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1 THE WORD THAT CAME TO JEREMIAS for all the Jews dwelling in the land of Egypt, and for those settled in Magdolo and in Taphnas, and in the land of Pathura, saying, 2 Thus has the Lord God of Israel said; Ye have seen all the evils which I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon the cities of Juda; and, behold, they are desolate without inhabitants, 3 because of their wickedness, which they have wrought to provoke me, by going to burn incense to other gods, whom ye knew not. 4 yet I sent to you my servants the prophets early in the morning, and I sent, saying, Do not ye this abominable thing which I hate. 5 But they hearkened not to me, and inclined not their ear to turn from their wickedness, so as not to burn incense to strange gods. 6 So mine anger and my wrath dropped upon them, and was kindled in the gates of Juda, and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they became a desolation and a waste, as at this day. 7 And now thus has the Lord Almighty said, Wherefore do ye commit these great evils against your souls? to cut off man and woman of you, infant and suckling from the midst of Juda, to the end that not one of you should be left; 8 by provoking me with the works of your hands, to burn incense to other gods in the land of Egypt, into which ye entered to dwell there, that ye might be cut off, and that ye might become a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth? 9 Have ye forgotten the sins of your fathers, and the sins of the kings of Juda, and the sins of your princes, and the sins of your wives, which they wrought in the land of Juda, and in the streets of Jerusalem? 10 And have not ceased even to this day, and they have not kept to my ordinances, which I set before their fathers. 11 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold I do set my face against you 12 to destroy all the remnant that are in Egypt; and they shall fall by the sword, and by famine, and shall be consumed small and great: and they shall be for reproach, and for destruction, and for a curse. 13 And I will visit them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have visited Jerusalem, with sword and with famine: 14 and there shall not one be preserved of the remnant of Juda that sojourn in the land of Egypt, to return to the land of Juda, to which they hope in their hearts to return: they shall not return, but only they that escape. 15 Then all the men that knew that their wives burned incense, and all the women, a great multitude, and all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathura, answered Jeremias, saying, 16 As for the word which thou hast spoken to us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken to thee. 17 For we will surely perform every word that shall proceed out of our mouth, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour drink-offerings to her, as we and our fathers have done, and our kings and princes, in the cities of Juda, and in the streets of Jerusalem: and so we were filled with bread, and were well, and saw no evils. 18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, we have all been brought low, and have been consumed by sword and by famine. 19 And whereas we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured drink-offerings to her, did we make cakes to her, and pour drink-offerings to her, without our husbands? 