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Jeremiah 23


1  Woe1945 be unto the pastors7462 that destroy6 and scatter6327 853 the sheep6629 of my pasture!4830 saith5002 the LORD.3068

2  Therefore3651 thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel3478 against5921 the pastors7462 that feed7462 853 my people;5971 Ye859 have scattered6327 853 my flock,6629 and driven them away,5080 and have not3808 visited6485 them: behold,2009 I will visit6485 upon5921 you 853 the evil7455 of your doings,4611 saith5002 the LORD.3068

3  And I589 will gather6908 853 the remnant7611 of my flock6629 out of all4480 3605 countries776 whither834 8033 I have driven5080 them, and will bring them again7725 853 to5921 their folds;5116 and they shall be fruitful6509 and increase.7235

4  And I will set up6965 shepherds7462 over5921 them which shall feed7462 them: and they shall fear3372 no3808 more,5750 nor3808 be dismayed,2865 neither3808 shall they be lacking,6485 saith5002 the LORD.3068

5  Behold,2009 the days3117 come,935 saith5002 the LORD,3068 that I will raise6965 unto David1732 a righteous6662 Branch,6780 and a King4428 shall reign4427 and prosper,7919 and shall execute6213 judgment4941 and justice6666 in the earth.776

6  In his days3117 Judah3063 shall be saved,3467 and Israel3478 shall dwell7931 safely:983 and this2088 is his name8034 whereby834 he shall be called,7121 THE LORD3068 OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.6664

7  Therefore,3651 behold,2009 the days3117 come,935 saith5002 the LORD,3068 that they shall no3808 more5750 say,559 The LORD3068 liveth,2416 which834 brought up5927 853 the children1121 of Israel3478 out of the land4480 776 of Egypt;4714

8  But,3588 518 The LORD3068 liveth,2416 which834 brought up5927 and which834 led935 853 the seed2233 of the house1004 of Israel3478 out of the north6828 country,4480 776 and from all4480 3605 countries776 whither834 8033 I had driven5080 them; and they shall dwell3427 in5921 their own land.127

9  Mine heart3820 within7130 me is broken7665 because of the prophets;5030 all3605 my bones6106 shake;7363 I am1961 like a drunken7910 man,376 and like a man1397 whom wine3196 hath overcome,5674 because4480 6440 of the LORD,3068 and because4480 6440 of the words1697 of his holiness.6944

10  For3588 the land776 is full4390 of adulterers;5003 for3588 because4480 6440 of swearing423 the land776 mourneth;56 the pleasant places4999 of the wilderness4057 are dried up,3001 and their course4794 is1961 evil,7451 and their force1369 is not3808 right.3651

11  For3588 both1571 prophet5030 and1571 priest3548 are profane;2610 yea,1571 in my house1004 have I found4672 their wickedness,7451 saith5002 the LORD.3068

12  Wherefore3651 their way1870 shall be1961 unto them as slippery2519 ways in the darkness:653 they shall be driven on,1760 and fall5307 therein: for3588 I will bring935 evil7451 upon5921 them, even the year8141 of their visitation,6486 saith5002 the LORD.3068

13  And I have seen7200 folly8604 in the prophets5030 of Samaria;8111 they prophesied5012 in Baal,1168 and caused 853 my people5971 853 Israel3478 to err.8582

14  I have seen7200 also in the prophets5030 of Jerusalem3389 a horrible thing:8186 they commit adultery,5003 and walk1980 in lies:8267 they strengthen2388 also the hands3027 of evildoers,7489 that none1115 376 doth return7725 from his wickedness:4480 7451 they are1961 all3605 of them unto me as Sodom,5467 and the inhabitants3427 thereof as Gomorrah.6017

15  Therefore3651 thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts6635 concerning5921 the prophets;5030 Behold,2009 I will feed398 them with wormwood,3939 and make them drink8248 the water4325 of gall:7219 for3588 from4480 854 the prophets5030 of Jerusalem3389 is profaneness2613 gone forth3318 into all3605 the land.776

16  Thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 Hearken8085 not408 unto5921 the words1697 of the prophets5030 that prophesy5012 unto you: they make you vain:1891 853 they1992 speak1696 a vision2377 of their own heart,3820 and not3808 out of the mouth4480 6310 of the LORD.3068

17  They say still559 559 unto them that despise5006 me, The LORD3068 hath said,1696 Ye shall have1961 peace;7965 and they say559 unto every one3605 that walketh1980 after the imagination8307 of his own heart,3820 No3808 evil7451 shall come935 upon5921 you.

18  For3588 who4310 hath stood5975 in the counsel5475 of the LORD,3068 and hath perceived7200 and heard8085 853 his word?1697 who4310 hath marked7181 his word,1697 and heard8085 it?

19  Behold,2009 a whirlwind5591 of the LORD3068 is gone forth3318 in fury,2534 even a grievous2342 whirlwind:5591 it shall fall grievously2342 upon5921 the head7218 of the wicked.7563

20  The anger639 of the LORD3068 shall not3808 return,7725 until5704 he have executed,6213 and till5704 he have performed6965 the thoughts4209 of his heart:3820 in the latter319 days3117 ye shall consider995 it perfectly.998

21  I have not3808 sent7971 853 these prophets,5030 yet they1992 ran:7323 I have not3808 spoken1696 to413 them, yet they1992 prophesied.5012

22  But if518 they had stood5975 in my counsel,5475 and had caused 853 my people5971 to hear8085 my words,1697 then they should have turned7725 them from their evil7451 way,4480 1870 and from the evil4480 7455 of their doings.4611

