Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Yeremia 1:1-19

11:1 Yos 21:18; Yer 32:7-9Maneno ya Yeremia mwana wa Hilkia, mmoja wa makuhani katika mji wa Anathothi, katika nchi ya Benyamini. 2Neno la Bwana lilimjia katika mwaka wa kumi na tatu wa utawala wa Yosia mwana wa Amoni mfalme wa Yuda, 31:3 2Fal 24:17; Yer 29:2; 52:15; Ezr 5:12; 2Fal 23:34na pia wakati wa utawala wa Yehoyakimu mwana wa Yosia mfalme wa Yuda, mpaka mwezi wa tano wa mwaka wa kumi na moja wa utawala wa Sedekia mwana wa Yosia mfalme wa Yuda, wakati watu wa Yerusalemu walipopelekwa uhamishoni.

Wito Wa Yeremia

4Neno la Bwana lilinijia, kusema,

51:5 Yer 25:15-26; Za 139:13-16; Yn 10:36“Kabla sijakuumba ndani ya tumbo la mama yako, nilikujua;

kabla hujazaliwa nilikutenga kwa kazi maalum;

nilikuweka uwe nabii kwa mataifa.”

61:6 Kut 3:11; 4:10; 6:12; 1Fal 3:7Nami nikasema, “Aa, Bwana Mwenyezi, sijui kusema, kwani mimi ni mtoto mdogo tu.”

7Lakini Bwana akaniambia, “Usiseme, ‘Mimi ni mtoto mdogo tu.’ Utaenda popote nitakapokutuma na kunena lolote nitakalokuagiza. 81:8 Mwa 8:1; Kut 3:12; Eze 2:6; Yer 15:20; Hes 22:20; Mwa 26:3; Yer 26:24Usiwaogope, kwa maana niko pamoja nawe nikuokoe,” asema Bwana.

91:9 Isa 6:7; Kut 4:12Kisha Bwana akaunyoosha mkono wake na kugusa kinywa changu, akaniambia, “Sasa nimeyaweka maneno yangu kinywani mwako. 101:10 Yer 25:15; 18:7-10; 31:4, 28; 12:17; 24:6Tazama, leo nimekuweka juu ya mataifa na falme ili kungʼoa na kubomoa, kuharibu na kuangamiza, kujenga na kupanda.”

111:11 Yer 24:3; Amo 7:8-9Neno la Bwana likanijia kusema, “Je, Yeremia unaona nini?”

Nami nikajibu, “Naona tawi la mti wa mlozi.”

121:12 Ay 29:2; Yer 44:27Bwana akaniambia, “Umeona vyema kwa maana ninaliangalia neno langu ili kuona kwamba limetimizwa.”

131:13 Zek 4:2; 5:2; Yer 24:3Neno la Bwana likanijia tena, “Unaona nini?”

Nikajibu, “Naona chungu kinachochemka, kikiwa kimeinama kutoka kaskazini.”

141:14 Isa 14:31Bwana akaniambia, “Kutoka kaskazini maafa yatamwagwa kwa wote waishio katika nchi. 151:15 Yer 9:11; 10:22; 39:3; 4:16Nitawaita watu wote wa falme za kaskazini,” asema Bwana.

“Wafalme wao watakuja na kuweka viti vyao vya enzi

katika maingilio ya malango ya Yerusalemu,

watakuja dhidi ya kuta zake zote zinazouzunguka,

na dhidi ya miji yote ya Yuda.

161:16 Mwa 6:5; Yer 4:12; Kum 28:20; Yer 17:13; Kut 20:3; Yer 44:3-4; 19:4; Hes 25:3Nitatoa hukumu zangu kwa watu wangu

kwa sababu ya uovu wao wa kuniacha mimi,

kwa kufukiza uvumba kwa miungu mingine

na kuabudu kile ambacho mikono yao imekitengeneza.

171:17 Kum 31:6; 1Fal 18:46; Eze 2:6; Yer 7:27; 42:4“Jiandae! Simama useme chochote nitakachokuamuru. Usiwaogope, la sivyo nitakufanya uwaogope wao. 181:18 Isa 50:7Leo nimekufanya mji wenye ngome, nguzo ya chuma, na ukuta wa shaba ili kusimama dhidi ya nchi yote: dhidi ya wafalme wa Yuda, maafisa wake, makuhani wake na watu wa nchi hiyo. 191:19 Mwa 26:3; Isa 43:2; Mit 20:22; Hes 14:9; Mdo 26:17; Za 129:2Watapigana nawe lakini hawatakushinda, kwa kuwa niko pamoja nawe, nami nitakuokoa,” asema Bwana.

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.