened to My Words, nor to My Torah, but rejected it.
20 To what purpose comes to Me the incense from Sheva and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor are your sacrifices sweet to Me.
21 Therefore this says YHUH, See, I will lay stumbling blocks before this people and the ahvot and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbor and his chaver shall perish.
22 This says YHUH, See, a people comes from the north country and a great nation shall be raised from the farthest parts of the earth.
23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel and have no rachamim; their voice roars like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in battle gear as men for war against you, O daughter of Tzion.
24 We have heard the fame of them: our hands grow weak: anguish has taken hold of us and pain, as of a woman in labor.
25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the derech; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.
26 O daughter of My people, dress in sackcloth and cover yourself in ashes: make mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the plunderer shall suddenly come upon us.
27 I have set you for a tester and a stronghold among My people, that you may know and try their derech.
28 They are all serious rebels, walking as slanderers: they are bronze and iron; they are all corrupters.
29 The bellows are burned, the fire consumes the lead; the refiner melts in vanity: for the wicked are not plucked away.
30 Rejected silver shall men call them because YHUH has rejected them.
7 The Word that came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, saying,
2 Stand in the gate of YHUH 's Bayit and proclaim there this word and say, Hear The Word of YHUH, all you of Yahudah, that enter in at these gates to worship YHUH.
3 This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, Change your derachot and your doings and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
4 Trust not in lying words, saying, The Hekal of YHUH, The Hekal of YHUH, The Hekal of YHUH.
5 For if you completely change your derachot and your doings; if you completely execute mishpat between a man and his neighbor;
6 If you oppress not the ger, the fatherless and the widow and shed not innocent dahm in this place, neither follow after other ahlahim to your own harm:
7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your ahvot, le-olam-va-ed.
8 See, that you do not trust in a lying word that cannot profit.
9 Will you steal, murder and commit adultery and swear falsely and burn incense to Ba’al and walk after other ahlahim whom you know not;
10 And then come and stand before Me in this Bayit, which is called by My Name and say, We have been delivered to do all these abominations?
11 Has this Bayit, which is called by My Name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? See, even I have seen it, says YHUH.
12 But go now to My place that was in Shiloh, where I put My Name at first and see what I did to it for the wickedness of My people Yisrael.
13 And now because you have done all these works, says YHUH and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear; and I called to you, but you answered not;
14 Therefore will I do to this Bayit, which is called by My Name, in which you trust and to the place which I gave to you and to your ahvot, as I have done to Shiloh.
15 And I will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brothers, even the whole zera of Efrayim.
16 Therefore do not make tefillah for this people, neither lift up a cry, or a tefillah for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear you.
17 Don’t you see what they do in the cities of Yahudah and in the streets of Yahrushalayim?
18 The children gather wood and the ahvot kindle the fire and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the malka of the shamayim, and to pour out drink offerings to other ahlahim, that they may provoke Me to anger.
19 Do they provoke Me to anger? Says YHUH: Do they not provoke themselves to the shame and confusion of their own faces?
20 Therefore this says The Master YHUH; See, My anger and My wrath shall be poured out upon this place, upon man and upon beast and upon the eytzim of the field and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn and shall not be quenched.
21 This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Put your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat food.
22 For I spoke not to your ahvot, nor commanded them in the yom that I brought them out of the land of Mitzrayim, concerning burnt offerings, or sacrifices:
23 But this thing I commanded them, saying, Obey My voice and I will be your Ahlohim and you shall be My people: and walk in all of the derech that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.
24 But they heard not, nor inclined their ear, but had their walk in the counsels and in the imaginations of their evil lev and went backwards and not forwards.
25 Since the yom that your ahvot came forth out of the land of Mitzrayim to this yom I have even sent to you all My avadim the neviim, daily rising up early and sending them:
26 Yet they listened not to Me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their ahvot.
27 Therefore you shall speak all these words to them; but they will not listen to you: you shall also call to them; but they will not answer you.
28 But you shall say to them, This is a nation that obeys not the voice of YHUH their Ahlohim, nor receives correction: emet has perished and is cut off from their mouth.
29 Cut off your hair, O Yahrushalayim and cast it away and take up a lamentation on the bare heights; for YHUH has rejected and forsaken the generation of His wrath.
30 For the children of Yahudah have done evil in My sight, says YHUH: they have set their abominations in the Bayit that is called by My Name, to defile it.
31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the Valley of The Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into My lev.
32 Therefore, see, the yamim come, says YHUH, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the Valley of The Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, until there is no more room.
33 And the corpses of this people shall be food for the fowls of the shamayim and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall frighten them away.
34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Yahudah and from the streets of Yahrushalayim, the voice of gilah and the voice of simcha, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.
8 At that time, says YHUH, they shall bring out the bones of the melechim of Yahudah and the bones of its leaders and the bones of the kohanim and the bones of the neviim and the bones of the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim, out of their graves:
2 And they shall spread them before the shemesh and the yarayach and all the host of the shamayim, whom they have loved and whom they have served and after whom they have had their walk and whom they have sought and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.
3 And death shall be chosen rather than chayim by all the residue of them that remain of this evil mishpacha, which remains in all the places where I have driven them, says YHUH Tzevaot.
4 Moreover you shall say to them, This says YHUH; Shall they fall and not rise? When someone goes astray, shall they not shuv?
5 Why then are this people in Yahrushalayim turned away by an everlasting backsliding? They hold fast to deceit, they refuse to make teshuvah.
6 I listened and gave ear to them, but they spoke not right: no man repented of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? Everyone turned to his course, like a horse rushes into the battle.
7 Yes, the stork in the shamayim knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but My people do not know the mishpatim of YHUH.
8 How do you say, We are wise and the Torah of YHUH is with us? See, certainly the lying pen of the sophrim has made it falsehood.
9 The wise men are ashamed, they are broken and taken: see, they have rejected The Word of YHUH; so what chochmah do they retain?
10 Therefore will I give their wives to others and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for everyone from the least even to the greatest is given to greed, from the navi even to the kohen every one deals falsely.
11 For they have healed the harm of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Shalom, shalom; when there is no shalom.
12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abominations? No, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush. Therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation of punishment they shall be cast down, says YHUH.
13 I will surely consume them, says YHUH: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig eytz and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.
14 Why do we sit still? Assemble yourselves and let us enter into the walled cities and let us be silent there: for YHUH our Ahlohim has put us to silence and given us mayim of poison to drink because we have sinned against YHUH.
15 We looked for shalom, but no tov came; and for a time of health and see - trouble!
16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they have come and have devoured the land and all that is in it; the city and those that dwell in it.
17 For, see, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed and they shall bite you, says YHUH.
18 When I would comfort myself because of sorrow, my lev is sick in me.
19 See, the voice of the cry of the daughter of My people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not YHUH in Tzion? Is not her melech in her? Why have they provoked Me to anger with their carved images and with strange vanities?
20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended and we are not saved.
21 For the harm of the daughter of My people am I harmed; I AM black; astonishment has taken hold of Me.
22 Is there no balm in Gilad? Is there no Physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of My people recovered?
9 Oh that my head were mayim and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep yom and lyla for the slain of the daughter of My people!
2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of travelers; that I might leave My people and go from them! For they are all adulterers, a kehilla of perverted men.
3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not brave for the emet upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil and they do not know Me, says YHUH Tzevaot.
4 Take heed every one of his neighbor and trust not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant and every neighbor will walk with the slanderers.
5 And they will deceive every one his neighbor and will not speak the emet: they have taught their tongue to speak lies and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
6 Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know Me, says YHUH.
7 Therefore this says YHUH Tzevaot, See, I will melt them and try them; for what shall I do because of the daughter of My people?
8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks with shalom to his neighbor with his mouth, but in lev he sets an ambush.
9 Shall I not visit them with punishment for these things? Says YHUH: Shall not My being be avenged on such a nation as this?
10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing and for the dwellings of the wilderness a lamentation because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowls of the shamayim and the beasts are fled; they are gone.
11 And I will make Yahrushalayim into heaps and a den of jackals; and I will make the cities of Yahudah desolate, without an inhabitant.
12 Who is the wise man, that may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of YHUH has spoken, that he may declare it? For the land perishes and is burned up like a wilderness, so that none passes through.
13 And YHUH says, Because they have forsaken My Torah which I set before them and have not obeyed My voice, neither had their walk in it;
14 But have had their walk after the imagination of their own lev and after Ba’alim, which their ahvot have taught them:
15 Therefore this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; See, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them mayim of poison to drink.
16 I will scatter them also among the goyim, whom neither they nor their ahvot have known: and I will send a sword after them, until I have consumed them.
17 This says YHUH Tzevaot, Use discernment and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for wise women, that they may come:
18 And let them hurry and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids gush out with mayim.
19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Tzion, How are we plundered! We are greatly ashamed because we have forsaken the land because our dwellings have cast us out.
20 Yet hear The Word of YHUH, O you women and let your ear receive The Word of His mouth and teach your daughters wailing and everyone her neighbor a lamentation.
21 For death is come up into our windows and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from going outside and the young men from the streets.
22 Speak, this says YHUH, Even the corpses of men shall fall as dung upon the open field and as that which is cut by the reapers and none shall gather them.
23 This says YHUH, Let not the wise man tifereth in his chochmah, neither let the mighty man tifereth in his might, let not the rich man tifereth in his riches:
24 But let him that boasts, boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I AM YHUH who exercises loving-kindness, mishpat and tzedakah, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says YHUH.
25 See, the yamim come, says YHUH, that I will punish all those who have performed brit-milah with those not in brit milah;
26 Mitzrayim and Yahudah and Edom and the children of Ammon and Moav and all that are in the farthest corners; that dwell in the wilderness: for all these goyim are not in brit-milah and all of Beit Yisrael among them are uncircumcised in the lev.
10 Hear The Word that YHUH speaks to you, O Beit Yisrael:
2 This says YHUH, Learn not the derech of the heathen and be not broken at the signs of the shamayim; for the heathen are broken with them.
3 For the customs of the goyim are worthless: for one cuts an eytz out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, so that it does not move around.
5 They are upright as the palm eytz, but speak not: they must be carried because they cannot walk. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither can they do tov.
6 Forasmuch as there is none like You, O YHUH; You are great and Your Name is great in might.
7 Who would not fear You, O Melech of goyim? For to You does it apply: because among all the wise men of the goyim and in all their malchutim, there is none like You.
8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the eytz is a doctrine of vanities.
9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish and gold from Uphaz, the work of the smith and of the hands of the refiner: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of skilled workers.
10 But YHUH is The Emet Ahlohim, He is the Living Ahlohim and an everlasting Melech: at His wrath the earth shall tremble and the goyim shall not be able to stay His displeasure.
11 This shall you say to them, The ahlahim that have not made the shamayim and the earth, shall perish from the earth and from under these shamayim.
12 He has made the earth by His Power, He has established the olam by His chochmah and has stretched out the shamayim by His binah.
13 When He utters His voice, there is a multitude of mayim in the shamayim and He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for rain and brings forth the wind out of His treasures.
14 Every man is brutish in his own da’at: every refiner is ashamed by the carved image: for his molded image is falsehood and there is no ruach in them.
15 They are vanity and the works of errors: in the time of their visitation of punishment they shall perish.
16 The Portion of Yaakov is not like them: for He is the maker of all things; and Yisrael is the mishpacha of His inheritance:YHUH Tzevaot is His Name.
17 Gather up your items out of the land, O inhabitants of the strongholds.
18 For this says YHUH, See, I will sling out the inhabitant of the land all at once and will distress them, so that they may feel it.
19 Woe is me for my harm! My wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief and I must bear it.
20 My Mishkan is plundered and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth from me and they are not: there is none to pitch my tent anymore and to set up my curtains.
21 For the shepherds have misbehaved and have not sought YHUH: therefore they shall not prosper nor understand and all their flocks shall be scattered.
22 See, the noise of the report has come and a great commotion from the north country, to make the cities of Yahudah desolate and a dwelling of jackals.
23 O YHUH, I know that the derech of man is not found in himself: it is not for man to direct his own steps.
24 O YHUH, correct me, with mishpat; not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing.
25 Pour out Your wrath upon the heathen that know You not and upon the mishpachot that call not on Your Name: for they have eaten up Yaakov and devoured him and consumed him and have made his home a ruin.
11 The Word that came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, saying,
2 Hear the Words of this brit and speak to the men of Yahudah and to the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim;
3 And say you to them, This says YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael; Cursed be the man that obeys not the Words of this brit,
4 Which I commanded your ahvot in the yom that I brought them forth out of the land of Mitzrayim, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey My voice and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall you be My people and I will be your Ahlohim:
5 That I may perform the oath which I have sworn to your ahvot, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this yom. Then answered I and said, Ahmein,YHUH.
6 Then YHUH said to me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Yahudah and in the streets of Yahrushalayim, saying, Shema to the Words of this brit and do them.
7 For I earnestly warned your ahvot in the yom that I brought them up out of the land of Mitzrayim, even to this yom, rising early and warning, saying, Obey My voice.
8 Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but had their walk each one in the imagination of their evil lev: therefore I will bring upon them all the Words of this brit, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.
9 And YHUH said to me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Yahudah and among the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim.
10 They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear My Words; and they went after other ahlahim to serve them: Beit Yisrael and Beit Yahudah have broken My brit which I made with their ahvot.
11 Therefore this says YHUH, See, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry to Me, I will not listen to them.
12 Then shall the cities of Yahudah and inhabitants of Yahrushalayim go and cry to the ahlahim to whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble.
13 For according to the number of your cities were your ahlahim, O Yahudah; and according to the number of the streets of Yahrushalayim have you set up altars to do shameful things, to burn incense to Ba’al.
14 Therefore do not make tefillah for this people, neither lift up a cry, or tefillah for them: for I will not listen to them in the time that they cry to Me for their trouble.
15 What has My beloved to do in My Bayit, seeing she has worked lewdness with many and does your kadosh flesh remove you from doing evil? When you do evil, then you gilah.
16 YHUH called your name, A green olive eytz, fair and of tov fruit: but with the noise of a great tumult He has set fire upon it and its branches are broken.
17 For YHUH Tzevaot, that planted you, has pronounced evil against you, for the evil of Beit Yisrael and Beit Yahudah, which they have done against themselves to provoke Me to anger in offering incense to Ba’al-the lord.
18 And YHUH has given me da’at of it, and I know it: then you showed me their doings.
19 But I was like a lamb, or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the eytz with the fruit of it and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
20 But, O YHUH Tzevaot, that judges righteously, that tries the mind and the lev, let me see Your vengeance on them: for to You have I revealed my cause.
21 Therefore this says YHUH of the men of Anathoth, that seek your chayim, saying, Prophesy not in the Name of YHUH; that you die not by our hand:
22 Therefore this says YHUH Tzevaot, See, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:
23 And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation of punishment.
12 Tzadik are You, O YHUH, when I plead with You: yet let me talk with You of Your mishpatim: Why does the derech of the wicked prosper? Why are they all in simcha that deal very wickedly?
2 You have planted them, yes, they have taken root: they grow, yes, they bring forth fruit: You are near in their mouth, but far from their lev.
3 But You, O YHUH, know me: You have seen me and tried my lev toward You: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter and prepare them for the yom of slaughter.
4 How long shall the land mourn and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of those that dwell in it? The beasts are consumed and the birds; because they said,YHUH shall not see our latter end.
5 If you have run with the footmen and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of shalom, in which you trust, they wearied you, then how will you manage to cross the raging Yarden River?
6 For even your brothers and the bayit of your abba, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yes, they have called a multitude after you: believe them not, though they speak flattering words to you.
7 I have forsaken My Bayit, I have left My heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of My being into the hand of her enemies.
8 My heritage is to Me as a lion in the forest; it roars against Me: therefore have I hated it.
9 My heritage is to Me as a speckled bird of prey and the birds all around are against her; come and assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.
10 Many shepherds have destroyed My vineyard, they have trodden My portion under foot and they have made My pleasant portion into a desolate wilderness.
11 They have made it desolate and being desolate it hurts Me; the whole land is made desolate because no man takes this to lev.
12 The plunderers have come upon all the bare heights throughout the wilderness: for the sword of YHUH shall devour it from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have shalom.
13 They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to hard work, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your harvest because of the fierce anger of YHUH.
14 This says YHUH against all my evil neighbors, that touch the inheritance that I have caused My people Yisrael to inherit; See, I will pluck them out of their land and pluck out Beit Yahudah from among them.
15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will shuv and have rachamim on them and will bring them again, every man to his heritage and every man to his land.
16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the derech of My people, to swear by My Name,YHUH lives; as they taught My people to swear by Ba’al-the lord; then shall they be rebuilt in the midst of My people.
17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, says YHUH.
13 This says YHUH to me, Go and get a linen girdle and put it on your loins and do not put it in mayim.
2 So I got a girdle according to The Word of YHUH and put it on my loins.
3 And The Word of YHUH came to me the second time, saying,
4 Take the girdle that you have got, which is upon your loins and arise, go to the Euphrates River and hide it there in a hole of the rock.
5 So I went and hid it by Euphrates, as YHUH commanded me.
6 And it came to pass after many yamim, that YHUH said to me, Arise, go to Euphrates and take the girdle from there, which I commanded you to hide there.
7 Then I went to Euphrates and dug and took the girdle from the place where I had hidden it: and, see, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing.
8 Then The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
9 This says YHUH, After this manner will I mar the pride of Yahudah and the great pride of Yahrushalayim.
10 This evil people, who refuse to listen to My Words, who have their walk in the imagination of their lev and have their halacha after other ahlahim, to serve them and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is tov for nothing.
11 For as the girdle cleaves to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave to Me the whole of Beit Yisrael and the whole of Beit Yahudah, says YHUH; that they might be to Me for a people and for a name and for a hallel and for a tifereth: but they would not hear.
12 Therefore you shall speak to them this Word; This says YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, Every jug shall be filled with wine: and they shall say to you, Do we not certainly know that every jug shall be filled with wine?
13 Then shall you say to them, This says YHUH, See, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the melechim that sit upon Dawid's kesay and the kohanim and the neviim and all the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim, with drunkenness.
14 And I will dash them one against another, even the ahvot and the sons together, says YHUH: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have rachamim, but destroy them.
15 Shema and give ear; be not proud: for YHUH has spoken.
16 Give tifereth to YHUH your Ahlohim, before He causes darkness and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains and, while you look for ohr, He turns it into the shadow of death and makes it gross darkness.
17 But if you will not listen, my being shall weep in secret places for your pride; and my eye shall weep much and run down with tears because YHUH 's flock is carried away to exile.
18 Say to the melech and to the rulers, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your rule shall come down, even the keter of your tifereth.
19 The cities of the south shall be shut and none shall open them: Yahudah shall be carried away into exile, even all of it; it shall be fully carried away into exile.
20 Lift up your eyes and see them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given to you, your beautiful flock?
21 What will you say when He shall punish you? For you have taught them to be captains and as chiefs over you: shall they not have sorrow, as a woman in labor?
22 And if you say in your lev, Why do these things come upon me? For the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts uncovered and your gooff made bare.
23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin color, or the leopard its spots? Only then will you do tov; who are accustomed to do evil.
24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passes away by the wind of the wilderness.
25 This is your lot, the portion of your measures from Me, says YHUH; because you have forgotten Me and trusted in falsehood.
26 Therefore will I uncover your skirts upon your face; that your shame may appear.
27 I have seen your adulteries and your neighing, the lewdness of your whoring and your abominations on the hills and in the fields. Woe to you, O Yahrushalayim! Will you not be made clean? How long shall it be before you are made clean?
14 The Word of YHUH that came to Yirmeyahu concerning the drought.
2 Yahudah mourns and its gates languish; they are fallen to the ground; and the cry of Yahrushalayim is gone up.
3 And their nobles have sent their little ones for mayim: they came to the cisterns and found no mayim; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and blushed and covered their heads.
4 Because the ground became cracked, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were put to shame; they covered their heads.
5 Yes, the deer also gave birth in the field, but left it because there was no grass.
6 And the wild donkeys did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like jackals; their eyes have failed because there was no grass.
7 O YHUH, though our iniquities testify against us, You do it for Your Name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against You.
8 O Expectation of Yisrael, the Savoir of it in times of trouble, why should You be as a ger in the land and as a traveler that turns in to stay for a lyla?
9 Why should You be as a man stunned, as a mighty man that cannot save? Yet You, O YHUH, are in the midst of us and we are called by Your Name; do not leave us.
10 This says YHUH to this people, This have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore YHUH does not accept them; He will now remember their iniquity and visit punishment for their sins.
11 Then said YHUH to me, Make no tefillah for this people for their tov.
12 When they fast, I will not listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword and by the famine and by the pestilence.
13 Then said I, Oy vey, Master YHUH ! See, the neviim say to them, You shall not see the sword, neither shall you have famine; but I will give you shalom emet in this place.
14 Then YHUH said to me, The neviim prophesy lies in My Name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither have I spoken to them: they prophesy to you a false vision and divination and a thing of vanity and the deceit of their own lev.
15 Therefore this says YHUH concerning the neviim that prophesy in My Name and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those neviim be consumed.
16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Yahrushalayim because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have no one to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.
17 Therefore you shall say this word to them; Let my eyes run down with tears lyla and yom and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of My people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.
18 If I go forth into the field, then see the slain with the sword! And if I enter into the city, then see them that are sick with famine! Yes, both the navi and the kohen go out into a land that they know not.
19 Have You utterly rejected Yahudah? Has Your being loathed Tzion? Why have You smitten us and there is no healing for us? We looked for shalom and there is no tov; and for the time of healing and see trouble!
20 We acknowledge, O YHUH, our wickedness and the iniquity of our ahvot: for we have sinned against You.
21 Do not despise us, for Your Name's sake, do not dishonor the kesay of Your tifereth: remember; break not Your brit with us.
22 Are there any among the worthless ahlahim of the goyim that can cause rain? Or, can the shamayim give showers? Are not You He, O YHUH our Ahlohim ? Therefore we will wait upon You: for You have made all these things.
15 Then said YHUH to me, Though Moshe and Shmuel stood before Me, yet My mind could not be changed toward this people: cast them out of My sight and let them go forth.
2 And it shall come to pass, if they say to you, Where shall we go forth? Then you shall tell them, This says YHUH; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the exile, to the exile.
3 And I will appoint over them four kinds of punishment, says YHUH: the sword to kill and the dogs to tear and the fowls of the shamayim and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.
4 And I will cause them to be removed into all the malchutim of the earth, because of Menasheh the son of Hizqiyahu melech of Yahudah; for all that he did in Yahrushalayim.
5 For who shall have pity upon you, O Yahrushalayim? Or, who shall mourn for you? Or, who shall turn aside to ask how you are doing?
6 You have forsaken Me, says YHUH, you have gone backward: therefore will I stretch out My hand against you and destroy you; I AM weary of relenting.
7 And I will winnow them with a winnowing fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy My people, since they shuv not from their own derachot.
8 Their widows are increased before Me more than the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them, against the eema of the young men, a plunderer at noon: I shall cause agitation and sudden alarm to fall on the city.
