Sunday, December 4, 2016

Jeremiah 7

Jeremiah just keeps on happening. What is this 'Temple of God'? The question arises here that perhaps the people thought they were the temple. How suitable, how modern. The name given to Shiloh is Shemi Sham, My Name is There. The name given to Jerusalem is My Name Is On It, or Is On Him (Shemi alav) if you prefer. I don't know if others have done this, but I found these names hard to read until I treated them as names. They don't make sense grammatically as part of the sentence. Verses 5 and 6 could come straight from Psalms 1 and 146. Jesus cites this passage (v 11) in the cleansing of the temple incident. Paul could have used verse 9 in Romans 2 (compare Psalm 50).

Jeremiah 7 Fn Min Max Syll
הַדָּבָר֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הָיָ֣ה אֶֽל־יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ מֵאֵ֥ת יְהוָ֖ה לֵאמֹֽר 1 The word that happened to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying. 3e 4B 18
עֲמֹ֗ד בְּשַׁ֙עַר֙ בֵּ֣ית יְהוָ֔ה וְקָרָ֣אתָ שָּׁ֔ם אֶת־הַדָּבָ֖ר הַזֶּ֑ה
וְאָמַרְתָּ֞ שִׁמְע֣וּ דְבַר־יְהוָ֗ה כָּל־יְהוּדָה֙ הַבָּאִים֙ בַּשְּׁעָרִ֣ים הָאֵ֔לֶּה לְהִֽשְׁתַּחֲוֺ֖ת לַיהוָֽה
2 Stand at the gate of the house of Yahweh and proclaim there this matter.
And you say, Hear the word of Yahweh, all Judah that come into these gates to worship Yahweh.
3e 4B 19
30
כֹּֽה־אָמַ֞ר יְהוָ֤ה צְבָאוֹת֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל הֵיטִ֥יבוּ דַרְכֵיכֶ֖ם וּמַֽעַלְלֵיכֶ֑ם
וַאֲשַׁכְּנָ֣ה אֶתְכֶ֔ם בַּמָּק֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה
3 Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, Do well in your ways and in your practices,
and I will make you dwell in this place.
3e 4C 25
11
אַל־תִּבְטְח֣וּ לָכֶ֔ם אֶל־דִּבְרֵ֥י הַשֶּׁ֖קֶר לֵאמֹ֑ר
הֵיכַ֤ל יְהוָה֙ הֵיכַ֣ל יְהוָ֔ה הֵיכַ֥ל יְהוָ֖ה הֵֽמָּה
4 Do not trust for yourself to words of falsehood, saying,
the temple of Yahweh, the temple of Yahweh, the temple of Yahweh, they are.
3e 4C 14
14
כִּ֤י אִם־הֵיטֵיב֙ תֵּיטִ֔יבוּ אֶת־דַּרְכֵיכֶ֖ם וְאֶת־מַֽעַלְלֵיכֶ֑ם
אִם־עָשׂ֤וֹ תַֽעֲשׂוּ֙ מִשְׁפָּ֔ט בֵּ֥ין אִ֖ישׁ וּבֵ֥ין רֵעֵֽהוּ
5 C In contrast, make good, make good your ways, and your practices.
If you undertake and do judgment between a person and his associate,
3e 4C 17
15
גֵּ֣ר יָת֤וֹם וְאַלְמָנָה֙ לֹ֣א תַֽעֲשֹׁ֔קוּ וְדָ֣ם נָקִ֔י אַֽל־תִּשְׁפְּכ֖וּ בַּמָּק֣וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה
וְאַחֲרֵ֨י אֱלֹהִ֧ים אֲחֵרִ֛ים לֹ֥א תֵלְכ֖וּ לְרַ֥ע לָכֶֽם
6 B Guest, orphan, or widow, do not oppress, and the blood of an innocent, do not pour out in this place,
and after other gods, do not go to your hurt.