20 Then Jeremias answered all the people, the mighty men, and the women, and all the people that returned him these words for answer, saying, 21 Did not the Lord remember the incense which ye burned in the cities of Juda, and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, and your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land? and came it not into his heart? 22 And the Lord could no longer bear you, because of the wickedness of your doings, and because of your abominations which ye wrought; and so your land became a desolation and a waste, and a curse, as at this day; 23because of your burning incense, and because of the things wherein ye sinned against the Lord: and ye have not hearkened to the voice of the Lord, and have not walked in his ordinances, and in his law, and in his testimonies; and so these evils have come upon you. 24 And Jeremias said to the people, and to the women, Hear ye the word of the Lord. 25 Thus has the Lord God of Israel said; Ye women have spoken with your mouth, and ye fulfilled it with your hands, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour drink-offerings to her: full well did ye keep to your vows, and ye have indeed performed them. 26 Therefore hear ye the word of the Lord, all Jews dwelling in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the Lord, my name shall no longer be in the mouth of every Jew to say, The Lord lives, in all the land of Egypt. 27 For I have watched over them, to hurt them, and not to do them good: and all the Jews dwelling in the land of Egypt shall perish by sword and by famine, until they are utterly consumed. 28 And they that escape the sword shall return to the land of Juda few in number, and the remnant of Juda, who have continued in the land of Egypt to dwell there, shall know whose word shall stand. 29 And this shall be a sign to you, that I will visit you for evil. 30 Thus said the Lord; Behold, I will give Uaphres king of Egypt into the hands of his enemy, and into the hands of one that seeks his life; as I gave Sedekias king of Juda into the hands of Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, his enemy, and who sought his life. 31 The word which Jeremias the prophet spoke to Baruch son of Nerias, when he wrote these words in the book from the mouth of Jeremias, in the fourth year of Joakim the son of Josias king of Juda. 32 Thus has the Lord said to thee, O Baruch. 33 Whereas thou hast said, Alas! alas! for the Lord has laid a grievous trouble upon me; I lay down in groaning, I found no rest; 34 say thou to him, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I pull down those whom I have built up, and I pluck up those whom I have planted. 35 And wilt thou seek great things for thyself? seek [them] not: for, behold, I bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but I will give [to thee] thy life for a spoil in every place whither thou shalt go. (Μασ. ΜΔ´, ΜΕ´) Ο λόγος ὁ γενόμενος πρὸς ῾Ιερεμίαν ἅπασι τοῖς ᾿Ιουδαίοις τοῖς κατοικοῦσιν ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτου καὶ τοῖς καθημένοις ἐν Μαγδώλῳ καὶ ἐν Τάφνας καὶ ἐν γῇ Παθούρης λέγων· 2 οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ· ὑμεῖς ἑωράκατε πάντα τὰ κακά, ἃ ἐπήγαγον ἐπὶ ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἐπὶ τὰς πόλεις ᾿Ιούδα, καὶ ἰδού εἰσιν ἔρημοι ἀπὸ ἐνοίκων 3 ἀπὸ προσώπου πονηρίας αὐτῶν, ἧς ἐποίησαν παραπικρᾶναί με πορευθέντες θυμιᾶν θεοῖς ἑτέροις, οἷς οὐκ ἔγνωτε. 4 καὶ ἀπέστειλα πρὸς ὑμᾶς τοὺς παῖδάς μου τοὺς προφήτας ὄρθρου καὶ ἀπέστειλα λέγων· μὴ ποιήσητε τὸ πρᾶγμα τῆς μολύνσεως ταύτης, ἧς ἐμίσησα. 