9 She that has borne seven languishes: she shall breathe her last; her shemesh is gone down while it was yet yom: she has been ashamed and humiliated: and the rest of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, says YHUH.
10 Woe is me, my eema, that you have borne me, a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on interest, nor men have lent to me on interest; yet every one of them does curse me.
11 YHUH said, Did I not direct you for your tov? Did I not intercede for you in a time of evil? And in a time of affliction against the enemy?
12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?
13 Your substance and your treasures will I give to the plunderer without price, for all your sins, even in all your borders.
14 And I will make you to pass with your enemies into a land that you do not know: for a fire is lit in My anger, which shall burn upon you.
15 O YHUH, You know: remember me and visit me and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in Your patience: know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke.
16 Your Words were found and I did eat them; and Your Word was to me the simcha and gilah of my lev: for I am called by Your Name, O YHUH Ahlohim Tzevaot.
17 I sat not in the kehilla of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of Your hand upon my chayim: for You have filled me with displeasure.
18 Why is my pain everlasting and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Will You be to me as a mirage, which cannot be believed?
19 Therefore this says YHUH, If you make teshuvah, then will I bring you again and you shall stand before Me: and if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth: let them shuv to you; but shuv not to them.
20 And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you: for I AM with you to save you and to deliver you, says YHUH.
21 And I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked and I will redeem you out of the hand of the ruthless.
16 The Word of YHUH came also to me, saying,
2 You shall not take an isha; neither shall you have sons, or daughters in this place.
3 For this says YHUH concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place and concerning their eemot that bore them and concerning their ahvot that begat them in this land;
4 They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword and by famine; and their corpses shall be food for the fowls of the shamayim and for the beasts of the earth.
5 For this says YHUH, Enter not into the bayit of mourning, neither go to lament for them: for I have taken away My shalom from this people, says YHUH, even loving-kindness and rachamim.
6 Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:
7 Neither shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of consolation to drink for their abba, or for their eema.
8 You shall not also go into the bayit of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.
9 For this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; See, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes and in your yamim, the voice of gilah and the voice of simcha, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride.
10 And it shall come to pass, when you shall show this people all these words and they shall say to you, Why has YHUH pronounced all this great evil against us? Or, what is our iniquity? Or, what is our sin that we have committed against YHUH our Ahlohim ?
11 Then shall you say to them, Because your ahvot have forsaken Me, says YHUH and have had their derech after other ahlahim and have served them and have worshipped them and have forsaken Me and have not kept My Torah;
12 And you have done worse than your ahvot; for, see, you have your derech each one after the imagination of his evil lev, that they may not listen to Me:
13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that you know not, neither you nor your ahvot; and there shall you serve other ahlahim yom and lyla; where I will not show you chen.
14 Therefore, see, the yamim come, says YHUH, that it shall no more be said,YHUH lives, that brought up the children of Yisrael out of the land of Mitzrayim;
15 But,YHUH lives, that brought up the children of Yisrael from the land of the north, and from all the lands where He had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave to their ahvot.
16 See, I will send for many fishers, says YHUH and they shall fish them; and after that will I send for many hunters and they shall hunt them from every har and from every hill and out of the holes of the rocks.
17 For My eyes are upon all their derachot: they are not hidden from My face, neither is their iniquity hidden from My eyes.
18 And first I will repay their iniquity and their sin double, because they have defiled My land; they have filled My inheritance with the corpses of their detestable and abominable things.
19 O YHUH, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge in the Yom of Tribulation, the goyim shall come to You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our ahvot have inherited only lies, only vanity and things in which there is no profit.
20 Shall a man make ahlahim to himself that are not Ahlohim ?
21 Therefore, see, I will this time cause them to know; I will cause them to know My hand and My Might, and they shall know that My Name is YHUH.
17 The sin of Yahudah is written with a pen of iron and with the point of a diamond: it is carved upon the shulchan of their lev and upon the horns of your altars;
2 While their children remember their altars and their groves by the green eytzim on the high hills.
3 My har in the field, I will give your substance and all your treasures to be plundered and your high places for sin, throughout all your borders.
4 And you, even yourself, shall discontinue from your heritage that I gave you; and I will cause you to serve your enemies in the land that you do not know: for you have lit a fire in My anger, which shall burn le-olam-va-ed.
5 This says YHUH; Cursed be the man that trusts in man and makes flesh his arm and whose lev departs from YHUH.
6 For he shall be like the shrub in the desert and shall not see when tov comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land that is not inhabited.
7 Blessed is the man that trusts in YHUH and whose trust is in YHUH.
8 For he shall be as an eytz planted by the mayim, that spreads out its roots by the river and shall not see when heat comes, but his leaf shall be green; and shall not be anxious in the year of drought, neither shall he cease from yielding fruit.
9 The lev is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I YHUH search the lev; I try the mind, even to give every man according to his derech, the fruit of his doings.
11 As the partridge sits on eggs and hatches them not; so is he that gets riches, but not by doing right, it shall leave him in the midst of his yamim and in the end he is a fool.
12 An exalted high kesay from the beginning is the place of our Kadosh-Place.
13 O YHUH, the mikvah of Yisrael, all that forsake You shall be ashamed; and they that depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken YHUH, the Fountain of living mayim.
14 Heal me, O YHUH and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved: for You are my tehilla.
15 See, they say to me, Where is The Word of YHUH ? Let it come now!
16 As for me, I have not run away from being a shepherd in Your service who follows You: neither have I desired the dreadful yom; You know that which has come out of my lips was tzadik before You.
17 Be not a ruin to me: You are my tikvah in the yom of evil.
18 Let them be ashamed that persecute me, but let me not be ashamed: let them be broken, but let not me be broken: bring upon them the yom of evil and destroy them with double destruction.
19 This said YHUH to me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, where the melechim of Yahudah come in and where they go out and in all the gates of Yahrushalayim;
20 And say to them, Hear The Word of YHUH, you melechim of Yahudah and all Yahudah and all the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim, that enter in by these gates:
21 This says YHUH; Guard yourselves and bear no burden on The Shabbat, nor bring it in by the gates of Yahrushalayim;
22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on The Shabbat, neither do any work, but set apart The Shabbat, as I commanded your ahvot.
23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear and not receive instruction.
24 And it shall come to pass, if you diligently listen to Me, says YHUH, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on The Shabbat, but set apart The Shabbat, to do no work in it;
25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city melechim and leaders sitting upon the kesay of Dawid, riding in mirkavot and on horses, they and their leaders, the men of Yahudah and the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim: and this city shall remain le-olam-va-ed.
26 And they shall come from the cities of Yahudah and from the places around Yahrushalayim and from the land of Benyamin and from the plain and from the mountains and from the south, bringing burnt offerings and sacrifices and food offerings and incense and bringing sacrifices of hallel, to the Bayit of YHUH.
27 But if you will not listen to Me to set apart The Shabbat and not to bear a burden, when entering the gates of Yahrushalayim on The Shabbat yom; then will I kindle a fire in its gates and it shall devour the palaces of Yahrushalayim and it shall not be quenched.
18 The Word that came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, saying,
2 Arise and go down to the potter's bayit and there I will cause you to hear My Words.
3 Then I went down to the potter's bayit and, see; he worked a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed tov to the potter to make it.
5 Then The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
6 O Beit Yisrael, cannot I do with you as this potter? says YHUH.See, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O Beit Yisrael.
7 The moment I shall speak concerning a nation and concerning a malchut, to pluck up and to pull down and to destroy it;
8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turns from their evil, I will relent of the evil that I thought to do to them.
9 And the moment I shall speak concerning a nation and concerning a malchut, to build and to plant it;
10 If it does evil in My sight, that it obeys not My voice, then I will relent of the tov that I said I would do for them.
11 Now therefore go, speak to the men of Yahudah and to the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim, saying, This says YHUH; See, I allow evil against you and devise a plan against you: shuv every one from his evil derech and make your derech and your doings tov.
12 And they will say, There is no tikvah: but we will go after our own plans and we will all follow the imagination and stubbornness of our evil lev.
13 Therefore this says YHUH; Ask now among the goyim, who has heard such things: the virgin of Yisrael has done a very horrible thing.
14 Will a man leave the snow of Levanon that comes from the rock of the field? Or, shall the cool flowing mayim that comes from another place dry up?
15 Because My people have forgotten Me, they have burned incense to vanity and they have caused themselves to stumble in their derech away from the ancient paths, to have their walk in false paths, in a derech not made by Me;
16 To make their land desolate and an everlasting hissing; everyone that passes by shall be appalled and shake his head.
17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them My back and not My face, in the yom of their calamity.
18 Then they said, Come and let us devise plans against Yirmeyahu; for the Torah shall not perish from the kohen, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the navi. Come and let us smite him with the tongue and let us not listen to any of his words.
19 Shema to me, O YHUH; and listen to the voice of those that contend with me.
20 Shall evil be repaid for tov? For they have dug a pit for my being. Remember that I stood before You to speak tov for them and to turn away Your wrath from them.
21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine and pour out their dahm by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, to be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.
22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when You shall bring a raiding unit suddenly upon them: for they have dug a pit to take me and hidden snares for my feet.
23 Yet,YHUH, You know all their counsel against me to kill me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from Your sight, but let them be overthrown before You; deal with them in the time of Your anger.
19 This says YHUH, Go and get a potter's earthen jug and take of the zechanim of the people and of the zechanim of the kohanim;
2 And go forth to the Valley of The Son of Hinnom, which is by the entrance of the eastern gate and proclaim there the words that I shall tell you,
3 And say, Hear The Word of YHUH, O melechim of Yahudah and inhabitants of Yahrushalayim; This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; See, I will bring evil upon this place that makes the ears of all who hear tingle.
4 Because they have forsaken Me and have profaned this place and have burned incense in it to other ahlahim, whom neither they nor their ahvot have known, nor the melechim of Yahudah have known and have filled this place with the dahm of innocents;
5 They have built also the high places of Ba’al, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Ba’al, which I commanded not, nor spoke it, neither did it come into My mind:
6 Therefore, see, the yamim come, says YHUH, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor the Valley of The Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter.
7 And I will make void the counsel of Yahudah and Yahrushalayim in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hands of those that seek their lives: and their corpses will I give for food for the fowls of the shamayim and for the beasts of the earth.
8 And I will make this city desolate and a hissing; everyone that passes by shall be appalled and hiss because of all its plagues.
9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters and they shall eat every one the flesh of his chaver in the siege and in the distress, with which their enemies and they that seek their lives, shall distress them.
10 Then shall you break the jug in the sight of the men that go with you,
11 And shall say to them, This says YHUH Tzevaot; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in Tophet, until there is no place left for burial.
12 This will I do to this place, says YHUH and to the inhabitants of it and I even will make this city as Tophet:
13 And the houses of Yahrushalayim and the houses of the melechim of Yahudah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense to all the hosts of the shamayim and have poured out drink offerings to other ahlahim.
14 Then Yirmeyahu came from Tophet, where YHUH had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of YHUH 's Bayit; and said to all the people,
15 This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; See, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear My Words.
20 Now Pashur the son of Immer the kohen, who was also chief overseer in the Bayit of YHUH, heard that Yirmeyahu prophesied these things.
2 Then Pashur smote Yirmeyahu the navi and put him in the stocks that were in the High Gate of Benyamin, which was by the Bayit of YHUH.
3 And it came to pass on the next yom, that Pashur brought forth Yirmeyahu out of the stocks. Then said Yirmeyahu to him,YHUH has not called your name Pashur, but Magor-Missaviv.
4 For this says YHUH, See, I will make you a fear to yourself and to all your chaverim: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies and your eyes shall see it: and I will give all Yahudah into the hand of the melech of Bavel and he shall carry them into exile into Bavel and shall kill them with the sword.
5 Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city and all the labors of it and all the precious things of it and all the treasures of the melechim of Yahudah will I give into the hand of their enemies, that shall plunder them and take them and carry them to Bavel.
6 And you, Pashur and all that dwell in your bayit shall go into exile: and you shall come to Bavel and there you shall die and shall be buried there, you and all your chaverim, to whom you have prophesied lies.
7 O YHUH, You have enticed me and I was deceived: You are stronger than I and have prevailed: I have been ridiculed daily, everyone mocks me.
8 For when I speak, I cry out, declaring violence and plunder; because The Word of YHUH has become a reproach to me and a derision, daily.
9 Then I said, I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His Name. But His Word was in my lev as a burning fire shut up in my bones and I was weary with holding back and I could not stop.
10 For I heard many mocking, fear on every side. Expose, they say and we will expose him. All my chaverim watched for my stumbling, saying, He will be lured away and we shall prevail against him and we shall take our revenge on him.
11 But YHUH Is with me as a mighty awesome One: therefore my persecutors shall stumble and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.
12 But, O YHUH Tzevaot, who tests the tzadik and sees the mind and the lev, let me see Your vengeance on them: for to You have I opened my cause.
13 Sing to YHUH, hallel YHUH: for He has delivered the being of the poor from the hand of evildoers.
14 Cursed be the yom in which I was born: let not the yom in which my eema bore me be blessed.
15 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my abba, saying, A male child is born to you; giving him very much simcha.
16 And let that man be as the cities that YHUH overthrew and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the boker and the shouting at noon;
17 Because he killed me not from the womb, so that my eema might have been my grave and her womb great le-olam-va-ed.
18 Why did I come forth from the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my yamim should be spent in shame?
21 The Word which came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, when melech Tzidkiyahu sent to him Pashur the son of Melchiyah and Tzephanyah the son of Maaseyah the kohen, saying,
2 Inquire to YHUH for us; for Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel makes war against us; if so be that YHUH will deal with us according to all His wondrous works, so that the enemy withdraws from us.
3 Then said Yirmeyahu to them, This shall you say to Tzidkiyahu:
4 This says YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael; See, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, with which you fight against the melech of Bavel and against the Chaldeans, which besiege you outside the walls and I will gather them into the midst of this city.
5 And I Myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even in rage and in displeasure and in great wrath.
6 And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast: they shall die of a great pestilence.
7 And afterward, says YHUH, I will deliver Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah and his avadim and the people and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword and from the famine, into the hand of Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel and into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those that seek their chayim: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have rachamim.
8 And to this people you shall say, This says YHUH; See, I set before you the derech of chayim and the derech of death.
9 He that stays in this city shall die by the sword and by the famine and by the pestilence: but he that goes out and falls to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live and his chayim shall be to him for a prize.
10 For I have set My face against this city for evil and not for tov, says YHUH: it shall be given into the hand of the melech of Bavel and he shall burn it with fire.
11 And touching the bayit of the melech of Yahudah, say, Hear The Word of YHUH;
12 O Beit Dawid, this says YHUH; Execute mishpat in the boker and deliver him that is plundered out of the hand of the oppressor, lest My wrath goes out like fire and burns so that none can quench it because of the evil of your doings.
13 See, I AM against you, O inhabitant of the valley and rock of the plain, says YHUH; who says, Who shall come down against us? Or, who shall enter into our dwellings?
14 But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, says YHUH: and I will kindle a fire in its forest and it shall devour all things all around.
22 This says YHUH; Go down to the bayit of the melech of Yahudah and speak there this Word,
2 And say, Hear The Word of YHUH, O melech of Yahudah, that sits upon the kesay of Dawid, you and your avadim and your people that enter in by these gates:
3 This says YHUH; Execute mishpat and tzedakah and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the ger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent dahm in this place.
4 For if you do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this bayit melechim sitting upon the kesay of Dawid, riding in mirkavot and on horses, he and his avadim and his people.
5 But if you will not hear these words, I swear by Myself, says YHUH, that this bayit shall become a ruin.
6 For this says YHUH to the melech's bayit of Yahudah; You are Gilad to Me and the head of Levanon: yet surely I will make you a wilderness and cities that are not inhabited.
7 And I will prepare destroyers against you, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down your choice cedars and cast them into the fire.
8 And many goyim shall pass by this city and they shall say every man to his neighbor, Why has YHUH done this to this great city?
9 Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the brit of YHUH their Ahlohim and worshipped other ahlahim and served them.
10 Weep not for the dead, neither mourn him: but weep bitterly for him that goes away: for he shall shuv no more, nor see his native country.
11 For this says YHUH regarding Shallum the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah, who reigned in the place of Yoshiyahu his abba, who went forth out of this place; He shall not shuv here anymore:
12 But he shall die in the place where they have led him into exile and shall see this land no more.
13 Woe to him that builds his bayit by unrighteousness and his rooms by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages and gives him nothing for his work;
14 That says, I will build a wide bayit with large rooms and cuts out windows; and it is paneled with cedar and painted in red.
15 Shall you reign, just because you enclose yourself in cedar? Did not your abba eat and drink and do mishpat and justice and then it went well with him?
16 He defended the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know Me? says YHUH.
17 But your eyes and your lev are for nothing but your greed and to shed innocent dahm and oppression and the doing of violence.
18 Therefore this says YHUH concerning Yahuyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah; They shall not lament for him, saying, Oy vey my brother! Or, Oy vey my sister! They shall not lament for him, saying, Oy vey master! Or, Oy vey your excellency!
19 He shall be buried with the burial of a donkey, drawn out and cast out outside the gates of Yahrushalayim.
20 Go up to Levanon and cry; and lift up your voice in Bashan and cry from Avariym: for all your lovers are destroyed.
21 I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your manner from your youth, that you obeyed not My voice.
22 The wind of mishpat shall eat up all your shepherds and your lovers shall go into exile: surely then shall you be ashamed and confused for all your wickedness.
23 O inhabitant of Levanon, that make your nest in the cedars, how you shall groan when birth pains come upon you, like the pain of a woman in labor!
24 As I live, says YHUH, though Coniyahu the son of Yahuyakim melech of Yahudah were the signet upon My right hand, yet would I pluck you off from there;
25 And I will give you into the hand of those that seek your chayim and into the hand of those whose face you fear, even into the hand of Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
26 And I will cast you out and your eema that bore you, into another country, where you were not born; and there shall you die.
27 But to the land where they desire to shuv, there shall they not shuv.
28 Is this man Coniyahu a despised broken pot? Is he a vessel in which there is no pleasure? Why are they cast out, he and his zera, into a land which they do not know?
29 O land, land, land, hear The Word of YHUH.
30 This says YHUH, Write this man as childless, as a strong man that shall not prosper in his yamim: moreover no man of his zera shall prosper le-olam-va-ed, sitting upon the kesay of Dawid and ruling anymore in Yahudah.
23 Woe be to the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! Says YHUH.
2 Therefore this says YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael against the shepherds that feed My people; You have scattered My flock, and driven them away and have not visited them: see, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, says YHUH.
3 And I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
4 And I will set up shepherds over them that shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be broken, neither shall they be lacking, says YHUH.
5 See, the yamim come, says YHUH, that I will raise to Dawid a Tzadik Branch and a Melech shall rule and prosper and shall execute mishpat and justice in the earth.
6 In His yamim Yahudah shall be saved, and Yisrael shall dwell safely: and this is His Name by which He shall be called,YHUH –Tzidqaynu.
7 Therefore, see, the yamim come, says YHUH, that they shall no more say,YHUH lives, who brought up the children of Yisrael out of the land of Mitzrayim;
8 But,YHUH lives, who brought up and who led the zera of Beit Yisrael out of the north country and from all countries where I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.
9 My lev within me is broken because of the neviim; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man and like a man overcome by wine because of YHUH and because of His kadosh words.
10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of a curse the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up and their course is evil and their power is misused.
11 For both navi and kohen are profane; yes, in My Bayit have I found their wickedness, says YHUH.
12 Therefore their derech shall be to them as a slippery derech in the darkness: they shall be driven on and fall in it: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation by punishment, says YHUH.
13 And I have seen folly in the neviim of Shomron; they prophesied in Ba’al, and caused My people Yisrael to go astray.
14 I have seen also in the neviim of Yahrushalayim a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of the evildoers, that none does shuv from his wickedness: they are all of them before Me as Sedom and the inhabitants of it as Amorah.
15 Therefore this says YHUH Tzevaot concerning the neviim; See, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the mayim of poison: for from the neviim of Yahrushalayim has defilement gone forth into all the land.
16 This says YHUH Tzevaot, Shema not to the words of the neviim that prophesy to you: they make you go astray: they speak a vision of their own lev and not out of the mouth of YHUH.
17 They say still to them that despise Me,YHUH has said, You shall have shalom; and they say to everyone that has his derech after the imagination of his own lev, No evil shall come upon you.
18 For who has stood in the counsel of YHUH and has perceived and heard His Word? Who has marked His Word and heard it?
19 See, a whirlwind of YHUH has gone forth in wrath, even a whirlwind storm: it shall fall severely upon the head of the wicked.
20 The anger of YHUH shall not shuv, until He has done and until He has established the thoughts of His lev: in the latter-yamim you shall consider it perfectly.
21 I have not sent these neviim, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
22 But if they had stood in My counsel and had caused My people to listen to My Words, then they would have turned them from their evil derech and from the evil of their doings.
23 Am I not an Ahlohim at hand, says YHUH and not an Ahlohim far off?
24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places where I shall not see him? Says YHUH. Do I not fill the shamayim and earth? Says YHUH.
25 I have heard what the neviim said, that prophesy lies in My Name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
26 How long shall this be in the lev of the neviim that prophesy lies? Yes, they are neviim of the deceit of their own lev;
27 Who attempt to cause My people to forget My Name by their dreams that they tell every man to his neighbor, as their ahvot have forgotten My Name for Ba’al.
28 The navi that has a dream, let him tell the dream; and he that has My Word, let him speak My Word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? Says YHUH.
29 Is not My Word like a fire? Says YHUH; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
30 Therefore, see, I AM against the neviim, says YHUH, that steal My Words every one from his neighbor.
31 See, I AM against the neviim, says YHUH, that use their tongues and say, He says.
32 See, I AM against them that prophesy false dreams, says YHUH and those who tell them and cause My people to go astray by their lies and by their reckless boasting; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, says YHUH.
33 And when this people, or the navi, or a kohen, shall ask you, saying, What is the burden of YHUH ? You shall then say to them, What burden? I will even forsake you, says YHUH.
34 And as for the navi and the kohen and the people, that shall say, The burden of YHUH, I will even punish that man and his bayit.
35 This shall you say each person to his neighbor and each person to his brother, What has YHUH answered? And, What has YHUH spoken?
36 And the burden of YHUH shall you mention no more: for every man's word shall be his own burden; for you have perverted the Words of the living Elohim YHUH Tzevaot our Ahlohim.
37 This shall you say to the navi, What has YHUH answered you? And, What has YHUH spoken to you?
38 But since you say, The burden of YHUH; therefore this says YHUH; Because you say this word, The burden of YHUH and I have sent to you, saying, You shall not say, The burden of YHUH;
39 Therefore, see, I, even I, will utterly forget you and I will forsake you and the city that I gave you and your ahvot and cast you out of My presence:
40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you and an everlasting shame, that shall not be forgotten.
24 YHUH showed me and, see, two baskets of figs were set before the Hekal of YHUH, after Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel had carried away into exile Yekonyahu, the son of Yahuyakim melech of Yahudah and the leaders of Yahudah with the craftsmen and smiths, from Yahrushalayim and had brought them to Bavel.
