New Living Translation

Lamentations 1

Sorrow in Jerusalem

1Jerusalem, once so full of people,
    is now deserted.
She who was once great among the nations
    now sits alone like a widow.
Once the queen of all the earth,
    she is now a slave.

She sobs through the night;
    tears stream down her cheeks.
Among all her lovers,
    there is no one left to comfort her.
All her friends have betrayed her
    and become her enemies.

Judah has been led away into captivity,
    oppressed with cruel slavery.
She lives among foreign nations
    and has no place of rest.
Her enemies have chased her down,
    and she has nowhere to turn.

The roads to Jerusalem[a] are in mourning,
    for crowds no longer come to celebrate the festivals.
The city gates are silent,
    her priests groan,
her young women are crying—
    how bitter is her fate!

Her oppressors have become her masters,
    and her enemies prosper,
for the Lord has punished Jerusalem
    for her many sins.
Her children have been captured
    and taken away to distant lands.

All the majesty of beautiful Jerusalem[b]
    has been stripped away.
Her princes are like starving deer
    searching for pasture.
They are too weak to run
    from the pursuing enemy.

In the midst of her sadness and wandering,
    Jerusalem remembers her ancient splendor.
But now she has fallen to her enemy,
    and there is no one to help her.
Her enemy struck her down
    and laughed as she fell.

Jerusalem has sinned greatly,
    so she has been tossed away like a filthy rag.
All who once honored her now despise her,
    for they have seen her stripped naked and humiliated.
All she can do is groan
    and hide her face.

She defiled herself with immorality
    and gave no thought to her future.
Now she lies in the gutter
    with no one to lift her out.
Lord, see my misery,” she cries.
    “The enemy has triumphed.”

10 The enemy has plundered her completely,
    taking every precious thing she owns.
She has seen foreigners violate her sacred Temple,
    the place the Lord had forbidden them to enter.

11 Her people groan as they search for bread.
    They have sold their treasures for food to stay alive.
“O Lord, look,” she mourns,
    “and see how I am despised.

12 “Does it mean nothing to you, all you who pass by?
    Look around and see if there is any suffering like mine,
which the Lord brought on me
    when he erupted in fierce anger.

13 “He has sent fire from heaven that burns in my bones.
    He has placed a trap in my path and turned me back.
He has left me devastated,
    racked with sickness all day long.

14 “He wove my sins into ropes
    to hitch me to a yoke of captivity.
The Lord sapped my strength and turned me over to my enemies;
    I am helpless in their hands.

15 “The Lord has treated my mighty men
    with contempt.
At his command a great army has come
    to crush my young warriors.
The Lord has trampled his beloved city[c]
    like grapes are trampled in a winepress.

16 “For all these things I weep;
    tears flow down my cheeks.
No one is here to comfort me;
    any who might encourage me are far away.
My children have no future,
    for the enemy has conquered us.”

17 Jerusalem reaches out for help,
    but no one comforts her.
Regarding his people Israel,[d]
    the Lord has said,
“Let their neighbors be their enemies!
    Let them be thrown away like a filthy rag!”

18 “The Lord is right,” Jerusalem says,
    “for I rebelled against him.
Listen, people everywhere;
    look upon my anguish and despair,
for my sons and daughters
    have been taken captive to distant lands.

19 “I begged my allies for help,
    but they betrayed me.
My priests and leaders
    starved to death in the city,
even as they searched for food
    to save their lives.

20 Lord, see my anguish!
    My heart is broken
and my soul despairs,
    for I have rebelled against you.
In the streets the sword kills,
    and at home there is only death.

21 “Others heard my groans,
    but no one turned to comfort me.
When my enemies heard about my troubles,
    they were happy to see what you had done.
Oh, bring the day you promised,
    when they will suffer as I have suffered.

22 “Look at all their evil deeds, Lord.
    Punish them,
as you have punished me
    for all my sins.
My groans are many,
    and I am sick at heart.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:4 Hebrew Zion; also in 1:17.
  2. 1:6 Hebrew of the daughter of Zion.
  3. 1:15 Hebrew the virgin daughter of Judah.
  4. 1:17 Hebrew Jacob. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Ẹkun Jeremiah 1

1Báwo ni ìlú ṣe jókòó nìkan,
    nígbà kan tí ó sì kún fún ènìyàn!
Ó ti fìgbà kan jẹ́ ìlú olókìkí láàrín àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè,
    tí ó wà ní ipò opó,
Ẹni tí ó jẹ́ ọmọ ọbabìnrin láàrín ìlú
    ni ó padà di ẹrú.