23  Am I589 a God430 at hand,4480 7138 saith5002 the LORD,3068 and not3808 a God430 afar off?4480 7350

24  Can518 any376 hide himself5641 in secret places4565 that I589 shall not3808 see7200 him? saith5002 the LORD.3068 Do not3808 I589 fill4390 853 heaven8064 and earth?776 saith5002 the LORD.3068

25  I have heard8085 853 what834 the prophets5030 said,559 that prophesy5012 lies8267 in my name,8034 saying,559 I have dreamed,2492 I have dreamed.2492

26  How long5704 4970 shall this be3426 in the heart3820 of the prophets5030 that prophesy5012 lies?8267 yea, they are prophets5030 of the deceit8649 of their own heart;3820

27  Which think2803 to cause 853 my people5971 to forget7911 my name8034 by their dreams2472 which834 they tell5608 every man376 to his neighbor,7453 as834 their fathers1 have forgotten7911 853 my name8034 for Baal.1168

28  The prophet5030 that834 854 hath a dream,2472 let him tell5608 a dream;2472 and he that834 854 hath my word,1697 let him speak1696 my word1697 faithfully.571 What4100 is the chaff8401 to854 the wheat?1250 saith5002 the LORD.3068

29  Is not3808 my word1697 like3541 as a fire?784 saith5002 the LORD;3068 and like a hammer6360 that breaketh6327 the rock5553 in pieces?

30  Therefore,3651 behold,2009 I am against5921 the prophets,5030 saith5002 the LORD,3068 that steal1589 my words1697 every one376 from4480 854 his neighbor.7453

31  Behold,2009 I am against5921 the prophets,5030 saith5002 the LORD,3068 that use3947 their tongues,3956 and say,5001 He saith.5002

32  Behold,2009 I am against5921 them that prophesy5012 false8267 dreams,2472 saith5002 the LORD,3068 and do tell5608 them, and cause 853 my people5971 to err8582 by their lies,8267 and by their lightness;6350 yet I595 sent7971 them not,3808 nor3808 commanded6680 them: therefore they shall not3808 profit this people at all,3276 3276 5971 2088 saith5002 the LORD.3068

33  And when3588 this2088 people,5971 or176 the prophet,5030 or176 a priest,3548 shall ask7592 thee, saying,559 What4100 is the burden4853 of the LORD?3068 thou shalt then say559 unto413 them, 853 What4100 burden?4853 I will even forsake5203 you, saith5002 the LORD.3068

34  And as for the prophet,5030 and the priest,3548 and the people,5971 that834 shall say,559 The burden4853 of the LORD,3068 I will even punish6485 5921 that1931 man376 and his house.1004

35  Thus3541 shall ye say559 every one376 to5921 his neighbor,7453 and every one376 to413 his brother,251 What4100 hath the LORD3068 answered?6030 and, What4100 hath the LORD3068 spoken?1696

36  And the burden4853 of the LORD3068 shall ye mention2142 no3808 more:5750 for3588 every man's376 word1697 shall be1961 his burden;4853 for ye have perverted2015 853 the words1697 of the living2416 God,430 of the LORD3068 of hosts6635 our God.430

37  Thus3541 shalt thou say559 to413 the prophet,5030 What4100 hath the LORD3068 answered6030 thee? and, What4100 hath the LORD3068 spoken?1696

38  But since518 ye say,559 The burden4853 of the LORD;3068 therefore3651 thus3541 saith559 the LORD;3068 Because3282 ye say559 853 this2088 word,1697 The burden4853 of the LORD,3068 and I have sent7971 unto413 you, saying,559 Ye shall not3808 say,559 The burden4853 of the LORD;3068

39  Therefore,3651 behold,2009 I, even I, will utterly forget5382 5382 you, and I will forsake5203 you, and the city5892 that834 I gave5414 you and your fathers,1 and cast you out of4480 5921 my presence:6440

40  And I will bring5414 an everlasting5769 reproach2781 upon5921 you, and a perpetual5769 shame,3640 which834 shall not3808 be forgotten.7911


1 ὦ οἱ ποιμένες οἱ διασκορπίζοντες καὶ ἀπολλύοντες τὰ πρόβατα τῆς νομῆς μου

2 διὰ τοῦτο τάδε λέγει κύριος ἐπὶ τοὺς ποιμαίνοντας τὸν λαόν μου ὑμεῖς διεσκορπίσατε τὰ πρόβατά μου καὶ ἐξώσατε αὐτὰ καὶ οὐκ ἐπεσκέψασθε αὐτά ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐκδικῶ ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς κατὰ τὰ πονηρὰ ἐπιτηδεύματα ὑμῶν

3 καὶ ἐγὼ εἰσδέξομαι τοὺς καταλοίπους τοῦ λαοῦ μου ἀπὸ πάσης τῆς γῆς οὗ ἐξῶσα αὐτοὺς ἐκεῖ καὶ καταστήσω αὐτοὺς εἰς τὴν νομὴν αὐτῶν καὶ αὐξηθήσονται καὶ πληθυνθήσονται

4 καὶ ἀναστήσω αὐτοῖς ποιμένας οἳ ποιμανοῦσιν αὐτούς καὶ οὐ φοβηθήσονται ἔτι οὐδὲ πτοηθήσονται λέγει κύριος

5 ἰδοὺ ἡμέραι ἔρχονται λέγει κύριος καὶ ἀναστήσω τῷ Δαυιδ ἀνατολὴν δικαίαν καὶ βασιλεύσει βασιλεὺς καὶ συνήσει καὶ ποιήσει κρίμα καὶ δικαιοσύνην ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς

6 ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις αὐτοῦ σωθήσεται Ιουδας καὶ Ισραηλ κατασκηνώσει πεποιθώς καὶ τοῦτο τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ὃ καλέσει αὐτὸν κύριος Ιωσεδεκ

9 ἐν τοῖς προφήταις συνετρίβη ἡ καρδία μου ἐν ἐμοὶ ἐσαλεύθη πάντα τὰ ὀστᾶ μου ἐγενήθην ὡς ἀνὴρ συντετριμμένος καὶ ὡς ἄνθρωπος συνεχόμενος ἀπὸ οἴνου ἀπὸ προσώπου κυρίου καὶ ἀπὸ προσώπου εὐπρεπείας δόξης αὐτοῦ

10 ὅτι ἀπὸ προσώπου τούτων ἐπένθησεν ἡ γῆ ἐξηράνθησαν αἱ νομαὶ τῆς ἐρήμου καὶ ἐγένετο ὁ δρόμος αὐτῶν πονηρὸς καὶ ἡ ἰσχὺς αὐτῶν οὐχ οὕτως

11 ὅτι ἱερεὺς καὶ προφήτης ἐμολύνθησαν καὶ ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ μου εἶδον πονηρίας αὐτῶν

12 διὰ τοῦτο γενέσθω ἡ ὁδὸς αὐτῶν αὐτοῖς εἰς ὀλίσθημα ἐν γνόφῳ καὶ ὑποσκελισθήσονται καὶ πεσοῦνται ἐν αὐτῇ διότι ἐπάξω ἐπ᾽ αὐτοὺς κακὰ ἐν ἐνιαυτῷ ἐπισκέψεως αὐτῶν φησὶν κύριος

13 καὶ ἐν τοῖς προφήταις Σαμαρείας εἶδον ἀνομήματα ἐπροφήτευσαν διὰ τῆς Βααλ καὶ ἐπλάνησαν τὸν λαόν μου Ισραηλ

14 καὶ ἐν τοῖς προφήταις Ιερουσαλημ ἑώρακα φρικτά μοιχωμένους καὶ πορευομένους ἐν ψεύδεσι καὶ ἀντιλαμβανομένους χειρῶν πονηρῶν τοῦ μὴ ἀποστραφῆναι ἕκαστον ἀπὸ τῆς ὁδοῦ αὐτοῦ τῆς πονηρᾶς ἐγενήθησάν μοι πάντες ὡς Σοδομα καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες αὐτὴν ὥσπερ Γομορρα

15 διὰ τοῦτο τάδε λέγει κύριος ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ψωμιῶ αὐτοὺς ὀδύνην καὶ ποτιῶ αὐτοὺς ὕδωρ πικρόν ὅτι ἀπὸ τῶν προφητῶν Ιερουσαλημ ἐξῆλθεν μολυσμὸς πάσῃ τῇ γῇ

16 οὕτως λέγει κύριος παντοκράτωρ μὴ ἀκούετε τοὺς λόγους τῶν προφητῶν ὅτι ματαιοῦσιν ἑαυτοῖς ὅρασιν ἀπὸ καρδίας αὐτῶν λαλοῦσιν καὶ οὐκ ἀπὸ στόματος κυρίου

17 λέγουσιν τοῖς ἀπωθουμένοις τὸν λόγον κυρίου εἰρήνη ἔσται ὑμῖν καὶ πᾶσιν τοῖς πορευομένοις τοῖς θελήμασιν αὐτῶν παντὶ τῷ πορευομένῳ πλάνῃ καρδίας αὐτοῦ εἶπαν οὐχ ἥξει ἐπὶ σὲ κακά

18 ὅτι τίς ἔστη ἐν ὑποστήματι κυρίου καὶ εἶδεν τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ τίς ἐνωτίσατο καὶ ἤκουσεν

19 ἰδοὺ σεισμὸς παρὰ κυρίου καὶ ὀργὴ ἐκπορεύεται εἰς συσσεισμόν συστρεφομένη ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀσεβεῖς ἥξει

20 καὶ οὐκέτι ἀποστρέψει ὁ θυμὸς κυρίου ἕως ἂν ποιήσῃ αὐτὸ καὶ ἕως ἂν ἀναστήσῃ αὐτὸ ἀπὸ ἐγχειρήματος καρδίας αὐτοῦ ἐπ᾽ ἐσχάτου τῶν ἡμερῶν νοήσουσιν αὐτά

21 οὐκ ἀπέστελλον τοὺς προφήτας καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔτρεχον οὐκ ἐλάλησα πρὸς αὐτούς καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐπροφήτευον

22 καὶ εἰ ἔστησαν ἐν τῇ ὑποστάσει μου καὶ εἰσήκουσαν τῶν λόγων μου καὶ τὸν λαόν μου ἂν ἀπέστρεφον αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ τῶν πονηρῶν ἐπιτηδευμάτων αὐτῶν

23 θεὸς ἐγγίζων ἐγώ εἰμι λέγει κύριος καὶ οὐχὶ θεὸς πόρρωθεν

24 εἰ κρυβήσεται ἄνθρωπος ἐν κρυφαίοις καὶ ἐγὼ οὐκ ὄψομαι αὐτόν μὴ οὐχὶ τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν ἐγὼ πληρῶ λέγει κύριος

25 ἤκουσα ἃ λαλοῦσιν οἱ προφῆται ἃ προφητεύουσιν ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματί μου ψευδῆ λέγοντες ἠνυπνιασάμην ἐνύπνιον