3c 4C 25
17
וְשִׁכַּנְתִּ֤י אֶתְכֶם֙ בַּמָּק֣וֹם הַזֶּ֔ה בָּאָ֕רֶץ אֲשֶׁ֥ר נָתַ֖תִּי לַאֲבֽוֹתֵיכֶ֑ם
לְמִן־עוֹלָ֖ם וְעַד־עוֹלָֽם
7 And I will make you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your ancestors,
from that era and for evermore.
3e 4C 24
8
הִנֵּ֤ה אַתֶּם֙ בֹּטְחִ֣ים לָכֶ֔ם עַל־דִּבְרֵ֖י הַשָּׁ֑קֶר
לְבִלְתִּ֖י הוֹעִֽיל
8 Behold you trust for yourselves in words of falsehood,
without use.
3e 4C 14
5
הֲגָנֹ֤ב ׀ רָצֹ֙חַ֙ וְֽנָאֹ֔ף וְהִשָּׁבֵ֥עַ לַשֶּׁ֖קֶר וְקַטֵּ֣ר לַבָּ֑עַל
וְהָלֹ֗ךְ אַחֲרֵ֛י אֱלֹהִ֥ים אֲחֵרִ֖ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹֽא־יְדַעְתֶּֽם
9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal,
and walk after other gods that you do not know?
3d 4C 23
18
וּבָאתֶ֞ם וַעֲמַדְתֶּ֣ם לְפָנַ֗י בַּבַּ֤יִת הַזֶּה֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר נִקְרָא־שְׁמִ֣י עָלָ֔יו וַאֲמַרְתֶּ֖ם נִצַּ֑לְנוּ
לְמַ֣עַן עֲשׂ֔וֹת אֵ֥ת כָּל־הַתּוֹעֵב֖וֹת הָאֵֽלֶּה
10 And come and stand in my presence in this house that is called My Name Is On It, and you say, We are delivered,
in order to do all these abominations?
3e 4C 30
14
הַמְעָרַ֣ת פָּרִצִ֗ים הָיָ֨ה הַבַּ֧יִת הַזֶּ֛ה אֲשֶׁר־נִקְרָֽא־שְׁמִ֥י עָלָ֖יו בְּעֵינֵיכֶ֑ם
גַּ֧ם אָנֹכִ֛י הִנֵּ֥ה רָאִ֖יתִי נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה
11 A cave of burglars this house has become, that is called My Name Is On It, in your sight.
Even I, behold, I have seen, an oracle of Yahweh.
3c 4B 25
13
כִּ֣י לְכוּ־נָ֗א אֶל־מְקוֹמִי֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בְּשִׁיל֔וֹ אֲשֶׁ֨ר שִׁכַּ֧נְתִּֽי שְׁמִ֛י שָׁ֖ם בָּרִֽאשׁוֹנָ֑ה
וּרְאוּ֙ אֵ֣ת אֲשֶׁר־עָשִׂ֣יתִי ל֔וֹ מִפְּנֵ֕י רָעַ֖ת עַמִּ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל
12 B For go, please, to my place that was in Shiloh, that I made a dwelling My Name Is There at first,
and see what I did to it from the face of the evil that is my people Israel.
3c 4B 24
18
וְעַתָּ֗ה יַ֧עַן עֲשׂוֹתְכֶ֛ם אֶת־כָּל־הַמַּֽעֲשִׂ֥ים הָאֵ֖לֶּה נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה
וָאֲדַבֵּ֨ר אֲלֵיכֶ֜ם הַשְׁכֵּ֤ם וְדַבֵּר֙ וְלֹ֣א שְׁמַעְתֶּ֔ם וָאֶקְרָ֥א אֶתְכֶ֖ם וְלֹ֥א עֲנִיתֶֽם
13 And now, because you have done all these deeds, an oracle of Yahweh,
and I spoke to you rising early and speaking, and you did not hear. I called you, and you did not answer.