Ọ̀gànjọ́ òru ni ó fi máa ń sọkún kíkorò
    pẹ̀lú omijé ní ẹ̀rẹ̀kẹ́ rẹ̀ tí ó dúró sí ẹ̀rẹ̀kẹ́ rẹ̀.
Nínú gbogbo àwọn olólùfẹ́ rẹ̀
    kò sí ọ̀kan nínú wọn láti rẹ̀ ẹ́ lẹ́kún.
Gbogbo àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ rẹ̀ ti jọ̀wọ́ rẹ̀
    wọ́n ti di alátakò rẹ̀.

Lẹ́yìn ìjìyà àti ìpọ́njú nínú oko ẹrú,
    Juda lọ sí àjò
Ó tẹ̀dó láàrín àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè,
    ṣùgbọ́n kò rí ibi ìsinmi.
Àwọn tí ó ń tẹ̀lé ká á mọ́
    ibi tí kò ti le sá àsálà.

Gbogbo ọ̀nà tí ó wọ Sioni ń ṣọ̀fọ̀,
    nítorí ẹnìkan kò wá sí àjọ̀dún tí a yàn.
Gbogbo ẹnu-bodè rẹ̀ dahoro,
    àwọn àlùfáà rẹ̀ kẹ́dùn,
àwọn wúńdíá rẹ̀ sì ń káàánú,
    òun gan an wà ní ọkàn kíkorò.

Àwọn aninilára rẹ̀ gbogbo di olúwa rẹ̀,
    nǹkan sì rọrùn fún àwọn ọ̀tá rẹ̀,
Olúwa ti fún un ní ìjìyà tó tọ́
    nítorí àwọn ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ rẹ̀.
Àwọn ẹ̀ṣọ́ wẹ́wẹ́ rẹ̀ lọ sí oko ẹrú,
    ìgbèkùn níwájú àwọn ọ̀tá.

Gbogbo ẹwà ti di ohun ìgbàgbé
    kúrò lọ́dọ̀ ọmọbìnrin Sioni.
    Àwọn ìjòyè rẹ̀ dàbí i àgbọ̀nrín
tí kò rí ewé tútù jẹ;
    nínú àárẹ̀ wọ́n sáré
níwájú ẹni tí ó ń lé wọn.

Ní ọjọ́ ìpọ́njú àti àrìnká rẹ̀ ni
    Jerusalẹmu rántí àwọn ohun ìní dáradára rẹ̀
    tí ó jẹ́ tirẹ̀ ní ọjọ́ pípẹ́.
Nígbà tí àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ ṣubú ṣọ́wọ́ àwọn ọ̀tá,
    kò sì ṣí olùrànlọ́wọ́ fún un.
Àwọn ọ̀tá rẹ̀ wò ó
    wọ́n sì ń fi ìparun rẹ̀ ṣẹlẹ́yà.

Jerusalẹmu sì ti dẹ́ṣẹ̀ púpọ̀
    ó sì ti di aláìmọ́.
Àwọn tí ó ń tẹríba fún un sì kẹ́gàn rẹ̀,
    nítorí wọ́n ti rí ìhòhò rẹ̀;
ó kérora fúnrarẹ̀,
    ó sì lọ kúrò.

Ìdọ̀tí wà ní etí aṣọ rẹ̀,
    bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kò wo ọjọ́ iwájú rẹ̀,
Ìṣubú rẹ̀ ya ni lẹ́nu;
    olùtùnú kò sì ṣí fún un.
“Wo ìpọ́njú mi, Olúwa,
    nítorí àwọn ọ̀tá ti borí.”

10 Ọ̀tá ti gbọ́wọ́ lé
    gbogbo ìní rẹ;
o rí pé àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè
    tí wọ́n wọ ibi mímọ́ rẹ—
àwọn tí o ti kọ̀sílẹ̀
    láti wọ ìpéjọpọ̀ rẹ.

