Tagalog Contemporary Bible

Jeremias 1:1-19

1Ito ang mga mensahe ni Jeremias na anak ni Hilkia. Si Hilkia ay isa sa mga pari sa Anatot, sa lupain ng lahi ni Benjamin. 2Ibinigay ng Panginoon kay Jeremias ang kanyang mensahe noong ika-13 taon ng paghahari ni Josia sa Juda. Si Josia ay anak ni Ammon. 3Patuloy na nagbigay ng mensahe ang Panginoon kay Jeremias hanggang sa panahon ng paghahari ni Jehoyakim na anak ni Josia at hanggang sa ika-11 taon ng paghahari ni Zedekia na anak rin ni Josia. Nang ikalimang buwan ng taon na iyon, binihag ang mga taga-Jerusalem.

Ang Pagtawag kay Jeremias

4Sinabi sa akin ng Panginoon, 5Jeremias, bago kita nilalang sa tiyan ng iyong ina, pinili1:5 pinili: o, kilala. na kita. At bago ka isinilang, hinirang na kita para maging propeta sa mga bansa.”

6Sumagot ako, “Panginoong Dios, hindi po ako magaling magsalita, dahil bata pa ako.” 7Pero sinabi ng Panginoon sa akin, “Huwag mong sabihing bata ka pa. Kinakailangang pumunta ka saan man kita suguin, at sabihin ang anumang ipasasabi ko sa iyo. 8Huwag kang matakot sa mga tao sapagkat akoʼy kasama mo at tutulungan kita. Ako, ang Panginoon, ang nagsasabi nito.”

9Pagkatapos, hinipo ng Panginoon ang mga labi ko at sinabi, “Ibinibigay ko sa iyo ngayon ang aking mga salitang sasabihin mo. 10Sa araw na ito binibigyan kita ng kapangyarihang magsalita sa mga bansa at mga kaharian. Sabihin mo na babagsak ang iba sa kanila at mawawasak, at ang iba naman ay muling babangon at magiging matatag.”

11Pagkatapos, tinanong ako ng Panginoon, “Jeremias, ano ang nakikita mo?” Sumagot ako, “Sanga po ng almendro.” 12Sinabi ng Panginoon, “Tama ka, at nangangahulugan iyan na nagbabantay1:12 nagbabantay: Ang Hebreo nito ay katunog ng salitang almendro. ako para tiyaking matutupad ang mga sinabi ko.” 13Muling nagtanong ang Panginoon sa akin, “Ano pa ang nakikita mo?” Sumagot ako, “Isang palayok po na kumukulo ang laman at nakatagilid ito sa gawing hilaga.” 14Sinabi ng Panginoon, “Tama, sapagkat may panganib mula sa hilaga na darating sa lahat ng mamamayan sa lupaing ito. 15Ipapadala ko ang mga sundalo ng mga kaharian mula sa hilaga para salakayin ang Jerusalem. Ilalagay ng kanilang mga hari ang mga trono nila sa mga pintuan ng Jerusalem.1:15 Ilalagay … ng Jerusalem: Ang ibig sabihin, ang mga hari mula sa hilaga ay may kapangyarihan na sa Jerusalem, dahil noon, sa mga pintuan ng bayan namamahala o humahatol ang mga hari. Gigibain nila ang mga pader sa palibot nito at ang iba pang mga bayan ng Juda. 16Parurusahan ko ang mga mamamayan ko dahil sa kasamaan nila. Itinakwil nila ako sa pamamagitan ng paghahandog nila ng insenso sa mga dios-diosan. At sinamba nila ang mga dios-diosan na sila lang din ang gumawa. 17Jeremias, ihanda mo ang sarili mo. Humayo ka at sabihin sa kanila ang lahat ng ipinapasabi ko sa iyo. Huwag kang matakot sa kanila. Sapagkat kung ikaw ay matatakot, lalo kitang tatakutin sa harap nila. 18Makinig ka! Patatatagin kita ngayon tulad ng napapaderang lungsod, o ng bakal na haligi o ng tansong pader. Walang makakatalo sa iyo na hari, mga pinuno, mga pari, o mga mamamayan ng Juda. 19Kakalabanin ka nila, pero hindi ka nila matatalo, dahil sasamahan at tutulungan kita. Ako, ang Panginoon, ang nagsasabi nito.”

New International Reader's Version

Jeremiah 1:1-19

1These are the words Jeremiah received from the Lord. Jeremiah was the son of Hilkiah. Jeremiah was one of the priests at Anathoth. That’s a town in the territory of Benjamin. 2A message from the Lord came to Jeremiah. It came in the 13th year that Josiah was king over Judah. Josiah was the son of Amon. 3After Josiah, his son Jehoiakim was king over Judah. The Lord’s message also came to Jeremiah during the whole time Jehoiakim ruled. The Lord continued to speak to Jeremiah while Zedekiah was king over Judah. He did this until the fifth month of the 11th year of Zedekiah’s rule. That’s when the people of Jerusalem were forced to leave their country. Zedekiah was the son of Josiah. Here is what Jeremiah said.

The Lord Appoints Jeremiah to Speak for Him

4A message from the Lord came to me. The Lord said,

5“Before I formed you in your mother’s body I chose you.

Before you were born I set you apart to serve me.

I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”

6“You are my Lord and King,” I said. “I don’t know how to speak. I’m too young.”

7But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I’m too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to. You must say everything I command you to say. 8Do not be afraid of the people I send you to. I am with you. I will save you,” announces the Lord.

9Then the Lord reached out his hand. He touched my mouth and spoke to me. He said, “I have put my words in your mouth. 10Today I am appointing you to speak to nations and kingdoms. I give you authority to pull them up by the roots and tear them down. I give you authority to destroy them and crush them. I give you authority to build them up and plant them.”

11A message from the Lord came to me. The Lord asked me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?”

“The branch of an almond tree,” I replied.

12The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly. I am watching to see that my word comes true.”

13Another message from the Lord came to me. The Lord asked me, “What do you see?”

“A pot that has boiling water in it,” I answered. “It’s leaning toward us from the north.”

14The Lord said to me, “Something very bad will be poured out on everyone who lives in this land. It will come from the north. 15I am about to send for all the armies in the northern kingdoms,” announces the Lord.

“Their kings will come to Jerusalem.

They will set up their thrones at the very gates of the city.

They will attack all the walls that surround the city.

They will go to war against all the towns of Judah.

16I will judge my people.

They have done many evil things.

They have deserted me.

They have burned incense to other gods.

They have worshiped the gods

their own hands have made.

17“So get ready! Stand up! Tell them everything I command you to. Do not let them terrify you. If you do, I will terrify you in front of them. 18Today I have made you like a city that has a high wall around it. I have made you like an iron pillar and a bronze wall. Now you can stand up against the whole land. You can stand against the kings and officials of Judah. You can stand against its priests and its people. 19They will fight against you. But they will not win the battle over you. I am with you. I will save you,” announces the Lord.