Neviim Akharonim:

YirmeYahu / ירמיה

Jeremiah Chapter 23

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HaShem's True Melekh:

Mashiach, the righteous Branch.

Yisrael to be regathered

23:1 Woe be to the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! said ADONAI (יהוה).

23:2 Therefore thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of Yisrael against the roiim(shepherds) that feed My people; You have scattered My flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: hinei, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, said ADONAI (יהוה).

23:3 And I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.

23:4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, said ADONAI (יהוה).

23:5 Hinei, the days come, said ADONAI (יהוה),

that I will raise to David a Tzemach (branch) Tzaddik (righteous), and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

23:6 In his days Yehudah shall be saved, and Yisrael shall dwell safely: and this [is] His Name whereby he shall be called, ADONAI (יהוה) Tzidkeinu.

23:7 Therefore, hinei, the days come, said ADONAI (יהוה), that they shall no more say, ADONAI (יהוה) lives, which brought up the Benai Yisrael out of the land of Mitzrayim;

23:8 But, ADONAI (יהוה) lives, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of  Yisrael out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

False Nevvim denounced

23:9 Mine heart within Me is broken because of ha Neviim; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine has overcome, because of ADONAI (יהוה), and because of the Divrei His set apartness.

23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force [is] not right.

23:11 For both navi and kohen are profane; yea, in My house have I found their wickedness, said ADONAI (יהוה).

23:12 Wherefore their way shall be to them as slippery [ways] in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, [even] the year of their visitation, said ADONAI (יהוה).

23:13 And I have seen folly in ha Neviim of Shomron; they prophesied in Baal, and caused My people Yisrael to err.

23:14 I have seen also in ha Neviim of Yerushalayim an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them to me as Sedom, and the inhabitants thereof as Amorah.

23:15 Therefore thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot concerning ha Neviim; hinneh, I will feed them with laanah (wormwood), and make them drink the mei-rosh (water of gall; poisoned water): for from ha Neviim of Yerushalayim is profaneness gone forth into all the land.

23:16 Thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot:

listen not to the Divrei ha Neviim that prophesy to you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, [and] not out of the mouth of ADONAI (יהוה).

23:17 They say still to them that despise Me, ADONAI (יהוה) has said, You shall have shalom; and they say to every one that walks after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.

 23:18 For who has stood in the counsel of ADONAI (יהוה), and that he should see and hear His Word? who has given ear to His Word and heard ?

23:19 Hinei, a whirlwind of ADONAI (יהוה) is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.

23:20 The anger of ADONAI (יהוה) shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days you shall consider it perfectly.

23:21 I have not sent these Neviim, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused My people to hear my Devarim, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

23:23 [Am] I a Elohim (אלהים) at hand, said ADONAI (יהוה), and not a Elohim (אלהים) afar off?

23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said ADONAI (יהוה). Do not I fill heaven and earth? said ADONAI (יהוה).

23:25 I have heard what ha Neviim said, that prophesy lies in My Name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

23:26 How long shall [this] be in the heart of ha Neviim that prophesy lies? yea, [they are] Neviim of the deceit of their own heart;

23:27 Which think to cause My people to forget My Name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their avot have forgotten My Name for Baal.

23:28 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What [is] the chaff to the wheat? said ADONAI (יהוה).

23:29 [Is] not My word like as a fire? said ADONAI (יהוה); and like a hammer [that] breaketh the rock in pieces?

23:30 Therefore, hinneh, I [am] against ha Neviim, said ADONAI (יהוה), that steal my Devarim every one from his neighbour.

23:31 Hinei, I [am] against ha Neviim, said ADONAI (יהוה), that use their tongues, and say, He said.

23:32 Hinei, I [am] against them that prophesy false dreams, said ADONAI (יהוה), and do tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, said ADONAI (יהוה).

23:33 And when this people, or ha Navi, or a kohen, shall ask you, saying,

What [is] the massa (Oracle - משׂא, prophetic utterances; burden) ADONAI (יהוה)?

You shall then say to them:

What massa?

I will even forsake you, said ADONAI (יהוה).

23:34 And [as for] ha Navi, and the kohen, and the people, that shall say, The massa ADONAI (יהוה), I will even punish that man and his house.

23:35 Thus shall you say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What has ADONAI (יהוה) answered? and, What has ADONAI (יהוה) spoken?

23:36 And the massa ADONAI (יהוה) shall you mention no more: for every man's word shall be His massa;

For you have perverted the Divrei the living Elohim (אלהים), of ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot Eloheinu.

23:37 Thus shall you say to ha Navi,

What has ADONAI (יהוה) answered thee? and, What has ADONAI (יהוה) spoken?

23:38 But since you say, The massa ADONAI (יהוה); therefore thus said ADONAI (יהוה); Because you say this word, The massa ADONAI (יהוה), and I have sent to you, saying, You shall not say, The massa ADONAI (יהוה);

23:39 Therefore, hinneh, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your avot, [and cast you] out of My presence:

23:40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.


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