2 One basket had very tov figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very spoiled figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
3 Then said YHUH to me, What do you see, Yirmeyahu? And I said, Figs; the tov figs, very tov; and the bad, very bad, so that they cannot be eaten, they are so bad.
4 Again The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
5 This says YHUH, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Like these tov figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away from the exiles of Yahudah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their tov.
6 For I will set My eyes upon them for tov and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them and not pull them down; and I will plant them and not pluck them up.
7 And I will give them a lev to know Me, that I AM YHUH: and they shall be My people and I will be their Ahlohim: for they shall make teshuvah to Me with their whole lev.
8 And as for the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely this says YHUH, So will I give Tzidkiyahu the melech of Yahudah and his leaders and the residue of Yahrushalayim, that remain in this land and them that dwell in the land of Mitzrayim:
9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the malchutim of the earth for their harm, to be a reproach and a byword, a taunt and a curse word, in all the places where I shall drive them.
10 And I will send the sword, the famine and the pestilence, among them, until they are consumed from off the land that I gave to them and to their ahvot.
25 The Word that came to Yirmeyahu concerning all the people of Yahudah in the fourth year of Yahuyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah, that was the first year of Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel;
2 That which Yirmeyahu the navi spoke to all the people of Yahudah and to all the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim, saying,
3 From the thirteenth year of Yoshiyahu the son of Amon melech of Yahudah, even to this yom, that is the twenty-third year, The Word of YHUH has come to me and I have spoken to you, rising early and speaking; but you have not listened.
4 And YHUH has sent to you all His avadim the neviim, rising early and sending them; but you have not listened, nor inclined your ear to hear.
5 They said, Teshuvah again now everyone from his evil derech and from the evil of your doings and dwell in the land that YHUH has given to you and to your ahvot le-olam-va-ed:
6 And go not after other ahlahim to serve them and to worship them and provoke Me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no harm.
7 Yet you have not listened to Me, says YHUH; that you might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands to your own harm.
8 Therefore this says YHUH Tzevaot; Because you have not heard My Words,
9 See, I will send and take all the mishpachot of the north, says YHUH and Nevuchadnetzar the melech of Bavel, My eved and will bring them against this land and against the inhabitants of it and against all these goyim all around and will utterly destroy them and make them an astonishment and a hissing and everlasting ruins.
10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of gilah and the voice of simcha, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the ohr of the candle.
11 And this whole land shall be a desolation and a waste; and these goyim shall serve the melech of Bavel seventy years.
12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the melech of Bavel and that nation, says YHUH, for their iniquity and the land of the Chaldeans and will make it everlasting ruins.
13 And I will bring upon that land all My Words, which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this scroll, which Yirmeyahu has prophesied against all the goyim.
14 For many goyim and great melechim shall enslave them also: and I will repay them according to their deeds and according to the works of their own hands.
15 For this says YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael to me; Take the wine cup of this wrath at My hand and cause all the goyim, to whom I send you, to drink it.
16 And they shall drink and shake and be mad because of the sword that I will send among them.
17 Then took I the cup at YHUH 's Hand and made all the goyim to drink it, to whom YHUH had sent me:
18 Namely, Yahrushalayim and the cities of Yahudah and the melechim of it and the leaders of it, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, a hissing and a curse, as it is this yom;
19 Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim and his avadim and his leaders and all his people;
20 And all the mixed multitude and all the melechim of the land of Uz and all the melechim of the land of the Plishtim and Ashkelon and Azzah and Ekron and the remnant of Ashdod,
21 Edom and Moav and the children of Ammon,
22 And all the melechim of Tsor and all the melechim of Tzidon and the melechim of the coastlands which are beyond the sea,
23 Dedan and Tema and Buz and all that are in the farthest corners,
24 And all the melechim of Arabia and all the melechim of the mixed multitude who dwell in the desert,
25 And all the melechim of Zimri and all the melechim of Eylam and all the melechim of the Medes,
26 And all the melechim of the north, far and near, one with another and all the malchutim of the olam, which are upon the face of the earth: and the melech of Sheshach shall drink with them.
27 Therefore you shall say to them, This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Drink and be drunk and vomit and fall and rise no more because of the sword which I will send among you.
28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at your hand to drink it, then shall you say to them, This says YHUH Tzevaot; You shall certainly drink it.
29 For, see, I begin to bring evil on the city that is called by My Name and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, says YHUH Tzevaot.
30 Therefore prophesy against them all these words and say to them,YHUH shall roar from on high and utter His voice from His kadosh dwelling; He shall mightily roar from His dwelling place; He shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for YHUH has a controversy with the goyim, He will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to the sword, says YHUH.
32 This says YHUH Tzevaot, See, evil shall go forth from nation to nation and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
33 And the slain of YHUH shall be at that yom from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.
34 Howl, you shepherds and cry; and cover yourselves in the ashes, you leaders of the flock: for the yamim of your slaughter and of your exiles are accomplished; and you shall fall like a choice vessel.
35 And the shepherds shall have no derech to flee, nor the leaders of the flock to escape.
36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds and the howling of the leaders of the flock, shall be heard: for YHUH has plundered their pasture.
37 And their quiet dwellings are cut down because of the fierce anger of YHUH.
38 He has forsaken His hiding place, as the lion: for their land is desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor and because of His fierce anger.
26 In the beginning of the malchut of Yahuyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah came this Word from YHUH, saying,
2 This says YHUH; Stand in the court of YHUH 's Bayit and speak to all the cities of Yahudah, which come to worship in YHUH 's Bayit, all the words that I command you to speak to them; do not remove a word:
3 If perhaps they will listen and make teshuvah every man from his evil derech, that I may relent of the evil, which I purpose to do to them because of the evil of their doings.
4 And you shall say to them, This says YHUH; If you will not listen to Me, to walk in My Torah, which I have set before you,
5 To listen to the words of My avadim the neviim, whom I send to you, both rising up early and sending them, but you have not heard;
6 Then will I make this bayit like Shiloh and will make this city a curse to all the goyim of the earth.
7 So the kohanim and the neviim and all the people heard Yirmeyahu speaking these words in the Bayit of YHUH.
8 Now it came to pass, when Yirmeyahu had made an end of speaking all that YHUH had commanded him to speak to all the people, that the kohanim and the neviim and all the people took him, saying, You shall surely die.
9 Why have you prophesied in the Name of YHUH, saying, This bayit shall be like Shiloh and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Yirmeyahu in the Bayit of YHUH.
10 When the leaders of Yahudah heard these things, then they came up from the melech's bayit to the Bayit of YHUH and sat down in the entrance of the New Gate of YHUH 's Bayit.
11 Then spoke the kohanim and the neviim to the leaders and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die; for he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own hearing.
12 Then spoke Yirmeyahu to all the leaders and to all the people, saying,YHUH sent me to prophesy against this bayit and against this city with all the words that you have heard.
13 Therefore now change your derachot and your doings and obey the voice of YHUH your Ahlohim; and YHUH will relent of the evil that He has pronounced against you.
14 As for me, see, I am in your hand: do with me as seems tov and right to you.
15 But know for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall surely bring innocent dahm upon yourselves and upon this city and upon the inhabitants of it: for of an emet YHUH has sent me to you to speak all these words in your hearing.
16 Then said the leaders and all the people to the kohanim and to the neviim; This man is not worthy to die: for he has spoken to us in the Name of YHUH our Ahlohim.
17 Then rose up certain of the zechanim of the land and spoke to all the kehilla of the people, saying,
18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the yamim of Hizqiyahu melech of Yahudah and spoke to all the people of Yahudah, saying, This says YHUH Tzevaot; Tzion shall be plowed like a field and Yahrushalayim shall become heaps and the har of the bayit as the high places of a forest.
19 Did Hizqiyahu melech of Yahudah and all Yahudah put him to death? Did he not fear YHUH and sought YHUH and YHUH relented of the evil that he had pronounced against them? We are doing great evil against ourselves.
20 And there was also a man that prophesied in the Name of YHUH, Uriyahu the son of Shemayahu of Kiryath-Yearyim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Yirmeyahu:
21 And when Yahuyakim the melech, with all his mighty men and all the leaders, heard his words, the melech sought to put him to death: but when Uriyahu heard it, he was afraid and fled and went into Mitzrayim;
22 And Yahuyakim the melech sent men into Mitzrayim, namely, El-Natan the son of Achvor and certain men with him into Mitzrayim.
23 And they brought Uriyahu out of Mitzrayim and brought him to Yahuyakim the melech; who killed him with the sword and cast his dead gooff into the graves of the am-ha-aretz.
24 Nevertheless the hand of Ahicham the son of Shaphan was with Yirmeyahu, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death.
27 In the beginning of the malchut of Yahuyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah came this Word to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, saying,
2 This says YHUH to me; Make for yourself bands and yokes and put them upon your neck,
3 And send them to the melech of Edom and to the melech of Moav and to the melech of the Ammonites and to the melech of Tsor and to the melech of Tzidon, by the hand of the messengers that come to Yahrushalayim to Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah;
4 And command them to say to their masters, This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; This shall you say to your masters;
5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by My great Power and by My outstretched Arm and have given it to whom it seemed right to Me.
6 And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nevuchadnetzar the melech of Bavel, My eved; and the beasts of the field have I given to him also to serve him.
7 And all goyim shall serve him and his son and his son's son, to the very time of his land come: and then many goyim and great melechim shall make him serve them.
8 And it shall come to pass, that the nation and malchut which will not serve the same Nevuchadnetzar the melech of Bavel and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the melech of Bavel, that nation will I punish, says YHUH, with the sword and with the famine and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.
9 Therefore listen not you to your neviim, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, who speak to you, saying, You shall not serve the melech of Bavel:
10 For they prophesy a lie to you, to remove you far from your land and that I should drive you out and that you should perish.
11 But the goyim that bring their neck under the yoke of the melech of Bavel and serve him, those will I let remain in their own land, says YHUH; and they shall till it and dwell in it.
12 I spoke also to Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the melech of Bavel and serve him and his people and live.
13 Why will you die, you and your people, by the sword, by the famine and by the pestilence, as YHUH has spoken against the nation that will not serve the melech of Bavel?
14 Therefore listen not to the words of the neviim that speak to you, saying, You shall not serve the melech of Bavel: for they prophesy a lie to you.
15 For I have not sent them, says YHUH, yet they prophesy a lie in My Name; that I might drive you out and that you might perish, you and the neviim who prophesy to you.
16 Also I spoke to the kohanim and to all the people, saying, This says YHUH; Shema not to the words of your neviim that prophesy to you, saying, See, the vessels of YHUH 's Bayit shall now shortly be brought again from Bavel: for they prophesy a lie to you.
17 Shema not to them; serve the melech of Bavel and live: why should this city be laid waste?
18 But if they are neviim and if The Word of YHUH is with them, let them now make intercession to YHUH Tzevaot, so that the vessels that are left in the Bayit of YHUH and in the bayit of the melech of Yahudah and at Yahrushalayim, do not go to Bavel.
19 For this says YHUH Tzevaot concerning the columns and concerning the huge bronze laver and concerning the bases and concerning the residue of the vessels that remain in this city,
20 Which Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel took not, when he carried away Yekonyahu the son of Yahuyakim melech of Yahudah into exile from Yahrushalayim to Bavel, along with all the nobles of Yahudah and Yahrushalayim;
21 Yes, this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, concerning the vessels that remain in the Bayit of YHUH and in the bayit of the melech of Yahudah and of Yahrushalayim;
22 They shall be carried to Bavel and there shall they be to the yom that I visit them with deliverance, says YHUH; then will I bring them up and restore them to this place.
28 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the malchut of Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah, in the fourth year and in the fifth chodesh, that Hananyah the son of Azur the navi, who was of Giveon, spoke to me in the Bayit of YHUH, in the presence of the kohanim and of all the people, saying,
2 This speaks YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, saying, I have broken the yoke of the melech of Bavel.
3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of YHUH 's Bayit, that Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel took away from this place and carried to Bavel:
4 And I will bring again to this place Yekonyahu the son of Yahuyakim melech of Yahudah, with all the captives of Yahudah, that went into Bavel, says YHUH: for I will break the yoke of the melech of Bavel.
5 Then the navi Yirmeyahu said to the navi Hananyah in the presence of the kohanim and in the presence of all the people that stood in the Bayit of YHUH,
6 Even the navi Yirmeyahu said, Ahmein:YHUH do so:YHUH perform Your Words which you have prophesied, to bring again the vessels of YHUH 's Bayit and all that is carried away into exile, from Bavel into this place.
7 Nevertheless listen now to this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people;
8 The neviim that have been before me and before you from old prophesied both against many countries and against great malchutim, of war and of evil and of pestilence.
9 The navi who prophesies of shalom, when the word of that navi shall come to pass, then shall the navi be known, that YHUH has truly sent him.
10 Then Hananyah the navi took the yoke from off the navi Yirmeyahu's neck and broke it.
11 And Hananyah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, This says YHUH; Even so will I break the yoke of Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel from the neck of all goyim within the space of two full years. And the navi Yirmeyahu went his derech.
12 Then The Word of YHUH came to Yirmeyahu the navi, after that Hananyah the navi had broken the yoke from off the neck of the navi Yirmeyahu, saying,
13 Go and tell Hananyah, saying, This says YHUH; You have broken the yokes of wood; but you shall make for them yokes of iron.
14 For this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these goyim, that they may serve Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.
15 Then said the navi Yirmeyahu to Hananyah the navi, Shema now, Hananyah;YHUH has not sent you; but you make this people trust in a lie.
16 Therefore this says YHUH; See, I will cast you from off the face of the earth: this year you shall die because you have taught rebellion against YHUH.
17 So Hananyah the navi died the same year in the seventh chodesh.
29 Now these are the words of the letter that Yirmeyahu the navi sent from Yahrushalayim to the rest of the zechanim who were carried away captive and to the kohanim and to the neviim and to all the people whom Nevuchadnetzar had carried away in exile from Yahrushalayim to Bavel;
2 (After that Yekonyahu the melech and the malka and the officers, the leaders of Yahudah and Yahrushalayim and the carpenters and the smiths, had departed from Yahrushalayim;)
3 By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan and Gemaryah the son of Hilkiyahu, (whom Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah sent to Bavel to Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel) saying,
4 This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, to all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Yahrushalayim to Bavel;
5 Build houses and dwell in them; and plant gardens and eat the fruit of them;
6 Take wives and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that you may be increased there, and not diminished.
7 And seek the shalom of the city where I have caused you to be exiled and make tefillah to YHUH for it: for in the shalom of it shall you have shalom.
8 For this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Let not your neviim and your diviners, that are in the midst of you, deceive you, neither listen to your dreams which you are dreaming.
9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My Name: I have not sent them, says YHUH.
10 For this says YHUH, After seventy years are accomplished at Bavel I will visit you and perform My tov word toward you, in causing you to shuv to this place.
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says YHUH, thoughts of shalom and not of evil, to give you tov tikvah in the end.
12 Then shall you call upon Me and you shall go and make tefillah to Me and I will listen to you.
13 And you shall seek Me and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your lev.
14 And I will be found by you, says YHUH: and I will turn away your exile and I will gather you from all the goyim and from all the places where I have driven you, says YHUH; and I will bring you back again into the place from where I caused you to go into exile.
15 Because you have said,YHUH has raised up neviim for us in Bavel;
16 Know this says YHUH of the melech that sits upon the kesay of Dawid and of all the people that dwell in this city and of your brothers that have not gone out with you into exile;
17 This says YHUH Tzevaot; See, I will send upon them the sword, the famine and the pestilence and will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so bad.
18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine and with the pestilence and will deliver them to be removed to all the malchutim of the earth, to be a curse-ha Allah and astonishment and a hissing and a reproach, among all the goyim where I have driven them:
19 Because they have not listened to My Words, says YHUH, which I sent to them by My avadim the neviim, rising up early and sending them; but you would not listen, says YHUH.
20 Hear therefore The Word of YHUH, all you of the exile, whom I have sent from Yahrushalayim to Bavel:
21 This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, about Achav the son of Kolayah and Tzidkiyahu the son of Maaseyah, who prophesy a lie to you in My Name; See, I will deliver them into the hand of Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel; and he shall kill them before your eyes;
22 And because of them all the exiles of Yahudah who are in Bavel shall use them as a curse, saying,YHUH make you like Tzidkiyahu and like Achav, whom the melech of Bavel roasted in the fire;
23 Because they have committed evil in Yisrael and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives and have spoken lying words in My Name, which I have not commanded them; even as I know and am a witness, says YHUH.
24 This shall you also speak to Shemayah the Nehelamite, saying,
25 This speaks YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, saying, Because you have sent letters in your name to all the people that are at Yahrushalayim and to Tzephanyah the son of Maaseyah the kohen and to all the kohanim, saying,
26 YHUH has made you kohen in place of Yahuyadah the kohen, that you should be officers in the Bayit of YHUH and for every man that is mad and makes himself a navi, that you should put him in prison and in the stocks.
27 Now therefore why have you not reproved Yirmeyahu of Anathoth, who makes himself a navi to you?
28 For therefore he sent to us in Bavel, saying, This exile is long: build houses and dwell in them; and plant gardens and eat the fruit of them.
29 And Tzephanyah the kohen read this letter in the hearing of Yirmeyahu the navi.
30 Then came The Word of YHUH to Yirmeyahu, saying,
31 Send to all them of the exile, saying, This says YHUH concerning Shemiyah the Nehelamite; Because Shemiyah has prophesied to you and I sent him not and he caused you to trust in a lie:
32 Therefore this says YHUH; See, I will punish Shemiyah the Nehelamite and his zera: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he see the tov that I will do for My people, says YHUH; because he has taught rebellion against YHUH.
30 The Word that came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, saying,
2 This says YHUH Ahlohim of Yisrael, saying, Write all the words that I have spoken to you in a scroll.
3 For, see, the yamim come, says YHUH, that I will turn back the exile of My people Yisrael and Yahudah, says YHUH; and I will cause them to shuv to the land that I gave to their ahvot and they shall possess it.
4 And these are the words that YHUH spoke concerning Yisrael and concerning Yahudah.
5 For this says YHUH; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear and not of shalom.
6 Ask now and see, whether a man does labor with child? Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in labor and all faces are turned pale?
7 Oy! For that yom is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Yaakov's Trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
8 For it shall come to pass in that yom, says YHUH Tzevaot, that I will break his yoke from off your neck and will burst your bonds and gerim shall no more serve themselves of him:
9 But they shall serve YHUH their Ahlohim and Dawid their Melech, whom I will raise up for them.
10 Therefore fear not, O My eved Yaakov, says YHUH; neither be discouraged, O Yisrael: for, see, I will save you from far and your zera from the land of their exile; and Yaakov shall shuv, and shall be in rest and be in shalom and no one shall make him afraid.
11 For I AM with you, says YHUH, to save you: though I make a full end of all goyim where I have scattered you, yet will I not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in measure and will not leave you altogether unpunished.
12 For this says YHUH, Your affliction is severe and your wound is grievous.
13 There is none to plead your cause that you may be bound up: you have no healing medicines.
14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they seek you not; for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of your iniquity; because your sins were increased.
15 Why do you cry about your affliction? Your sorrow is incurable for the multitude of your iniquity: because your sins were increased, I have done these things to you.
16 Therefore all they that devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into exile; and they that plunder you shall be a plunder and all that prey upon you will I give for a prey.
17 For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says YHUH; because they called you an outcast, saying, This is Tzion, whom no man seeks after.
18 This says YHUH; See, I will turn back the exile of Yaakov's tents and have rachamim on his dwelling places; and the city shall be rebuilt upon its own heap and the palace shall remain in its right place.
19 And out of them shall proceed hodu: and the voice of them that make simcha: and I will multiply them and they shall not be few; I will also grant them tifereth and they shall not be small.
20 Their children also shall be as before and their kehilla shall be established before Me and I will punish all that oppress them.
21 And their Melech shall be One of their own and their Governor shall proceed from their midst; and I will cause Him to draw near and He shall approach Me: for who is this that engaged His lev to approach to Me? Says YHUH.
22 And you shall be My people-Ami and I will be your Ahlohim.
23 See, the whirlwind of YHUH goes forth with wrath, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger of YHUH shall not shuv, until He has done it and until He has performed the intents of His lev: in the latter-yamim you shall consider it.
31 At the same time, says YHUH, will I be the Ahlohim of all the mishpachot of Yisrael, and they shall be My people-Ami.
2 This says YHUH, The people who were left of the sword found chen in the wilderness; even Yisrael, when I went to cause him to rest.
3 YHUH has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting ahava: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you.
4 Again I will rebuild you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Yisrael: you shall again take up your tambourines and shall go forth in the dances of them that make simcha.
5 You shall yet plant vines upon the mountains of Shomron: the planters shall plant and shall treat them as normal.
6 For there shall be a yom, that the called out Netsarim-Notsrim the ones who watch on the Har Efrayim shall cry, Arise and let us go up to zion to YHUH our Ahlohim.
7 For this says YHUH; Sing with simcha for Yaakov and shout among the chief of the goyim: publish hallel saying,YHUH, has saved your people, the remnant of Yisrael.
8 See, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the ends of the earth and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that labors with child together: a great kehilla-kahal gadol shall shuv here.
9 They shall come with weeping and with tefillot I will lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of mayim in a straight derech, in which they shall not stumble: for I AM an Abba to Yisrael and Efrayim is My bachor.
10 Hear The Word of YHUH, O you goyim and declare it in the coastlands far off and say, He that scattered Yisrael will gather him and keep him, as a Shepherd does His flock.
11 For YHUH has redeemed Yaakov and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
12 Therefore they shall come and shir in the heights of Tzion and shall flow together to the tov of YHUH, for wheat and for wine and for oil and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their being shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow anymore at all.
13 Then shall the virgin gilah in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into simcha and will comfort them and make them gilah from their sorrow.
14 And I will fill the beings of the kohanim with fatness and My people shall be satisfied with My tov, says YHUH.
15 This says YHUH; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children; refusing to be comforted for her children because they were not found.
16 This says YHUH; Refrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears: for your work shall be rewarded, says YHUH; and they shall shuv from the land of the enemy.
17 And there is tikvah in your end, says YHUH, that your children shall shuv to their own country.
18 I have surely heard Efrayim lamenting himself; You have chastised me and I was chastised, as an untrained calf: turn me back to You, and I shall be turned; for You are YHUH my Ahlohim.
19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I received Torah, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yes, even ashamed because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
20 Is Efrayim My dear son? Is he a pleasant child? For since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore My inward parts are troubled for him; I will surely have rachamim upon him, says YHUH.
21 Set up signposts, make high heaps: set your lev toward the highway, even the derech which you took: turn back, O virgin of Yisrael, turn back to these your cities.
22 How long will you go about the olam, O backsliding daughter? For YHUH has created a new thing from nothing in the earth; A woman shall surround a man.
23 This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; They shall again use this speech in the land of Yahudah and in its cities, when I shall turn back their exile;YHUH bless you, O home of tzedakah and har of set apartness.
24 And there shall dwell in Yahudah itself and in all the cities of it together, farmers and those that go forth with flocks.
