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1 At that time, saith the Lord, I will be a God to the family of Israel, and they shall be to me a people. 2 Thus saith the Lord, I found him warm in the wilderness with them that were slain with the sword: go ye and destroy not Israel. 3 The Lord appeared to him from afar, [saying], I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore have I drawn thee in compassion. 4 For I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt yet take thy timbrel, and go forth with the party of them that make merry. 5 For ye have planted vineyards on the mountains of Samaria: plant ye, and praise. 6 For it is a day when those that plead on the mountains of Ephraim shall call, [saying], Arise ye, and go up to Sion to the Lord your God. 7 For thus saith the Lord to Jacob; Rejoice ye, and exult over the head of the nations: make proclamation, and praise ye: say, The Lord has delivered his people, the remnant of Israel. 8 Behold, I bring them from the north, and will gather them from the end of the earth to the feast of the passover: and [the people] shall beget a great multitude, and they shall return hither. 9 They went forth with weeping, and I will bring them back with consolation, causing them to lodge by the channels of waters in a straight way, and they shall not err in it: for I am become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born. 10 Hear the words of the Lord, ye nations, and proclaim [them] to the islands afar off; say, He that scattered Israel will also gather him, and keep him as one that feeds his flock. 11 For the Lord has ransomed Jacob, he has rescued him out of the hand of them [that were] stronger than he. 12 And they shall come, and shall rejoice in the mount of Sion, and shall come to the good things of the Lord, [even] to a land of corn, and wine, and fruits, and cattle, and sheep: and their soul shall be as a fruitful tree; and they shall hunger no more. 13 Then shall the virgins rejoice in the assembly of youth, and the old men shall rejoice; and I will turn their mourning into joy, and will make them merry. 14 I will expand and cheer with wine the soul of the priests the sons of Levi, and my people shall be satisfied with my good things: thus saith the Lord. 15 A voice was heard in Rama, of lamentation, and of weeping, and wailing; Rachel would not cease weeping for her children, because they are not. 16 Thus saith the Lord; Let thy voice cease from weeping, and thine eyes from thy tears: for their is a reward for thy works; and they shall return from the land of [thine] enemies. 17 [There shall be] an abiding [home] for thy children. 18 I have heard the sound of Ephraim lamenting, [and saying], Thou hast chastened me, and I was chastened; I as a calf was not [willingly] taught: turn thou me, and I shall turn; for thou [art] the Lord my God. 19 For after my captivity I repented; and after I knew, I groaned for the day of shame, and shewed thee that I bore reproach from my youth. 20 Ephraim is a beloved son, a pleasing child to me: for because my words are in him, I will surely remember him: therefore I made haste [to help] him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord. 21 Prepare thyself, O Sion; execute vengeance; look to thy ways: return, O virgin of Israel, by the way by which thou wentest, return mourning to thy cities. 