5 καὶ οὐκ ἤκουσάν μου, καὶ οὐκ ἔκλιναν τὸ οὖς αὐτῶν ἀποστρέψαι ἀπὸ τῶν κακῶν αὐτῶν πρὸς τὸ μὴ θυμιᾶν θεοῖς ἑτέροις. 6 καὶ ἔσταξεν ἡ ὀργή μου καὶ ὁ θυμός μου καὶ ἐξεκαύθη ἐν πόλεσιν ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἔξωθεν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, καὶ ἐγενήθησαν εἰς ἐρήμωσιν καὶ εἰς ἄβατον ὡς ἡ ἡμέρα αὕτη. 7 καὶ νῦν οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος παντοκράτωρ· ἱνατί ὑμεῖς ποιεῖτε κακὰ μεγάλα ἐπὶ ψυχαῖς ὑμῶν ἐκκόψαι ὑμῶν ἄνθρωπον καὶ γυναῖκα, νήπιον καὶ θηλάζοντα ἐκ μέσου ᾿Ιούδα πρὸς τὸ μὴ καταλειφθῆναι ὑμῶν μηδένα, 8 παραπικρᾶναί με ἐν τοῖς ἔργοις τῶν χειρῶν ὑμῶν θυμιᾶν θεοῖς ἑτέροις ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ, εἰς ἣν ἤλθατε κατοικεῖν ἐκεῖ, ἵνα ἐκκοπῆτε καὶ ἵνα γένησθε εἰς κατάραν καὶ εἰς ὀνειδισμὸν ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ἔθνεσι τῆς γῆς; 9 μὴ ἐπιλέλησθε ὑμεῖς τῶν κακῶν τῶν πατέρων ὑμῶν καὶ τῶν κακῶν τῶν βασιλέων ᾿Ιούδα καὶ τῶν κακῶν τῶν ἀρχόντων ὑμῶν καὶ τῶν κακῶν τῶν γυναικῶν ὑμῶν, ὧν ἐποίησαν ἐν γῇ ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἔξωθεν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ; 10 καὶ οὐκ ἐπαύσαντο ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης καὶ οὐκ ἀντείχοντο τῶν προσταγμάτων μου, ὣν ἔδωκα κατὰ πρόσωπον τῶν πατέρων αὐτῶν. 11 διὰ τοῦτο οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος· ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐφίστημι τὸ πρόσωπόν μου 12 τοῦ ἀπολέσαι πάντας τοὺς καταλοίπους τοὺς ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ, καὶ πεσοῦνται ἐν ῥομφαίᾳ καὶ ἐν λιμῷ ἐκλείψουσιν ἀπὸ μικροῦ ἕως μεγάλου καὶ ἔσονται εἰς ὀνειδισμὸν καὶ εἰς ἀπώλειαν καὶ εἰς κατάραν. 13 καὶ ἐπισκέψομαι ἐπὶ τοὺς καθημένους ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ ὡς ἐπεσκεψάμην ἐπὶ ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ἐν ρομφαίᾳ καὶ ἐν λιμῷ καὶ ἐν θανάτῳ, 14 καὶ οὐκ ἔσται σεσωσμένος οὐθεὶς τῶν ἐπιλοίπων ᾿Ιούδα τῶν παροικούντων ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι εἰς γῆν ᾿Ιούδα, ἐφ’ ἣν αὐτοὶ ἐλπίζουσι ταῖς ψυχαῖς αὐτῶν τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι ἐκεῖ· οὐ μὴ ἐπιστρέψωσιν ἀλλ’ ἢ ἀνασεσωσμένοι. 15 καὶ ἀπεκρίθησαν τῷ ῾Ιερεμίᾳ πάντες οἱ ἄνδρες οἱ γνόντες ὅτι θυμιῶσιν αἱ γυναῖκες αὐτῶν θεοῖς ἑτέροις καὶ πᾶσαι αἱ γυναῖκες, συναγωγὴ μεγάλη, καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς οἱ καθήμενοι ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ, ἐν Παθουρῇ, λέγοντες· 16 ὁ λόγος, ὃν ἐλάλησας πρὸς ἡμᾶς τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου, οὐκ ἀκούσομέν σου, 17 ὅτι ποιοῦντες ποιήσομεν πάντα τὸν λόγον, ὃς ἐξελεύσεται ἐκ τοῦ στόματος ἡμῶν, θυμιᾶν τῇ βασιλίσσῃ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ σπένδειν αὐτῇ σπονδάς, καθὰ ἐποιήσαμεν ἡμεῖς καὶ οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν καὶ οἱ βασιλεῖς ἡμῶν καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες ἡμῶν ἐν πόλεσιν ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἔξωθεν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἐπλήσθημεν ἄρτων καὶ ἐγενόμεθα χρηστοὶ καὶ κακὰ οὐκ εἴδομεν· 18 καὶ ὡς διελίπομεν θυμιῶντες τῇ βασιλίσσῃ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, ἠλαττώθημεν πάντες καὶ ἐν ρομαίᾳ καὶ ἐν λιμῷ ἐξελίπομεν. 