3c 4C 21
27
וְעָשִׂ֜יתִי לַבַּ֣יִת ׀ אֲשֶׁ֧ר נִֽקְרָא־שְׁמִ֣י עָלָ֗יו אֲשֶׁ֤ר אַתֶּם֙ בֹּטְחִ֣ים בּ֔וֹ וְלַ֨מָּק֔וֹם אֲשֶׁר־נָתַ֥תִּי לָכֶ֖ם וְלַאֲבֽוֹתֵיכֶ֑ם
כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר עָשִׂ֖יתִי לְשִׁלֽוֹ
14 So I will do to the house that is called My Name Is On It that you trusted in, and to the place that I have given to you and to your ancestors,
as I have done to Shiloh.
3c 4C 39
9
וְהִשְׁלַכְתִּ֥י אֶתְכֶ֖ם מֵעַ֣ל פָּנָ֑י
כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר הִשְׁלַ֙כְתִּי֙ אֶת־כָּל־אֲחֵיכֶ֔ם אֵ֖ת כָּל־זֶ֥רַע אֶפְרָֽיִם
15 And I will cast you out of my presence,
as I cast out all your kin, all the seed of Ephraim.
3e 4C 10
18
וְאַתָּ֞ה אַל־תִּתְפַּלֵּ֣ל ׀ בְּעַד־הָעָ֣ם הַזֶּ֗ה וְאַל־תִּשָּׂ֧א בַעֲדָ֛ם רִנָּ֥ה וּתְפִלָּ֖ה וְאַל־תִּפְגַּע־בִּ֑י
כִּי־אֵינֶ֥נִּי שֹׁמֵ֖עַ אֹתָֽךְ
16 But you, do not pray concerning this people, nor do you lift up concerning them a loud shout or prayer, nor do you compel me,
for I am not to hear you.
3c 4B 30
8
הַֽאֵינְךָ֣ רֹאֶ֔ה מָ֛ה הֵ֥מָּה עֹשִׂ֖ים בְּעָרֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֑ה
וּבְחֻצ֖וֹת יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם
17 Is there none of you to see what they are doing in the cities of Judah,
and in the streets of Jerusalem?
3d 4B 16
7
הַבָּנִ֞ים מְלַקְּטִ֣ים עֵצִ֗ים וְהָֽאָבוֹת֙ מְבַעֲרִ֣ים אֶת־הָאֵ֔שׁ וְהַנָּשִׁ֖ים לָשׁ֣וֹת בָּצֵ֑ק
לַעֲשׂ֨וֹת כַּוָּנִ֜ים לִמְלֶ֣כֶת הַשָּׁמַ֗יִם וְהַסֵּ֤ךְ נְסָכִים֙ לֵאלֹהִ֣ים אֲחֵרִ֔ים לְמַ֖עַן הַכְעִסֵֽנִי
18 The children pick the lumber, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the dough,
to make preparations for the queen of the heavens, and to spill out libations to other gods, so that they may grieve me.
3e 4C 27
31
הַאֹתִ֛י הֵ֥ם מַכְעִסִ֖ים נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה
הֲל֣וֹא אֹתָ֔ם לְמַ֖עַן בֹּ֥שֶׁת פְּנֵיהֶֽם
19 Me they do grieve? An oracle of Yahweh. Not themselves to the shame of their faces? 3d 4B 11
12
לָכֵ֞ן כֹּה־אָמַ֣ר ׀ אֲדֹנָ֣י יְהֹוִ֗ה הִנֵּ֨ה אַפִּ֤י וַֽחֲמָתִי֙ נִתֶּ֙כֶת֙ אֶל־הַמָּק֣וֹם הַזֶּ֔ה עַל־הָֽאָדָם֙ וְעַל־הַבְּהֵמָ֔ה וְעַל־עֵ֥ץ הַשָּׂדֶ֖ה וְעַל־פְּרִ֣י הָֽאֲדָמָ֑ה
וּבָעֲרָ֖ה וְלֹ֥א תִכְבֶּֽה
20 Therefore thus says my Lord Yahweh, Behold, my anger and my heat will be poured forth onto this place over the human, and over the beast, and over the tree of the field, and over the fruit of the ground,
and it will be kindled and not quenched.