26 ἕως πότε ἔσται ἐν καρδίᾳ τῶν προφητῶν τῶν προφητευόντων ψευδῆ καὶ ἐν τῷ προφητεύειν αὐτοὺς τὰ θελήματα καρδίας αὐτῶν

27 τῶν λογιζομένων τοῦ ἐπιλαθέσθαι τοῦ νόμου μου ἐν τοῖς ἐνυπνίοις αὐτῶν ἃ διηγοῦντο ἕκαστος τῷ πλησίον αὐτοῦ καθάπερ ἐπελάθοντο οἱ πατέρες αὐτῶν τοῦ ὀνόματός μου ἐν τῇ Βααλ

28 ὁ προφήτης ἐν ᾧ τὸ ἐνύπνιόν ἐστιν διηγησάσθω τὸ ἐνύπνιον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν ᾧ ὁ λόγος μου πρὸς αὐτόν διηγησάσθω τὸν λόγον μου ἐπ᾽ ἀληθείας τί τὸ ἄχυρον πρὸς τὸν σῖτον οὕτως οἱ λόγοι μου λέγει κύριος

29 οὐχὶ οἱ λόγοι μου ὥσπερ πῦρ φλέγον λέγει κύριος καὶ ὡς πέλυξ κόπτων πέτραν

30 διὰ τοῦτο ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ πρὸς τοὺς προφήτας λέγει κύριος ὁ θεός τοὺς κλέπτοντας τοὺς λόγους μου ἕκαστος παρὰ τοῦ πλησίον αὐτοῦ

31 ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ πρὸς τοὺς προφήτας τοὺς ἐκβάλλοντας προφητείας γλώσσης καὶ νυστάζοντας νυσταγμὸν ἑαυτῶν

32 ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ πρὸς τοὺς προφήτας τοὺς προφητεύοντας ἐνύπνια ψευδῆ καὶ διηγοῦντο αὐτὰ καὶ ἐπλάνησαν τὸν λαόν μου ἐν τοῖς ψεύδεσιν αὐτῶν καὶ ἐν τοῖς πλάνοις αὐτῶν καὶ ἐγὼ οὐκ ἀπέστειλα αὐτοὺς καὶ οὐκ ἐνετειλάμην αὐτοῖς καὶ ὠφέλειαν οὐκ ὠφελήσουσιν τὸν λαὸν τοῦτον

33 καὶ ἐὰν ἐρωτήσωσί σε ὁ λαὸς οὗτος ἢ ἱερεὺς ἢ προφήτης λέγων τί τὸ λῆμμα κυρίου καὶ ἐρεῖς αὐτοῖς ὑμεῖς ἐστε τὸ λῆμμα καὶ ῥάξω ὑμᾶς λέγει κύριος

34 καὶ ὁ προφήτης καὶ ὁ ἱερεὺς καὶ ὁ λαός οἳ ἂν εἴπωσιν λῆμμα κυρίου καὶ ἐκδικήσω τὸν ἄνθρωπον ἐκεῖνον καὶ τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ

35 ὅτι οὕτως ἐρεῖτε ἕκαστος πρὸς τὸν πλησίον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἕκαστος πρὸς τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ τί ἀπεκρίθη κύριος καὶ τί ἐλάλησεν κύριος

36 καὶ λῆμμα κυρίου μὴ ὀνομάζετε ἔτι ὅτι τὸ λῆμμα τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ ἔσται ὁ λόγος αὐτοῦ

37 καὶ διὰ τί ἐλάλησεν κύριος ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν

38 διὰ τοῦτο τάδε λέγει κύριος ὁ θεός ἀνθ᾽ ὧν εἴπατε τὸν λόγον τοῦτον λῆμμα κυρίου καὶ ἀπέστειλα πρὸς ὑμᾶς λέγων οὐκ ἐρεῖτε λῆμμα κυρίου

39 διὰ τοῦτο ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ λαμβάνω καὶ ῥάσσω ὑμᾶς καὶ τὴν πόλιν ἣν ἔδωκα ὑμῖν καὶ τοῖς πατράσιν ὑμῶν

40 καὶ δώσω ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς ὀνειδισμὸν αἰώνιον καὶ ἀτιμίαν αἰώνιον ἥτις οὐκ ἐπιλησθήσεται

7 διὰ τοῦτο ἰδοὺ ἡμέραι ἔρχονται λέγει κύριος καὶ οὐκ ἐροῦσιν ἔτι ζῇ κύριος ὃς ἀνήγαγεν τὸν οἶκον Ισραηλ ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου

8 ἀλλά ζῇ κύριος ὃς συνήγαγεν ἅπαν τὸ σπέρμα Ισραηλ ἀπὸ γῆς βορρᾶ καὶ ἀπὸ πασῶν τῶν χωρῶν οὗ ἐξῶσεν αὐτοὺς ἐκεῖ καὶ ἀπεκατέστησεν αὐτοὺς εἰς τὴν γῆν αὐτῶν


