Monday, June 18, 2018

Jeremiah 10

Verse 11 is surprise Aramaic with a strange variation on the spelling of earth, ארק (normally ארע is the Aramaic equivalent of Hebrew ארץ). Verses 11-15 are almost verbatim with 51:15-19.

Jeremiah 10 Fn Min Max
שִׁמְע֣וּ אֶת־הַדָּבָ֗ר אֲשֶׁ֨ר דִּבֶּ֧ר יְהוָ֛ה עֲלֵיכֶ֖ם בֵּ֥ית יִשְׂרָאֵֽל 1 Hear the thing that Yahweh spoke against you, the house of Israel. 3c 4B
כֹּ֣ה ׀ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה אֶל־דֶּ֤רֶךְ הַגּוֹיִם֙ אַל־תִּלְמָ֔דוּ וּמֵאֹת֥וֹת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם אַל־תֵּחָ֑תּוּ
כִּֽי־יֵחַ֥תּוּ הַגּוֹיִ֖ם מֵהֵֽמָּה
2 B Thus says Yahweh, The way of the nations do not learn, and from the signs of the heavens do not be dismayed,
for the nations are dismayed from these.
3e 4C
כִּֽי־חֻקּ֥וֹת הָֽעַמִּ֖ים הֶ֣בֶל ה֑וּא
כִּֽי־עֵץ֙ מִיַּ֣עַר כְּרָת֔וֹ מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה יְדֵ֥י־חָרָ֖שׁ בַּֽמַּעֲצָֽד
3 For the decrees of the peoples are futility itself.
For a tree from the forest they cut, a deed of the hands of artifice with a tool.
3e 4B
בְּכֶ֥סֶף וּבְזָהָ֖ב יְיַפֵּ֑הוּ
בְּמַסְמְר֧וֹת וּבְמַקָּב֛וֹת יְחַזְּק֖וּם וְל֥וֹא יָפִֽיק
4 With silver and with gold they beautify it.
With nails and with hammers they make it resolute, but it furnishes nothing.
3c 4A
כְּתֹ֨מֶר מִקְשָׁ֥ה הֵ֙מָּה֙ וְלֹ֣א יְדַבֵּ֔רוּ נָשׂ֥וֹא יִנָּשׂ֖וּא כִּ֣י לֹ֣א יִצְעָ֑דוּ
אַל־תִּֽירְא֤וּ מֵהֶם֙ כִּי־לֹ֣א יָרֵ֔עוּ וְגַם־הֵיטֵ֖יב אֵ֥ין אוֹתָֽם
5 Like a hardened palm tree, they are, and they do not speak. Lifted they will be, for they will not march.
Do not fear from them, for they will not hurt, and also to do good, it is not in them.
3e 4C
מֵאֵ֥ין כָּמ֖וֹךָ יְהוָ֑ה
גָּד֥וֹל אַתָּ֛ה וְגָד֥וֹל שִׁמְךָ֖ בִּגְבוּרָֽה
6 There is none like you, Yahweh.
Great you are, and great is your name among the valiant.
3d 4A
מִ֣י לֹ֤א יִֽרָאֲךָ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ הַגּוֹיִ֔ם כִּ֥י לְךָ֖ יָאָ֑תָה
כִּ֣י בְכָל־חַכְמֵ֧י הַגּוֹיִ֛ם וּבְכָל־מַלְכוּתָ֖ם מֵאֵ֥ין כָּמֽוֹךָ
7 B Who would not fear you, king of the nations? For of you it is pertinent.
For among all the shrewd of the nations, and among all their kingdoms, there is none like you.
3c 4C
וּבְאַחַ֖ת יִבְעֲר֣וּ וְיִכְסָ֑לוּ
מוּסַ֥ר הֲבָלִ֖ים עֵ֥ץ הֽוּא
8 But as one they are brutish and stupid.
A mentoring of futility. It is a tree.