3e 4C 51
8
כֹּ֥ה אָמַ֛ר יְהוָ֥ה צְבָא֖וֹת אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
עֹלוֹתֵיכֶ֛ם סְפ֥וּ עַל־זִבְחֵיכֶ֖ם וְאִכְל֥וּ בָשָֽׂר
21 f Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel,
Snatch your burnt offerings from your offerings and eat flesh.
3d 4B 14
15
כִּ֠י לֹֽא־דִבַּ֤רְתִּי אֶת־אֲבֽוֹתֵיכֶם֙ וְלֹ֣א צִוִּיתִ֔ים בְּי֛וֹם הוֹצִיאִ֥י אוֹתָ֖ם מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם
עַל־דִּבְרֵ֥י עוֹלָ֖ה וָזָֽבַח
22 ~ For I did not speak with your ancestors and I did not command them on the day I brought them out from the land of Egypt,
about matters of burnt offerings and sacrifices.
3d 4C 27
8
כִּ֣י אִֽם־אֶת־הַדָּבָ֣ר הַ֠זֶּה צִוִּ֨יתִי אוֹתָ֤ם לֵאמֹר֙ שִׁמְע֣וּ בְקוֹלִ֔י וְהָיִ֤יתִי לָכֶם֙ לֵֽאלֹהִ֔ים וְאַתֶּ֖ם תִּֽהְיוּ־לִ֣י לְעָ֑ם
וַהֲלַכְתֶּ֗ם בְּכָל־הַדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֲצַוֶּ֣ה אֶתְכֶ֔ם לְמַ֖עַן יִיטַ֥ב לָכֶֽם
23 B In contrast, this matter I did command them, saying, Hear with my voice and I will be your God and you will be my people,
and you will walk in all the ways which I will command you so that it may be good for you.
3e 4C 37
23
וְלֹ֤א שָֽׁמְעוּ֙ וְלֹֽא־הִטּ֣וּ אֶת־אָזְנָ֔ם וַיֵּֽלְכוּ֙ בְּמֹ֣עֵצ֔וֹת בִּשְׁרִר֖וּת לִבָּ֣ם הָרָ֑ע
וַיִּהְי֥וּ לְאָח֖וֹר וְלֹ֥א לְפָנִֽים
24 And they did not hear and they did not bend their ear, and they walked in conspiracies, in the stubbornness of their evil heart,
and they were backward and not facing forward.
3e 4C 24
11
לְמִן־הַיּ֗וֹם אֲשֶׁ֨ר יָצְא֤וּ אֲבֽוֹתֵיכֶם֙ מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם עַ֖ד הַיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֑ה
וָאֶשְׁלַ֤ח אֲלֵיכֶם֙ אֶת־כָּל־עֲבָדַ֣י הַנְּבִיאִ֔ים י֖וֹם הַשְׁכֵּ֥ם וְשָׁלֹֽחַ
25 From the day that your ancestors came forth from the land of Egypt to this day,
and I sent to you all my servants the prophets, by day rising early to send.
3e 4C 22
21
וְל֤וֹא שָׁמְעוּ֙ אֵלַ֔י וְלֹ֥א הִטּ֖וּ אֶת־אָזְנָ֑ם
וַיַּקְשׁוּ֙ אֶת־עָרְפָּ֔ם הֵרֵ֖עוּ מֵאֲבוֹתָֽם
26 C But they did not hear me and they did not bend their ear,
but they hardened their scruffs. They did worse evil than their ancestors.
3e 4C 13
13
וְדִבַּרְתָּ֤ אֲלֵיהֶם֙ אֶת־כָּל־הַדְּבָרִ֣ים הָאֵ֔לֶּה וְלֹ֥א יִשְׁמְע֖וּ אֵלֶ֑יךָ
וְקָרָ֥אתָ אֲלֵיהֶ֖ם וְלֹ֥א יַעֲנֽוּכָה
27 So speak to them all these words, and they will not pay heed to you,
and proclaim to them, and they will not answer you.
