King James Version

Lamentations 1:1-22

1How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary! 2She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies. 3Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.1.3 because of great…: Heb. for the greatness of servitude 4The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness. 5Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy. 6And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer. 7Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.1.7 pleasant: or, desirable 8Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.1.8 is…: Heb. is become a removing, or, wandering 9Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself. 10The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.1.10 pleasant: or, desirable 11All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O LORD, and consider; for I am become vile.1.11 to…: or, to make the soul to come again

12Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.1.12 Is it…: or, It is nothing1.12 pass by: Heb. pass by the way? 13From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day. 14The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up. 15The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.1.15 the virgin…: or, the winepress of the virgin, etc 16For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.1.16 relieve: Heb. bring back 17Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort her: the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous woman among them.

18¶ The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.1.18 commandment: Heb. mouth 19I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls. 20Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death. 21They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me.1.21 called: or, proclaimed 22Let all their wickedness come before thee; and do unto them, as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions: for my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.

New Amharic Standard Version

ሰቆቃወ 1:1-22

11፥1 ይህ ምዕራፍ ጥቅሶቹ ተከታታይ ፊደላት ባሉት የዕብራይስጥ ሆህያት የሚጀምር፣ የመጀመሪያው ወይም የመጨረሻው መሥመር ትርጒም የሚሰጥ ቃል ወይም ዐረፍተ ነገር ያለው ግጥም ነው። በሕዝብ ተሞልታ የነበረችው ከተማ፣

እንዴት የተተወች ሆና ቀረች!

በሕዝቦች መካከል ታላቅ የነበረችው፣

እርሷ እንዴት እንደ መበለት ሆነች!

በአውራጃዎች መካከል ልዕልት የነበረችው፣

አሁን ባሪያ ሆናለች።

2 በሌሊት አምርራ ታለቅሳለች፤

እንባዋ በጉንጮቿ ላይ ይወርዳል፤

ከወዳጆቿ ሁሉ መካከል፣

የሚያጽናናት ማንም የለም፤

ባልንጀሮቿ ሁሉ ከድተዋታል፤

ጠላቶቿም ሆነዋል።

3 በመከራና በመረገጥ ብዛት

ይሁዳ ተማርካ ሄደች፤

በሕዝቦችም መካከል ተቀመጠች፤

የምታርፍበትንም ስፍራ አጣች፤

በጭንቀቷ መካከል ሳለች፣

አሳዳጆቿ ሁሉ አገኟት።

4 የጽዮን መንገዶች ያለቅሳሉ፤

በዓላቷን ለማክበር የሚመጣ የለምና፤

በበሮቿ ሁሉ የሚገባና የሚወጣ የለም፤

ካህናቷ ይቃትታሉ፤

ደናግሏ ክፉኛ አዝነዋል፤

እርሷም በምሬት ትሠቃያለች።

5 ባላጋሮቿ ገዦቿ ሆኑ፤

ጠላቶቿ ተመችቶአቸዋል፤

ከኀጢአቷ ብዛት የተነሣ፣

እግዚአብሔር ከባድ ሐዘን አምጥቶባታል።

ልጆቿ በጠላት ፊት ተማርከው፣

ወደ ግዞት ሄደዋል።

6 የጽዮን ሴት ልጅ፣

ግርማ ሞገሷ ሁሉ ተለይቶአታል፤

መሳፍንቶቿ፣

መሰማሪያ እንዳጣ ዋልያ ናቸው፤

በአሳዳጆቻቸው ፊት፣

በድካም ሸሹ።

7 በተጨነቀችባቸውና በተንከራ ተተችባቸው ቀናት፣

ኢየሩሳሌም በጥንት ዘመን የነበራትን፣

ሀብት ሁሉ ታስባለች፤

ሕዝቦቿ በጠላት እጅ በወደቁ ጊዜ፣

የረዳት ማንም አልነበረም፤

ጠላቶቿ ተመለከቷት፤

በመፈራረሷም ሣቁ።

8 ኢየሩሳሌም ከባድ ኀጢአት ሠርታለች፤

ስለዚህም የረከሰች ሆናለች፤

ያከበሯት ሁሉ ናቋት፤

ዕራቍቷን ሆና አይተዋታልና፤

እርሷ ራሷ ታጒረመርማለች፤

ወደ ኋላዋም ዘወር ብላለች።

9 ርኵሰቷ በቀሚሷ ላይ ታየ፤ ወደ ፊት የሚሆንባትን አላሰበችም፤

አወዳደቋ አስደንጋጭ ሆነ፤

የሚያጽናናትም አልነበረም፤

እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ መከራዬን

ተመልከት፤

ጠላት ድል አድርጎአልና!”