‎1 ‏ה֣וֹי רֹעִ֗ים מְאַבְּדִ֧ים וּמְפִצִ֛ים אֶת־צֹ֥אן מַרְעִיתִ֖י נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎2 ‏לָ֠כֵן כֹּֽה־אָמַ֨ר יְהוָ֜ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל עַֽל־הָרֹעִים֮ הָרֹעִ֣ים אֶת־עַמִּי֒ אַתֶּ֞ם הֲפִצֹתֶ֤ם אֶת־צֹאנִי֙ וַתַּדִּח֔וּם וְלֹ֥א פְקַדְתֶּ֖ם אֹתָ֑ם הִנְנִ֨י פֹקֵ֧ד עֲלֵיכֶ֛ם אֶת־רֹ֥עַ מַעַלְלֵיכֶ֖ם נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎3 ‏וַאֲנִ֗י אֲקַבֵּץ֙ אֶת־שְׁאֵרִ֣ית צֹאנִ֔י מִכֹּל֙ הָאֲרָצ֔וֹת אֲשֶׁר־הִדַּ֥חְתִּי אֹתָ֖ם שָׁ֑ם וַהֲשִׁבֹתִ֥י אֶתְהֶ֛ן עַל־נְוֵהֶ֖ן וּפָר֥וּ וְרָבֽוּ׃

‎4 ‏וַהֲקִמֹתִ֧י עֲלֵיהֶ֛ם רֹעִ֖ים וְרָע֑וּם וְלֹא־יִֽירְא֨וּ ע֧וֹד וְלֹא־יֵחַ֛תּוּ וְלֹ֥א יִפָּקֵ֖דוּ נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃ ס

‎5 ‏הִנֵּ֨ה יָמִ֤ים בָּאִים֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה וַהֲקִמֹתִ֥י לְדָוִ֖ד צֶ֣מַח צַדִּ֑יק וּמָ֤לַךְ מֶ֙לֶךְ֙ וְהִשְׂכִּ֔יל וְעָשָׂ֛ה מִשְׁפָּ֥ט וּצְדָקָ֖ה בָּאָֽרֶץ׃

‎6 ‏בְּיָמָיו֙ תִּוָּשַׁ֣ע יְהוּדָ֔ה וְיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל יִשְׁכֹּ֣ן לָבֶ֑טַח וְזֶה־שְּׁמ֥וֹ אֲ‍ֽשֶׁר־יִקְרְא֖וֹ יְהוָ֥ה׀ צִדְקֵֽנוּ׃ ס

‎7 ‏לָכֵ֛ן הִנֵּֽה־יָמִ֥ים בָּאִ֖ים נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה וְלֹא־יֹ֤אמְרוּ עוֹד֙ חַי־יְהוָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֧ר הֶעֱלָ֛ה אֶת־בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מֵאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרָֽיִם׃

‎8 ‏כִּ֣י אִם־חַי־יְהוָ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר הֶעֱלָה֩ וַאֲשֶׁ֨ר הֵבִ֜יא אֶת־זֶ֨רַע בֵּ֤ית יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ צָפ֔וֹנָה וּמִכֹּל֙ הָֽאֲרָצ֔וֹת אֲשֶׁ֥ר הִדַּחְתִּ֖ים שָׁ֑ם וְיָשְׁב֖וּ עַל־אַדְמָתָֽם׃ ס

‎9 ‏לַנְּבִאִ֞ים נִשְׁבַּ֧ר לִבִּ֣י בְקִרְבִּ֗י רָֽחֲפוּ֙ כָּל־עַצְמוֹתַ֔י הָיִ֙יתִי֙ כְּאִ֣ישׁ שִׁכּ֗וֹר וּכְגֶ֖בֶר עֲבָ֣רוֹ יָ֑יִן מִפְּנֵ֣י יְהוָ֔ה וּמִפְּנֵ֖י דִּבְרֵ֥י קָדְשֽׁוֹ׃

‎10 ‏כִּ֤י מְנָֽאֲפִים֙ מָלְאָ֣ה הָאָ֔רֶץ כִּֽי־מִפְּנֵ֤י אָלָה֙ אָבְלָ֣ה הָאָ֔רֶץ יָבְשׁ֖וּ נְא֣וֹת מִדְבָּ֑ר וַתְּהִ֤י מְרֽוּצָתָם֙ רָעָ֔ה וּגְבוּרָתָ֖ם לֹא־כֵֽן׃

‎11 ‏כִּֽי־גַם־נָבִ֥יא גַם־כֹּהֵ֖ן חָנֵ֑פוּ גַּם־בְּבֵיתִ֛י מָצָ֥אתִי רָעָתָ֖ם נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎12 ‏לָכֵן֩ יִֽהְיֶ֨ה דַרְכָּ֜ם לָהֶ֗ם כַּחֲלַקְלַקּוֹת֙ בָּֽאֲפֵלָ֔ה יִדַּ֖חוּ וְנָ֣פְלוּ בָ֑הּ כִּֽי־אָבִ֨יא עֲלֵיהֶ֥ם רָעָ֛ה שְׁנַ֥ת פְּקֻדָּתָ֖ם נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎13 ‏וּבִנְבִיאֵ֥י שֹׁמְר֖וֹן רָאִ֣יתִי תִפְלָ֑ה הִנַּבְּא֣וּ בַבַּ֔עַל וַיַּתְע֥וּ אֶת־עַמִּ֖י אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ ס

‎14 ‏וּבִנְבִאֵ֨י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֜ם רָאִ֣יתִי שַׁעֲרוּרָ֗ה נָא֞וֹף וְהָלֹ֤ךְ בַּשֶּׁ֙קֶר֙ וְחִזְּקוּ֙ יְדֵ֣י מְרֵעִ֔ים לְבִ֨לְתִּי־שָׁ֔בוּ אִ֖ישׁ מֵרָֽעָת֑וֹ הָֽיוּ־לִ֤י כֻלָּם֙ כִּסְדֹ֔ם וְיֹשְׁבֶ֖יהָ כַּעֲמֹרָֽה׃ ס

