Thursday, November 24, 2016

Jeremiah 19

I was tempted to break my rule and spiritualise the nephesh, (God forbid) but I demurred and used cadaver instead. Still I have refrained in my first 100,000 words from using soul in my translation. (I also have never used the word repent!) I am against you, traditional religion and language and piety. I I doubt I will change. There is no healing for your distance from life, your abdication of responsibility. [I am not against repentance or more simply, turning to God (and neighbour / associate), nor am I against that unity that recognizes responsibility and care, whatever one might call it.]

Jeremiah is blunt, exposing our need to distinguish good from evil and act in a way that does not exclude the possibility of healing.

Tophet if you prefer it as a name to Timbrel. Two terms here could be associated with homonyms suggesting music, תף and נבל, corpse. Places like this are where the fundies put down music. More foolishness (נבל) for them.

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Jeremiah 19 Fn Min Max Syll
כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה הָל֛וֹךְ וְקָנִ֥יתָ בַקְבֻּ֖ק יוֹצֵ֣ר חָ֑רֶשׂ
וּמִזִּקְנֵ֣י הָעָ֔ם וּמִזִּקְנֵ֖י הַכֹּהֲנִֽים
1 C Thus says Yahweh, Go and buy a potter's earthenware cruse,
and with elders of the people and elders of the priests,
3d 4C 17
14
וְיָצָ֙אתָ֙ אֶל־גֵּ֣יא בֶן־הִנֹּ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֕ר פֶּ֖תַח שַׁ֣עַר הַֽחַרְסִ֑ית
וְקָרָ֣אתָ שָּׁ֔ם אֶת־הַדְּבָרִ֖ים אֲשֶׁר־אֲדַבֵּ֥ר אֵלֶֽיךָ
2 Go forth to the gorge of the child of Hinnom, (that is at the door of sunburn gate),
and proclaim there the things that I will speak to you.
3e 4B 18
17
וְאָֽמַרְתָּ֙ שִׁמְע֣וּ דְבַר־יְהוָ֔ה מַלְכֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֔ה וְיֹשְׁבֵ֖י יְרֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
כֹּֽה־אָמַר֩ יְהוָ֨ה צְבָא֜וֹת אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל הִנְנִ֨י מֵבִ֤יא רָעָה֙ עַל־הַמָּק֣וֹם הַזֶּ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר כָּל־שֹׁמְעָ֖הּ תִּצַּ֥לְנָה אָזְנָֽיו
3 And you say, Hear the word of Yahweh, kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Thus says Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, Note me well. I will bring evil on this place that all hearing it, their ears will tingle,
3e 4C 22
36
יַ֣עַן ׀ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עֲזָבֻ֗נִי וַֽיְנַכְּר֞וּ אֶת־הַמָּק֤וֹם הַזֶּה֙ וַיְקַטְּרוּ־בוֹ֙ לֵאלֹהִ֣ים אֲחֵרִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֧ר לֹֽא־יְדָע֛וּם הֵ֥מָּה וַאֲבֽוֹתֵיהֶ֖ם וּמַלְכֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֑ה
וּמָֽלְא֛וּ אֶת־הַמָּק֥וֹם הַזֶּ֖ה דַּ֥ם נְקִיִּֽם
4 B In that they have forsaken me, and made this place alien and burned incense in it to other gods that they did not know, they or their ancestors or the kings of Judah,
and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent.
3c 4C 45
13
וּבָנ֞וּ אֶת־בָּמ֣וֹת הַבַּ֗עַל לִשְׂרֹ֧ף אֶת־בְּנֵיהֶ֛ם בָּאֵ֖שׁ עֹל֣וֹת לַבָּ֑עַל
אֲשֶׁ֤ר לֹֽא־צִוִּ֙יתִי֙ וְלֹ֣א דִבַּ֔רְתִּי וְלֹ֥א עָלְתָ֖ה עַל־לִבִּֽי
5 They have built the high places of the Baal to incinerate their children with the fire of burnt offerings for Baal,
which I did not command, nor I have spoken of, nor did such come up in my heart.
3c 4C 22
17
לָכֵ֞ן הִנֵּֽה־יָמִ֤ים בָּאִים֙ נְאֻם־יְהוָ֔ה וְלֹא־יִקָּרֵא֩ לַמָּק֨וֹם הַזֶּ֥ה ע֛וֹד הַתֹּ֖פֶת וְגֵ֣יא בֶן־הִנֹּ֑ם
כִּ֖י אִם־גֵּ֥יא הַהֲרֵגָֽה
6 Therefore, behold, days are coming, an oracle of Yahweh, and no longer will this place be called the Timbrel, or the gorge of the child of Hinnom,
but rather the gorge of the slain.
3d 4C 30
7