25 For I have filled the weary being and I have replenished every sorrowful being.
26 Upon this I woke up and see; and my sleep was sweet to me.
27 See, the yamim will come, says YHUH, that I will sow Beit Yisrael and Beit Yahudah with the zera of man, and with the zera of beast.
28 And it shall come to pass, that as I have watched over them, to pluck up and to break down and to throw down and to destroy and to afflict them; so will I watch over them, to rebuild and to plant them says YHUH.
29 In those yamim they shall say no more, The ahvot have eaten a sour grape and the children's teeth are blunted.
30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eats the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
31 See, the yamim are coming, says YHUH, that I will make a Brit Chadasha-Renewed Brit with Beit Yisrael and with Beit Yahudah:
32 Not according to the brit that I made with their ahvot in the yom that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitzrayim; which brit they broke and neglected, although I was a husband to them, says YHUH:
33 But this shall be the brit that I will make with Beit Yisrael after those yamim, says YHUH, I will put My Torah in their inward parts and write it on their levavot; and will be their Ahlohim and they shall be My People-Ami.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor and every man his brother, saying, Know YHUH: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says YHUH; for I will forgive their iniquity and I will remember their sin no more.
35 This says YHUH, who gives the shemesh for an ohr by yom and the ordinances of the yarayach and of the cochavim for an ohr by lyla, who divides the sea when the waves of it roar;YHUH Tzevaot is His Name:
36 If those ordinances vanish from before Me, says YHUH, then the zera of Yisrael also shall cease from being a nation before Mele-olam-va-ed.
37 This says YHUH; If the shamayim above can be measured and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the zera of Yisrael for all that they have done, says YHUH.
38 See, the yamim come, says YHUH, that the city shall be rebuilt for YHUH; from the tower of Chanan-El to the Corner Gate.
39 And the measuring line shall yet go out straight ahead to the hill Garev and shall turn to Goath.
40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes and all the fields to the Brook of Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be kadosh to YHUH; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down anymore le-olam-va-ed.
32 The Word that came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH in the tenth year of Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah, which was the eighteenth year of Nevuchadnetzar.
2 For then the melech of Bavel's army besieged Yahrushalayim: and Yirmeyahu the navi was imprisoned in the court of the guard, which was in the melech of Yahudah's bayit.
3 For Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah had imprisoned him, saying, Why do you prophesy and say, This says YHUH, See, I will give this city into the hand of the melech of Bavel and he shall take it;
4 And Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the melech of Bavel and shall speak with him mouth to mouth and his eyes shall see his eyes;
5 And he shall lead Tzidkiyahu to Bavel and there shall he be until I visit him, says YHUH: though you fight with the Chaldeans, you shall not prosper?
6 And Yirmeyahu said, The Word of YHUH came to me, saying,
7 See, Haname-El the son of Shallum your uncle shall come to you, saying, Buy my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is yours to buy it.
8 So Haname-El my uncle's son came to me in the court of the guard according to The Word of YHUH and said to me, Buy my field, I ask you, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benyamin: for the right of inheritance is yours and the redemption is yours; buy it for yourself. Then I knew that this was The Word of YHUH.
9 And I bought the field of Haname-El my uncle's son that was in Anathoth and weighed for him the silver, even seventeen shekels of silver.
10 And I signed the deed and sealed it and took witnesses and weighed the silver in the scales.
11 So I took the deed of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the Torah and custom and that which was open:
12 And I gave the deed of the purchase to Baruch the son of Neriyahu, the son of Maaseyah, in the sight of Haname-El my uncle's son and in the presence of the witnesses that signed the deed of the purchase, before all the Yahudim that sat in the court of the guard.
13 And I commanded Baruch before them, saying,
14 This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Take these deeds, this deed of the purchase, both which is sealed and this deed which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may remain for many yamim.
15 For this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.
16 Now when I had delivered the deed of the purchase to Baruch the son of Neriyahu, I made tefillah to YHUH, saying,
17 Ah Master YHUH ! See, You have made the shamayim and the earth by Your great Power and outstretched Arm and there is nothing too hard for You:
18 You show loving-kindness to thousands and You repay the iniquity of the ahvot into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty El,YHUH Tzevaot, is His Name,
19 Great in counsel and mighty in work: for Your eyes are open upon all the halachot of the sons of men: to give every one according to his halacha and according to the fruit of his doings:
20 For You have set signs and wonders in the land of Mitzrayim, even to this yom and in Yisrael and among other men; and have made Your Name great, even to this yom;
21 And have brought forth your people Yisrael out of the land of Mitzrayim with signs and with wonders and with a strong hand and with an outstretched Arm and with great awesome deeds;
22 And have given them this land, which You did swear to their ahvot to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
23 And they came in and possessed it; but they obeyed not Your voice, neither had their halacha in Your Torah; they have done nothing of all that You commanded them to do: therefore You have caused all this evil to come upon them:
24 See the siege mounds, they are come to the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it because of the sword and of the famine and of the pestilence: and what You have spoken is coming to pass; and, see, you see it.
25 Yet You, O Master YHUH, have said to me, Buy the field for silver and take witnesses, for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
26 Then came The Word of YHUH to Yirmeyahu, saying,
27 See, I AM YHUH, the Ahlohim of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me?
28 Therefore this says YHUH; See, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans and into the hand of Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel and he shall take it:
29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire to this city and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense to Ba’al and poured out drink offerings to other ahlahim, to provoke Me to anger.
30 For the children of Yisrael and the children of Yahudah have only done evil before Me from their youth: for the children of Yisrael have only provoked Me to anger with the work of their hands, says YHUH.
31 For this city has been to Me as a provocation of My anger and of My wrath from the yom that they built it even to this yom; so that I should remove it from before My face,
32 Because of all the evil of the children of Yisrael and of the children of Yahudah, which they have done to provoke Me to anger, they, their melechim, their leaders, their kohanim and their neviim and the men of Yahudah and the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim.
33 And they have turned their back to Me and not their face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction in Torah.
34 But they set their abominations in the Bayit, which is called by My Name, to defile it.
35 And they built the high places of Ba’al, which are in the Valley of The Son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech; which I commanded them not to do, neither came it into My mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Yahudah to sin.
36 And now therefore this says YHUH, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, concerning this city, of which you say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the melech of Bavel by the sword and by the famine and by the pestilence;
37 See, I will gather them out of all countries, where I have driven them in My anger and in My wrath and in great wrath; and I will bring them again to this place and I will cause them to dwell safely:
38 And they shall be My people and I will be their Ahlohim:
39 And I will give them one lev and one derech, that they may fear Me le-olam-va-ed, for their tov and the tov of their children after them:
40 And I will make an everlasting brit with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them tov; but I will put My fear in their levavot, that they shall not depart from Me.
41 Yes, I will gilah over them to do them tov and I will plant them in this land in emet with My whole lev and with My whole being.
42 For this says YHUH; Like I have allowed all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the tov that I have promised them.
43 And fields shall be bought in this land, of which you say, It is desolate without man, or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
44 Men shall buy fields for silver and sign deeds and seal them and take witnesses in the land of Benyamin and in the places around Yahrushalayim and in the cities of Yahudah and in the cities of the mountains and in the cities of the valley and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their exile to shuv, says YHUH.
33 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to Yirmeyahu the second time, while he was yet imprisoned in the court of the guard, saying,
2 This says YHUH the Maker of it,YHUH that formed it, to establish it;YHUH is His Name;
3 Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.
4 For this says YHUH, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, concerning the houses of this city and concerning the houses of the melechim of Yahudah, which are thrown down by the siege mounds and by the sword;
5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans and to fill their places with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in My anger and in My wrath and for all their wickedness I have hidden My face from this city.
6 See, I will bring it health and relief and I will cure them and will reveal to them the abundance of real shalom and emet.
7 And I will cause the exile of Yahudah and the exile of Yisrael to shuv, and will build them, as at the first.
8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, by which they have sinned against Me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me.
9 And it shall be to Me for a Name of simcha, a hallel and kavod before all the goyim of the earth, who shall hear all the tov that I will do to them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the tov and for all the shalom that I give to them.
10 This says YHUH; Again there shall be heard in this place, which you say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Yahudah and in the streets of Yahrushalayim, that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast,
11 The voice of simcha and the voice of gilah, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Baruch Hashem YHUH Tzevaot! For YHUH is tov; for His chesed endures le-olam-va-ed, for those that shall bring the offering of hallel into the Bayit of YHUH.For I will turn back the exile of the land, as at the first, says YHUH.
12 This says YHUH Tzevaot; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast and in all its cities, shall be a dwelling place of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.
13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the low country and in the cities of the south and in the land of Benyamin and in the places around Yahrushalayim and in the cities of Yahudah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of Him that counts them, says YHUH.
14 See, the yamim come, says YHUH, that I will perform that tov thing which I have promised to Beit Yisrael and to Beit Yahudah.
15 In those yamim and at that time, will I cause the Branch-Tzamach of tzedakah to grow up to Dawid; and He shall execute mishpat and tzedakah in the land.
16 In those yamim shall Yahudah be saved, and Yahrushalayim shall dwell safely: and this is the Name that shall be proclaimed to her,YHUH -Tzidqaynu-our Tzedakah.
17 For this says YHUH; Dawid shall never lack an heir to sit upon the kesay of Beit Yisrael;
18 Neither shall the kohanim the Lewiym lack a man before Me to offer burnt offerings and to kindle grain offerings and to do sacrifice continually.
19 And The Word of YHUH came to Yirmeyahu, saying,
20 This says YHUH; If you can break My brit with the yom and My brit with the lyla and that there should not be yom and lyla in their season;
21 Then may also My brit be broken with Dawid My eved, that he should not have a son to rule upon his kesay; and with the Lewiym the kohanim, My avadim.
22 As the host of the shamayim cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the zera of Dawid My eved, and the Lewiym that serve Me.
23 Moreover The Word of YHUH came to Yirmeyahu, saying,
24 Have you considered what people are saying, The two mishpachot that YHUH has chosen, He has cast off and rejected? So they have despised My people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
25 This says YHUH; If My brit is not with yom and lyla and if I have not appointed the ordinances of the shamayim and earth;
26 Then will I cast away the zera of Yaakov and Dawid My eved, so that I will not take any of his zera to be rulers over the zera of Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov: for I will cause their exiles to shuv and have rachamim on them.
34 The Word which came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, when Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel and all his army and all the malchutim of the earth from his dominion and all the people, fought against Yahrushalayim and against all its cities, saying,
2 This says YHUH, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Go and speak to Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah and tell him, This says YHUH; See, I will give this city into the hand of the melech of Bavel and he shall burn it with fire:
3 And you shall not escape out of his hand, but shall surely be taken and delivered into his hand; and your eyes shall see the eyes of the melech of Bavel and he shall speak with you mouth to mouth and you shall go to Bavel.
4 Yet hear The Word of YHUH, O Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah; This says YHUH concerning you, You shall not die by the sword:
5 But you shall die in shalom: and with the burnings of spices for your ahvot, the former melechim who were before you, so shall they burn spices for you; and they will lament for you, saying, Ah master! For I have spoken the word, says YHUH.
6 Then Yirmeyahu the navi spoke all these words to Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah in Yahrushalayim,
7 When the melech of Bavel's army fought against Yahrushalayim and against all the cities of Yahudah that were left, against Lachish and against Azekah: for only these walled cities remained of the cities of Yahudah.
8 This is The Word that came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, after the melech Tzidkiyahu had made a brit with all the people who were at Yahrushalayim, to proclaim the year of shmeta-release to them;
9 That everyone should let his male eved and his female eved, being an Ivri man, or woman, go free; that none should keep them, meaning a Yahudi his brother.
10 Now when all the leaders and all the people, who had entered into the brit, heard that everyone should let his male eved and everyone his female eved, go free, that none should be served by them anymore, then they obeyed and let them go.
11 But afterwards they changed their minds and caused the male avadim and the female avadim, whom they had let go free, to shuv and brought them into subjection again as male avadim and female avadim.
12 Therefore The Word of YHUH came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, saying,
13 This says YHUH, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; I made a brit with your ahvot in the yom that I brought them forth out of the land of Mitzrayim, out of the bayit of avdooth, saying,
14 At the end of seven years everyone should let his Ivri brother go free, which has been sold to you; and when he has served you six years, you shall let him go free from you: but your ahvot listened not to Me, neither inclined their ear.
15 And you recently turned and had done right in My sight, in proclaiming shmeta-release everyone to his neighbor; and you had made a brit before Me in the Bayit which is called by My Name:
16 But you turned back and defiled My Name and caused every man his male eved and every man his female eved, whom you had set free for their pleasure, to shuv and have brought them into subjection again, to be your male and female avadim.
17 Therefore this says YHUH; You have not listened to Me, in proclaiming shmeta-release, everyone to his brother and every man to his neighbor: see, I proclaim a shmeta for you, says YHUH, to the sword, to the pestilence and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the malchutim of the earth.
18 And I will give the men that have transgressed My brit, who have not performed the words of the brit which they made before Me, when they cut the calf in two and passed between the parts of it,
19 The leaders of Yahudah and the leaders of Yahrushalayim, the officers and the kohanim and all the people of the land, who passed between the parts of the calf;
20 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of them that seek their chayim: and their dead bodies shall be for food for the fowls of the shamayim and for the beasts of the earth.
21 And Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah and his leaders will I give into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those that seek their chayim and into the hand of the melech of Bavel's army, which has withdrawn from you.
22 See, I will command, says YHUH and cause them to shuv to this city; and they shall fight against it and take it and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Yahudah a ruin without an inhabitant.
35 The Word that came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH in the yamim of Yahuyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah, saying,
2 Go to the bayit of the Rechavites and speak to them and bring them into the Bayit of YHUH, into one of the rooms and give them wine to drink.
3 Then I took Yazanyah the son of Yirmeyahu, the son of Havatzinyah and his brothers and all his sons and all the bayit of the Rechavites;
4 And I brought them into the Bayit of YHUH, into the room of the sons of Chanan, the son of Yigdalyah, a man of Ahlohim, who was by the room of the leaders, which was above the room of Maaseyah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:
5 And I set before the sons of the bayit of the Rechavites pots full of wine and cups and I said to them, Drink the wine.
6 But they said, We will drink no wine: for Yonadav the son of Rechav our abba commanded us, saying, You shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your sons le-olam-va-ed:
7 Neither shall you build a bayit, nor sow zera, nor plant a vineyard, nor have any possessions: but all your yamim you shall dwell in tents; that you may live many yamim in the land where you are gerim.
8 So have we obeyed the voice of Yonadav the son of Rechav our abba in all that he has commanded us, to drink no wine at all in our yamim, we, our wives, our sons and our daughters;
9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyards, or fields, or zera:
10 But we have dwelt in tents and have obeyed and done according to all that Yonadav our abba has commanded us.
11 But it came to pass, when Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel came up into the land, that we said, Come and let us go to Yahrushalayim for fear of the army of the Chaldeans and for fear of the army of the Arameans: so we dwell in Yahrushalayim.
12 Then came The Word of YHUH to Yirmeyahu, saying,
13 This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Go and tell the men of Yahudah and the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim, Will you not receive instruction to listen to My Words?Says YHUH.
14 The words of Yonadav the son of Rechav, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; to this yom they drink none, but obey their abba's commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken to you, rising early and speaking; but you have not listened to Me.
15 I have sent to you also all My avadim the neviim, rising up early and sending them, saying, Make teshuvah now every man from his evil derech and change your doings and go not after other ahlahim to serve them and you shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your ahvot: but you have not inclined your ear, nor listened to Me.
16 The sons of Yonadav the son of Rechav have performed the commandment of their abba, which he commanded them; but this people have not listened to Me:
17 Therefore this says YHUH Ahlohim Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; See, I will bring upon Yahudah and upon all the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken to them, but they have not heard; and I have called to them, but they have not answered.
18 And Yirmeyahu said to the bayit of the Rechavites, This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Because you have obeyed the commandment of Yonadav your abba and kept all his precepts and done according to all that he has commanded you:
19 Therefore this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Yonadav the son of Rechav shall not lack a man to stand before Me le-olam-va-ed.
36 And it came to pass in the fourth year of Yahuyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah, that this Word came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, saying,
2 Take a scroll and write in it all the words that I have spoken to you against Yisrael and against
Yahudah, and against all the goyim, from the yom that I first spoke to you, from the yamim of Yoshiyahu, even to this yom.
3 It may be that Beit Yahudah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may shuv every man from his evil derech; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
4 Then Yirmeyahu called Baruch the son of Neriyahu: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Yirmeyahu all the Words of YHUH, which He had spoken to him, upon a scroll.
5 And Yirmeyahu commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the Bayit of YHUH:
6 Therefore go and read from the scroll, all that you have written from my mouth, the Words of YHUH in the hearing of the people in YHUH 's Bayit upon the fasting yom: and also you shall read them in the hearing of all of Yahudah that comes out of their cities.
7 It could be they will still present their petition before YHUH and will shuv everyone from his evil derech: for great is the anger and the wrath that YHUH has pronounced against this people.
8 And Baruch the son of Neriyahu did according to all that Yirmeyahu the navi commanded him, reading in the scroll the Words of YHUH in YHUH 's Bayit.
9 And it came to pass in the fifth year of Yahuyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah, in the ninth chodesh, that they proclaimed a fast before YHUH to all the people in Yahrushalayim and to all the people that came from the cities of Yahudah to Yahrushalayim.
10 Then read Baruch in the scroll the words of Yirmeyahu in the Bayit of YHUH, in the room of Gemaryah the son of Shaphan the Sopher, in the upper courtyard, at the entrance of the New Gate of YHUH 's Bayit, in the hearing of all the people.
11 When Michayah the son of Gemaryah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out of the scroll all the Words of YHUH,
12 He went down into the melech's bayit, into the Sopher's room: and, see, all the leaders sat there, even Elishama the Sopher and Delayah the son of Shemiyah and El-Natan the son of Achvor and Gemaryah the son of Shaphan and Tzidkiyahu the son of Hananyah and all the leaders.
13 Then Michayah declared to them all the words that he had heard, when Baruch read the scroll in the hearing of the people.
14 Therefore all the leaders sent Yehudi the son of Nethanyahu, the son of Shelemyahu, the son of Kushi, to Baruch, saying, Take in your hand the scroll from which you have read in the hearing of the people and come. So Baruch the son of Neriyahu took the scroll in his hand and came to them.
15 And they said to him, Sit down now and read it in our hearing. So Baruch read it in their hearing.
16 Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they were all afraid and said to Baruch, We will surely tell the melech all of these words.
17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How did you write all these words at his mouth?
18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words to me with his mouth and I wrote them with ink in the scroll.
19 Then said the leaders to Baruch, Go, hide with Yirmeyahu; and let no man know where you are going.
20 And they went in to the melech into the court, but they put the scroll in the room of Elishama the Sopher and told all the words in the hearing of the melech.
21 So the melech sent Yehudi to get the scroll: and he took it out of Elishama the Sopher's room. And Yehudi read it in the hearing of the melech and in the hearing of all the leaders who stood next to the melech.
22 Now the melech sat in the winter home in the ninth chodesh: and there was a fire on the fireplace burning before him.
23 And it came to pass, that when Yehudi had read three, or four sections, he cut it with the penknife and cast it into the fire that was on the fireplace, until the entire scroll was consumed in the fire that was on the fireplace.
24 Yet they were not afraid, nor tore their garments, neither the melech, nor any of his avadim that heard all these words.
25 Nevertheless El-Natan and Delayahu and Gemaryahu had pleaded with the melech that he would not burn the scroll: but he would not listen to them.
26 But the melech commanded Yerahme-El the son of the melech and Serayahu the son of Azriel and Shelemyahu the son of Avde-El, to seize Baruch the Sopher and Yirmeyahu the navi: but YHUH hid them.
27 Then The Word of YHUH came to Yirmeyahu, after the melech had burned the scroll and the words that Baruch wrote at the mouth of Yirmeyahu, saying,
28 Take again another scroll and write in it all the former words that were in the first scroll, which Yahuyakim the melech of Yahudah has burned.
29 And you shall say to Yahuyakim the melech of Yahudah, This says YHUH; You have burned this scroll, saying, Why have you written in it, saying, The melech of Bavel shall certainly come and destroy this land and shall cause to cease from there man and beast?
30 Therefore this says YHUH concerning Yahuyakim melech of Yahudah; He shall have none to sit upon the kesay of Dawid: and his dead gooff shall be cast out in the yom to the heat and in the lyla to the frost.
31 And I will punish him and his zera and his avadim for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them and upon the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim and upon the men of Yahudah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them; but they listened not.
32 Then took Yirmeyahu another scroll and gave it to Baruch the Sopher, the son of Neriyahu; who wrote in it from the mouth of Yirmeyahu all the words of the scroll which Yahuyakim melech of Yahudah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides the original words many similar words.
37 And melech Tzidkiyahu the son of Yoshiyahu ruled instead of Coniyahu the son of Yahuyakim, whom Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel made melech in the land of Yahudah.
2 But neither he, nor his avadim, nor the people of the land, did listen to the Words of YHUH, which He spoke by the navi Yirmeyahu.
3 And Tzidkiyahu the melech sent Yehucal the son of Shelemyahu and Tzephanyahu the son of Maaseyah the kohen to the navi Yirmeyahu, saying, Make tefillah now to YHUH our Ahlohim for us.
4 Now Yirmeyahu came in and went out among the people: for they had not yet put him into prison.
5 Then Pharaoh's army came forth out of Mitzrayim: and when the Chaldeans that besieged Yahrushalayim heard tidings about them, they departed from Yahrushalayim.
6 Then came The Word of YHUH to the navi Yirmeyahu, saying,
7 This says YHUH, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; This shall you say to the melech of Yahudah, that sent you to Me to inquire of Me; See, Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help you, shall shuv to Mitzrayim into their own land.
8 And the Chaldeans shall come again and fight against this city and take it and burn it with fire.
9 This says YHUH; Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall not depart.
10 For though you had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you and there remained only one wounded man among them, yet they will still rise up every man in his tent and burn this city with fire.
11 And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans left the siege of Yahrushalayim for fear of Pharaoh's army,
12 Then Yirmeyahu went out of Yahrushalayim to go into the land of Benyamin, to receive his portion there in the midst of the people.
13 And when he was in the Gate of Benyamin, a captain of the guard was there, whose name was Yiryah, the son of Shelemyahu, the son of Hananyah; and he took Yirmeyahu the navi, saying, You are deserting us to the Chaldeans.
14 Then said Yirmeyahu; It is false; I am not deserting to the Chaldeans. But he listened not to him: so Yiryah took Yirmeyahu and brought him to the leaders.
15 Therefore the leaders were angry with Yirmeyahu and smote him and put him in prison in the bayit of Yonathan the Sopher: for they had made that the prison.
16 When Yirmeyahu had entered into the dungeon and into the cells, Yirmeyahu had remained there many yamim;
17 Then Tzidkiyahu the melech sent and took him out: and the melech asked him secretly in his bayit and said, Is there any Word from YHUH ? And Yirmeyahu said, There is! For, He said, you shall be delivered into the hand of the melech of Bavel.
18 Moreover Yirmeyahu said to melech Tzidkiyahu, What have I sinned against you, or against your avadim, or against this people, seeing that you have put me in prison?