‎15 ‏לָכֵ֞ן כֹּֽה־אָמַ֨ר יְהוָ֤ה צְבָאוֹת֙ עַל־הַנְּבִאִ֔ים הִנְנִ֨י מַאֲכִ֤יל אוֹתָם֙ לַֽעֲנָ֔ה וְהִשְׁקִתִ֖ים מֵי־רֹ֑אשׁ כִּ֗י מֵאֵת֙ נְבִיאֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֔ם יָצְאָ֥ה חֲנֻפָּ֖ה לְכָל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃ פ

‎16 ‏כֹּֽה־אָמַ֞ר יְהוָ֣ה צְבָא֗וֹת אַֽל־תִּשְׁמְע֞וּ עַל־דִּבְרֵ֤י הַנְּבִאִים֙ הַנִּבְּאִ֣ים לָכֶ֔ם מַהְבִּלִ֥ים הֵ֖מָּה אֶתְכֶ֑ם חֲז֤וֹן לִבָּם֙ יְדַבֵּ֔רוּ לֹ֖א מִפִּ֥י יְהוָֽה׃

‎17 ‏אֹמְרִ֤ים אָמוֹר֙ לִֽמְנַאֲצַ֔י דִּבֶּ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה שָׁל֖וֹם יִֽהְיֶ֣ה לָכֶ֑ם וְ֠כֹל הֹלֵ֞ךְ בִּשְׁרִר֤וּת לִבּוֹ֙ אָֽמְר֔וּ לֹֽא־תָב֥וֹא עֲלֵיכֶ֖ם רָעָֽה׃

‎18 ‏כִּ֣י מִ֤י עָמַד֙ בְּס֣וֹד יְהוָ֔ה וְיֵ֖רֶא וְיִשְׁמַ֣ע אֶת־דְּבָר֑וֹ מִֽי־הִקְשִׁ֥יב דברי דְּבָר֖וֹ וַיִּשְׁמָֽע׃ ס

‎19 ‏הִנֵּ֣ה׀ סַעֲרַ֣ת יְהוָ֗ה חֵמָה֙ יָֽצְאָ֔ה וְסַ֖עַר מִתְחוֹלֵ֑ל עַ֛ל רֹ֥אשׁ רְשָׁעִ֖ים יָחֽוּל׃

‎20 ‏לֹ֤א יָשׁוּב֙ אַף־יְהוָ֔ה עַד־עֲשֹׂת֥וֹ וְעַד־הֲקִימ֖וֹ מְזִמּ֣וֹת לִבּ֑וֹ בְּאַֽחֲרִית֙ הַיָּמִ֔ים תִּתְבּ֥וֹנְנוּ בָ֖הּ בִּינָֽה׃

‎21 ‏לֹא־שָׁלַ֥חְתִּי אֶת־הַנְּבִאִ֖ים וְהֵ֣ם רָ֑צוּ לֹא־דִבַּ֥רְתִּי אֲלֵיהֶ֖ם וְהֵ֥ם נִבָּֽאוּ׃

‎22 ‏וְאִֽם־עָמְד֖וּ בְּסוֹדִ֑י וְיַשְׁמִ֤עוּ דְבָרַי֙ אֶת־עַמִּ֔י וִֽישִׁבוּם֙ מִדַּרְכָּ֣ם הָרָ֔ע וּמֵרֹ֖עַ מַֽעַלְלֵיהֶֽם׃ ס

‎23 ‏הַאֱלֹהֵ֧י מִקָּרֹ֛ב אָ֖נִי נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה וְלֹ֥א אֱלֹהֵ֖י מֵרָחֹֽק׃

‎24 ‏אִם־יִסָּתֵ֨ר אִ֧ישׁ בַּמִּסְתָּרִ֛ים וַאֲנִ֥י לֹֽא־אֶרְאֶ֖נּוּ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה הֲל֨וֹא אֶת־הַשָּׁמַ֧יִם וְאֶת־הָאָ֛רֶץ אֲנִ֥י מָלֵ֖א נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎25 ‏שָׁמַ֗עְתִּי אֵ֤ת אֲשֶׁר־אָֽמְרוּ֙ הַנְּבִאִ֔ים הַֽנִּבְּאִ֥ים בִּשְׁמִ֛י שֶׁ֖קֶר לֵאמֹ֑ר חָלַ֖מְתִּי חָלָֽמְתִּי׃

‎26 ‏עַד־מָתַ֗י הֲיֵ֛שׁ בְּלֵ֥ב הַנְּבִאִ֖ים נִבְּאֵ֣י הַשָּׁ֑קֶר וּנְבִיאֵ֖י תַּרְמִ֥ת לִבָּֽם׃

‎27 ‏הַחֹשְׁבִ֗ים לְהַשְׁכִּ֤יחַ אֶת־עַמִּי֙ שְׁמִ֔י בַּחֲל֣וֹמֹתָ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר יְסַפְּר֖וּ אִ֣ישׁ לְרֵעֵ֑הוּ כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר שָׁכְח֧וּ אֲבוֹתָ֛ם אֶת־שְׁמִ֖י בַּבָּֽעַל׃

‎28 ‏הַנָּבִ֞יא אֲשֶׁר־אִתּ֤וֹ חֲלוֹם֙ יְסַפֵּ֣ר חֲל֔וֹם וַאֲשֶׁ֤ר דְּבָרִי֙ אִתּ֔וֹ יְדַבֵּ֥ר דְּבָרִ֖י אֱמֶ֑ת מַה־לַתֶּ֥בֶן אֶת־הַבָּ֖ר נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎29 ‏הֲל֨וֹא כֹ֧ה דְבָרִ֛י כָּאֵ֖שׁ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה וּכְפַטִּ֖ישׁ יְפֹ֥צֵֽץ סָֽלַע׃ ס