22 How long, O disgraced daughter, wilt thou turn away? for the Lord has created safety for a new plantation: men shall go about in safety. 23 For thus saith the Lord; They shall yet speak this word in the land of Juda, and in the cities thereof, when I shall turn his captivity; blessed be the Lord on his righteous holy mountain! 24 And there shall be dwellers in the cities of Juda, and in all his land, together with the husbandman, and [the shepherd] shall go forth with the flock. 25 For I have saturated every thirsting soul, and filled every hungry soul. 26 Therefore I awake, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet to me. 27 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Juda with the seed of man, and the seed of beast. 28 And it shall come to pass, that as I watched over them, to pull down, and to afflict, so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the Lord. 29 In those days they shall certainly not say, The fathers ate a sour grape, and the children’s teeth were set on edge. 30 But every one shall die in his own sin; and the teeth of him that eats the sour grape shall be set on edge. 31 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Juda: 32 not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day when I took hold of their hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; for they abode not in my covenant, and I disregarded them, saith the Lord. 33 For this is my covenant which I will make with the house of Israel; after those days, saith the Lord, I will surely put my laws into their mind, and write them on their hearts; and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people. 34 And they shall not at all teach every one his [fellow] citizen, and every one his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them: for I will be merciful to their iniquities, and their sins I will remember no more. 35 Thus saith the Lord, who gives the sun for a light by day, the moon and the stars for a light by night, and [makes] a roaring in the sea, so that the waves thereof roar; the Lord Almighty is his name: 36 if these ordinances cease from before me, saith the Lord, then shall the family of Israel cease to be a nation before me forever. 37 Though the sky should be raised to a [greater] height, saith the Lord, and though the ground of the earth should be sunk [lower] beneath, yet I will not cast off the family of Israel, saith the Lord, for all that they have done. 38 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when the city shall be built to the Lord from the tower of Anameel to the gate of the corner. 39 And the measurement of it shall proceed in front of them as far as the hills of Gareb, and it shall be compassed with a circular wall of choice stones. 40 And all the Asaremoth even to Nachal Kedron, as far as the corner of the horse-gate eastward, shall be holiness to the Lord; and it shall not fail any more, and shall not be destroyed for ever. 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ΛΑ´) ΕΝ τῷ χρόνῳ ἐκείνῳ, εἶπε Κύριος, ἔσομαι εἰς Θεὸν τῷ γένει ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔσονταί μοι εἰς λαόν. 2 οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος· εὗρον θερμὸν ἐν ἐρήμῳ μετὰ ὀλωλότων ἐν μαχαίρᾳ· βαδίσατε καὶ μὴ ὀλέσητε τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ. 3 Κύριος πόρρωθεν ὤφθη αὐτῷ· ἀγάπησιν αἰώνιον ἠγάπησά σε, διὰ τοῦτο εἵλκυσά σε εἰς οἰκτείρημα. 