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Jeremiah 1

Jeremiah’s Call and Commission

1The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, [one] of the priests who were in [a]Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, to whom the word of the Lord came during the thirteenth year (627 b.c.) of the reign of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. It came [to Jeremiah] also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, [continuing] until the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah, king of Judah, [and continuing] until the exile of [the people of] Jerusalem in the fifth month (July-August, 586 b.c.).

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument],
And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own];
I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Then I said, “Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I do not know how to speak,
For I am [only] a young man.”

But the Lord said to me,
“Do not say, ‘I am [only] a young man,’
Because everywhere I send you, you shall go,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.

“Do not be afraid of them [or their hostile faces],
For I am with you [always] to protect you and deliver you,” says the Lord.

Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me,

“Behold (hear Me), I have put My words in your mouth.
“See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To uproot and break down,
To destroy and to overthrow,
To build and to plant.”

The Almond Branch and Boiling Pot

11 The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see the branch of an [b]almond tree.” 12 Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it.”

13 The word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, tilting away from the north [its mouth about to pour out on the south, on Judea].” 14 Then the Lord said to me, “Out of the north the evil [which the prophets foretold as the result of national sin] will reveal itself and spill out on all the people of the land. 15 For, behold, I will call all the tribes of the kingdoms of the north,” says the Lord; “and they will come and each one will set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all its surrounding walls, and against all the cities of Judah [as My judicial act, the consequence of Judah’s deliberate disobedience]. 16 I will speak My judgments against them for all the wickedness of those who have abandoned (rejected) Me, offered sacrifices or burned incense to other gods, and worshiped the [idolatrous] works of their own hands. 17 But you [Jeremiah], [c]gird up your loins [in preparation]! Get up and tell them all which I command you. Do not be distraught and break down at the sight of their [hostile] faces, or I will bewilder you before them and allow you to be overcome. 18 Now behold, I have made you today like a fortified city and like an iron pillar and like bronze walls against the whole land—against the [successive] kings of Judah, against its leaders, against its priests, and against the people of the land [giving you divine strength which no hostile power can overcome]. 19 They will fight against you, but they will not [ultimately] prevail over you, for I am with you [always] to protect you and deliver you,” says the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Jeremiah 1:1 Jeremiah’s hometown, two or three miles north of Jerusalem.
  2. Jeremiah 1:11 The almond tree was known as the “awake tree” because it was the first tree to bud in the new year (late January). It was the symbol of watchfulness.
  3. Jeremiah 1:17 Gird up your loins, a phrase often found in the Bible, may be an urgent call to get ready for immediate action, or it may be a call to prepare for a coming action or event. The phrase is related to the type of clothing worn in ancient times. To keep from impeding the wearer during any vigorous activity, e.g. battle, exercise, strenuous work, etc., the loose ends of a garment (tunic, cloaks, mantle, etc.) had to be gathered up and tucked into the girdle. The girdle was a band about six inches wide that had fasteners in front. It was worn around the loins (the midsection of the body between the lower ribs and the hips) and was normally made of leather.

Ang Pulong Sang Dios

Jeremias 1

1Amo ini ang mga mensahi ni Jeremias nga anak ni Hilkia. Si Hilkia isa sa mga pari sa Anatot nga ara sa duta ni Benjamin. Ginhatagan sang Ginoo sang mensahi si Jeremias sang ika-13 nga tuig sang paghari ni Josia sa Juda. Ining si Josia anak ni Amon. Padayon nga ginhatagan sang Ginoo sang mensahi si Jeremias hasta sang panahon sang paghari ni Jehoyakim nga anak ni Josia, hasta pa gid sang ika-11 nga tuig sang paghari ni Zedekia nga anak man ni Josia. Sang ikalima nga bulan sang sini nga tuig ginbihag ang katawhan sang Jerusalem.

Ang Pagtawag kay Jeremias

Nagsiling ang Ginoo sa akon, “Sa wala ko pa ikaw maporma sa tiyan sang imo iloy ginpili[a] ko na ikaw. Sa wala ka pa matawo, ginseparar ko na ikaw. Ginpili ko ikaw bilang isa ka propeta sa mga nasyon.”

Nagsabat ako, “O Ginoong Dios, indi ako maayo maghambal; bataon pa ako.” Pero nagsiling ang Ginoo sa akon, “Indi ka maghambal nga bataon ka pa. Kinahanglan nga maglakat ka bisan diin ko ikaw ipadala, kag maghambal ka sang bisan ano nga ipahambal ko sa imo. Indi ka magkahadlok sa mga tawo kay kaupod mo ako kag buligan ko ikaw. Ako, ang Ginoo, ang nagasiling sini.”

Dayon gintandog sang Ginoo ang akon baba kag nagsiling, “Ginahatag ko sa imo subong ang akon mga pulong nga imo igahambal. 10 Ginpili ko ikaw subong nga adlaw sa paghambal nga may awtoridad sa mga nasyon kag mga ginharian. Hambalan mo sila nga ang iban sa ila malaglag gid, kag ang iban sa ila magabangon kag magatindog liwat.”

11 Dayon nagsiling ang Ginoo sa akon, “Jeremias, ano bala ang nakita mo?” Nagsabat ako, “Sanga sang kahoy nga almendro.” 12 Nagsiling ang Ginoo, “Husto ang imo nakita, kag nagakahulugan ina nga nagabantay[b] ako nga ang akon pulong matuman.” 13 Nagpamangkot liwat ang Ginoo sa akon, “Ano pa ang nakita mo?” Nagsabat ako, “Isa ka kolon nga nagabukal, kag daw sa maula ini halin sa aminhan.” 14 Dayon nagsiling ang Ginoo sa akon, “Tama, kay halin sa aminhan may katalagman nga magaabot sa tanan nga nagaestar sa sini nga duta. 15 Pamati! Ipadala ko ang mga soldado sang mga ginharian halin sa aminhan sa pagsalakay sa Jerusalem. Ang ila mga hari magabutang sang ila mga trono sa mga puwertahan sang Jerusalem. Salakayon nila ang mga pader sa palibot sini kag ang iban pa nga mga banwa sang Juda. 16 Silutan ko ang akon katawhan tungod sa ila kalautan. Ginsikway nila ako paagi sa paghalad sang insenso sa mga dios-dios. Huo, ginsimba nila ang mga dios-dios nga ila ginhimo. 17 Karon, ipreparar ang imo kaugalingon. Maglakat ka kag ihambal sa ila ang tanan nga isugo ko sa imo. Indi ka magkahadlok sa ila. Kay kon mahadlok ka, pahadlukon ko pa gid ikaw sa ila atubangan. 18 Pamati! Pabakuron ko ikaw subong nga adlaw pareho sang isa ka napaderan nga siyudad ukon salsalon nga haligi ukon saway nga pader. Wala sing mga hari, mga opisyal, mga pari, ukon katawhan sang Juda nga makadaog kontra sa imo. 19 Kontrahon ka nila, pero indi ka nila madaog, tungod kay kaupod mo ako kag buligan ko ikaw. Ako, ang Ginoo, ang nagasiling sini.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:5 ginpili: ukon, kilala.
  2. 1:12 nagabantay: Ang Hebreo sini daw pareho sa pulong nga almendro.