‎30 ‏לָכֵ֛ן הִנְנִ֥י עַל־הַנְּבִאִ֖ים נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה מְגַנְּבֵ֣י דְבָרַ֔י אִ֖ישׁ מֵאֵ֥ת רֵעֵֽהוּ׃

‎31 ‏הִנְנִ֥י עַל־הַנְּבִיאִ֖ם נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה הַלֹּקְחִ֣ים לְשׁוֹנָ֔ם וַֽיִּנְאֲמ֖וּ נְאֻֽם׃

‎32 ‏הִ֠נְנִי עַֽל־נִבְּאֵ֞י חֲלֹמ֥וֹת שֶׁ֙קֶר֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה וַֽיְסַפְּרוּם֙ וַיַּתְע֣וּ אֶת־עַמִּ֔י בְּשִׁקְרֵיהֶ֖ם וּבְפַחֲזוּתָ֑ם וְאָנֹכִ֨י לֹֽא־שְׁלַחְתִּ֜ים וְלֹ֣א צִוִּיתִ֗ים וְהוֹעֵ֛יל לֹֽא־יוֹעִ֥ילוּ לָֽעָם־הַזֶּ֖ה נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎33 ‏וְכִי־יִשְׁאָלְךָ֩ הָעָ֨ם הַזֶּ֜ה אֽוֹ־הַנָּבִ֤יא אֽוֹ־כֹהֵן֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר מַה־מַשָּׂ֖א יְהוָ֑ה וְאָמַרְתָּ֤ אֲלֵיהֶם֙ אֶת־מַה־מַשָּׂ֔א וְנָטַשְׁתִּ֥י אֶתְכֶ֖ם נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה׃

‎34 ‏וְהַנָּבִ֤יא וְהַכֹּהֵן֙ וְהָעָ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר יֹאמַ֖ר מַשָּׂ֣א יְהוָ֑ה וּפָקַדְתִּ֛י עַל־הָאִ֥ישׁ הַה֖וּא וְעַל־בֵּיתֽוֹ׃

‎35 ‏כֹּ֥ה תֹאמְר֛וּ אִ֥ישׁ עַל־רֵעֵ֖הוּ וְאִ֣ישׁ אֶל־אָחִ֑יו מֶה־עָנָ֣ה יְהוָ֔ה וּמַה־דִּבֶּ֖ר יְהוָֽה׃

‎36 ‏וּמַשָּׂ֥א יְהוָ֖ה לֹ֣א תִזְכְּרוּ־ע֑וֹד כִּ֣י הַמַּשָּׂ֗א יִֽהְיֶה֙ לְאִ֣ישׁ דְּבָר֔וֹ וַהֲפַכְתֶּ֗ם אֶת־דִּבְרֵי֙ אֱלֹהִ֣ים חַיִּ֔ים יְהוָ֥ה צְבָא֖וֹת אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ׃

‎37 ‏כֹּ֥ה תֹאמַ֖ר אֶל־הַנָּבִ֑יא מֶה־עָנָ֣ךְ יְהוָ֔ה וּמַה־דִּבֶּ֖ר יְהוָֽה׃

‎38 ‏וְאִם־מַשָּׂ֣א יְהוָה֮ תֹּאמֵרוּ֒ לָכֵ֗ן כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה יַ֧עַן אֲמָרְכֶ֛ם אֶת־הַדָּבָ֥ר הַזֶּ֖ה מַשָּׂ֣א יְהוָ֑ה וָאֶשְׁלַ֤ח אֲלֵיכֶם֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר לֹ֥א תֹאמְר֖וּ מַשָּׂ֥א יְהוָֽה׃

‎39 ‏לָכֵ֣ן הִנְנִ֔י וְנָשִׁ֥יתִי אֶתְכֶ֖ם נָשֹׁ֑א וְנָטַשְׁתִּ֣י אֶתְכֶ֗ם וְאֶת־הָעִיר֙ אֲשֶׁ֨ר נָתַ֧תִּי לָכֶ֛ם וְלַאֲבוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם מֵעַ֥ל פָּנָֽי׃

‎40 ‏וְנָתַתִּ֥י עֲלֵיכֶ֖ם חֶרְפַּ֣ת עוֹלָ֑ם וּכְלִמּ֣וּת עוֹלָ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֖ר לֹ֥א תִשָּׁכֵֽחַ׃ ס


1 [Væ pastoribus qui disperdunt et dilacerant
gregem pascuæ meæ! dicit Dominus.

2 Ideo hæc dicit Dominus Deus Israël
ad pastores qui pascunt populum meum:
Vos dispersistis gregem meum,
et ejecistis eos, et non visitastis eos:
ecce ego visitabo super vos
malitiam studiorum vestrorum, ait Dominus.

3 Et ego congregabo reliquias gregis mei
de omnibus terris ad quas ejecero eos illuc:
et convertam eos ad rura sua,
et crescent et multiplicabuntur.

4 Et suscitabo super eos pastores, et pascent eos:
non formidabunt ultra, et non pavebunt,
et nullus quæretur ex numero, dicit Dominus.]

5 [Ecce dies veniunt, dicit Dominus,
et suscitabo David germen justum:
et regnabit rex, et sapiens erit,
et faciet judicium et justitiam in terra.

6 In diebus illis salvabitur Juda,
et Israël habitabit confidenter:
et hoc est nomen quod vocabunt eum:
Dominus justus noster.