10 በሀብቷ ሁሉ ላይ፣

ጠላት እጁን ዘረጋ፤

ወደ ጉባኤህ እንዳይገቡ፣

የከለከልሀቸው፣

ጣዖት የሚያመልኩ አሕዛብ፣

ወደ መቅደሷ ሲገቡ አየች።

11 እንጀራ በመፈለግ፣

ሕዝቧ ሁሉ በሥቃይ ይጮኻል፤

በሕይወት ለመኖር፣

የከበረ ሀብታቸውን በምግብ ይለውጣሉ፤

“አቤቱ እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ አስበኝ፤ ተመልከተኝም፤

እኔ ተዋርጃለሁና።”

12 “እናንት መንገድ ዐላፊዎች ሁሉ፤ ይህ ለእናንተ ምንም አይደለምን?

ተመልከቱ፤ እዩም፤

በጽኑ ቍጣው ቀን፣

እግዚአብሔር ያመጣብኝን፣

በእኔ ላይ የደረሰውን፣

የእኔን መከራ የመሰለ መከራ አለን?

13 “ከከፍታ ስፍራ እሳትን ላከ፤

ወደ ታች ወደ ዐጥንቶቼም ሰደደው፤

በእግሮቼ ላይ መረብ ዘረጋ፤

ወደ ኋላም ጣለኝ፤

ቀኑን ሙሉ በማድከም፣

ባዶ አድርጎ አስቀመጠኝ።

14 “ኀጢአቶቼ ቀንበር ሆኑ፤1፥14 አብዛኛዎቹ የዕብራይስጥ ቅጆች እንዲሁ ሲሆኑ ሰብዓ ሊቃናት ግን ኀጢአቶቼን ያለ ማቋረጥ ይከታተላል ይላል።

በእጆቹ አንድ ላይ ተገመዱ፤

በዐንገቴም ላይ ተጭነዋል፤

ኀይሌንም አዳከመ፤

ልቋቋማቸው ለማልችላቸው፣

እርሱ አሳልፎ ሰጠኝ።

15 “በውስጤ ያሉትን ተዋጊዎች ሁሉ፣

እግዚአብሔር ተቃወመ፤

ጒልማሶቼን ለማድቀቅ፣

ሰራዊት በላዬ ላይ ጠራ1፥15 ወይም … በሚያደቅበት ጊዜ፣ ለኔ ጊዜን ወሰነልኝ።

ድንግሊቱን የይሁዳ ሴት ልጅ፣

እግዚአብሔር በወይን መጭመቂያ ውስጥ ረገጣት።

16 “የማለቅሰው ስለ እነዚህ ነገሮች ነው፤

ዐይኖቼ በእንባ ተሞልተዋል፣

ሊያጽናናኝ የቀረበ፣

መንፈሴንም ሊያረጋጋ የሞከረ ማንም የለም፤

ጠላት በርትቶአልና

ልጆቼ ተጨንቀዋል።”

17 ጽዮን እጆቿን ዘረጋች፤

የሚያጽናናትም የለም፤

ጎረቤቶቹ ጠላቶቹ እንዲሆኑ፣

እግዚአብሔር በያዕቆብ ላይ ትእዛዝ አውጥቶአል፤

ኢየሩሳሌምም በመካከላቸው፣

እንደ ርኵስ ነገር ተቈጠረች።

18እግዚአብሔር ጻድቅ ነው፤

እኔ ግን በትእዛዙ ላይ ዐመፅ አድርጌ ነበር፤

እናንተ ሕዝቦች ሁሉ ስሙ፤

መከራዬንም ተመልከቱ፤

ወይዛዝርቶቼና ጐበዛዝቶቼ፣

ተማርከው ሄደዋል።

19 “ወዳጆቼን ጠራኋቸው፤

እነርሱ ግን ከዱኝ፤

ካህናቶቼና ሽማግሌዎቼ፣

ሕይወታቸውን ለማትረፍ፣

ምግብ ሲፈልጉ፣

በከተማዪቱ ውስጥ አለቁ።

20 “አቤቱ እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ እንዴት ተጨንቄአለሁ!

በውስጤ ተሠቃይቼአለሁ፤

በልቤ ታውኬአለሁ፤

እጅግ ዐመፀኛ ሆኛለሁና፤

በውጭ ሰይፍ ይፈጃል፤

በቤትም ውስጥ ሞት አለ።

21 “ሰዎች የሥቃይ ልቅሶዬን ሰሙ፤

የሚያጽናናኝ ግን ማንም የለም፤

ጠላቶቼ ሁሉ ጭንቀቴን ሰሙ፤

አንተ ባደረግኸውም ደስ አላቸው፤

አቤቱ የተናገርኻት ቀን ትምጣ፤

እነርሱም እንደ እኔ ይሁኑ።

22 “ክፋታቸው ሁሉ በፊትህ ይቅረብ፤

ከኀጢአቴ ሁሉ የተነሣ፣

በእኔ ላይ እንዳደረግኽብኝ፣

በእነርሱም ላይ አድርግባቸው፤

የሥቃይ ልቅሶዬ በዝቶአል፤

ልቤም ደክሞአል።”