19 Where are your neviim now who prophesied to you, saying, The melech of Bavel shall not come against you, nor against this land?
20 Therefore listen now, I ask you, O my master the melech: let my petition, I ask you, be accepted before you; that you do not make me shuv to the bayit of Yonathan the Sopher, lest I die there.
21 Then Tzidkiyahu the melech commanded that they should commit Yirmeyahu into the court of the guard and that they should give him daily a piece of lechem from the bakers' street, until all the lechem in the city was gone. So Yirmeyahu remained in the court of the guard.
38 Then Shephatyah the son of Mattan and Gedalyahu the son of Pashur and Yuchal the son of Shelemyahu and Pashur the son of Malchiyah, heard the words that Yirmeyahu had spoken to all the people, saying,
2 This says YHUH, He that remains in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine and by the pestilence: but he that goes forth to the Chaldeans shall live; for he shall have his chayim as his reward and shall live.
3 This says YHUH, This city shall surely be given into the hand of the melech of Bavel's army, who shall take it.
4 Therefore the leaders said to the melech, We beg you, let this man be put to death: for this he weakens the hands of the men of war that remain in this city and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words to them: for this man seeks not the welfare of this people, but their harm.
5 Then Tzidkiyahu the melech said, See, he is in your hand: for the melech cannot do anything against you.
6 Then they took Yirmeyahu and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiyah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the guard: and they let down Yirmeyahu with cords. And in the dungeon there was no mayim, but mud: so Yirmeyahu sank in the mud.
7 Now when Eved-Melech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs who was in the melech's bayit, heard that they had put Yirmeyahu in the dungeon; the melech was sitting in the Gate of Benyamin;
8 Eved-Melech went forth out of the melech's bayit and spoke to the melech, saying,
9 My master the melech, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Yirmeyahu the navi, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is likely to die of hunger in the place where he is: for there is no more lechem in the city.
10 Then the melech commanded Eved-Melech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from here thirty men with you and take up Yirmeyahu the navi out of the dungeon, before he dies.
11 So Eved-Melech took the men with him and went into the bayit of the melech under the treasury and took there old worn-out clothes and old rotten rags and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Yirmeyahu.
12 And Eved-Melech the Ethiopian said to Yirmeyahu, Put now these old worn-out clothes and rotten rags under your armpits under the cords. And Yirmeyahu did so.
13 So they drew up Yirmeyahu with cords and took him up out of the dungeon: and Yirmeyahu remained in the court of the guard.
14 Then Tzidkiyahu the melech sent and took Yirmeyahu the navi to him into the third entrance that is in the Bayit of YHUH: and the melech said to Yirmeyahu, I will ask you something; hide nothing from me.
15 Then Yirmeyahu said to Tzidkiyahu, If I declare it to you, will you not surely put me to death? And if I give you counsel, will you not listen to me?
16 So Tzidkiyahu the melech swore secretly to Yirmeyahu, saying, As YHUH lives, that made us in this chayim, I will not put you to death, neither will I give you into the hands of these men that seek your chayim.
17 Then said Yirmeyahu to Tzidkiyahu, This says YHUH, the Ahlohim Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; If you will surely go out to the melech of Bavel's leaders, then your being shall live and this city shall not be burned with fire; and you shall live and your bayit:
18 But if you will not go forth to the melech of Bavel's leaders, then shall this city be given into the hand of the Chaldeans and they shall burn it with fire and you shall not escape out of their hand.
19 And Tzidkiyahu the melech said to Yirmeyahu, I am afraid of the Yahudim that have gone over to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their hand and they mistreat me.
20 But Yirmeyahu said, They shall not hand you over. Obey, I beg you, the voice of YHUH, which I speak to you: so it shall be well with you and your being shall live.
21 But if you refuse to go out, this is the Word that YHUH has showed me:
22 And, see, all the women that are left in the melech of Yahudah's bayit shall be brought forth to the melech of Bavel's leaders and those women shall say, Your close chaverim have deceived you and have prevailed against you: your feet are sunk in the mud and they are turned away back.
23 So they shall bring out all your wives and your children to the Chaldeans: and you shall not escape out of their hand, but shall be taken by the hand of the melech of Bavel: and you shall cause this city to be burned with fire.
24 Then said Tzidkiyahu to Yirmeyahu, Let no man know of these words and you shall not die.
25 But if the leaders hear that I have talked with you and they come to you and say to you, Declare to us now what you have said to the melech, hide it not from us and we will not put you to death; also what the melech said to you:
26 Then you shall say to them, I presented my petition before the melech, that he would not cause me to shuv to Yonathan's bayit, to die there.
27 Then came all the leaders to Yirmeyahu and asked him: and he told them according to all these words that the melech had commanded. So they stopped speaking with him, for the matter was not perceived.
28 So Yirmeyahu stayed in the court of the guard to the yom that Yahrushalayim was taken: and he was there when Yahrushalayim was taken.
39 In the ninth year of Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah, in the tenth chodesh, came Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel and all his army against Yahrushalayim and they besieged it.
2 And in the eleventh year of Tzidkiyahu, in the fourth chodesh, the ninth yom of the chodesh, the city was broken up.
3 And all the leaders of the melech of Bavel came in and sat in the Middle Gate, even Nergal-Sharezer, Samgar-Nevo, Sarsechim, Rav-Saris, Nergal-Sharezer, Ravmag, with all the rest of the leaders of the melech of Bavel.
4 And it came to pass, that when Tzidkiyahu the melech of Yahudah saw them and all the men of war saw them, then they fled and went forth out of the city by lyla, by the derech of the melech's gan, by the gate between the two walls: and he went out to the desert plain.
5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them and overtook Tzidkiyahu in the plains of Yericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel to Rivlah in the land of Hamath, where he gave mishpat against him.
6 Then the melech of Bavel killed the sons of Tzidkiyahu in Rivlah before his eyes: also the melech of Bavel killed all the nobles of Yahudah.
7 Moreover he put out Tzidkiyahu's eyes and bound him with chains, to carry him to Bavel.
8 And the Chaldeans burned the melech's bayit and the houses of the people, with fire and broke down the walls of Yahrushalayim.
9 Then Nevuzaradan the captain of the army carried away into exile to Bavel the remnant of the people that remained in the city and those that defected to him, with the rest of the people that remained.
10 But Nevuzaradan the captain of the army left the poor of the people, who had nothing, in the land of Yahudah and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.
11 Now Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel gave an order concerning Yirmeyahu to Nevuzaradan the captain of the army, saying,
12 Take him and look after him and do not harm him; but do for him whatever he shall say to you.
13 So Nevuzaradan the captain of the guard sent and Nevushazban, Rav-Saris and Nergal-Sharezer, Ravmag and all the melech of Bavel's leaders;
14 They all took Yirmeyahu out of the court of the guard and committed him to Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam the son of Shaphan, that he should take him home: so he dwelt among the people.
15 Now The Word of YHUH came to Yirmeyahu, while he was shut up in the court of the guard, saying,
16 Go and speak to Eved-Melech the Ethiopian, saying, This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; See, I will bring My Words upon this city for evil and not for tov; and they shall be accomplished in front of you in that yom.
17 But I will deliver you in that yom, says YHUH: and you shall not be given into the hands of the men of whom you are afraid.
18 For I will surely deliver you and you shall not fall by the sword, but your chayim shall be for a prize to you: because you have put your trust in Me, says YHUH.
40 The Word that came to Yirmeyahu from YHUH, after that Nevuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him bound in chains among all that were carried away exile of Yahrushalayim and Yahudah, who were carried away into exile to Bavel.
2 And the captain of the guard took Yirmeyahu and said to him,YHUH your Ahlohim has pronounced this evil upon this place.
3 Now YHUH has brought it and done according to all He has said: because you have sinned against YHUH and have not obeyed His voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.
4 And now, see, I loose you this yom from the chains which were upon your hand. If it seems tov to you to come with me into Bavel, come; and I will look well after you: but if it seems wrong for you to come with me into Bavel, remain here: see, all the land is before you: where it seems tov and convenient for you to go, you may go there.
5 Now while he had not yet replied Nevuzaradan said, Or, go back to Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam the son of Shaphan, whom the melech of Bavel has made governor over the cities of Yahudah and dwell with him among the people: or go wherever it seems convenient for you to go. So the captain of the guard gave him food and a gift and let him go.
6 Then went Yirmeyahu to Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam to Mitzpah; and dwelt with him among the people that were left in the land.
7 Now when all the captains of the army who were in the fields, even they and their men, heard that the melech of Bavel had made Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam governor in the land and had committed to him men and women and children and of the poor of the land, of those that were not carried away in exile to Bavel;
8 Then they came to Gedalyahu to Mitzpah, even Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu and Yochanan and Yonathan the sons of Kareyah and Serayahu the son of Tanhumeth and the sons of Ophai the Netophathite and Yezanyah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.
9 And Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam the son of Shaphan swore to them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land and serve the melech of Bavel and it shall be well with you.
10 As for me, see, I will dwell at Mitzpah to serve the Chaldeans, which will come to us: but you, gather your wine and summer fruits and oil and put them in your vessels and dwell in your cities that you have taken.
11 Likewise when all the Yahudim that were in Moav and among the Ammonites and in Edom and that were in all the countries, heard that the melech of Bavel had left a remnant of Yahudah and that he had set over them Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam the son of Shaphan;
12 Even all the Yahudim returned out of all places where they were driven and came to the land of Yahudah, to Gedalyahu, to Mitzpah and gathered much wine and summer fruits.
13 Moreover Yochanan the son of Kareyah and all the captains of the army that were in the fields, came to Gedalyahu to Mitzpah,
14 And said to him, Do you know that Baalis the melech of the Ammonites has sent Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu to kill you? But Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam did not believe them.
15 Then Yochanan the son of Kareyah spoke to Gedalyahu in Mitzpah secretly, saying, Let me go, I ask you and I will kill Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu and no man shall know it: why should he kill you, so that all the Yahudim who are gathered to you should be scattered and the remnant in Yahudah perish?
16 But Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam said to Yochanan the son of Kareyah, You shall not do this thing: for you speak falsely to me about Yishmael.
41 Now it came to pass in the seventh chodesh, that Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu the son of Elishama, of the royal zera and the leaders of the melech, even ten men with him, came to Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam to Mitzpah; and there they did eat lechem together in Mitzpah.
2 Then arose Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu and the ten men that were with him and smote Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam the son of Shaphan with the sword and killed him, whom the melech of Bavel had made governor over the land.
3 Yishmael also killed all the Yahudim that were with him, even with Gedalyahu, at Mitzpah and the Chaldeans that were found there and the men of war.
4 And it came to pass the second yom after he had slain Gedalyahu and no man knew it,
5 That there came certain men from Shechem, from Shiloh and from Shomron, even eighty men, having their beards shaven and their clothes torn and having cut themselves, with offerings and incense in their hand, to bring them to the Bayit of YHUH.
6 And Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu went forth from Mitzpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it came to pass, as he met them, he said to them, Come to Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam.
7 And it was so, when they came into the midst of the city, that Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu killed them and cast them into the midst of the pit, he and the men that were with him.
8 But ten men were found among them that said to Yishmael, Slay us not: for we have treasures in the field, of wheat and of barley and of oil and of honey. So he held back and killed them not among their brothers.
9 Now the pit in which Yishmael had cast all the dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain because of Gedalyahu, was the one Asa the melech had made for fear of Baasha melech of Yisrael: and Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu filled it with the slain.
10 Then Yishmael carried away into exile all the residue of the people that were in Mitzpah, even the melech's daughters and all the people that remained in Mitzpah, whom Nevuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam: and Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu carried them away into exile and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
11 But when Yochanan the son of Kareyah and all the captains of the army that were with him, heard of all the evil that Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu had done,
12 Then they took all the men and went to fight with Yishmael the son of Nethanyah and found him by the great mayim that are in Giveon.
13 Now it came to pass, that when all the people who were with Yishmael saw Yochanan the son of Kareyah and all the captains of the army that were with him, then they were in simcha.
14 So all the people that Yishmael had carried away into exile from Mitzpah turned around and returned and went to Yochanan the son of Kareyah.
15 But Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu escaped from Yochanan with eight men and went to the Ammonites.
16 Then took Yochanan the son of Kareyah and all the captains of the army that were with him, all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu, from Mitzpah, after he had slain Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam, even mighty men of war and the women and the children and the officers, whom he had brought again from Giveon:
17 And they departed and dwelt in the dwelling of Chimham, which is near Beth-Lechem, to go into Mitzrayim,
18 Because of the Chaldeans: for they were afraid of them because Yishmael the son of Nethanyahu had slain Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam, whom the melech of Bavel made governor in the land.
42 Then all the captains of the army and Yochanan the son of Kareyah and Yezanyah the son of Hoshayah and all the people from the least even to the greatest, came near,
2 And said to Yirmeyahu the navi, Let, we ask you, our petition be accepted before you and make tefillah for us to YHUH your Ahlohim, even for all this remnant, for we are left but only a few from many, as your eyes see us.
3 That YHUH your Ahlohim may show us the derech in which we may have our walk and the thing that we may do.
4 Then Yirmeyahu the navi said to them, I have heard you; see, I will make tefillah to YHUH your Ahlohim according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatever thing YHUH shall answer you, I will declare it to you; I will keep nothing back from you.
5 Then they said to Yirmeyahu, Let YHUH be an emet and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things that YHUH your Ahlohim shall send to us through you.
6 Whether it be tov, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of YHUH our Ahlohim, to whom we send you; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of YHUH our Ahlohim.
7 And it came to pass after ten yamim, that The Word of YHUH came to Yirmeyahu.
8 Then he called Yochanan the son of Kareyah and all the captains of the army that were with him and all the people from the least even to the greatest,
9 And said to them, This says YHUH, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, to whom you sent me to present your petition before Him;
10 If you will still stay in this land, then will I build you and not pull you down and I will plant you and not pluck you up: for I relent of the evil that I have done to you.
11 Be not afraid of the melech of Bavel, of whom you are afraid; be not afraid of him, says YHUH: for I AM with you to save you and to deliver you from his hand.
12 And I will show rachamim to you, that he may have rachamim upon you and cause you to shuv to your own land.
13 But if you say, We will not dwell in this land; neither obey the voice of YHUH your Ahlohim,
14 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Mitzrayim, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the shofar, nor have hunger of lechem; and there will we dwell:
15 Then hear The Word of YHUH, you remnant of Yahudah; This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; If you indeed set your faces to enter into Mitzrayim and go to sojourn there;
16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which you feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Mitzrayim and the famine, of which you were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Mitzrayim; and there you shall die.
17 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Mitzrayim to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by the famine and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain, or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.
18 For this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; As My anger and My wrath has been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim; so shall My wrath be poured forth upon you, when you shall enter into Mitzrayim: and you shall be an oath and an astonishment and a curse-ha Allah and a reproach; and you shall see this place no more.
19 YHUH has said concerning you, O you remnant of Yahudah; Go not into Mitzrayim: know certainly that I have admonished you this yom.
20 For you deceived your own levavot, when you sent me to YHUH your Ahlohim, saying, Make tefillah for us to YHUH our Ahlohim; and according to all that YHUH our Ahlohim shall say, so declare to us and we will do it.
21 And now I have this yom declared it to you; but you have not obeyed the voice of YHUH your Ahlohim, in all the things about which He has sent me to you.
22 Now therefore know certainly that you shall die by the sword, by the famine and by the pestilence, in the place where you desire to go and to sojourn.
43 And it came to pass, that when Yirmeyahu had made an end of speaking to all the people all the Words of YHUH their Ahlohim, for which YHUH their Ahlohim had sent him to them, even all these words,
2 Then spoke Azaryah the son of Hosiyah and Yochanan the son of Kareyah and all the proud men, saying to Yirmeyahu, You speak falsely:YHUH our Ahlohim has not sent you to say, Go not into Mitzrayim to sojourn there:
3 But Baruch the son of Neriyahu sets you against us, to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they might put us to death and carry us away into exile into Bavel.
4 So Yochanan the son of Kareyah and all the captains of the army and all the people, obeyed not the voice of YHUH, to dwell in the land of Yahudah.
5 But Yochanan the son of Kareyah and all the captains of the army, took all the remnant of Yahudah, that had returned from all goyim, where they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Yahudah;
6 Even men and women and children and the melech's daughters and every person that Nevuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedalyahu the son of Ahiqam the son of Shaphan and Yirmeyahu the navi and Baruch the son of Neriyahu.
7 So they came into the land of Mitzrayim: for they obeyed not the voice of YHUH: they came to Tahpanhes.
8 Then came The Word of YHUH to Yirmeyahu in Tahpanhes, saying,
9 Take great stones in your hand and hide them in the clay in the brick courtyard, which is at the entrance of Pharaoh's bayit in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Yahudah;
10 And say to them, This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; See, I will send and take Nevuchadnetzar the melech of Bavel, My eved and will set his kesay upon these stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal canopy over them.
11 And when he comes, he shall smite the land of Mitzrayim and deliver such as are for death to death; and such as are for exile to exile; and such as are for the sword to the sword.
12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the ahlahim of Mitzrayim; and he shall burn them and carry them away captive: and he shall clothe himself with the land of Mitzrayim, as a shepherd puts on his garment; and he shall go out from there in shalom.
13 He shall break also the pillars of Beth-Shemesh, that is in the land of Mitzrayim; and the houses of the ahlahim of the Mitzrim shall he burn with fire.
44 The Word that came to Yirmeyahu concerning all the Yahudim which dwell in the land of Mitzrayim, which dwell at Migdol and at Tahpanhes and at Noph and in the country of Pathros, saying,
2 This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; You have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Yahrushalayim and upon all the cities of Yahudah; and, see, this yom they are a desolation and no man dwells in it,
3 Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke Me to anger, in that they went to burn incense and to serve other ahlahim, whom they knew not, neither they, you, nor your ahvot.
4 However I sent to you all My avadim the neviim, rising early and sending them, saying, Oy vey, do not do this abominable thing that I hate.
5 But they listened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense to other ahlahim.
6 Therefore My wrath and My anger was poured forth and was lit in the cities of Yahudah and in the streets of Yahrushalayim; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this yom.
7 Therefore now this says YHUH, Ahlohim Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Why are you doing this great evil against your beings, to cut off from you man and woman, child and infant, out of Yahudah, to leave you no one to remain;
8 In that you provoke Me to wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense to other ahlahim in the land of Mitzrayim, where you have gone to dwell, that you might cut yourselves off and that you might be a curse and a reproach among all the goyim of the earth?
9 Have you forgotten the wickedness of your ahvot and the wickedness of the melechim of Yahudah and the wickedness of their wives and your own wickedness and the wickedness of your wives, which they have committed in the land of Yahudah and in the streets of Yahrushalayim?
10 They are not humbled even to this yom, neither have they feared, nor had their halacha in My Torah, nor in My chukim, that I set before you and before your ahvot.
11 Therefore this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; See, I will set My face against you for evil and to cut off all Yahudah.
12 And I will take the remnant of Yahudah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Mitzrayim to sojourn there and they shall all be consumed and fall in the land of Mitzrayim; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even to the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an oath and an astonishment and a curse-ha Allah and a reproach.
13 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Mitzrayim, as I have punished Yahrushalayim, by the sword, by the famine and by the pestilence:
14 So that none of the remnant of Yahudah, who have gone into the land of Mitzrayim to sojourn there, shall escape, or remain, that they should shuv to the land of Yahudah, to the place which they have a desire to shuv to dwell there: for none shall shuv but such as shall escape.
15 Then all the men who knew that their wives had burned incense to other ahlahim and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Mitzrayim, in Pathros, answered Yirmeyahu, saying,
16 As for the Word that you have spoken to us in the Name of YHUH, we will not listen to you.
17 But we will certainly do whatever thing goes forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense to the malka of the shamayim and to pour out drink offerings to her, as we have done, we and our ahvot, our melechim and our leaders, in the cities of Yahudah and in the streets of Yahrushalayim: for then had we plenty of food and were well and saw no evil.
18 But since we stopped burning incense to the malka of the shamayim and to pour out drink offerings to her, we have lacked all things and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
19 And when we burned incense to the malka of the shamayim and poured out drink offerings to her, did we make cakes to worship her and pour out drink offerings to her, without our husbands?
20 Then Yirmeyahu said to all the people, to the men and to the women and to all the people that had given him that answer, saying,
21 The incense that you burned in the cities of Yahudah and in the streets of Yahrushalayim, you and your ahvot, your melechim and your leaders and the people of the land, did not YHUH remember them and came it not into His mind?
22 So that YHUH could no longer bear it because of the evil of your doings and because of the abominations which you have committed; therefore is your land a desolation and an astonishment and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this yom.
23 Because you have burned incense and because you have sinned against YHUH and have not obeyed the voice of YHUH, nor had your halacha in His Torah, nor in His chukim, nor in His testimonies; therefore this evil has happened to you, as at this yom;
24 Moreover Yirmeyahu said to all the people and to all the women, Hear The Word of YHUH, all Yahudah that are in the land of Mitzrayim:
25 This says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, saying; You and your wives have both spoken with your mouths and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the malka of the shamayim and to pour out drink offerings to her: you will surely accomplish your vows and surely perform your vows.
26 Therefore hear The Word of YHUH, all Yahudah that dwell in the land of Mitzrayim; See, I have sworn by My great Name, says YHUH, that My Name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Yahudah in all the land of Mitzrayim, saying, The Master YHUH lives.
27 See, I will watch over them for evil and not for tov: and all the men of Yahudah that are in the land of Mitzrayim shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there is an end of them.
28 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall shuv out of the land of Mitzrayim into the land of Yahudah and all the remnant of Yahudah, that have gone into the land of Mitzrayim to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs.
29 And this shall be an ot to you, says YHUH, that I will punish you in this place, that you may know that My Words shall surely stand against you for evil:
30 This says YHUH; See, I will give Pharaoh-Hophra melech of Mitzrayim into the hand of his enemies and into the hand of them that seek his chayim; as I gave Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah into the hand of Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel, his enemy, that sought his chayim.
45 The Word that Yirmeyahu the navi spoke to Baruch the son of Neriyahu, when he had written these words in a scroll at the mouth of Yirmeyahu, in the fourth year of Yahuyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah, saying,
2 This says YHUH, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, to you, O Baruch;
3 You did say, Woe is me now! For YHUH has added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing and I find no rest.
4 This shall you say to him,YHUH says this; See, that which I have built will I break down and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.
5 And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not: for, see, I will bring evil upon all flesh, says YHUH: but your chayim will I give to you as a prize in all places where you go.
46 The Word of YHUH which came to Yirmeyahu the navi against the goyim;
2 Against Mitzrayim, against the army of Pharaoh-Necho melech of Mitzrayim, which was by the River Euphrates in Carchemish, which Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel smote in the fourth year of Yahuyakim the son of Yoshiyahu melech of Yahudah.
3 Order the large shield and the smaller shield and draw near to battle.
4 Harness the horses; and get up, you horsemen and stand forth with your helmets; polish the spears and put on the armor.
5 Why have I seen them broken and turned away back? And their mighty ones are beaten down and are fled quickly and did not look back: for fear was all around, says YHUH.
6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble and fall toward the north by the River Euphrates.