3e 4C 23
13
וְאָמַרְתָּ֣ אֲלֵיהֶ֗ם זֶ֤ה הַגּוֹי֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֽוֹא־שָׁמְע֗וּ בְּקוֹל֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהָ֔יו וְלֹ֥א לָקְח֖וּ מוּסָ֑ר
אָֽבְדָה֙ הָֽאֱמוּנָ֔ה וְנִכְרְתָ֖ה מִפִּיהֶֽם
28 And you say to them, This is the nation who did not hear with the voice of Yahweh its God, and did not receive chastening.
Faithfulness is perished and is cut off from their mouth.
3e 4C 29
13
גָּזִּ֤י נִזְרֵךְ֙ וְֽהַשְׁלִ֔יכִי וּשְׂאִ֥י עַל־שְׁפָיִ֖ם קִינָ֑ה
כִּ֚י מָאַ֣ס יְהוָ֔ה וַיִּטֹּ֖שׁ אֶת־דּ֥וֹר עֶבְרָתֽוֹ
29 Mow your consecration and fling it from you and lift up over protrusions a dirge,
for Yahweh has refused and abandoned the generation of his fury.
3e 4C 16
13
כִּֽי־עָשׂ֨וּ בְנֵי־יְהוּדָ֥ה הָרַ֛ע בְּעֵינַ֖י נְאֻום־יְהוָ֑ה
שָׂ֣מוּ שִׁקּֽוּצֵיהֶ֗ם בַּבַּ֛יִת אֲשֶׁר־נִקְרָא־שְׁמִ֥י עָלָ֖יו לְטַמְּאֽוֹ
30 For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, an oracle of Yahweh.
They have set up their detestable things in the house that is called My Name Is On It to pollute it.
3d 4B 18
20
וּבָנ֞וּ בָּמ֣וֹת הַתֹּ֗פֶת אֲשֶׁר֙ בְּגֵ֣יא בֶן־הִנֹּ֔ם לִשְׂרֹ֛ף אֶת־בְּנֵיהֶ֥ם וְאֶת־בְּנֹתֵיהֶ֖ם בָּאֵ֑שׁ
אֲשֶׁר֙ לֹ֣א צִוִּ֔יתִי וְלֹ֥א עָלְתָ֖ה עַל־לִבִּֽי
31 They have built the high places of Timbrel that are in the gorge of the child of Hinnom, to incinerate their sons and their daughters in the fire,
which I did not command nor did such come up in my heart.
3d 4B 29
13
לָכֵ֞ן הִנֵּֽה־יָמִ֤ים בָּאִים֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה וְלֹא־יֵאָמֵ֨ר ע֤וֹד הַתֹּ֙פֶת֙ וְגֵ֣יא בֶן־הִנֹּ֔ם כִּ֖י אִם־גֵּ֣יא הַהֲרֵגָ֑ה
וְקָבְר֥וּ בְתֹ֖פֶת מֵאֵ֥ין מָקֽוֹם
32 Therefore behold, days are coming, an oracle of Yahweh and it will be said no longer, the Timbrel, or the gorge of the child of Hinnom, but rather the gorge of the slain.
And they will entomb in Timbrel till there is no place.
3e 4C 32
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וְֽהָ֨יְתָ֜ה נִבְלַ֨ת הָעָ֤ם הַזֶּה֙ לְמַֽאֲכָ֔ל לְע֥וֹף הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וּלְבֶהֱמַ֣ת הָאָ֑רֶץ
וְאֵ֖ין מַחֲרִֽיד
33 And the corpses of this people will be as food to the fowl of the heavens and the beasts of the earth,
and there is nothing but apprehensiveness.
3e 4C 25
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וְהִשְׁבַּתִּ֣י ׀ מֵעָרֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֗ה וּמֵֽחֻצוֹת֙ יְר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם ק֤וֹל שָׂשׂוֹן֙ וְק֣וֹל שִׂמְחָ֔ה ק֥וֹל חָתָ֖ן וְק֣וֹל כַּלָּ֑ה
כִּ֥י לְחָרְבָּ֖ה תִּהְיֶ֥ה הָאָֽרֶץ
34 And I will eradicate from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of bridegroom and the voice of bride,
for deserted will be the land.
3e 4C 32
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