4 ἔτι οἰκοδομήσω σε, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήσῃ, παρθένος ᾿Ισραήλ· ἔτι λήψῃ τύμπανόν σου καὶ ἐξελεύσῃ μετὰ συναγωγῆς παιζόντων. 5 ἔτι φυτεύσατε ἀμπελῶνας ἐν ὄρεσι Σαμαρείας, φυτεύσατε καὶ αἰνέσατε. 6 ὅτι ἐστὶν ἡμέρα κλήσεως ἀπολογουμένων ἐν ὄρεσιν ᾿Εφραίμ· ἀνάστητε καὶ ἀνάβητε εἰς Σιὼν πρὸς Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν. 7 ὅτι οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος τῷ ᾿Ιακώβ· εὐφράνθητε καὶ χρεμετίσατε ἐπὶ κεφαλὴν ἐθνῶν· ἀκουστὰ ποιήσατε καὶ αἰνέσατε· εἴπατε· ἔσωσε Κύριος τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ, τὸ κατάλοιπον τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ. 8 ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἄγω αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ βορρᾶ καὶ συνάξω αὐτοὺς ἀπ’ ἐσχάτου τῆς γῆς ἐν ἑορτῇ φασέκ· καὶ τεκνοποιήσει ὄχλον πολύν, καὶ ἀποστρέψουσιν ὧδε. 9 ἐν κλαυθμῷ ἐξῆλθον, καὶ ἐν παρακλήσει ἀνάξω αὐτοὺς αὐλίζων ἐπὶ διώρυγας ὑδάτων ἐν ὁδῷ ὀρθῇ, καὶ οὐ μὴ πλανηθῶσιν ἐν αὐτῇ· ὅτι ἐγενόμην τῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς πατέρα, καὶ ᾿Εφραὶμ πρωτότοκός μού ἐστιν. 10 ᾿Ακούσατε λόγους Κυρίου, ἔθνη, καὶ ἀναγγείλατε εἰς νήσους τὰς μακρόθεν· εἴπατε· ὁ λικμήσας τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ συνάξει αὐτὸν καὶ φυλάξει αὐτὸν ὡς ὁ βόσκων ποίμνιον αὐτοῦ. 11 ὅτι ἐλυτρώσατο Κύριος τὸν ᾿Ιακώβ, ἐξείλατο αὐτὸν ἐκ χειρὸς στερεωτέρων αὐτοῦ. 12 καὶ ἥξουσι καὶ εὐφρανθήσονται ἐν τῷ ὄρει Σιών· καὶ ἥξουσιν ἐπ’ ἀγαθὰ Κυρίου, ἐπὶ γῆν σίτου καὶ οἴνου καὶ καρπῶν καὶ κτηνῶν καὶ προβάτων, καὶ ἔσται ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτῶν ὥσπερ ξύλον ἔγκαρπον. καὶ οὐ πεινάσουσιν ἔτι. 13 τότε χαρήσονται παρθένοι ἐν συναγωγῇ νεανίσκων, καὶ πρεσβύται χαρήσονται, καὶ στρέψω τὸ πένθος αὐτῶν εἰς χαρμονὴν καὶ ποιήσω αὐτοὺς εὐφραινομένους. 14 μεγαλυνῶ καὶ μεθύσω τὴν ψυχὴν τῶν ἱερέων υἱῶν Λευί, καὶ ὁ λαός μου τῶν ἀγαθῶν μου ἐμπλησθήσεται. 15 οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος· φωνὴ ἐν Ῥαμᾷ ἠκούσθη θρήνου καὶ κλαυθμοῦ καὶ ὀδυρμοῦ· Ῥαχὴλ ἀποκλαιομένη οὐκ ἤθελε παύσασθαι ἐπὶ τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτῆς, ὅτι οὐκ εἰσίν. 16 οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος· διαλειπέτω ἡ φωνή σου ἀπὸ κλαυθμοῦ καὶ οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου ἀπὸ δακρύων σου, ὅτι ἔστι μισθὸς τοῖς σοῖς ἔργοις, καὶ ἐπιστρέψουσιν ἐκ γῆς ἐχθρῶν, 17 μόνιμον τοῖς σοῖς τέκνοις. 18 ἀκοὴν ἤκουσα ᾿Εφραὶμ ὀδυρομένου· ἐπαίδευσάς με καὶ ἐπαιδεύθην ἐγώ· ὥσπερ μόσχος οὐκ ἐδιδάχθην· ἐπίστρεψόν με, καὶ ἐπιστρέψω, ὅτι σὺ Κύριος ὁ Θεός μου. 19 ὅτι ὕστερον αἰχμαλωσίας μου μετενόησα καὶ ὕστερον τοῦ γνῶναί με ἐστέναξα ἐφ’ ἡμέρας αἰσχύνης καὶ ὑπέδειξά σοι, ὅτι ἔλαβον ὀνειδισμὸν ἐκ νεότητός μου. 20 υἱὸς ἀγαπητὸς ᾿Εφραὶμ ἐμοί, παιδίον ἐντρυφῶν, ὅτι ἀνθ’ ὧν οἱ λόγοι μου ἐν αὐτῷ, μνείᾳ μνησθήσομαι αὐτοῦ· διὰ τοῦτο ἔσπευσα ἐπ’ αὐτῷ, ἐλεῶν ἐλεήσω αὐτόν, φησὶ Κύριος. 21 Στῆσον σεαυτὴν Σιών, ποίησον τιμωρίαν, δὸς καρδίαν σου εἰς τοὺς ὤμους· ὁδὸν ᾗ ἐπορεύθης ἀποστράφηθι, παρθένος ᾿Ισραήλ, ἀποστράφηθι εἰς τὰς πόλεις σου πενθοῦσα. 22 ἕως πότε ἀποστρέψεις, θυγάτηρ ἠτιμωμένη; ὅτι ἔκτισε Κύριος σωτηρίαν εἰς καταφύτευσιν καινήν, ἐν σωτηρίᾳ περιελεύσονται ἄνθρωποι. 