3e 4B
כֶּ֣סֶף מְרֻקָּ֞ע מִתַּרְשִׁ֣ישׁ יוּבָ֗א וְזָהָב֙ מֵֽאוּפָ֔ז מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה חָרָ֖שׁ וִידֵ֣י צוֹרֵ֑ף
תְּכֵ֤לֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן֙ לְבוּשָׁ֔ם מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה חֲכָמִ֖ים כֻּלָּֽם
9 B Silver pummeled from Tarshish is brought, and gold from Ophir, the deed of artifice and the hands of a refiner.
Amethyst and purple is their clothing, the deed of shrewd folks, all of them.
3e 4C
וַֽיהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהִים֙ אֱמֶ֔ת הֽוּא־אֱלֹהִ֥ים חַיִּ֖ים וּמֶ֣לֶךְ עוֹלָ֑ם
מִקִּצְפּוֹ֙ תִּרְעַ֣שׁ הָאָ֔רֶץ וְלֹֽא־יָכִ֥לוּ גוֹיִ֖ם זַעְמֽוֹ
10 But Yahweh is the God of truth. He is the living God and an everlasting king.
From his rage the earth quakes, and nations will not endure his indignation.
3e 4C
כִּדְנָה֙ תֵּאמְר֣וּן לְה֔וֹם אֱלָ֣הַיָּ֔א דִּֽי־שְׁמַיָּ֥א וְאַרְקָ֖א לָ֣א עֲבַ֑דוּ
יֵאבַ֧דוּ מֵֽאַרְעָ֛א וּמִן־תְּח֥וֹת שְׁמַיָּ֖א אֵֽלֶּה
11 This is what you will say to them. The gods that have not served the heavens and the earth,
they will perish from the earth and from under these heavens.
3c 4B
עֹשֵׂ֥ה אֶ֙רֶץ֙ בְּכֹח֔וֹ מֵכִ֥ין תֵּבֵ֖ל בְּחָכְמָת֑וֹ
וּבִתְבוּנָת֖וֹ נָטָ֥ה שָׁמָֽיִם
12 He is making earth by his power, establishing world in his shrewdness,
and in his acumen, stretching out the heavens,
3e 4A
לְק֨וֹל תִּתּ֜וֹ הֲמ֥וֹן מַ֙יִם֙ בַּשָּׁמַ֔יִם וַיַּעֲלֶ֥ה נְשִׂאִ֖ים מִקְצֵ֣ה הָאָ֑רֶץ
בְּרָקִ֤ים לַמָּטָר֙ עָשָׂ֔ה וַיּ֥וֹצֵא ר֖וּחַ מֵאֹצְרֹתָֽיו
13 For voice, he gives a tumult of waters in the heavens, and makes mists ascend from the extremity of earth.
Lightnings for the rain he makes, and he brings out wind from his treasury.
3e 4C
נִבְעַ֤ר כָּל־אָדָם֙ מִדַּ֔עַת הֹבִ֥ישׁ כָּל־צוֹרֵ֖ף מִפָּ֑סֶל
כִּ֛י שֶׁ֥קֶר נִסְכּ֖וֹ וְלֹא־ר֥וּחַ בָּֽם
14 Brutish is every earthling from knowledge. Dried up is every refiner from a graven image.
For its libations are falsehood, and no spirit is in them.
3d 4C
הֶ֣בֶל הֵ֔מָּה מַעֲשֵׂ֖ה תַּעְתֻּעִ֑ים
בְּעֵ֥ת פְּקֻדָּתָ֖ם יֹאבֵֽדוּ
15 B Futile they are, the deed of misuse.
At the time of their visitation, they will perish.
3e 4B
לֹֽא־כְאֵ֜לֶּה חֵ֣לֶק יַעֲקֹ֗ב כִּֽי־יוֹצֵ֤ר הַכֹּל֙ ה֔וּא וְיִ֨שְׂרָאֵ֔ל שֵׁ֖בֶט נַֽחֲלָת֑וֹ
יְהוָ֥ה צְבָא֖וֹת שְׁמֽוֹ
16 Not like them the share of Jacob, for the fashioner of the whole he is, and Israel the sceptre of his inheritance.
Yahweh of hosts is his name.
3e 4C
אִסְפִּ֥י מֵאֶ֖רֶץ כִּנְעָתֵ֑ךְ
יֹשֶׁ֖בֶת בַּמָּצֽוֹר
17 Gather from the land your wits,
inhabitant in the siege.
