1Ebigambo ebyayogerwa Yeremiya, mutabani wa Kirukiya, ow’oku bakabona abaali mu Anasosi mu nsi ya Benyamini. 2 Mukama Katonda yayogera naye mu mirembe gya Yosiya, kabaka wa Yuda, mutabani wa Amoni, nga yakafugira emyaka kkumi n’esatu, 3 ne mu biro bya Yekoyakimu mutabani wa Yosiya kabaka wa Yuda, okutuusa mu mwezi ogwokutaano, ogw’omwaka ogw’ekkumi n’ogumu ogw’obufuzi bwa Zeddekiya mutabani wa Yosiya kabaka wa Yuda, abantu b’e Yerusaalemi lwe baatwalibwa mu buwaŋŋanguse.
Okuyitibwa kwa Yeremiya
4 Ekigambo kya Mukama Katonda ne kinzijira, ng’agamba nti,
5 “Nakumanya bwe nnali sinnakubumba mu lubuto lwa maama wo;
nga tonnava mu lubuto n’akutukuza.
Nakulonda okubeera nnabbi eri amawanga.”
6 Ne ndyoka ŋŋamba nti, “Laba nno, Mukama Katonda! Simanyi kwogera mu bantu, ndi mwana muto.” 7 Naye Mukama Katonda n’aŋŋamba nti, “Toyogera nti, ‘Ndi mwana bwana;’ kubanga yonna gye nnaakutumanga gy’onoogendanga, era byonna bye nnaakulagiranga by’onooyogeranga. 8 Tobatyanga, kubanga nze ndi naawe okukuwonya,” bw’ayogera Mukama Katonda.
9 Awo Mukama Katonda n’agolola omukono gwe, n’akwata ku mimwa gyange, n’aŋŋamba, nti, “Wuliriza. Nkuwa ebigambo by’onooyogeranga. 10 Leero nkutaddewo okuba n’obuyinza ku mawanga era ne ku bwakabaka. Okusimbula n’okumenya, okuzikiriza n’okuwamba; okuzimba n’okusimba.” 11 Ekigambo kya Mukama Katonda ate ne kinzijira nga kigamba nti, “Yeremiya kiki ekyo ky’olaba?”
Ne ŋŋamba nti, “Ndaba ettabi ly’omuti ogw’omulozi.”
12 Awo Mukama Katonda n’aŋŋamba nti, “Olabye bulungi, kubanga neetegereza ndabe ng’ekigambo kyange kituukirira.”
13 Ekigambo kya Mukama Katonda ne kinzijjira nate nti, “Kiki ky’olaba, kaakano?”
Ne ŋŋamba nti, “Ndaba ensuwa ey’amazzi ageesera, ng’etunudde waggulu mu bukiikakkono.”
14 Awo Mukama Katonda n’aŋŋamba nti, “Okuzikirira kujja kubaawo nga kutandikira mu bukiikakkono kutuuke ku bantu bonna abali mu ggwanga. 15 Kubanga laba nnaatera okuyita abantu bonna ab’omu bwakabaka obuli mu bukiikakkono,” bw’ayogera Mukama Katonda.
Bakabaka baabwe balyoke bajje bateeke entebe zaabwe ez’obwakabaka
mu miryango egiyingira ekibuga Yerusaalemi,
balizinda bbugwe waakyo yenna
era bazinde n’ebibuga byonna ebya Yuda.
16 Era ndibonereza abantu bange olw’ebibi byabwe byonna,
kubanga banvaako ne booteeza obubaane eri bakatonda abalala,
era ne basinza ebibajje bye beekolera
17 “Naye ggwe weetegeke! Yimirira obabuulire byonna bye nkulagira. Tobatya kubanga bw’onoobatya nzija kubakutiisa. 18 Kubanga leero nze nkufudde ekibuga ekiriko enkomera ez’amaanyi, era empagi ey’ekyuma, era bbugwe ow’ekikomo eri ensi yonna, eri bakabaka ba Yuda, eri abakungu baayo, ne bakabona n’abantu ab’omu nsi. 19 Balirwana naawe naye tebalikuwangula; kubanga nze ndi wamu naawe okukununula,” bw’ayogera Mukama Katonda.
1The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:
2 To 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.
3 It 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.
4 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
5 Before 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.
6 Then 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.
8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.
9 Then 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.
10 See, 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.
12 Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
13 And 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.
14 Then the Lord said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.
15 For, 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.
16 And 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.
18 For, 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.
19 And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.