23 ὅτι οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος· ἔτι ἐροῦσι τὸν λόγον τοῦτον ἐν γῇ ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἐν πόλεσιν αὐτοῦ, ὅταν ἀποστρέψω τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν αὐτοῦ· εὐλογημένος Κύριος ἐπὶ δίκαιον ὄρος τὸ ἅγιον αὐτοῦ 24 καὶ ἐνοικοῦντες ἐν ταῖς πόλεσιν ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ αὐτοῦ ἅμα γεωργῷ, καὶ ἀρθήσεται ἐν ποιμνίῳ. 25 ὅτι ἐμέθυσα πᾶσαν ψυχὴν διψῶσαν καὶ πᾶσαν ψυχὴν πεινῶσαν ἐνέπλησα. 26 διὰ τοῦτο ἐξηγέρθην καὶ εἶδον, καὶ ὁ ὕπνος μου ἡδύς μοι ἐγενήθη. 27 διὰ τοῦτο ἰδοὺ ἡμέραι ἔρχονται, φησὶ Κύριος, καὶ σπερῶ τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ τὸν ᾿Ιούδαν σπέρμα ἀνθρώπου καὶ σπέρμα κτήνους. 28 καὶ ἔσται ὥσπερ ἐγρηγόρουν ἐπ’ αὐτοὺς καθαιρεῖν καὶ κακοῦν, οὕτως γρηγορήσω ἐπ’ αὐτοὺς τοῦ οἰκοδομεῖν καὶ καταφυτεύειν, φησὶ Κύριος. 29 ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις οὐ μὴ εἴπωσιν· οἱ πατέρες ἔφαγον ὄμφακα, καὶ οἱ ὀδόντες τῶν τέκνων ᾑμωδίασαν. 30 ἀλλ’ ἢ ἕκαστος ἐν τῇ ἑαυτοῦ ἁμαρτίᾳ ἀποθανεῖται, καὶ τοῦ φαγόντος τὸν ὄμφακα αἱμωδιάσουσιν οἱ ὀδόντες αὐτοῦ. 31 ἰδοὺ ἡμέραι ἔρχονται, φησὶ Κύριος, καὶ διαθήσομαι τῷ οἴκῳ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ τῷ οἴκῳ ᾿Ιούδα διαθήκην καινήν, 32 οὐ κατὰ τὴν διαθήκην, ἣν διεθέμην τοῖς πατράσιν αὐτῶν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ἐπιλαβομένου μου τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῶν ἐξαγαγεῖν αὐτοὺς ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου, ὅτι αὐτοὶ οὐκ ἐνέμειναν ἐν τῇ διαθήκῃ μου, καὶ ἐγὼ ἠμέλησα αὐτῶν, φησὶ Κύριος. 33 ὅτι αὕτη ἡ διαθήκη μου, ἣν διαθήσομαι τῷ οἴκῳ ᾿Ισραὴλ μετὰ τὰς ἡμέρας ἐκείνας, φησὶ Κύριος· διδοὺς δώσω νόμους εἰς τὴν διάνοιαν αὐτῶν καὶ ἐπὶ καρδίας αὐτῶν γράψω αὐτούς· καὶ ἔσομαι αὐτοῖς εἰς Θεόν, καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔσονταί μοι εἰς λαόν. 34 καὶ οὐ μὴ διδάξωσιν ἕκαστος τὸν πολίτην αὐτοῦ καὶ ἕκαστος τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ λέγων· γνῶθι τὸν Κύριον· ὅτι πάντες εἰδήσουσί με ἀπὸ μικροῦ αὐτῶν ἕως μεγάλου αὐτῶν, ὅτι ἵλεως ἔσομαι ταῖς ἀδικίαις αὐτῶν καὶ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν αὐτῶν οὐ μὴ μνησθῶ ἔτι. - 35 ᾿Εὰν ὑψωθῇ ὁ οὐρανὸς εἰς τὸ μετέωρον, φησὶ Κύριος, καὶ ἐὰν ταπεινωθῇ τὸ ἔδαφος τῆς γῆς κάτω, καὶ ἐγὼ οὐκ ἀποδοκιμῶ τὸ γένος ᾿Ισραήλ, φησὶ Κύριος, περὶ πάντων, ὧν ἐποίησαν. 36 οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος ὁ δοὺς τὸν ἥλιον εἰς φῶς τῆς ἡμέρας, σελήνην καὶ ἀστέρας εἰς φῶς τῆς νυκτός, καὶ κραυγὴν ἐν θαλάσσῃ καὶ ἐβόμβησε τὰ κύματα αὐτῆς, Κύριος παντοκράτωρ ὄνομα αὐτῷ· 37 ἐὰν παύσωνται οἱ νόμοι οὗτοι ἀπὸ προσώπου μου, φησὶ Κύριος, καὶ τὸ γένος ᾿Ισραὴλ παύσεται γενέσθαι ἔθνος κατὰ πρόσωπόν μου πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας. 38 ἰδοὺ ἡμέραι ἔρχονται, φησὶ Κύριος, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήσεται πόλις τῷ Κυρίῳ ἀπὸ πύργου ᾿Αναμεὴλ ἕως πύλης τῆς γωνίας· 39 καὶ ἐξελεύσεται ἡ διαμέτρησις αὐτῆς ἀπέναντι αὐτῶν ἕως βουνῶν Γαρὴβ καὶ περικυκλωθήσεται κύκλῳ ἐξ ἐκλεκτῶν λίθων· 40 καὶ πάντες ᾿Ασαρημὼθ ἕως Ναχὰλ Κέδρων, ἕως γωνίας πύλης ἵππων ἀνατολῆς ἁγίασμα τῷ Κυρίῳ, καὶ οὐκέτι οὐ μὴ ἐκλίπῃ καὶ οὐ μὴ καθαιρεθῇ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος.

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Note that the so called 'sixth' chapter of Baruch in the Septuagint is published separately as Letter of Jeremiah. Check also this note about the Order of Septuagint Psalms and the Masoretic.

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