Neviim Akharonim:

YirmeYahu / ירמיה

Jeremiah Chapter 5

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Reasons for Judgment

5:1 Run you to and fro through the streets of YeruShalayim, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if you can find a man, if there be [any] that executes judgment, that seeks the truth; and I will pardon it.

5:2 And though they say, ADONAI (יהוה) lives; surely they swear falsely.

5:3 O ADONAI (יהוה), [are] not your eyes upon the truth? 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 return.

5:4 Therefore I said, Surely these [are] poor; they are foolish: for they know not the derek ADONAI (יהוה), [nor] the judgment of Eloheihem.

5:5 I will get me to the great men, and will speak to them; for they have known the derek of ADONAI (יהוה), [and] the judgment of Eloheihem: but these have altogether broken the yoke, [and] burst the bonds.

5:6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, [and] a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, [and] their meshuvot are increased.

5:7 How shall I pardon you for this? your children have forsaken me, and sworn by [them that are] no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' batim (houses).

5:8 They were [as] fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.

5:9 Shall I not visit for these [things]? said ADONAI (יהוה): and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

5:10 Go you up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they [are] not ADONAI (יהוה)'S.

5:11 For beit Yisrael and beit Yehudah have dealt very treacherously against me, said ADONAI (יהוה).

5:12 They have belied ADONAI (יהוה), and said, [It is] not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:

5:13 And the Nevi'im shall become wind, and the word [is] not in them: thus shall it be done to them.

5:14 Wherefore thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Elohim Tzva'ot:

Because you speak this Dvar, behold, I will make My Devarim in your mouth an eish (fire), and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

5:15 Hinei, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O beit Yisrael, said ADONAI (יהוה): it [is] a mighty nation, it [is] an ancient nation, a nation whose language you knows not, neither understandest what they say.

5:16 Their quiver [is] as an open kever (grave), they [are] all mighty men.

5:17 And they shall eat up your harvest, and your lechem, [which] your banim and your banot should eat: they shall eat up your flocks and your herds: they shall eat up your vines and your fig trees: they shall impoverish your fenced cities, wherein you trustedst, with the sword.

5:18 Nevertheless in those days, said ADONAI (יהוה), I will not make a full end with you.

5:19 And it shall come to pass, when you shall say, Wherefore doeth ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheinu all these [things] to us? then shall you answer them, Like as you have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall you serve strangers in a land [that is] not yours.

5:20 Declare this in beit Ya'akov, and publish it in Yehudah, saying,

5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

5:22 Fear you not me? said ADONAI (יהוה): will you not tremble at My presence, which have placed the sand [for] the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?

5:23 But this people has a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.

5:24 Neither say they in their heart: "Let us now fear ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheinu, that gives rain, both the former and the latter, in His season: He reserveth to us the shavu'ot (weeks) chukkot (appointed) katzir (harvest).

5:25 Your iniquities have turned away these [things], and your sins have withholden good [things] from you.

5:26 For among My people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

5:27 As a cage is full of birds, so [are] their batim (houses) full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

5:29 Shall I not visit for these [things]? said ADONAI (יהוה): shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

5:30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;

5:31 The Nevi'im prophesy falsely, and the Kohanim bear rule by their means; and My people love [to have it] so: and what will you do in the end thereof?

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