7 Propter hoc ecce dies veniunt, dicit Dominus,
et non dicent ultra: Vivit Dominus,
qui eduxit filios Israël de terra Ægypti,

8 sed: Vivit Dominus,
qui eduxit et adduxit semen domus Israël de terra aquilonis,
et de cunctis terris ad quas ejeceram eos illuc,
et habitabunt in terra sua.]

9 Ad prophetas: [Contritum est cor meum in medio mei;
contremuerunt omnia ossa mea:
factus sum quasi vir ebrius,
et quasi homo madidus a vino,
a facie Domini,
et a facie verborum sanctorum ejus.

10 Quia adulteris repleta est terra,
quia a facie maledictionis luxit terra,
arefacta sunt arva deserti:
factus est cursus eorum malus,
et fortitudo eorum dissimilis.

11 Propheta namque et sacerdos polluti sunt,
et in domo mea inveni malum eorum, ait Dominus.

12 Idcirco via eorum erit quasi lubricum in tenebris:
impellentur enim, et corruent in ea:
afferam enim super eos mala,
annum visitationis eorum, ait Dominus.

13 Et in prophetis Samariæ vidi fatuitatem:
prophetabant in Baal,
et decipiebant populum meum Israël.

14 Et in prophetis Jerusalem vidi similitudinem adulterantium,
et iter mendacii:
et confortaverunt manus pessimorum,
ut non converteretur unusquisque a malitia sua:
facti sunt mihi omnes ut Sodoma,
et habitatores ejus quasi Gomorrha.

15 Propterea hæc dicit Dominus exercituum ad prophetas:
Ecce ego cibabo eos absinthio,
et potabo eos felle:
a prophetis enim Jerusalem egressa est pollutio
super omnem terram.

16 Hæc dicit Dominus exercituum:
Nolite audire verba prophetarum
qui prophetant vobis, et decipiunt vos:
visionem cordis sui loquuntur,
non de ore Domini.

17 Dicunt his qui blasphemant me:
Locutus est Dominus: Pax erit vobis:
et omni qui ambulat in pravitate cordis sui dixerunt:
Non veniet super vos malum.

18 Quis enim affuit in consilio Domini,
et vidit, et audivit sermonem ejus?
quis consideravit verbum illius, et audivit?

19 Ecce turbo Dominicæ indignationis egredietur,
et tempestas erumpens super caput impiorum veniet.

20 Non revertetur furor Domini,
usque dum faciat et usque dum compleat cogitationem cordis sui:
in novissimis diebus intelligetis consilium ejus.

21 Non mittebam prophetas,
et ipsi currebant:
non loquebar ad eos,
et ipsi prophetabant.

22 Si stetissent in consilio meo,
et nota fecissent verba mea populo meo,
avertissem utique eos a via sua mala,
et a cogitationibus suis pessimis.

23 Putasne Deus e vicino ego sum, dicit Dominus,
et non Deus de longe?

24 Si occultabitur vir in absconditis,
et ego non videbo eum? dicit Dominus.
Numquid non cælum et terram ego impleo? dicit Dominus.

25 Audivi quæ dixerunt prophetæ
prophetantes in nomine meo mendacium,
atque dicentes: Somniavi, somniavi.

26 Usquequo istud est in corde prophetarum vaticinantium mendacium,
et prophetantium seductiones cordis sui?

27 Qui volunt facere ut obliviscatur populus meus nominis mei,
propter somnia eorum quæ narrat unusquisque ad proximum suum,
sicut obliti sunt patres eorum nominis mei propter Baal?

28 Propheta qui habet somnium,
narret somnium:
et qui habet sermonem meum,
loquatur sermonem meum vere.
Quid paleis ad triticum? dicit Dominus.

29 Numquid non verba mea sunt quasi ignis, dicit Dominus,
et quasi malleus conterens petram?

30 Propterea ecce ego ad prophetas, ait Dominus,
qui furantur verba mea unusquisque a proximo suo.

31 Ecce ego ad prophetas, ait Dominus,
qui assumunt linguas suas, et aiunt: Dicit Dominus.

32 Ecce ego ad prophetas somniantes mendacium, ait Dominus,
qui narraverunt ea, et seduxerunt populum meum
in mendacio suo et in miraculis suis,
cum ego non misissem eos, nec mandassem eis:
qui nihil profuerunt populo huic, dicit Dominus.

33 Si igitur interrogaverit te populus iste,
vel propheta, aut sacerdos, dicens:
Quod est onus Domini?
dices ad eos: Vos estis onus:
projiciam quippe vos, dicit Dominus.

34 Et propheta, et sacerdos, et populus
qui dicit: Onus Domini:
visitabo super virum illum et super domum ejus.

35 Hæc dicetis unusquisque ad proximum,
et ad fratrem suum:
Quid respondit Dominus?
et quid locutus est Dominus?

36 Et onus Domini ultra non memorabitur:
quia onus erit unicuique sermo suus,
et pervertistis verba Dei viventis,
Domini exercituum, Dei nostri.

37 Hæc dices ad prophetam:
Quid respondit tibi Dominus?
et quid locutus est Dominus?

38 Si autem onus Domini dixeritis,
propter hoc hæc dicit Dominus:
Quia dixistis sermonem istum: Onus Domini,
et misi ad vos dicens: Nolite dicere: Onus Domini:

39 propterea ecce ego tollam vos portans,
et derelinquam vos,
et civitatem quam dedi vobis et patribus vestris,
a facie mea:

40 et dabo vos in opprobrium sempiternum,
et in ignominiam æternam,
quæ numquam oblivione delebitur.]

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