7 Who is this that comes up as a flood, whose mayim surges as the rivers?
8 Mitzrayim rises up like a flood and his mayim are moved like the rivers; and he says, I will go up and will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants of it.
9 Come up, you horses; and rage, you mirkavot; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
10 For this is the yom of The Master YHUH Tzevaot, a yom of vengeance, that He may avenge Himself of His adversaries: and the sword shall devour and it shall be satisfied and made drunk with their dahm: for The Master YHUH Tzevaot has a sacrifice in the north country by the River Euphrates.
11 Go up into Gilad and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Mitzrayim: in vain shall you use many medicines; for you shall not be cured.
12 The goyim have heard of your shame and your cry has filled the land: for the mighty man has stumbled against the mighty and they are fallen both together.
13 The Word that YHUH spoke to Yirmeyahu the navi, how Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel should come and smite the land of Mitzrayim.
14 Declare in Mitzrayim and publish in Migdol and publish in Noph and in Tahpanhes: saying, Stand fast and prepare, for the sword shall devour all around you.
15 Why are your brave men swept away? They stood not because YHUH did drive them out.
16 He made many to fall, yes, one fell upon another: and they said, Arise and let us go again to our own people and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.
17 They did cry there, Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim is but a noise; he has passed his appointed time.
18 As I live, says The Melech, whose Name is YHUH Tzevaot, Surely as Tavor is among the mountains and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come.
19 O you daughter dwelling in Mitzrayim, furnish yourself to go into exile: for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.
20 Mitzrayim is like a very pretty heifer, but destruction comes; it comes out of the north.
21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fat bulls; for they also shall turn and shall flee away together: they did not stand because the yom of their calamity came upon them and the time of their punishment.
22 The voice of it shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army and come against her with axes, as cutters of wood.
23 They shall cut down her forest, says YHUH, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers and are innumerable.
24 The daughter of Mitzrayim shall be ashamed; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north.
25 YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael, says; See, I will punish the multitude of No and Pharaoh and Mitzrayim, with their ahlahim and their melechim; even Pharaoh and all them that trust in him:
26 And I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives and into the hand of Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel and into the hand of his avadim: and afterward it shall be inhabited, as in the yamim of old, says YHUH.
27 But fear not, O My eved Yaakov and be not broken, O Yisrael: for, see, I will save you from far off and your zera from the land of their exile; and Yaakov shall shuv and be in rest and at ease and none shall make him afraid.
28 Fear not, O Yaakov My eved, says YHUH: for I AM with you; for I will make a full end of all the goyim where I have driven you: but I will not make a full end of you, but correct you in tov measure; yet will I not leave you fully unpunished.
47 The Word of YHUH that came to Yirmeyahu the navi against the Plishtim, before Pharaoh smote Azah.
2 This says YHUH; See, mayim rise up out of the north and shall be an overflowing flood and shall overflow the land and all that is in it; the city and them that dwell in it: then the men shall cry and all the inhabitants of it shall wail.
3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his mirkavot and at the rumbling of his wheels, the ahvot shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;
4 Because of the yom that comes to plunder all the Plishtim and to cut off from Tsor and Tzidon every helper that remains: for YHUH will plunder the Plishtim, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.
5 Baldness is come upon Azah; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long will you cut yourself?
6 O you Sword of YHUH, how long will it be until you rest? Put up yourself into your sheath, rest and be still.
7 How can it be quiet, seeing YHUH has given it a charge against Ashkelon and against the seashore? There has He appointed it.
48 Against Moav this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; Woe to Nevo! For it is plundered: Kiryathayim is ashamed and taken: Misgav is ashamed and broken.
2 There shall be no more the hallel of Moav: in Cheshbon they have devised evil against it; come and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also you shall be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue you.
3 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, plunder and great destruction.
4 Moav is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.
5 For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the going down of Horonayim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction.
6 Flee, save your lives and be like the bush in the wilderness.
7 For because you have trusted in your works and in your treasures, you shall also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into exile with his kohanim and his leaders together.
8 And the plunderer shall come upon every city and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish and the plain shall be destroyed, as YHUH has spoken.
9 Give wings to Moav, that it may flee and get away: for the cities of it shall be desolate, without any to dwell in it.
10 Cursed is he that does the work of YHUH deceitfully and cursed be he that keeps back his sword from dahm.
11 Moav has been at ease from his youth and he has settled on his lees and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither has he gone into exile: therefore his taste remained in him and his scent is not changed.
12 Therefore, see, the yamim come, says YHUH, that I will send to him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander and shall empty his vessels and break their bottles.
13 And Moav shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as Beit Yisrael was ashamed of Beth-El their confidence.
14 How do you say, We are mighty and strong men for the war?
15 Moav is plundered and gone up out of her cities and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, says The Melech, whose Name is YHUH Tzevaot.
16 The calamity of Moav is near to come and his affliction is soon.
17 All you that are around him, lament him; and all you that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken and the beautiful rod!
18 You daughter that inhabits Divon, come down from your tifereth and sit in thirst; for the plunderer of Moav shall come upon you and he shall destroy your strongholds.
19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the derech and watch, ask him that flees and her that escapes and say, What has been done?
20 Moav is ashamed; for it is broken down: wail and cry; and tell it in Arnon, that Moav is plundered,
21 And mishpat is come upon the plain country; upon Holon and upon Yahazah and upon Mephaath,
22 And upon Divon and upon Nevo and upon Beth-Diblathayim,
23 And upon Kiryat-Chaim and upon Beth-Gamul and upon Beth-Meon,
24 And upon Keryoth and upon Bozrah and upon all the cities of the land of Moav, far and near.
25 The horn of Moav is cut off and his arm is broken, says YHUH.
26 Make him drunk: for he magnified himself against YHUH: Moav also shall roll in his vomit and he also shall be in derision.
27 For was not Yisrael a derision to you? Was he found among thieves? For when you speak of him, you shake your head.
28 O you that dwell in Moav, leave the cities and dwell in the rock and be like the dove that makes her nest in the sides of the cave’s mouth.
29 We have heard the pride of Moav, (he is exceedingly proud) his loftiness and his arrogance and his pride and the haughtiness of his lev.
30 I know his wrath, says YHUH; but it shall not be so; his boastings are untrue and his deeds are false.
31 Therefore will I wail for Moav and I will cry out for all Moav; My lev shall mourn for the men of Kir-Cheres.
32 O vine of Sivmah, I will weep for you with the weeping of Yazer: your plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Yazer: the plunderer is fallen upon your summer fruits and upon your vintage.
33 And simcha and gilah is taken from the plentiful field and from the land of Moav; and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; their shouting shall be no shouting.
34 From the cry of Cheshbon even to Elealeh and even to Yahatz, have they uttered their voice, from Tzoar even to Horonayim, as a heifer of three years old: for the mayim also of Nimrim shall be dried up.
35 Moreover I will cause to cease in Moav, says YHUH, him that offers in the high places and him that burns incense to his ahlahim.
36 Therefore My lev shall sound for Moav like flutes and My lev shall sound like flutes for the men of Kir-Cheres: because the riches that they have gotten shall perish.
37 For every head shall be bald and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings and upon the loins sackcloth.
38 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moav and in the streets also: for I have broken Moav like a vessel in which is no pleasure, says YHUH.
39 They shall wail, saying, How is it broken down! How has Moav turned their back with shame! So shall Moav be a derision and a shock to all around it.
40 For this says YHUH; See, he shall fly as an eagle and shall spread his wings over Moav.
41 Keryoth is taken and the strongholds are surprised and the mighty men's levavot in Moav in that yom shall be as the lev of a woman in her labor.
42 And Moav shall be destroyed from being a people because he has magnified himself against YHUH.
43 Fear and the pit and the trap, shall be upon you, O inhabitant of Moav, says YHUH.
44 He that flees from fear shall fall into the pit; and he that gets up out of the pit shall be taken in the trap: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moav, the year of their visitation of punishment, says YHUH.
45 They that fled stood under the shadow of Cheshbon because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Cheshbon and a flame from the midst of Sichon and shall devour the corner of Moav and the keter of the head of the tumultuous ones.
46 Woe be to you, O Moav! The people of Chemosh perish: for your sons and your daughters are taken captive.
47 Yet will I turn back the exile of Moav in the latter-yamim, says YHUH. This far is the mishpat of Moav.
49 Concerning the Ammonites, this says YHUH; Has Yisrael no sons? Has he no heir? Why then has their ahlahim Malcham inherited Gad and his people dwell in its cities?
2 Therefore, see, the yamim come, says YHUH, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a desolate heap and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Yisrael be heir to them that were his heirs, says YHUH.
3 Howl, O Cheshbon, for Ai is plundered: cry, you daughters of Rabbah, dress with sackcloth; lament and run to and fro by the walls; for their melech shall go into exile and his kohanim and his leaders together.
4 Why do you boast in the valleys, your flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? That trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come against me?
5 See, I will bring a fear upon you, says The Master YHUH Tzevaot, from all those that are around you; and you shall be driven out each one straight ahead; and none shall bring home the wanderer.
6 And afterward I will turn back the exile of the children of Ammon, says YHUH.
7 Concerning Edom, this says YHUH Tzevaot; Is chochmah no more in Teman? Is counsel perished from the prudent? Has their chochmah vanished?
8 Flee, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esav upon him, the time that I will punish him.
9 If grape gatherers come to you, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? If thieves by lyla, they will destroy only until they have enough.
10 But I have made Esav bare, I have uncovered his hiding places and he shall not be able to hide himself: his zera is plundered and his brothers and his neighbors and he is no more.
11 Leave your fatherless children; I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in Me.
12 For this says YHUH; See, they whose mishpat was not to drink of the cup have surely drunken; and are you he that shall altogether go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, but you shall surely drink of it.
13 For I have sworn by Myself, says YHUH, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste and a curse; and all the cities of it shall be everlasting wastelands.
14 I have heard a rumor from YHUH and an ambassador is sent to the heathen, saying, Gather together and come against her and rise up to the battle.
15 For, see, I will make you small among the heathen and despised among men.
16 Your evil has deceived you and the pride of your lev, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, that hold the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there says YHUH.
17 Also Edom shall be a desolation: everyone that goes by it shall be appalled and shall hiss at all its plagues.
18 As in the overthrow of Sedom and Amorah and the neighboring cities, says YHUH, no man shall stay there, neither shall a ben adam dwell in it.
19 See, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Yarden against the dwelling of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? For who is like Me? And who will appoint Me a time? And who is that shepherd that will stand before Me?
20 Therefore hear the counsel of YHUH, that He has taken against Edom; and His purposes, that He has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely He shall make their dwellings desolate before them.
21 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, the cry and the noise of it was heard in the Yam Suf.
22 See, He shall come up and fly as the eagle and spread His wings over Bozrah: and at that yom shall the lev of the mighty men of Edom be as the lev of a woman in her labor.
23 Concerning Dameshek. Hamath is ashamed and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
24 Dameshek has grown weak and turns herself to flee and fear has seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in labor.
25 How is the city of hallel not left, the city of my simcha!
26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets and all the men of war shall be cut off in that yom, says YHUH Tzevaot.
27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Dameshek and it shall consume the palaces of Ben-Hadad.
28 Concerning Kedar, and concerning the malchutim of Hatzor, which Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel shall smite, this says YHUH; Arise go up to Kedar and plunder the men of the east.
29 Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains and all their vessels and their camels; and they shall cry to them, Fear is on every side.
30 Flee, get far off, dwell deep, O you inhabitants of Hatzor, says YHUH; for Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel has taken counsel against you and has conceived a purpose against you.
31 Arise, get up to the wealthy nation, that dwells without care, says YHUH, which has neither gates nor bars, which dwells alone.
32 And their camels shall be a spoil and the multitude of their cattle a plunder: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the farthest corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides of it, says YHUH.
33 And Hatzor shall be a dwelling for jackals and a ruin le-olam-va-ed: there shall no man stay there, nor any son of man dwell in it.
34 The Word of YHUH that came to Yirmeyahu the navi against Eylam in the beginning of the malchut of Tzidkiyahu melech of Yahudah, saying,
35 This says YHUH Tzevaot; See, I will break the bow of Eylam, the chief of their might.
36 And upon Eylam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of the shamayim and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation where the outcasts of Eylam shall not come.
37 For I will cause Eylam to be broken before their enemies and before them that seek their chayim: and I will bring evil upon them even My fierce anger, says YHUH; and I will send the sword after them, until I have consumed them:
38 And I will set My kesay in Eylam and will destroy from there the melech and the leaders, says YHUH.
39 But it shall come to pass in the latter-yamim that I will bring again the exile of Eylam, says YHUH.
50 The Word that YHUH spoke against Bavel and against the land of the Chaldeans by Yirmeyahu the navi.
2 Declare among the goyim and publish and set up a banner; publish and do not conceal: say, Bavel is taken, Bel is ashamed, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are ashamed, her images are broken in pieces.
3 For out of the north there comes up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate and none shall dwell in it: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
4 In those yamim and in that time, says YHUH, the children of Yisrael shall come, they and the children of Yahudah together, going and weeping: they shall go and seek YHUH their Ahlohim.
5 They shall ask the derech to Tzion with their faces towards it, saying, Come and let us join ourselves to YHUH in an everlasting brit that shall not be forgotten.
6 My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from har to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.
7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not because they have sinned against YHUH, the One who inhabits mishpat, even YHUH, the tikvah of their ahvot.
8 Flee from the midst of Bavel and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans and be as the male goats before the flocks.
9 For, see, I will raise and cause to come up against Bavel a company of great goyim from the north country: and they shall set themselves in battle against her; from there she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall shuv in vain.
10 And Chaldea shall be for plunder: all that plunder her shall be satisfied, says YHUH.
11 Because you were in simcha because you had gilah, O you destroyers of My heritage because you are grown fat as the heifer threshing grain and you danced like the rams of the flock;
12 Your eema shall be very ashamed; she that bore you shall be ashamed: see, the last of the goyim shall be a wilderness, a dry land and a desert.
13 Because of the wrath of YHUH it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goes by Bavel shall be appalled and hiss at all her plagues.
14 Put yourselves in battle against Bavel all around: all you that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she has sinned against YHUH.
15 Shout against her all around: she has given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of YHUH: take vengeance upon her; as she has done, now do to her.
16 Cut off the sower from Bavel and him that handles the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn everyone to his people and they shall flee everyone to his own land.
17 Yisrael is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the melech of Ashshur has devoured him; and now this Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel has broken his bones.
18 Therefore this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; See, I will punish the melech of Bavel and his land, as I have punished the melech of Ashshur.
19 And I will bring Yisrael back again to his dwelling and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan and his being shall be satisfied upon Har Efrayim and Gilad.
20 In those yamim and in that time, says YHUH, the iniquity of Yisrael shall be sought for and there shall be none; and the sins of Yahudah and they shall not be found: for I will pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.
21 Go up against the land of Merathayim and against the inhabitants of Pekud: waste and utterly destroy after them, says YHUH and do according to all that I have commanded you.
22 A sound of battle is in the land and of great destruction.
23 How has the hammer of the whole earth been cut asunder and broken! How has Bavel become a desolation among the goyim!
24 I have laid a trap for you and you are also taken, O Bavel and you were not aware: you are found and also caught because you have striven against YHUH.
25 YHUH has opened his armory and has brought forth the weapons of his displeasure: for this is the work of The Master YHUH Tzevaot in the land of the Chaldeans.
26 Come against her from the farthest borders, open her storehouses: pile her up as heaps and destroy her utterly: let nothing of hers be left.
27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! For their yom has come, the time of their visitation.
28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Bavel, to declare in Tzion the vengeance of YHUH our Ahlohim, the vengeance of His Hekal.
29 Call together the archers against Bavel: all you that bend the bow, camp against it all around; let none of them escape: repay her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do to her: for she has been proud against YHUH, against the Kadosh-One of Yisrael.
30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets and all her men of war shall be cut off in that yom, says YHUH.
31 See, I AM against you, O you most proud, says The Master YHUH Tzevaot: for your yom has come, the time that I will visit you with punishment.
32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities and it shall devour all round him.
33 This says YHUH Tzevaot; The children of Yisrael and the children of Yahudah were oppressed together: and all that took them captive held them fast; they refused to let them go.
34 Their Redeemer is strong;YHUH Tzevaot is His Name: He shall completely plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land of Yisrael and bring unrest to the inhabitants of Bavel.
35 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, says YHUH and upon the inhabitants of Bavel and upon her leaders and upon her wise men.
36 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall be fools: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be broken.
37 A sword is upon their horses and upon their mirkavot and upon all the mixed people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
38 A drought is upon her mayim; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of carved images and they boast about their idols.
39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there and the owls shall dwell in it: and it shall be no more inhabited le-olam-va-ed; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.
40 As Ahlohim overthrew Sedom and Amorah and the neighboring cities, says YHUH; so shall no man stay there, neither shall any ben adam dwell in it.
41 See, a people shall come from the north and a great nation and many melechim shall be stirred up from the ends of the earth.
42 They shall hold the bow and the spear: they are cruel and will not show rachamim: their voice shall roar like the sea and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in battle, like a man to the battle, against you, O daughter of Bavel.
43 The melech of Bavel has heard the report of them and his hands have grown weak: anguish took hold of him and pains as of a woman in labor.
44 See, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Yarden to the dwelling of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man that I may appoint over her? For who is like Me? And who will appoint Me the time? And who is that shepherd that will stand before Me?
45 Therefore hear the counsel of YHUH, that He has taken against Bavel; and His purposes, that He has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them away: surely He shall make their pasture a waste before them.
46 At the noise of the capture of Bavel the earth is moved and the outcry is heard among the goyim.
51 This says YHUH; See, I will raise up against Bavel and against them that dwell in Lev-Kami that rise up against Me, a destroying wind;
2 And will send to Bavel destroyers that shall destroy her and shall empty her land: for in the yom of trouble they shall be against her all around.
3 Against him that bends let the archer bend his bow and against him that stands ready in his armor: spare not her young men; destroy utterly all her army;
4 Therefore the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans and they that are thrust through in her streets.
5 For Yisrael has not been forsaken, nor Yahudah by his Ahlohim,YHUH Tzevaot; though their land was filled with sin against the Kadosh-One of Yisrael.
6 Flee out of the midst of Bavel and deliver every man his own being: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of YHUH‘s vengeance; He will render to her a repayment.
7 Bavel has been a golden cup in YHUH 's hand that made all the earth drunk: the goyim have drunk of her wine; therefore the goyim went mad.
8 Bavel is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed.
9 We would have healed Bavel, but she is not healed: forsake her and let us go every one into his own country: for her impending mishpat reaches to the shamayim and is lifted up even to the clouds.
10 YHUH has brought forth our tzedakah: come and let us declare in Tzion the work of YHUH our Ahlohim.
11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields:YHUH has raised up the ruach of the melechim of the Medes: for His plan is against Bavel, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of YHUH, the vengeance of His Hekal.
12 Set up the banner upon the walls of Bavel, make the watchmen strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for YHUH has both devised and done that which He spoke against the inhabitants of Bavel.
13 O you that dwell upon many mayim, abundant in treasures, your end has come and the measure of your greed.
14 YHUH Tzevaot has sworn by Himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with caterpillars; and they shall lift up a shout against you.
15 He has made the earth by His Power, He has established the olam by His chochmah and has stretched out the shamayim by His binah.
16 When He utters His voice, there is a multitude of mayim in the shamayim; and He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth: He makes lightning for the rain and brings forth the wind out of His treasures.
17 Every man is brutish by his own da’at. Every refiner is ashamed by the carved image; for his molded image is a falsehood and there is no breath in them.
18 They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation of punishment they shall perish.
19 The Portion of Yaakov is not like them; for He is the Maker of all things: and Yisrael is the rod of His inheritance:YHUH Tzevaot is His Name.
20 You are My battle-axe and weapons of war: for with you will I break in pieces the goyim and with you will I destroy malchutim;
21 And with you will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with you will I break in pieces the mirkavah and his rider;
22 With you also will I break in pieces men and woman; and with you will I break in pieces old and young; and with you will I break in pieces the young man and the maidens;
23 I will also break in pieces with you the shepherd and his flock; and with you will I break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen; and with you will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
24 And I will render to Bavel and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done to Tzion before your sight, says YHUH.
25 See, I AM against you, O destroying har, says YHUH, which destroys all the earth: and I will stretch out My hand upon you and roll you down from the rocks and will make you a burned har.
26 And they shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate le-olam-va-ed, says YHUH.
27 Set up a banner in the land, blow the shofar among the goyim, prepare the goyim against her, call together against her the malchutim of Ararat, Minni and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as hairy locusts.
28 Prepare against her the goyim with the melechim of the Medes, their captains and all their rulers and all the land of their dominion.
29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of YHUH shall be performed against Bavel, to make the land of Bavel a desolation without an inhabitant.
30 The mighty men of Bavel have refused to fight, they have remained in their strongholds: their might has failed; they became as weak as women: they have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.
31 One courier shall run to meet another and one messenger to meet another, to show the melech of Bavel that his city is taken on all sides,
32 And that the passages are blocked and the bastions they have burned with fire and his men of war are frightened.
33 For this says YHUH Tzevaot, the Ahlohim of Yisrael; The daughter of Bavel is like a threshing floor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while and the time of her harvest shall come.
34 Nevuchadnetzar the melech of Bavel has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has swallowed me up like a dragon, he has filled his belly with my delicacies, he has cast me out.
35 The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Bavel, shall the inhabitant of Tzion say; My dahm be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, Yahrushalayim shall say.
36 Therefore this says YHUH; See, I will plead your cause and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea and make her springs dry.
37 And Bavel shall become heaps, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment and a hissing, without an inhabitant.
38 They shall roar together like lions: they shall growl as lion's cubs.
39 In their heat I will make their moadeem and I will make them drunk, that they may gilah and sleep an everlasting sleep and never wake up, says YHUH.
40 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats.
41 Oh how has Sheshach been captured! And how has the hallel of the whole earth been surprised! How has Bavel become an astonishment among the goyim!
42 The sea is come up upon Bavel: she is covered with the multitude of the waves of it.
43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land and a wilderness, a land in which no man dwells, neither does any ben adam pass by it.
44 And I will punish Bel in Bavel, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up: and the goyim shall not flow together anymore to him: yes, the wall of Bavel shall fall.
45 My people, come out of the midst of her, and deliver every man his own being from the fierce anger of YHUH.
46 And lest your lev faint and you fear for the rumor that shall be heard in the land; a rumor shall both come one year and after that in another year shall come a rumor and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
47 Therefore, see, the yamim come, that I will bring mishpat upon the carved images of Bavel: and her whole land shall be ashamed and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
48 Then the shamayim and the earth and all that is in it, shall shir for Bavel: for the plunderers shall come to her from the north, says YHUH.
49 As Bavel has caused the slain of Yisrael to fall, so at Bavel shall fall the slain of all the earth.
50 You that have escaped the sword, go away, do not stand still: remember YHUH far off, and let Yahrushalayim come into your mind.
51 We are ashamed because we have heard reproach: shame has covered our faces: for gerim have come into the kadosh rooms of YHUH 's Bayit.
