Sunday, November 22, 2015

Jeremiah 45

A word to the scribe via the prophet from Yahweh. Shall I listen in?

My next target is to have at least 1 chapter of every book read online. And we have an upcoming lesson on Jeremiah as part of an advent series by a very fine colleague. I had better prepare a little.

We need to study more about the spoils of war wherever we go... My 'being' encompasses much: are we all such spoil? We are about to sponsor someone whose life may be thought of as snatched from war. That is booty, but it is not necessarily without sadness, sorrow, weariness, and sighing. Bless God indeed, but seek for and expect more than spoil.

Jeremiah 45
הַדָּבָ֗ר אֲשֶׁ֤ר דִּבֶּר֙ יִרְמְיָ֣הוּ הַנָּבִ֔יא אֶל־בָּר֖וּךְ בֶּֽן־נֵֽרִיָּ֑ה
בְּכָתְבוֹ֩ אֶת־הַדְּבָרִ֨ים הָאֵ֤לֶּה עַל־סֵ֙פֶר֙ מִפִּ֣י יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ בַּשָּׁנָה֙ הָֽרְבִעִ֔ית לִיהוֹיָקִ֧ים בֶּן־יֹאשִׁיָּ֛הוּ מֶ֥לֶךְ יְהוּדָ֖ה לֵאמֹֽר
1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch, child of Neriah,
when he had written these words in the record from the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiachim child of Josiah king of Judah, saying,
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41
כֹּֽה־אָמַ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
עָלֶ֖יךָ בָּרֽוּךְ
2 Thus says Yahweh the God of Israel,
to you Baruch.
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5
אָמַ֙רְתָּ֙ אֽוֹי־נָ֣א לִ֔י כִּֽי־יָסַ֧ף יְהוָ֛ה יָג֖וֹן עַל־מַכְאֹבִ֑י
יָגַ֙עְתִּי֙ בְּאַנְחָתִ֔י וּמְנוּחָ֖ה לֹ֥א מָצָֽאתִי
3 You said, Woe now for me for Yahweh will add sadness to my sorrow.
I am weary with my sighing and rest I have not found.
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14
כֹּ֣ה ׀ תֹּאמַ֣ר אֵלָ֗יו כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה הִנֵּ֤ה אֲשֶׁר־בָּנִ֙יתִי֙ אֲנִ֣י הֹרֵ֔ס וְאֵ֥ת אֲשֶׁר־נָטַ֖עְתִּי אֲנִ֣י נֹתֵ֑שׁ
וְאֶת־כָּל־הָאָ֖רֶץ הִֽיא
4 Thus you say to him: Thus says Yahweh, Note well what I have built I overthrow, and what I have planted I will blot out
and all this land.
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7
וְאַתָּ֛ה תְּבַקֶּשׁ־לְךָ֥ גְדֹל֖וֹת אַל־תְּבַקֵּ֑שׁ
כִּ֡י הִנְנִי֩ מֵבִ֨יא רָעָ֤ה עַל־כָּל־בָּשָׂר֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה וְנָתַתִּ֨י לְךָ֤ אֶֽת־נַפְשְׁךָ֙ לְשָׁלָ֔ל עַ֥ל כָּל־הַמְּקֹמ֖וֹת אֲשֶׁ֥ר תֵּֽלֶךְ־שָֽׁם
5 But you, do you seek for yourself greatness? do not seek.
For note me well, I will bring evil on all flesh, an oracle of Yahweh, but I will give to you your being as spoil in all the places where you walk.
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There is a lot of reported speech. Here is the recurrence structure, pretty much as might be expected. Note the focus on 'seek'. 
הדבר the word
1דבר
אשׁר that
1אשׁר
דבר spoke
1דבר
ירמיהו Jeremiah
1ירמיה
ברוך Baruch
1ברוך
בן child of
1בן
הדברים words
1דבר
ירמיהו Jeremiah
1ירמיה
בן child of
1בן
לאמר saying
1אמר
כה thus
2כה
אמר says
2אמר
ברוך Baruch
2ברוך
אמרת you said
3אמר
כה thus
4כה
תאמר you say
4אמר
כה thus
4כה
אמר says
4אמר
הנה note well
4הנה
אשׁר what
4אשׁר
אני I
4אני
אשׁר what
4אשׁר
אני I
4אני
כל all
4כל
תבקשׁ do you seek
5בקשׁ
תבקשׁ do seek
5בקשׁ
הנני note me well
5הנה
כל all
5כל
כל all
5כל
אשׁר --
5אשׁר


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