King James Version

Jeremiah 1:1-19

1The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin: 2To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. 3It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.

4Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.1.5 ordained: Heb. gave 6Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

7¶ But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. 8Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. 9Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. 10See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

11¶ Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. 12Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. 13And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.1.13 toward…: Heb. from the face of the north 14Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.1.14 shall…: Heb. shall be opened 15For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah. 16And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.

17¶ Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.1.17 confound: or, break to pieces 18For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land. 19And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Jeremia 1:1-19

11:1 Josh 21:18Maya nĩmo maũndũ marĩa maaririo nĩ Jeremia, mũrũ wa Hilikia, ũmwe wa athĩnjĩri-Ngai arĩa maatũũraga itũũra rĩa Anathothu kũu bũrũri wa Benjamini.1:1 Anathothu rĩarĩ itũũra rĩmwe rĩa matũũra mana ma Alawii marĩa maarĩ bũrũri wa Benjamini (Josh 21:17-18). 2Ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova nĩyamũkinyĩrĩire mwaka-inĩ wa ikũmi na ĩtatũ wa wathani wa Josia, mũrũ wa Amoni, mũthamaki wa Juda, 31:3 2Ath 23:34; Ezar 5:12o na ningĩ matukũ-inĩ ma wathani wa Jehoiakimu mũrũ wa Josia, mũthamaki wa Juda, o nginya mweri wa gatano, mwaka-inĩ wa ikũmi na ũmwe wa wathani wa Zedekia mũrũ wa Josia, mũthamaki wa Juda, rĩrĩa andũ a Jerusalemu maatahirwo.

Gwĩtwo kwa Jeremia

4Ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova nĩyanginyĩrire, ngĩĩrwo atĩrĩ,

51:5 Isa 49:1; Joh 10:36“Mbere ya gũkũũmba nda-inĩ ya maitũguo-rĩ, no ndaakũũĩ,

o na ũtanaciarwo-rĩ, nĩndakwamũrĩte;

nĩndagũtuire mũnabii wa kũrathagĩra ndũrĩrĩ.”

61:6 Thaam 3:11Na niĩ ngĩmũcookeria, ngiuga atĩrĩ: “Hĩ, Mwathani Jehova! Niĩ ndiũĩ kwaria; niĩ ndĩ o mwana.”

7Nowe Jehova akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ: “Tiga kuuga atĩrĩ, ‘Niĩ ndĩ o mwana.’ No nginya ũthiĩ kũrĩ mũndũ o wothe ngũgũtũma kũrĩ we na ũmwĩre ũrĩa wothe ngũgwatha. 81:8 Kĩam 15:1; Jer 15:20Ndũkanametigĩre, nĩgũkorwo ndĩ hamwe nawe, na nĩngakũhonokia,” ũguo nĩguo Jehova ekuuga.

91:9 Isa 6:7Hĩndĩ ĩyo Jehova agĩtambũrũkia guoko, akĩĩhutia kanua, akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Rĩu nĩndekĩra ndũmĩrĩri yakwa kanua gaku. 10One, ũmũthĩ nĩndagũtua mũnene wa ndũrĩrĩ o na wa mothamaki, nĩgeetha ũmunyage na ũmomorage, wanangage na ũngʼaũranagie, na wakage na ũhaandage.”

111:11 Jer 24:3; Amos 7:8Ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova nĩyanginyĩrire, ngĩũrio atĩrĩ: “Jeremia, nĩ kĩĩ ũroona?”

Na niĩ ngĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Ndĩrona rũhonge rwa mũtĩ wa mũrothi.”

121:12 Ayub 29:2Jehova akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Ĩĩ, nĩguo nĩwona wega, tondũ njũthĩrĩirie nyone atĩ ndũmĩrĩri yakwa nĩyahingio.”

131:13 Jer 24:3; Zek 4:2Ningĩ ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova nĩyanginyĩrire o rĩngĩ ngĩũrio atĩrĩ: “Nĩ kĩĩ kĩngĩ ũrona?”

Na niĩ ngĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Ndĩrona nyũngũ ĩgũtherũka, ĩinamĩte kuuma mwena wa gathigathini.”

14Nake Jehova akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Mwanangĩko uumĩte na mwena wa gathigathini, nĩũgaitĩrĩrio andũ othe arĩa matũũraga bũrũri ũyũ. 151:15 Jer 4:16Ndĩ hakuhĩ gwĩta andũ othe a mothamaki ma gathigathini,” ũguo nĩguo Jehova ekuuga.

“Athamaki ao nĩmagooka mahaande itĩ ciao cia ũthamaki

matoonyero-inĩ ma ihingo cia Jerusalemu;

nĩmagooka mathiũrũrũkĩrie thingo ciothe cia Jerusalemu,

na mokĩrĩre matũũra mothe ma Juda.

161:16 Kĩam 6:5; Jer 17:13; Ndar 25:3Nĩngatuĩra andũ akwa matuĩro ma ciira,

tondũ wa waganu wao wa kũndirika,

na wa gũcinĩra ngai ingĩ ũbumba,

na kũhooya indo iria methondekeire na moko mao.

17“Ũkĩra wĩhaarĩrie! Rũgama na ũmeere ũndũ o wothe ũrĩa ngũgwatha. Ndũkamakio nĩo, kana na niĩ ngũmakie ũrĩ mbere yao. 18Ũmũthĩ-rĩ, nĩndagũtua ta itũũra rĩirige na hinya, na ta gĩtugĩ gĩa kĩgera, na ta rũthingo rwa gĩcango, nĩgeetha wĩyũmie ũũkĩrĩre bũrũri wothe: ũũkĩrĩre athamaki a Juda, na anene, na athĩnjĩri-Ngai akuo, o na andũ othe a bũrũri ũyũ. 191:19 Thab 129:2; Kĩam 26:3Nĩmakarũa nawe no matigaakũhoota, nĩgũkorwo ndĩ hamwe nawe na nĩndĩrĩkũhonokagia,” ũguo nĩguo Jehova ekuuga.