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Jeremías 12

Queja de Jeremías

1Tú, Señor, eres justo
    cuando discuto contigo.
Sin embargo, quisiera exponerte
    algunas cuestiones de justicia.
¿Por qué prosperan los malvados?
¿Por qué viven tranquilos los traidores?
Tú los plantas, y ellos echan raíces;
    crecen y dan fruto.
Te tienen cerca de su boca,
    pero estás lejos de su corazón.
Señor, tú me conoces;
    tú me ves y sabes lo que siento por ti.
Arrástralos, como ovejas, al matadero;
    apártalos para el día de la matanza.
¿Hasta cuándo estará seca la tierra,
    y marchita la hierba de todos los campos?
Los animales y las aves se mueren
    por la maldad de los que habitan el país,
    quienes se atreven a decir:
«Dios no verá nuestro fin.»

Respuesta de Dios

«Si los que corren a pie han hecho que te canses,
    ¿cómo competirás con los caballos?
Si te sientes confiado en una tierra tranquila,
    ¿qué harás en la espesura del Jordán?
Aun tus hermanos, los de tu propia familia,
    te han traicionado y gritan contra ti.
Por más que te digan cosas agradables,
    no confíes en ellos.

»He abandonado mi casa,
    he rechazado mi herencia,
he entregado a mi pueblo amado
    en poder de sus enemigos.
Mis herederos se han comportado conmigo
    como leones en la selva.
Lanzan rugidos contra mí;
    por eso los aborrezco.
Mi heredad es para mí
    como un ave de muchos colores
    acosada por las aves de rapiña.
¡Id y reunid a todos los animales salvajes!
¡Traedlos para que la devoren!
10 Muchos pastores han destruido mi viña,
    han pisoteado mi terreno;
han hecho de mi hermosa parcela
    un desierto desolado.
11 La han dejado en ruinas,
    seca y desolada ante mis ojos;
todo el país ha sido arrasado
    porque a nadie le importa.
12 Sobre todas las lomas del desierto
    vinieron depredadores.
La espada del Señor destruirá al país
    de un extremo al otro,
    y para nadie habrá paz.
13 Sembraron trigo y cosecharon espinos;
    ¡de nada les valió su esfuerzo!
Por causa de la ardiente ira del Señor
    se avergonzarán de sus cosechas.»

14 Así dice el Señor: «En cuanto a todos los vecinos malvados que tocaron la heredad que le di a mi pueblo Israel, los arrancaré de sus tierras, y a la tribu de Judá la quitaré de en medio de ellos. 15 Después que los haya desarraigado, volveré a tener compasión de ellos, y los haré regresar, cada uno a su heredad y a su propio país. 16 Y si aprenden bien los caminos de mi pueblo y, si así como enseñaron a mi pueblo a jurar por Baal, aprenden a jurar por mi nombre y dicen: “Por la vida del Señor”, entonces serán establecidos en medio de mi pueblo. 17 Pero a la nación que no obedezca, la desarraigaré por completo y la destruiré», afirma el Señor.

New American Standard Bible

Jeremiah 12

Jeremiah’s Prayer

1Righteous are You, O Lord, that I would plead my case with You;
Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You:
Why has the way of the wicked prospered?
Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?
You have planted them, they have also taken root;
They grow, they have even produced fruit.
You are near [a]to their lips
But far from their [b]mind.
But You know me, O Lord;
You see me;
And You examine my heart’s attitude toward You.
Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter
And [c]set them apart for a day of carnage!
How long is the land to mourn
And the vegetation of the countryside to wither?
For the wickedness of those who dwell in it,
Animals and birds have been snatched away,
Because men have said, “He will not see our latter ending.”

“If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out,
Then how can you compete with horses?
If you fall down in a land of peace,
How will you do in the [d]thicket of the Jordan?
“For even your brothers and the household of your father,
Even they have dealt treacherously with you,
Even they have cried aloud after you.
Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you.”

God’s Answer

“I have forsaken My house,
I have abandoned My inheritance;
I have given the beloved of My soul
Into the hand of her enemies.
“My inheritance has become to Me
Like a lion in the forest;
She has [e]roared against Me;
Therefore I have come to hate her.
“Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me?
Are the birds of prey against her on every side?
Go, gather all the beasts of the field,
Bring them to devour!
10 “Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard,
They have trampled down My field;
They have made My pleasant field
A desolate wilderness.
11 [f]It has been made a desolation,
Desolate, it mourns [g]before Me;
The whole land has been made desolate,
Because no man lays it to heart.
12 “On all the [h]bare heights in the wilderness
Destroyers have come,
For a sword of the Lord is devouring
From one end of the land even to the [i]other;
There is no peace for [j]anyone.
13 “They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns,
They have strained themselves [k]to no profit.
But be ashamed of your [l]harvest
Because of the fierce anger of the Lord.”

14 Thus says the Lord concerning all My wicked neighbors who strike at the inheritance with which I have endowed My people Israel, “Behold I am about to uproot them from their land and will uproot the house of Judah from among them. 15 And it will come about that after I have uprooted them, I will again have compassion on them; and I will bring them back, each one to his inheritance and each one to his land. 16 Then if they will really learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, ‘As the Lord lives,’ even as they taught My people to swear by Baal, they will be built up in the midst of My people. 17 But if they will not listen, then I will uproot that nation, uproot and destroy it,” declares the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Jeremiah 12:2 Lit in their mouth
  2. Jeremiah 12:2 Lit kidneys
  3. Jeremiah 12:3 Lit sanctify them
  4. Jeremiah 12:5 Lit pride
  5. Jeremiah 12:8 Lit raised her voice
  6. Jeremiah 12:11 Lit One has made it
  7. Jeremiah 12:11 Or upon
  8. Jeremiah 12:12 Or caravan trails
  9. Jeremiah 12:12 Lit other end of the land
  10. Jeremiah 12:12 Lit all flesh
  11. Jeremiah 12:13 Lit they do not profit
  12. Jeremiah 12:13 Lit products