52 Therefore, see, the yamim come, says YHUH, that I will do mishpat upon her carved images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
53 Though Bavel should har up to the shamayim and though she should fortify the heights of her strength, yet from Me shall plunderers come to her, says YHUH.
54 A sound of a cry comes from Bavel and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:
55 Because YHUH has plundered Bavel and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great mayim, a noise of their voice is uttered:
56 Because the plunderer has come upon her, even upon Bavel and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for YHUH the El of repayments shall surely repay her.
57 And I will make her leaders drunk and her wise men, her captains and her rulers and her mighty men: and they shall sleep an everlasting sleep and not wake, says The Melech, whose Name is YHUH Tzevaot.
58 This says YHUH Tzevaot; The broad walls of Bavel shall be utterly broken and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labor in vain and the goyim shall be weary with her fire.
59 The word which Yirmeyahu the navi commanded Serayahu the son of Neriyah, the son of Maaseyah, when he went with Tzidkiyahu the melech of Yahudah into Bavel in the fourth year of his malchut. And this Serayahu was an army commander.
60 So Yirmeyahu wrote in a scroll all the evil that should come upon Bavel, even all these Words that are written against Bavel.
61 And Yirmeyahu said to Serayahu, When you come to Bavel and shall see and shall read all these Words;
62 Then shall you say, O YHUH, you have spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate le-olam-va-ed.
63 And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this scroll, that you shall bind a stone to it and cast it into the midst of the River Euphrates:
64 And you shall say, Like this shall Bavel sink and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Up to here are the Words to Yirmeyahu.
52 Tzidkiyahu was twenty-one years old when he began to rule and he reigned eleven years in Yahrushalayim. And his eema's name was Hamutal the daughter of Yirmeyahu of Livnah.
2 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of YHUH, according to all that Yahuyakim had done.
3 For through the anger of YHUH it came to pass in Yahrushalayim and Yahudah, until He had cast them out from His presence, that Tzidkiyahu rebelled against the melech of Bavel.
4 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his malchut, in the tenth chodesh, in the tenth yom of the chodesh, that Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel came, he and all his army, against Yahrushalayim and camped against it and built siege walls against it all around.
5 So the city was besieged to the eleventh year of melech Tzidkiyahu.
6 And in the fourth chodesh, on the ninth yom of the chodesh, the famine was heavy in the city, so that there was no lechem for the people of the land.
7 Then the city wall was broken and all the men of war fled and went forth out of the city by lyla by the derech of the gate between the two walls, which was by the melech's gan now the Chaldeans were by the city all around and they went by the derech of the desert plain.
8 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the melech and overtook Tzidkiyahu in the plains of Yericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
9 Then they took the melech and carried him up to the melech of Bavel to Rivlah in the land of Hamath; where he pronounced mishpat upon him.
10 And the melech of Bavel killed the sons of Tzidkiyahu before his eyes: he killed also all the leaders of Yahudah in Rivlah.
11 Then he poked out the eyes of Tzidkiyahu; and the melech of Bavel bound him in chains and carried him to Bavel and put him in prison until the yom of his death.
12 Now in the fifth chodesh, on the tenth yom of the chodesh, which was the nineteenth year of Nevuchadnetzar melech of Bavel, came Nevuzaradan, captain of the guard, who served the melech of Bavel, into Yahrushalayim,
13 And he burned the Bayit of YHUH and the melech's bayit; and all the houses of Yahrushalayim and all the houses of the great men, he burned with fire:
14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, broke down all the walls of Yahrushalayim all around.
15 Then Nevuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away into exile certain of the poor people and the remnant of the people that remained in the city and those that defected to the melech of Bavel and the rest of the multitude.
16 But Nevuzaradan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land as vinedressers and farmers.
17 Also the columns of bronze that were in the Bayit of YHUH and the bases and the huge bronze laver that was in the Bayit of YHUH, the Chaldeans broke and carried all the bronze items to Bavel.
18 The pots also and the shovels and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and all the vessels of bronze with which they served, they took away.
19 And the basins and the firepans and the bowls and the pots and the menorahs and the spoons and the cups; all that were made of gold and all that was made of silver, the captain of the guard took away.
20 The two columns, one huge bronze laver and twelve bronze bulls that were under the bases, which melech Shlomo had made in the Bayit of YHUH: the weight of the bronze vessels was impossible to figure.
21 And concerning the columns, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and its circumference was twelve cubits; and the thickness of it was four fingers, hollow.
22 And a capital of bronze was on it; and the height of one capital was five cubits, with a network and pomegranates on the capitals all around, all bronze. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like the other pillar.
23 And there were ninety-six pomegranates on a side; and all the pomegranates upon the network were a hundred all around.
24 And the captain of the guard seized Serayahu the Kohen Ha-Gadol and Tzephanyah the second kohen and the three doorkeepers:
25 He took also out of the city an officer, who had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of battle that were very close to the melech, who were found in the city; and the Sopher of the army’s leader, who mustered the people of the land; and seventy men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.
26 So Nevuzaradan the captain of the guard took them and brought them to the melech of Bavel to Rivlah.
27 And the melech of Bavel smote them and put them to death in Rivlah in the land of Hamath. In this manner Yahudah was carried away into exile out of their own land.
28 This is the people whom Nevuchadnetzar carried away into exile: in the seventh year,three thousand twenty three Yahudim:
29 In the eighteenth year of Nevuchadnetzar he carried away into the exile from Yahrushalayim eight hundred thirty two persons:
30 In the twenty-third year of Nevuchadnetzar, Nevuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away into exile seven hundred forty five persons of the Yahudim: all the persons were four thousand six hundred.
31 And it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Yahuyakin melech of Yahudah, in the twelfth chodesh, on the twenty-fifth yom of the chodesh, that Evil-Merodach melech of Bavel in the first year of his rule brought Yahuyakin melech of Yahudah, out of prison,
32 And spoke kindly to him and set his kesay above the kesay of the melechim that were with him in Bavel,
33 And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat lechem before him all the yamim of his chayim.
34 And for his diet, there was a continual allowance given to him by the melech of, every yom a portion to the yom of his death, all the yamim of his chayim. Ahmein X
1:5 YAH knows us before birth and as such abortion is murder and an attack on YAH’s revealed will to see us born.
1:5 All true ordinations must originate from YAH.
1:8 A true prophet cannot care what people say either in words, or by facial rejection.
1:10 This is the outline for the only true calling to rebuild the Tabernacle of Dawid. We are called to root out and destroy pagan roots and culture in the faith, all the while saving, preserving and building up the remnant people of both houses. A true restorer of the nation must be prepared to do both, the pleasant work and the unpleasant task, of exposing error in Renewed Covenant Israel.
1:11See Numbers 17:8. The branch with almonds shows Jeremiah that he had YAH’s full authority as a prophet and Zadokite priest, just like Aaron before him.
1:14 Babylonian exile.
2:8 Same in Jewish-Israel until this day, when they don’t have Messiah.
2:8 Generic term for “lord.” Today many prophecies are given in the name of baal/lord, but not YAH. They normally can be dismissed as false.
2:10 China. Josephus states that this is Cyprus.
2:13 Leaving YAH for other means of redemption.
2:21 Of Israel.
2:21 Hebrew word is nokri. Israel had started to act like the pagans since they sought to worship with them also.
2:21 Despite being planted as Israel, they started producing gentile, or strange fruit.
2:26 All 12 tribes.
2:27 During Jacob’s Trouble, or the Shivlay HaMoshiach.
2:31 Judah needs to see Messiah.
3:3 Latter rain in Hebrew is malkosh, which can mean kingdom rain.
3:8 Certificate of divorce.
3:8 Both houses have left YAH. Returning Efraimites must therefore be wise and not learn Torah from those who don’t keep it, but from redeemed brother Judah, who loves Torah and YAH’s Son, The Messiah.
3:11 Both houses have no righteousness, or answers apart from those given by Messiah.
3:12 Obviously Jeremiah knew where to find the ten tribes, or else YAH wouldn’t have told him to go and speak to them. The ten tribes were never lost, only swallowed up among the nations.
3:14 The end-time return to Zion will include only a remnant. Not all Israel will obey the call to return through Messiah. Many will choose a way of their own choosing and will die in the spiritual and physical exile of our people. If most of your family doesn’t “get it,” that is ok. You need to see yourself as part of the “one from a city,” and “two from a family” remnant.
3:15 These are the leaders of Nazarene believers who love Messiah, both covenants and all things that pertain to the restoration of our nation.
3:16 In the restored kingdom, the splendor will be so strong and the two-house reunion so central, that all searches and discussions over the ark of the brit will not even come to mind, as Israel is multiplying and filling all of the original land given to the patriarchs. If there are ongoing discussions about the Ark of the Covenant and its location, that means that both houses have not been restored and that the promised reunion has not taken place as many falsely teach.
3:16 In the Temple service that is restored in Ezekiel chapters 40-48, we see sacrifices restored but no Day of Atonement sacrifice is expressly mentioned, thus obviating the need to find and restore the Ark of the Covenant.
3:17 In the millennium.
3:17 The kingdom will be restored.
3:17 Note that in the kingdom all nations will be gathered to the true Name of YAH , not the names of false deities and false names for the true deity. The regathering is not only to the land, but also to the Name. So those who are truly the lost sheep of Israel, will find themselves being drawn back to the Name of YAH.
3:17 Remnant Israel will not invent and imagine names for YAH from their own hearts anymore.
3:18 The days when the ark and its location no longer come to mind.
3:18This verse alone proves that Torah-keeping Efrayim is not called to learn Torah from the orthodox Jews in Israel. This and other key verses makes it clear that when YAH opens the door of aliyah/immigration, both houses go together ‑ rather than Efrayim running to apostate Jews now living in the land. Any aliyah/immigration without both houses having the same open door is a flesh trip of man’s flesh and shall not stand.
3:19 Aramaic Peshitta.
3:19 In the days when the two houses walk together back to the land, He will place all Torah-keepers in among the children of Israel and in their inheritance. These are the companions, or friends of Ezekiel 37.
3:20 All 12 tribes.
4:1 Both houses.
4:4 Become born-again.
5:10 Judah and Efrayim are both the natural branches of the olive tree, as seen in Romans 11 and Jeremiah 11:16-17.
5:11 Both houses rebelled thus calling for two separate exiles.
5:15 All 12 tribes.
5:20 Both houses.
5:24 The counting of the omer and the Shavuot harvest.
5:26 The men of the flock of Israel.
6:9 Both houses.
6:16 The healing for Israel is found in a return to the paths of Torah and the marriage brit of Senai. In that return there will be purpose, understanding and rest for our naphsoth. Israel must seek things that are renewed ‑ not new things.
6:17 Typical of Efrayim’s reaction to the ancient Torah over the last 2,000 years.
7:15 Both houses need Messiah's truth. One house is not to depend on the other in the return, since each house has its own unique evil to deal with.
7:16 Judah’s fate has been sealed.
7:18 Today known as sinless “Mother Mary,” the mother of G-d, but in the past known by many other names.
8:8 How can men know that the Torah is with us? One of the reasons Israel was judged was the changing of the Torah by lying scribes. These were the men who deliberately changed the Hebrew and Aramaic texts, so that translators cannot know for sure what YAH wrote, in the original autographs. This is not a rebuke of translators and editors of later translations who vary on word meanings, but a rebuke on those who actually heard the word, recorded it and then later changed the original scrolls. To them the warnings of Deuteronomy 12 and Revelation 22 apply.
8:20 Judah’s lament and ongoing condition. The end of the age is at hand and it’s almost too late.
8:21 In context, this means “I am sick at heart over the mishpat coming upon my people.” It does not mean that YAH is literally black, or white, or pink, as some racist Bible thumpers have tried to maintain.
8:22 Messiah is that prescribed balm and without Him no healing of Judah can ever take place.
9:4 The two houses must rely on YAH and His Son alone for instruction in their return, since both houses remain full of doctrinal error and each house has their share of liars.
9:15False doctrines of redemption.
9:15 Theological, social confusion and upheaval.
9:24 Quoted by Paul in First Corinthians 1:31, further evidence that they were an Efraimite congregation in exile, since only Israel knew YAH in the first place and he takes that Scripture given to Israel and applies it to the Corinthians.
10:1 Both houses.
10:4 Do you have a Christmas tree? If you do, YAH says that this is a pagan practice and He desires for you and all Israel to end it immediately and learn the ways of Torah instead.
10:6 This verse is most likely inauthentic, as it simply doesn’t fit into the literal context of a warning to Israel about evil and pagan ways. It should be viewed accordingly. Both the LXX and the Dead Sea Scrolls omit this verse.
10:6 Power in the true Name and the blood.
10:8 The Christmas tree is a doctrine of vanity.
10:16 If you are a part of His heirs, then you must be Israel.
10:21 The ongoing problem with scattered Israel is the wayward shepherds who do not understand nor seek YAH in truth. YAH has promised to restore true shepherds to Israel in the days when He comes to earth as the Good Shepherd, to teach His under-shepherds how to act for the good of the sheep.
10:25 Those not calling on YAH’s true Name are heathen according to Jeremiah.
11:10 Both houses have broken brit. Yet there are those that say Judah has been fully faithful so that they should lead in Israel’s restoration. Yet YAH says that only Messiah can lead, as the state of both houses is not in good condition.
11:16 In Jeremiah 11 verse 16, YAH teaches us that He has named the olive tree of His planting. The olive tree of His planting would be fair, green and produce good fruit. YAH designed this tree of His planting to be a single, unified voice, sounding out the message of the Elohim of Israel. Apparently, the two olive trees evolved from the one tree, that The Father had initially ordained to represent him in purity and in holiness. It was His perfect, expressed desire, that this single olive tree would bear Him excellent polished fruit and produce for him Spirit-filled, Torah-obedient, pagan-rejecting disciples. Everything about this tree was perfect from the day that it was designed by The Master Architect. Yet something went astray from its original design. Instead of the olive tree being united and sounding out a single affirming plan and purpose of the Elohim of Israel for His people Israel, division and evil set in. The good, green, once undefiled fruit of the original tree, turned against YAH and against one another.
11:17 The olive tree therefore, consists of all Yisraelites (Efrayim and Judah). The non-Yisraelites are gerim (strangers) dwelling in Israel through Messiah and they are the ones who have received a reprieve and a new life in the olive tree of Israel because branches from both houses were cut off to make room for them. YAH discovered evil in both houses and determined to cut off branches from both houses, with great tumult and fire.
11:17 Here we find two olive trees committing great evil. The tree no longer resembled love, brotherhood, unity, peace, singularity of mind and purpose. It no longer accurately portrayed the purity and holiness of its designer, to a lost world full of pagan beggarly elements. For that evil and for that misrepresentation of the perfection of YAH’s planted olive tree, He determined to bring evil upon it. The entire tree that had been planted in perfection became totally leavened. YAH tells all with ears to hear that the tree has divided and its branches will be cut off because of the sin and evil found in the two olive trees, called, or known as the House of Israel (ten tribes) and the House of Judah (two tribes plus Lewi). The single nation typified by the image of the olive tree was tragically split into two olive trees, or two separate houses. Even after their division into two houses, YAH would further the discipline by cutting off all the individual branches of both trees via fire. Fire is symbolic of His wrath and indignation. YAH planted one Israel that became two nations through division. Eventually, both nations were laid bare before all the other nations and are described as natural and unnatural, or cultivated and uncultivated branches – yet both were cut off for unbelief.
11:17 YAH is greatly angered by generic “lord,” or “baal” worship. If we know Him, He expects all Israel to call on His Name.
11:18 YAH is the one who gives all knowledge relating to the mystery of the olive tree.
11:19 Israel’s enemies and the enemies of the latter-day prophets of restoration desire to cut off the restored branches of the olive tree, as well as cut off YAH’s Name from those branches.
11:21 When a Yisraelite prophesies truth in YAH’s Name, expect the world and the religious community who love false anti-Torah prophecies, to hate them, as they did with Jeremiah.
12:5 Restoration advocates and soldiers like Jeremiah and Ezekiel, get easily wearied and discouraged and must answer YAH’s piercing question.
12:6 Restoration soldiers can expect many from their own house of faith to come against them.
12:14 Babylon after the Jewish exile.
13:11 Both houses.
13:13 Confusion and paganism.
13:27 Or, how long until the Cleaner, The Messiah shows up?
15:1 As mediators.
15:4 If Judah is in all the nations, how much more Efrayim who was numerically greater and in exile longer.
15:10 When you are called to teach the truth of YAH’s displeasure with man's ways, you will be labeled as a man of contention and division, as was Messiah.
16:8 We must not celebrate the feasts with those not fully walking in obedience to Torah.
16:14 A greater exodus is coming that will make the first historical one pale in comparison.
16:15 All nations.
16:15 YAH speaks about the future Messianic redemption when He will bring all the redeemed of Zion back to the land of Israel, not only from Egypt, but from all the nations, making this exodus far greater and more powerful than the first historic redemption. Also the fact that the final ingathering of the exiles will include a remnant from among 3 billion people, as opposed to the 3-4 million of the historical exodus, makes this event a defining moment in YAH’s dealing with mankind. That’s what the two houses are all about. The end of our long national nightmare of spiritual and physical exile from YAH.
16:16 The Torah-keeping disciples of Messiah and those they led over the past 2,000 years by proclamation of the Good News is what is referred to as the fishing stage, or method by which the exiles from both houses are ordained to return. Messiah in the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20, sent His disciples to all nations, since Israel was scattered into all nations. Messiah said through the Good News we would fish, or search for men. As shown elsewhere “men” is a Hebraic idiomatic expression for Yisraelites, as opposed to the derogatory Hebraic terms for non-Yisraelites and pagan nations who are called dogs, or pigs. The restoration and regathering of both houses takes place in two stages, with the first being the fishing stage, which by definition is the non-violent stage.
16:16 Otherwise known as the time of Jacob's Trouble, from which most of Jacob will be saved according to Jeremiah 30:7. The hunters in every nation show the wandering Yisraelites that their life is in danger in the nations and that the land of Israel is actually a much safer place under YAH’s protective care. The hunters are seen as anti-Semites, who hate Jews and Messiah, as well as Efraimite Torah-keepers, who are hounded and threatened by them without mercy. Anti-Semitism and fear will be the main weapon of the hunters.
16:18 See notes on Ezekiel chapter 4.
16:19 Great Tribulation.
16:19 During Jacob’s Trouble not only will both houses heed the call to return home, but even the non-Yisraelites will return to YAH and seek Torah through His Son. They will confess that all their religion and western culture has not mounted up to a hill of beans and that they are contrite and broken over their abominable shemesh worship offered by their ancestors, which was not according to YAH , His Son and His Torah. Surely this confession will come to pass by millions of people, as they realize that Hebraic worship and comprehension of YAH remain His will and is the only way that is not based on vain pagan philosophy, handed down through the generations.
16:19 In non-Hebraic lifestyles.
16:21 Great Tribulation.
16:21 Set-Apart Spirit.
16:21 All nations, either through the fishermen, or the hunters will know all things Hebraic, including His Name, which is YAH.
17:13 Literally fulfilled by Messiah in John 8, when the names of all those forsaking Him were written in the earth.
17:13 After rejecting Messiah’s call to drink from the wells of salvation in John 7, their names were recorded in the earth in John 8 and this prophecy was fulfilled.
18:4 The marred vessel is the people of Israel. All 12 tribes.
18:4 The potter is Father YAH.
18:4 The Renewed Covenant and the promise of ongoing renewal.
18:4 According to His will.
18:6 Both houses.
18:17 Wind of mishpat.
20:9 Have you ever felt the pressure to stop serving others in the true Name?
22:30 The curse does not apply to Messiah and furthermore substantiates that no one other than Messiah of Nazareth could have been Messiah. First of all, YAH signified, demonstrated and sealed the eternal curse on Coniah/Jeconiah's seed by removing the king's signet ring on his finger as found in verse 24. Knowing this, why would Matthew still list Coniah/Jeconiah, when he could have skipped him in his genealogy? Of course Matthew had no authority to remove any curse, even had he chosen not to list Coniah. In Haggai 2:23 the curse is definitely reversed. From this verse we see several things. First, Zerubbabel was a chosen vessel to restore the Solomon line of descent, as YAH who had removed the signet ring of kingship from Coniah/Jeconiah, now places it again on Zerubbabel His chosen servant to restore and renew the Dawidic lineage through Solomon. The Coniah/Jeconiah curse lasted only one generation due to YAH’s grace and was reversed in his grandson Zerubbabel, who became everything Coniah/Jeconiah was not. Also Jeconiah had children, even when YAH told Jeremiah to record that the king would be childless. Matthew, knowing through the Spirit of Messiah that this curse had been removed, felt free to include Coniah/Jeconiah in his genealogy. Let’s assume that the curse had never been lifted in Zerubbabel and is still on Solomon’s lineage. That leaves us with an interesting scenario. Now, no Messiah can come through Solomon, unless YAH finds a way for the real Messiah not to have any human father descending from Solomon. If YAH Himself were to father The Messiah, then the curse would not need to be removed, but would be bypassed. He thus ordained the virgin birth and the quickening of Miriam’s womb by the Spirit Himself. Messiah had no earthly father and therefore is the only man who can qualify now, or then to be descended from Solomon’s cursed line. Again, that is if one chooses to believe that the curse was never removed in Zerubbabel, which it clearly was.
23:1 All those who do not love the sheep and those who deny them equal rights as Israel by dividing the body into Jew and gentile, as opposed to building and regathering all in the one fold of Renewed Israel as Messiah has done and desires us to do.
23:2 By divisive teachings such as separate entity theology and replacement theology.
23:3 Please note that the redeemed blood-washed remnant will be gathered. Not all Yisraelites will return, but only those under the banner of King Messiah will occupy the land in the millennial kingdom.
Both houses have been scattered to all nations, not just a select few to Europe.
23:4 Renewed Covenant shepherds who understand the true plan of YAH and the restoration of both houses. Shepherds who understand YAH’s plan will feed the flock in YAH’s desired and revealed manner.
23:4 The people will no more fear separation from YAH , nor of being outside His favor and favored nation.
23:5 King Messiah.
23:5 Messiah will rule only by the precepts of Torah.
23:6 In the age to come, Judah will be redeemed by the blood of atonement and Efrayim-Israel will dwell safely back in the land having been redeemed and brought back safely by YAH to the land.
23:6 Both houses having their blindness removed.
23:6 The King here is called YAH , as it is YAH and not a mere man who will restore both houses in salvation and aliyah/immigration. Any man-made attempts to restore both houses apart from Messiah as King over both houses, is doomed not only to failure, but to His eternal unchanging wrath.
23:8 The house of Israel is in all countries.
23:8 The end of the exile of Judah and Efrayim will be so grand that it will make the historic Egyptian exile pale in comparison.
23:13 Literally: “The lord.”
23:15 False doctrines and spiritual confusion.
23:20 In the latter-days both houses will reconsider their ways as they look for the truth of YAH and His Son.
23:23 For Judah.
23:23 For Efrayim.
23:27 Dreams, visions and other prophetic utterances cannot be deemed reliable without them using the true Name of The Father, i.e., the actual source from which these words are allegedly being given. Of course, even when these utterances are given in the Name of YAH , they still must be individually tested.