11 Àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀ ń kérora
    bí wọ́n ti ń wá oúnjẹ;
wọ́n fi ohun ìní wọn ṣe pàṣípàrọ̀ oúnjẹ
    láti mú wọn wà láààyè.
“Wò ó, Olúwa, kí o sì rò ó,
    nítorí a kọ̀ mí sílẹ̀.”

12 “Kò ha jẹ́ nǹkan kan sí i yín?
    Gbogbo ẹ̀yin tí ń rékọjá,
Ǹjẹ́ ẹnìkan ń jìyà bí èmi ti ń jìyà
    tí a fi fún mi, ti
Olúwa mú wá fún mi
    ní ọjọ́ ìbínú gbígbóná rẹ̀.

13 “Ó rán iná láti òkè
    sọ̀kalẹ̀ sínú egungun ara mi.
Ó dẹ àwọ̀n fún ẹsẹ̀ mi,
    ó sì yí mi padà.
Ó ti pa mí lára
    mó ń kú lọ ní gbogbo ọjọ́.

14 “Ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ mi ti di sísopọ̀ sí àjàgà;
    ọwọ́ rẹ̀ ni a fi hun ún papọ̀.
Wọ́n ti yí ọrùn mi ká
    Olúwa sì ti dín agbára mi kù.
Ó sì ti fi mí lé
    àwọn tí n kò le dojúkọ lọ́wọ́.

15 “Olúwa kọ
    àwọn akọni mi sílẹ̀,
ó rán àwọn ológun lòdì sí mi
    kí wọn pa àwọn ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin mi run.
Nínú ìfúntí wáìnì rẹ̀ Olúwa tẹ́
    àwọn ọ̀dọ́mọbìnrin Juda.

16 “Ìdí nìyí tí mo fi ń sọkún
    tí omijé sì ń dà lójú mi,
Olùtùnú àti ẹni tí ó le mú ọkàn mi sọjí jìnnà sí mi,
    kò sí ẹni tí yóò dá ẹ̀mí mi padà.
Àwọn ọmọ mi di aláìní
    nítorí ọ̀tá ti borí.”

17 Sioni na ọwọ́ jáde,
    ṣùgbọ́n kò sí olùtùnú fún un.
Olúwa ti pàṣẹ fún Jakọbu
    pé àwọn ará ilé rẹ̀ di ọ̀tá fún un
Jerusalẹmu ti di
    ohun aláìmọ́ láàrín wọn.

18 “Olóòtítọ́ ni Olúwa,
    ṣùgbọ́n mo ṣọ̀tẹ̀ sí àṣẹ rẹ̀.
Ẹ gbọ́, gbogbo ènìyàn;
    ẹ wò mí wò ìyà mi.
Gbogbo ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin àti ọ̀dọ́mọbìnrin mi
    ni a ti kó lọ sí ìgbèkùn.

19 “Mo pe àwọn ọ̀rẹ́ mi
    ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n dà mí.
Àwọn olórí àlùfáà àti àgbàgbà mi
    ṣègbé sínú ìlú
nígbà tí wọ́n ń wá oúnjẹ
    tí yóò mú wọn wà láààyè.

20 Olúwa, wò ó, bí mo ti wà nínú ìnira!
    Tí mo sì ń jẹ̀rora nínú mi,
ìdààmú dé bá ọkàn mi
    nítorí pé a ti ṣọ̀tẹ̀ sí mi gidigidi.
Ní gbangba ni idà ń parun;
    ikú wà nínú ilé pẹ̀lú.

21 “Àwọn ènìyàn ti gbọ́ ìrora mi,
    ṣùgbọ́n kò sí olùtùnú fún mi.
Àwọn ọ̀tá mi ti gbọ́ ìparun mi;
    wọ́n yọ̀ sí ohun tí o ṣe.
Kí o mú ọjọ́ tí o ti kéde,
    kí wọ́n le dàbí tèmi.

22 “Jẹ́ kí ìwà ìkà wọn wá síwájú rẹ;
    jẹ wọ́n ní yà
bí o ṣe jẹ mí ní yà
    nítorí gbogbo ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ mi.
Ìrora mi pọ̀
    ọkàn mi sì rẹ̀wẹ̀sì.”