19 καὶ ὅτι ἡμεῖς θυμιῶμεν τῇ βασιλίσσῃ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἐσπείσαμεν αὐτῇ σπονδάς, μὴ ἄνευ τῶν ἀνδρῶν ἡμῶν ἐποιήσαμεν αὐτῇ χαυῶνας καὶ ἐσπείσαμεν αὐτῇ σπονδάς;- 20 Καὶ εἶπεν ῾Ιερεμίας ἀντὶ τῷ λαῷ, τοῖς δυνατοῖς καὶ ταῖς γυναιξὶ καὶ παντὶ τῷ λαῷ, τοῖς ἀποκριθεῖσιν αὐτῷ λόγους, λέγων· 21 οὐχὶ τοῦ θυμιάματος, οὗ ἐθυμιάσατε ἐν ταῖς πόλεσιν ᾿Ιούδα καὶ ἔξωθεν ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ὑμεῖς καὶ οἱ πατέρες ὑμῶν καὶ οἱ βασιλεῖς ὑμῶν καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες ὑμῶν καὶ ὁ λαὸς τῆς γῆς, ἐμνήσθη Κύριος, καὶ ἀνέβη ἐπὶ τὴν καρδίαν αὐτοῦ; 22 καὶ οὐκ ἠδύνατο Κύριος ἔτι φέρειν ἀπὸ προσώπου πονηρίας πραγμάτων ὑμῶν καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν βδελυγμάτων ὑμῶν, ὧν ἐποιήσατε· καὶ ἐγενήθη ἡ γῆ ὑμῶν εἰς ἐρήμωσιν καὶ εἰς ἄβατον καὶ εἰς ἀρὰν ὡς ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ, 23 ἀπὸ προσώπου, ὧν ἐθυμιᾶτε καὶ ὧν ἡμάρτετε τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ οὐκ ἠκούσατε τῆς φωνῆς Κυρίου καὶ ἐν τοῖς προστάγμασιν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν τῷ νόμῳ καὶ ἐν τοῖς μαρτυρίοις αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐπορεύθητε, καὶ ἐπελάβετο ὑμῶν τὰ κακὰ ταῦτα. 24 καὶ εἶπεν ῾Ιερεμίας τῷ λαῷ καὶ ταῖς γυναιξίν· ἀκούσατε λόγον Κυρίου· 25 οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ· ὑμεῖς γυναῖκες τῷ στόματι ὑμῶν ἐλαλήσατε καὶ ταῖς χερσὶν ὑμῶν ἐπληρώσατε λέγουσαι· ποιοῦσαι ποιήσομεν τὰς ὁμολογίας ἡμῶν, ἃς ὡμολογήσαμεν, θυμιᾶν τῇ βασιλίσσῃ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ σπένδειν αὐτῇ σπονδάς· ἐμμείνασαι ἐνεμείνατε ταῖς ὁμολογίαις ὑμῶν καὶ ποιοῦσαι ἐποιήσατε. 26 διὰ τοῦτο ἀκούσατε λόγον Κυρίου, πᾶς ᾿Ιούδα οἱ καθήμενοι ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ· ἰδοὺ ὤμοσα τῷ ὀνόματί μου τῷ μεγάλῳ, εἶπε Κύριος, ἐὰν γένηται ἔτι ὄνομά μου ἐν τῷ στόματι παντὸς ᾿Ιούδα εἰπεῖν· ζῇ Κύριος Κύριος, ἐν πάσῃ γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ. 27 ὅτι ἐγὼ ἐγρήγορα ἐπ’ αὐτοὺς τοῦ κακῶσαι αὐτοὺς καὶ οὐκ ἀγαθῶσαι, καὶ ἐκλείψουσι πᾶς ᾿Ιούδα, οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ, ἐν ρομφαίᾳ καὶ ἐν λιμῷ, ἕως ἂν ἐκλίπωσι. 28 καὶ οἱ σεσωσμένοι ἀπὸ ρομφαίας ἐπιστρέψουσιν εἰς γῆν ᾿Ιούδα ὀλίγοι ἀριθμῷ, καὶ γνώσονται οἱ κατάλοιποι ᾿Ιούδα οἱ καταστάντες ἐν γῇ Αἰγύπτῳ κατοικῆσαι ἐκεῖ, λόγος τίνος ἐμμενεῖ. 29 καὶ τοῦτο τὸ σημεῖον ὑμῖν ὅτι ἐπισκέψομαι ἐγὼ ἐφ’ ὑμᾶς εἰς πονηρά· 30 οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος· ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ δίδωμι τὸν Οὐαφρῆ βασιλέα Αἰγύπτου εἰς χεῖρας ἐχθροῦ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς χεῖρας ζητούντων τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ, καθὰ ἔδωκα τὸν Σεδεκίαν βασιλέα ᾿Ιούδα εἰς χεῖρας Ναβουχοδονόσορ βασιλέως Βαβυλῶνος ἐχθροῦ αὐτοῦ καὶ ζητοῦντος τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ. (Μασ. ΜΕ´ 1-5 ). 31 ῾Ο λόγος ὃν ἐλάλησεν ῾Ιερεμίας ὁ προφήτης πρὸς Βαροὺχ υἱὸν Νηρίου, ὅτε ἔγραφε τοὺς λόγους τούτους ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ ἀπὸ στόματος ῾Ιερεμίου ἐν τῷ ἐνιαυτῷ τῷ τετάρτῳ ᾿Ιωακεὶμ υἱῷ ᾿Ιωσία, βασιλέως ᾿Ιούδα. 32 οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος ἐπὶ σοί, Βαρούχ· 33 ὅτι εἶπας· οἴμοι οἴμοι, ὅτι προσέθηκε Κύριος κόπον ἐπὶ πόνον μοι, ἐκοιμήθην ἐν στεναγμοῖς, ἀνάπαυσιν οὐχ εὗρον, 34 εἰπὸν αὐτῷ· οὕτως εἶπε Κύριος· ἰδοὺ οὓς ἐγὼ ᾠκοδόμησα, ἐγὼ καθαιρῷ, καὶ οὓς ἐγὼ ἐφύτευσα, ἐγὼ ἐκτίλλω. 35 καὶ σὺ ζητήσεις σεαυτῷ μεγάλα; μὴ ζητήσῃς, ὅτι ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐπάγω κακὰ ἐπὶ πᾶσαν σάρκα, λέγει Κύριος. καὶ δώσω τὴν ψυχήν σου εἰς εὕρημα ἐν παντὶ τόπῳ, οὗ ἐὰν βαδίσῃς ἐκεῖ.

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