23:27 Literally: “the lord.”
23:27 A major part of the full restoration of Israel is The Father restoring His Name among our nation, overcoming the centuries of substituting titles like “hashem” and “lord” for “YAH.” YAH states that those who do not actively teach and instruct in His true Name, are actually lying to the people and causing them to let go and forget the true Name, as did the false prophets to their ancestors. Either a returning Yisraelite will use, proclaim and return in the true Name, or YAH will see to it that their fruits will be similar to the false prophets of yesteryear. As a leader in the two-house movement, are you causing people to remember, or to forget His set apart Name?
23:38 Meaning: “the weight of delivering YAH’s words is upon me,” a claim that the false prophets always made.
25:30The following verses have a dual application, with the immediate context being the time of Judah’s exile, but the eschatological context is when all nations will be in the Great Tribulation.
26:8 A true prophet will either be killed, or be threatened with death and of course be accused of being harsh and odious.
29:6 Regardless of where they go, the children of Israel always multiply physically, as per the patriarchal promise of brit.
29:11 In the end of the exile is the plan by YAH to return Judah to the land.
30:3 Both houses have been promised a return to the land and to redemption, not just Judah.
30:3 Fully accomplished by YAH alone through His Son, without help from any man, or schemes of men.
30:4 Applies to both houses.
30:7 Jacob’s Trouble is for both houses. But unlike the world, Jacob will be spared from it through divine protection, or martyrdom.
30:8 The end of the Great Tribulation will finally see the breaking of gentile, or foreign dominion over Israel’s two houses.
30:9 At the end of Jacob’s Trouble we will also be serving only Messiah our King and be back in the land. It is great day for all Israel, but a dreadful day for the unrighteous.
30:10 All 12 tribes.
30:10 Efrayim in all nations.
30:10 Judah in Babylon.
30:10 Both houses.
30:10This obviously cannot be speaking of 1948 as all of Jewish-Israel lives in fear for their life and Efrayim-Israel has not yet returned. This speaks of a true re-gathering at the end of the Great Tribulation and not before.
30:11 Both houses.
30:11 In the end of the age, Israel will be corrected, whereas the other nations will be eliminated as the kingdom is restored to Israel. Israel will rule and reign over the earth with all former nations now fully subjected to Messiah from His throne in Jerusalem.
30:13 Until the coming of Yahusha The Messiah
30:16 Only YAH reserves the right to discipline Israel. No one else can do so and escape His wrath.
30:17 Spiritual healing by forgiveness and renewed creation status.
30:19 Despite long and painful exiles, both houses will continue to fill the nations with the seed of Jacob as per the brit promise of physical multiplicity, in this age and the age to come.
30:21 According to First Timothy 2:5, only Messiah the Mediator can make that approach.
30:22 A reversal of the curse of Lo-Ami in Hosea chapter 1.
30:24 Only in the latter-days, will the true meaning of this marvelous two-house restoration be fully considered by Israel.
31:1 Age to come.
31:1 Jeremiah 31:1 is a definitive proclamation from YAH , that at the time of Jacob’s (twelve tribes) return from all the lands of their dispersion, YAH will once again be The Master of all the tribes of Israel.
31:2 Salvation, regeneration and unmerited favor, all are found in the wilderness of the nations for both houses, prior to their physical return.
31:3 YAH speaking to His beloved Israel.
31:4 YAH – not man – does the building.
31:4 All Israel – i.e., both houses – will be rebuilt and return together. Notice Efrayim does not meet Judah in the land, but returns together with them from the nations, in the rebuilding by YAH through His Son.
31:4 Hebraic dancing and a growth in its interest, is also a sign that the daughter of Zion is being rebuilt.
31:5 Capital of Efrayim, showing YAH’s full intention to bring Efrayim home.
31:6 Seventh-Day, or seven thousandth year since Adam.
31:6 In the course of time, the former northern territory of the land of Israel became known as Samaria and the occupants of that land as Samaritans. These were a mixed breed of Efraimite, food-growing landowners and Assyrian colonists. Many Scriptures prophetically speak of a future day in the days around the time of the end of the exile, during which Natzarim will inhabit these same mountains of Samaria. These prophetic Scriptures reveal the wonderful plan of The Father to turn these idolatrous territories into one of the future home bases of the Natzarim of Israel. The word Natzarim speaks of watchmen (guards) appointed by YAH and assigned to the task of watching over the restoration of all Israel. Scripture refers to the Mountains of Efrayim (Samaria), which will produce the watchmen (guards) of the last days. The late Rabbi Isidor Zwirn, of blessed memory, a Messianic Jew, confirmed this in his extensive research on the term Notzrei-Israel, which he defined as “Christian believers.” He states: "Isaiah 11:1 clinched my acceptance of Messiah HaNotzrei as the preserver of the twelve tribes of Israel and the founding Father of the Natzarim.” Another traditional Jew, Ben Cohen, states: “the way watchmen has been translated in our Bibles, it’s a wonder we can see it right. The word is notzrim and the root is natzar. The real explanation of the word in Hebrew is to safe keep, to keep until a later time, to hide it in a way that will be revealed later. But now take into consideration that the book of Jeremiah, of course, was written before there was Christianity. You look for a clue as to how it came about that Jeremiah used a word that was not used in his day at all and it is the word used in Hebrew for Christians today. And it is translated ‘preserved ones of Israel’ (Isaiah 49:6, Isaac Lesser Edition) in English. Elsewhere it is translated as “watchmen.” The word netzer is used only three times in the Bible (First Covenant) and everywhere it is mentioned it has to do only with Efrayim. It’s amazing.”
31:6 Efrayim will long for and cry out to Judah for a mutual and equitable return.
31:7 In context, Efrayim as the Nazarenes, or “watchmen” are to cry out in all nations that Messiah has come for atonement and return from the exile.
31:7 All believers must publish these good tidings.
31:8 The Hebrew here is kahal gadol, or “a large congregation.” The congregation of Renewed Covenant Israel, consisting of the large remnant of the 12 tribes that once stood at Mt. Senai.
31:8 The “catching away” is the regathering of both houses back to the land.
31:9 YAH leads us back to the land, not man.
31:9 Here YAH states that it is Efrayim (later to become the ten-tribes of Israel) that is always and eternally His firstborn. As YAH’s eternal firstborn, he comes to a time of repentance through the Renewed Covenant. It is at that time that YAH will be Master over all the tribes, or clans of Israel, according to Jeremiah 31:1. The one returning as part of the great congregation from the nations is Efrayim, YAH’s firstborn. Hebrews 12:23 confirms the centrality and spiritual primacy of firstborn Israel, the redeemed gathering and “congregation of the firstborn, having been enrolled in heaven….” YAH says that all believers make up the membership of the “congregation of firstborn Israel,” whose names are recorded in the Lamb’s Book Of Life.
31:10 All Israel will return by the same one who was responsible for the scattering.
31:11YAH will redeem Israel from the hands of the stronger gentile nations.
31:12 Both houses will flow back together. Note that Efrayim won’t have to pander to orthodox separatists in unsaved Judah who are now back in the land since 1948. Rather, the redeemed of both houses return together, as today neither redeemed Efrayim nor redeemed Judah are welcome as citizens. Only the unsaved in Israel seem to be welcomed.
31:12 The Messiah who is the Good Shepherd, the good Torah and the good land.
31:12 In the restored kingdom.
31:13 The spotless collective virgin bride of Messiah.
31:15 In the literal pashat Rachel the wife of Jacob symbolically weeping over the Diaspora, or the exile of scattered Israel in the exile. She is weeping for all of Israel’s children and her own children, Joseph and Benjamin, who are out of their homeland of Israel. Matthew chapter 2 quotes this on a remez/hint level. Bethlehem’s children were killed due to Israel’s disobedience of Torah, the very same reason Israel’s 12 tribes were scattered to the ends of the earth to their spiritual and physical death. Disobedience is the thematic cord Matthew uses to apply this verse in the remez/hint from its literal pashat.
31:15 Despite her weeping and mourning, YAH comforts her, as both houses will be returning. Efrayim represents Joseph’s return and Benjamin represents Judah’s return, since Benjamin became part of Judah.
31:16 The promised end of the exile comforts Rachel.
31:18 YAH comforts Rachel with proof of the end of the exile by telling her that He Himself has heard Efrayim, or non-Jewish Israel repenting.
31:18 Efrayim laments his lack of instruction, or Torah understanding. Egele, or a bull is the tribal banner of Efrayim, later turned into idolatry by Efrayim.
31:18 Efrayim cries for help in his repentance.
31:18 Efrayim knows the love and patience of The Father.
31:19 True repentance for breaking the Torah.
31:19 Efrayim becomes amazed at his own blindness towards the eternal precepts of Torah, not just Judah’s blindness towards Messiah.
31:19 A natural reaction when true repentance takes place.
31:19 Efrayim sees his punishment as bearing the stupidity of his youthful ways, which included lust and paganism.
31:20 A rhetorical question. If Efrayim is YAH’s dear eternal son and furthermore is His firstborn, how can Efrayim not return together with Judah, despite not being recognized by the world, or often even by themselves?
31:20 YAH is troubled until Efrayim is fully restored.
31:21 Literal landmarks set up by Jeremiah and spiritual guideposts as well.
31:21 Dolmans of stone. YAH asks Israel to mark the route so they can return.
31:21 All 12 tribes of verse 1.
31:22 In prolonged exile.
31:22 All Israel.
31:22 This novum, or new thing, is directly linked to the healing of the backslidden daughter of Israel.
31:22 In much Jewish literature, this was often viewed as a reference to the virgin birth of Messiah. How does this all fit? The new thing is someone in the likeness of a human being born of the “seed of the woman” in fulfillment of Genesis 3:15 and is the supernatural act that actually brings about Efrayim and Judah’s return. This is the reason that YAH wants mother Rachel to stop crying.
31:25 Caused by prolonged exile.
31:26 Any dreams, or visions of YAH’s restoration of Israel will indeed be a sweet time for the one understanding the message behind the dream.
31:27Limited intermingling between houses.
31:27 A metaphor for nations, or heathens. Both houses have the seed of Jacob mixed all over.
31:28 A clear-cut promise of full and total healing for both houses.
31:29 At the time of restoration.
31:29 An expression of those in exile.
31:31 The Renewed Covenant was never cut with nations, or Christians but exclusively with both houses of Israel. This means all believers in the Renewed Covenant are Israel from either house, or those who join with either house. If both of Israel’s houses in fact became Judah, then why does YAH specify another non-Jewish house by a different name 150 years after Efrayim had already gone into exile?
31:31 It is this Renewed Covenant that ends the exile as renewal comes to both houses.
31:32 The Aramaic Peshitta renders this as “basit” when translated into the Hebrew “bachalti” it means, “neglected, or despised” and is an alternative reading. YAH was both a faithful Husband, as well as one whose brit was despised and neglected by both houses of Israel. Thus both renderings make sense, as in the Hebraic mindset each verse has at least several understandings.
31:32 YAH married all those He redeemed and engaged them on Mt. Senai. Despite religous lies and screams of protest, YAH is a poliginist meaning he uses agape unconditional love to marry all born again New Covenant believers.
31:32Though YAH was a husband to 4 million people that He personally took out of Egypt and then married at Senai, only two stayed faithful to brit. The Renewed Covenant is designed to make two houses faithful, not just two people.
31:33 Both houses come into the Renewed Covenant, but only Efrayim-Israel needs a real introduction to Torah. Consequently after the days when the brit is actually cut, there is an inner working in Efrayim out of a supernatural love to guard and perform Torah in their hearts. Judah on the other hand has the supernatural workings of the much-needed Set-Apart Spirit to bring their Torah walk to life. But these inward works are said to be ongoing and subsequent to the actual spilling of Messiah's blood to cut the brit.
31:33 After the blood of the Renewed Covenant is spilled.
31:34 “Knowing YAH ,” is a first step that takes place through regeneration. YAH , through Messiah, does that regeneration. Therefore the commencement of the regeneration process is between YAH and man, directly through His Son. Therefore the need is bypassed for any human instruments, to teach and instruct humanity, on how to know Him initially. All who truly desire to know can and will know Him, courtesy of Messiah, without any human instrument. For the first time in Israel’s history, man can come to initially know YAH’s plan of salvation and His good, without a human leader, or rabbi, by simply beckoning Messiah to reveal The Father YAH to him, or herself through the revealed word and its truth. Many have come to YAH through His Son just by reading their Scriptures, without any human interference, or input. After salvation, there is still the need for teachers and instructors. But that teaching role is to raise up the Yisraelite for maturity and fullness, in a higher revelation of the word of YAH. The ongoing need for teachers of the word, as it relates to the maturity of the individual, by no means negates the promise of the Renewed Covenant. All the teaching is instilled after YAH Himself, through His Son, sparks the flames of regeneration that brings an individual to that first step, on a long and exciting journey of knowing YAH.
31:34 In the Renewed Covenant both houses can be fully and unconditionally forgiven of all sins and transgressions.
31:36 All 12 tribes.
31:36 Israel’s survival, the promised end of the exile and Messianic redemption are guaranteed by the visibility of creation in the heavens. As long as these lights shine, the restoration and Messianic redemption, as well as the survival of both houses of Israel are personally guaranteed by Father YAH.
31:37 YAH also challenges us to remember that even as the heavens cannot be literally measured, neither can Israel be literally removed, or replaced as the only single eternal elect and chosen collective bride of YAH , when found in their redeemed virgin state.
31:37 In verses 31-37, texts that speak of the 10 tribes of the north rejoining Judah, YAH’s Name appears 10 times, once for each returning tribe of the north.
31:40 A description of Jerusalem rebuilt and restored ultimately in the millennium.
32:12 “Jews” is a term that had begun to refer to the south (all three tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Lewi) at about this time and in other contemporary books like Esther and Nehemiah some 70 years later. This term, however, never refers to both houses anywhere in the First Covenant and very rarely in the Renewed Covenant.
32:30 Both houses need cleansing by Messiah.
32:30 Both houses.
32:32 Both houses.
32:35 Literally “The lord.”
32:37 Both houses driven into exile and both will return together.
32:39 Both houses must be in agreement over Torah and the identity of King Messiah. Until then, any attempt to reunite the two houses by changing immigration laws, is of the flesh and not of The Father.
32:40 The one promised in Jeremiah 31:31.
32:41In compliance with Torah and Messiah who is the Truth.
33:6 Through the Renewed Covenant.
33:7 Note how it is YAH who will cause this, not man’s negotiations and outright compromise with unredeemed Judah, as is prevalent in the land today.
33:7 As in the days of the first settlement of the land, the days of Joshua son of Nun.
33:8 At the end of the exile both houses will be pardoned and forgiven by virtue of the Renewed Covenant. If Judah has not entered into it, she is not ready for the Messianic redemption.
33:9 The end of the exile and revelation of the ten tribes brings YAH great fame in the earth.
33:11 Hebrew “kol katan vekol kalah.”
33:11 As in the days of the first settlement, in the days of Joshua son of Nun.
33:12 Both spiritually and physically speaking.
33:13 Messiah the Great Shepherd will count all Israel, to make sure none are missing that have been chosen to be redeemed and return from exile.
33:14 Healing, forgiveness and restoration to YAH and the land.
33:15 The age to come.
33:16 Jewish-Israel will be redeemed by blood atonement.
33:16 As in Jeremiah 23:5, the Branch of Dawid, the King Messiah, is called YAH our Righteousness.
33:17 This does not mean that a Dawidic king will always be visible. It means every generation will have the seed of King Dawid perpetuated, until the real Messiah comes to take His eternal throne. Moreover, this reference is to all 12 tribes, here called House of Israel, not a separate Jewish ruler over the House of Efrayim.
33:18 The Levitical priesthood will never perish, or be replaced, though it will take on a new role.
33:21 The Dawidic Covenant is eternal and unconditional.
33:22 Not only will the Lewites not cease in their calling, but also they will be increased in greater numbers.
33:24 Since 721 BCE YAH has had “two chosen (physical) families.” Judah and Efrayim.
33:24 YAH rebukes the ill will harbored towards the two houses by the surrounding nations who thought that YAH had cast them off forever, rather than for merely a season for a time of exile and discipline.
33:25 To the heathen nations.
34:8 Deuteronomy 15. The year of shmeta, or release.
35:7 They became consecrated Yisraelites by choice, not by man-made conversion regulations.
36:2 Both houses.
36:2 The Scroll of Jeremiah.
36:32 YAH’s words can never be destroyed.
36:32 A type of the renewal of the broken, or burned First Covenant.
39:18 He was rewarded for rescuing Jeremiah from the dungeon and for trusting that Jeremiah was YAH’s prophet. He was a black man from Ethiopia, a true Yisraelite who trusted YAH and was considered more righteous than many. Black, or darker-skinned people have always been a central part of Israel’s history. Many of the latter-day returning Yisraelites are blacks from all nations and it appears that many are spiritually in tune with the message of the promised end-time two-house reunion.
40:11 If Jews were in all these nations they still must have their blood within them to this day. And if this is true of Judah, how much more is it true of Efrayim, who is more numerous and has been exiled far longer?
40:12 A type of the return that is yet in the future.
43:13 Literally: “The House of Sun Worship.”
44:17 Great deception.
44:26 It is quite possible that the rabbinical ban against the Name enacted about 300 years later, was a partial fulfillment of this prophecy. No doubt YAH wanted His Name removed from Judah’s lips due to their blatant pride and trust in false Elohim.
45:5 For faithfulness to Jeremiah and his trust in YAH.
46:27 The Jewish remnant that will return from Babylon, unlike those who ran to Egypt.
46:28 The advantage of being Israel is that a remnant is guaranteed survival as long as the world stands.
47:7 To be judged by Egypt, who will in turn be judged by Babylon.
48:13 All 12 tribes.
48:47 Not as a nation, rather through Messiah’s invitation.
48:47 Since YAH pronounced the utter destruction of Moab as a nation, the only means by which their captivity can be reversed in the latter-days is if and when, they individually enter the Renewed Covenant and become part of the Commonwealth of Israel.
49:1 Modern Jordan.
49:16 Edom and his children hide in caves to this very day, often after they have returned from shedding innocent blood.
49:28 Saudi Arabia in a latter day context.
49:39 It appears that all these diverse judgments against all the incestuous offspring of Lot, or the fleshly offspring of Edom, are permanent unless reversed individually in the latter-days by these individuals joining with the King and His kingdom as part of the greater Commonwealth of Israel.
50:3 The Medo-Persian Empire that consumed the Babylonian Empire and the USA and the UK in a latter day context.
50:3 Also a dual application with an end-time application as well. The end time northern nations are European such as Great Britain, Italy, Spain all no doubt in alliance with the USA in the west. These nations will destroy the revived end time Ottoman Islamic Empire.
50:4 This is an indication that when Efrayim returns at the end of the age, they will go together with redeemed Judah from the nations under the banner of King Messiah, meeting all the conditions set forth for the true and permanent reunion as found in Ezekiel 37, which includes the fact that both houses will have the same King and the same Shepherd. This also indicates that the unsaved Jews in the land since 1948 are a prophetic fulfillment in their own right, but are not those spoken of here and in other similar passages. Both houses come together and return together, without one catching up with another group already back in the land living as unbelievers in the King Messiah.
50:4 Both houses are finally seen returning to the Zion road together, as they flee the pagan practices of Babylon (verse 8). This joyful reunion is characterized by weeping tears of joy. This Jeremiah 50 passage is universally recognized as being set in an eschatological and prophetic time frame, due in part to the prophetic Hebraic idiom “in those days at that time,” used in verse four. “In those days at that time” is said to be a Hebraic idiom signaling the end of this age.
50:5 Both houses will be in one accord, with one King and one constitution of Torah.
50:5 Jeremiah 31:31 by Messiah’s blood of atonement.
50:5 That will never be forgotten, or added to since the one Messiah cut with both houses is the last one between YAH and man. It is designed to take all His children into eternity fully forgiven, safe and sound.
50:6 Which is why Messiah said He only came for “the lost sheep of the House of Israel” (Matthew 15:24), meaning all of Jacob’s children in the Matthew context and those who desired to join them in the eternal brit that shall not be forgotten.
50:6 YAH holds the shepherds accountable, not the people, which is why many people in false religious systems still can be saved and love YAH and His Son.
50:6 In the last days while the great restoration is being prepared, there will still be some false Yisraelite shepherds, suffering from what is known as the “Jerusalem Complex,” who see themselves as the self-appointed modern Moses to bring the nation home by negotiating with the government and the orthodox, who control immigration. That is why this verse refers to this deception ‑ taking place at the end of the age back on the very mountains of Israel themselves.
50:6 These false shepherds have turned these believers away at the very brink of their return to safety, resulting quite often with a denial of their King Messiah, who alone will bring the regathering to pass.
50:6 False hopes of aliyah/immigration.
50:6 The King who has promised to take them home without fleshly “wheeling and dealing” is Messiah, our true resting place.
50:7 False shepherds who promise false hopes of return and an end of the exile.
50:7 Some feel that they have the right to deceive Yisraelites because YAH has forsaken them and others who feel (wrongly) that loving Messiah is idolatry.
50:8 Symbolic of courageous visionary leaders who lead others in fleeing the pagan practices of the nations.
50:8 Rev. 18:4 where YAH calls the people out of Babylonian pagan ways to prepare them for the restored kingdom on earth.
50:9 The USA and the UK (Great Britain) and other European allies.
50:9 Medo-Persia historically and the USA and UK in the end time scenario.
50:19 Efrayim shall return.
50:20 Last days.
50:20 The saved, forgiven and pardoned remnant of both houses shall all return.
50:23 Dual application. The historic, as well as the eschatological Babylon, both of whom are characterized by Israel’s two houses being set free from their bondage.
50:33 As we have been oppressed together, so we shall return together.
51:1 Literally “those who live in the heart of those who rise against me.”
51:1 All the following Scriptures have a dual application, both the historic destruction by Medo-Persia and the end-time application of the destruction of the Babylonian beast system.
51:5 Though painfully corrected and disciplined, neither house will ever be forsaken by YAH. Messiah and the Renewed Covenant is proof of that.
51:6 This is a call that all returning Yisraelites must answer, or be in trouble in the Spirit.
51:10 The works of enabling us through His truth to fully leave Babylon and return to the eternal ways of Zion.
51:19 YAH created the world to find and redeem His people. Israel is His inheritance and YAH is ours.
51:39 Eternal death.
51:44 Bel was the chief deity of Babylon.
51:45 Come out of her my people.
51:50 An idiomatic expression for Efrayim-Israel.
51:50 Let both houses note that Babylon will be destroyed so that our restoration can occur. In all the far places where the exiles have gone, the return to Jerusalem will come to mind in a mighty way in the last days.
51:55 Of deception.
51:57 Eternal death of the false religious and political, end-time Babylonian system.
52:1 This chapter appears to have not been written by Jeremiah, based on the previous verse. Baruch his secretary possibly wrote it, though no one is sure.
52:9 For breaking his pledge of loyalty.
52:12 The Temple was set on fire on the afternoon of the 9th of the fifth month, an eternal Shabbat, as per the solar priestly times, but the fire did most of its damage on the 10th and thus the 10th is so recorded.