וּ֠בַקֹּתִי אֶת־עֲצַ֨ת יְהוּדָ֤ה וִירוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ בַּמָּק֣וֹם הַזֶּ֔ה וְהִפַּלְתִּ֤ים בַּחֶ֙רֶב֙ לִפְנֵ֣י אֹֽיְבֵיהֶ֔ם וּבְיַ֖ד מְבַקְשֵׁ֣י נַפְשָׁ֑ם
וְנָתַתִּ֤י אֶת־נִבְלָתָם֙ לְמַֽאֲכָ֔ל לְע֥וֹף הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וּלְבֶהֱמַ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ
7 ~ And I will evacuate the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I will have them fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hand of those who seek their cadaver,
and I will give their corpses as food to the fowl of the heavens and to the beasts of the earth.
3e 4C 38
24
וְשַׂמְתִּי֙ אֶת־הָעִ֣יר הַזֹּ֔את לְשַׁמָּ֖ה וְלִשְׁרֵקָ֑ה
כֹּ֚ל עֹבֵ֣ר עָלֶ֔יהָ יִשֹּׁ֥ם וְיִשְׁרֹ֖ק עַל־כָּל־מַכֹּתֶֽהָ
8 And I will set up this city, a desolation and a hissing.
All who pass her are desolate and hiss over all her defeat.
3e 4C 15
17
וְהַֽאֲכַלְתִּ֞ים אֶת־בְּשַׂ֣ר בְּנֵיהֶ֗ם וְאֵת֙ בְּשַׂ֣ר בְּנֹתֵיהֶ֔ם וְאִ֥ישׁ בְּשַׂר־רֵעֵ֖הוּ יֹאכֵ֑לוּ
בְּמָצוֹר֙ וּבְמָצ֔וֹק אֲשֶׁ֨ר יָצִ֧יקוּ לָהֶ֛ם אֹיְבֵיהֶ֖ם וּמְבַקְשֵׁ֥י נַפְשָֽׁם
9 And I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and each the flesh of its friend will eat,
in the siege and in the agony that they will distress them with, their enemies and those who seek their cadaver.
3c 4B 29
21
וְשָׁבַרְתָּ֖ הַבַּקְבֻּ֑ק
לְעֵינֵי֙ הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֔ים הַהֹלְכִ֖ים אוֹתָֽךְ
10 And you will break the cruse,
in the sight of everyone who walks with you.
3e 4A 7
12
וְאָמַרְתָּ֨ אֲלֵיהֶ֜ם כֹּה־אָמַ֣ר ׀ יְהוָ֣ה צְבָא֗וֹת כָּ֣כָה אֶשְׁבֹּ֞ר אֶת־הָעָ֤ם הַזֶּה֙ וְאֶת־הָעִ֣יר הַזֹּ֔את כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר יִשְׁבֹּר֙ אֶת־כְּלִ֣י הַיּוֹצֵ֔ר אֲשֶׁ֛ר לֹֽא־יוּכַ֥ל לְהֵרָפֵ֖ה ע֑וֹד
וּבְתֹ֣פֶת יִקְבְּר֔וּ מֵאֵ֥ין מָק֖וֹם לִקְבּֽוֹר
11 And you say to them, Thus says Yahweh of hosts, So also I will break this people and this city as a vessel the potter breaks which can no longer be healed,
and in Timbrel they will entomb till there is no place to entomb.
3d 4C 50
12
כֵּֽן־אֶעֱשֶׂ֞ה לַמָּק֥וֹם הַזֶּ֛ה נְאֻם־יְהוָ֖ה וּלְיֽוֹשְׁבָ֑יו
וְלָתֵ֛ת אֶת־הָעִ֥יר הַזֹּ֖את כְּתֹֽפֶת
12 So I will do to this place, an oracle of Yahweh, and to its inhabitants.
And I will permit this city to be as Timbrel.
3d 4A 16
11
וְהָי֞וּ בָּתֵּ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם וּבָתֵּי֙ מַלְכֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֔ה כִּמְק֥וֹם הַתֹּ֖פֶת הַטְּמֵאִ֑ים
לְכֹ֣ל הַבָּתִּ֗ים אֲשֶׁ֨ר קִטְּר֜וּ עַל־גַּגֹּֽתֵיהֶם֙ לְכֹל֙ צְבָ֣א הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְהַסֵּ֥ךְ נְסָכִ֖ים לֵאלֹהִ֥ים אֲחֵרִֽים
13 And the houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will be as the place of the Timbrel, the unclean,
for all the houses where they have burnt incense on their housetops to all the host of the heavens, and spilled out libations to other gods.
3e 4B 25
33
וַיָּבֹ֤א יִרְמְיָ֙הוּ֙ מֵֽהַתֹּ֔פֶת אֲשֶׁ֨ר שְׁלָח֧וֹ יְהוָ֛ה שָׁ֖ם לְהִנָּבֵ֑א
וַֽיַּעֲמֹד֙ בַּחֲצַ֣ר בֵּית־יְהוָ֔ה וַיֹּ֖אמֶר אֶל־כָּל־הָעָֽם
14 And Jeremiah came from Timbrel where Yahweh sent him to prophesy,
and he stood in the court of the house of Yahweh and said to all the people,
3c 4C 23
17
כֹּֽה־אָמַ֞ר יְהוָ֤ה צְבָאוֹת֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל הִנְנִ֨י מֵבִ֜יא אֶל־הָעִ֤יר הַזֹּאת֙ וְעַל־כָּל־עָרֶ֔יהָ אֵ֚ת כָּל־הָ֣רָעָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר דִּבַּ֖רְתִּי עָלֶ֑יהָ
כִּ֤י הִקְשׁוּ֙ אֶת־עָרְפָּ֔ם לְבִלְתִּ֖י שְׁמ֥וֹעַ אֶת־דְּבָרָֽי
15 Thus says Yahweh of hosts, God of Israel, Note me well, I will bring against this city and against all her cities, all the evil that I have spoken against her,
for they have hardened their scruffs that they might not hear my words.
3e 4C 42
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