3e 4A
כִּֽי־כֹה֙ אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה הִנְנִ֥י קוֹלֵ֛עַ אֶת־יוֹשְׁבֵ֥י הָאָ֖רֶץ בַּפַּ֣עַם הַזֹּ֑את
וַהֲצֵר֥וֹתִי לָהֶ֖ם לְמַ֥עַן יִמְצָֽאוּ
18 Because thus says Yahweh, Note me well. I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this time,
and I will trouble them in order that they may find.
3d 4B
א֥וֹי לִי֙ עַל־שִׁבְרִ֔י נַחְלָ֖ה מַכָּתִ֑י
וַאֲנִ֣י אָמַ֔רְתִּי אַ֛ךְ זֶ֥ה חֳלִ֖י וְאֶשָּׂאֶֽנּוּ
19 f Woe to me over my brokenness. My defeat is ill.
And I, I said, Surely this is my illness, and I must bear it.
3d 4B
אָהֳלִ֣י שֻׁדָּ֔ד וְכָל־מֵיתָרַ֖י נִתָּ֑קוּ
בָּנַ֤י יְצָאֻ֙נִי֙ וְאֵינָ֔ם אֵין־נֹטֶ֥ה עוֹד֙ אָהֳלִ֔י וּמֵקִ֖ים יְרִיעוֹתָֽי
20 My tent is devastated and all my taut strings are snapped.
My children have gone forth, and there is none of them, none to stretch out any longer my tent, or to raise up my curtains.
3e 4C
כִּ֤י נִבְעֲרוּ֙ הָֽרֹעִ֔ים וְאֶת־יְהוָ֖ה לֹ֣א דָרָ֑שׁוּ
עַל־כֵּן֙ לֹ֣א הִשְׂכִּ֔ילוּ וְכָל־מַרְעִיתָ֖ם נָפֽוֹצָה
21 C For brutish are the shepherds, and Yahweh they do not search out,
so they did not have insight, and all those they pasture will be dispersed.
3e 4C
ק֤וֹל שְׁמוּעָה֙ הִנֵּ֣ה בָאָ֔ה וְרַ֥עַשׁ גָּד֖וֹל מֵאֶ֣רֶץ צָפ֑וֹן
לָשׂ֞וּם אֶת־עָרֵ֧י יְהוּדָ֛ה שְׁמָמָ֖ה מְע֥וֹן תַּנִּֽים
22 C Rumbling is heard. Behold it is coming, a great quake from the land of the north,
to set the cities of Judah desolate, a habitation of dragons.
3c 4C
יָדַ֣עְתִּי יְהוָ֔ה כִּ֛י לֹ֥א לָאָדָ֖ם דַּרְכּ֑וֹ
לֹֽא־לְאִ֣ישׁ הֹלֵ֔ךְ וְהָכִ֖ין אֶֽת־צַעֲדֽוֹ
23 I know, Yahweh, that not for a human is its way,
not to the person walking, to prepare its paces.
3d 4B
יַסְּרֵ֥נִי יְהוָ֖ה אַךְ־בְּמִשְׁפָּ֑ט
אַל־בְּאַפְּךָ֖ פֶּן־תַּמְעִטֵֽנִי
24 Chasten me Yahweh, but in judgment.
Not in your anger, lest you make me insignificant.
3e 4A
שְׁפֹ֣ךְ חֲמָתְךָ֗ עַל־הַגּוֹיִם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹֽא־יְדָע֔וּךָ וְעַל֙ מִשְׁפָּח֔וֹת אֲשֶׁ֥ר בְּשִׁמְךָ֖ לֹ֣א קָרָ֑אוּ
כִּֽי־אָכְל֣וּ אֶֽת־יַעֲקֹ֗ב וַאֲכָלֻ֙הוּ֙ וַיְכַלֻּ֔הוּ וְאֶת־נָוֵ֖הוּ הֵשַֽׁמּוּ
25 Pour out your heat on the nations who do not know you, and on the families who in your name do not call,
for they will devour Jacob, and they have devoured him, and they have consumed him, and his home they have desolated.
3e 4B