HAFTARAH FOR PARSHAS BECHUKOSAI

Ashkenaz & Sefarad
(Yirmeyah 16:19-17:13)

Teimani
(Yechezkel 34:1-34:27)


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Yirmeyah 16:19-17:13

טז:יט   יקוק עֻזִּי וּמָעֻזִּי, וּמְנוּסִי--בְּיוֹם צָרָה; אֵלֶיךָ, גּוֹיִם יָבֹאוּ מֵאַפְסֵי-אָרֶץ, וְיֹאמְרוּ אַךְ-שֶׁקֶר נָחֲלוּ אֲבוֹתֵינוּ, הֶבֶל וְאֵין-בָּם מוֹעִיל.16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge, in the day of affliction, unto Thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: 'Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, vanity and things wherein there is no profit.'
כ   הֲיַעֲשֶׂה-לּוֹ אָדָם, אֱלֹהִים; וְהֵמָּה, לֹא אֱלֹהִים.20 Shall a man make unto himself gods, and they are no gods?
כא   לָכֵן, הִנְנִי מוֹדִיעָם, בַּפַּעַם הַזֹּאת, אוֹדִיעֵם אֶת-יָדִי וְאֶת-גְּבוּרָתִי; וְיָדְעוּ, כִּי-שְׁמִי יקוק21 Therefore, behold, I will cause them to know, this once will I cause them to know My hand and My might; and they shall know that My name is the LORD.
יז:א   חַטַּאת יְהוּדָה, כְּתוּבָה בְּעֵט בַּרְזֶל--בְּצִפֹּרֶן שָׁמִיר:  חֲרוּשָׁה עַל-לוּחַ לִבָּם, וּלְקַרְנוֹת מִזְבְּחוֹתֵיכֶם.17:1 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond; it is graven upon the tablet of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars.
ב   כִּזְכֹּר בְּנֵיהֶם מִזְבְּחוֹתָם, וַאֲשֵׁרֵיהֶם עַל-עֵץ רַעֲנָן, עַל, גְּבָעוֹת הַגְּבֹהוֹת.2 Like the symbols of their sons are their altars, and their Asherim are by the leafy trees, upon the high hills.
ג   הֲרָרִי, בַּשָּׂדֶה--חֵילְךָ כָל-אוֹצְרוֹתֶיךָ, לָבַז אֶתֵּן; בָּמֹתֶיךָ, בְּחַטָּאת בְּכָל-גְּבוּלֶיךָ.3 O thou that sittest upon the mountain in the field, I will give thy substance and all thy treasures for a spoil, and thy high places, because of sin, throughout all thy borders.
ד   וְשָׁמַטְתָּה, וּבְךָ מִנַּחֲלָתְךָ אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי לָךְ, וְהַעֲבַדְתִּיךָ אֶת-אֹיְבֶיךָ, בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יָדָעְתָּ:  כִּי-אֵשׁ קְדַחְתֶּם בְּאַפִּי, עַד-עוֹלָם תּוּקָד. 4 And thou, even of thyself, shalt discontinue from thy heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not; for ye have kindled a fire in My nostril, which shall burn for ever.
ה   כֹּה אָמַר יקוק, אָרוּר הַגֶּבֶר אֲשֶׁר יִבְטַח בָּאָדָם, וְשָׂם בָּשָׂר, זְרֹעוֹ; וּמִן-יקוק, יָסוּר לִבּוֹ.5 Thus saith the LORD: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
ו   וְהָיָה כְּעַרְעָר בָּעֲרָבָה, וְלֹא יִרְאֶה כִּי-יָבוֹא טוֹב; וְשָׁכַן חֲרֵרִים בַּמִּדְבָּר, אֶרֶץ מְלֵחָה וְלֹא תֵשֵׁב. 6 For he shall be like a tamarisk in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.
ז   בָּרוּךְ הַגֶּבֶר, אֲשֶׁר יִבְטַח בַּיקוק; וְהָיָה יקוק, מִבְטַחוֹ.7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose trust the LORD is.
ח   וְהָיָה כְּעֵץ שָׁתוּל עַל-מַיִם, וְעַל-יוּבַל יְשַׁלַּח שָׁרָשָׁיו, וְלֹא ירא (יִרְאֶה) כִּי-יָבֹא חֹם, וְהָיָה עָלֵהוּ רַעֲנָן; וּבִשְׁנַת בַּצֹּרֶת לֹא יִדְאָג, וְלֹא יָמִישׁ מֵעֲשׂוֹת פֶּרִי.8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out its roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but its foliage shall be luxuriant; and shall not be anxious in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
ט   עָקֹב הַלֵּב מִכֹּל, וְאָנֻשׁ הוּא; מִי, יֵדָעֶנּוּ.9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceeding weak--who can know it?
י   אֲנִי יקוק חֹקֵר לֵב, בֹּחֵן כְּלָיוֹת:  וְלָתֵת לְאִישׁ כִּדְרָכָו, כִּפְרִי מַעֲלָלָיו. 10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
יא   קֹרֵא דָגַר וְלֹא יָלָד, עֹשֶׂה עֹשֶׁר וְלֹא בְמִשְׁפָּט; בַּחֲצִי יָמָו יַעַזְבֶנּוּ, וּבְאַחֲרִיתוֹ יִהְיֶה נָבָל.11 As the partridge that broodeth over young which she hath not brought forth, so is he that getteth riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days he shall leave them, and at his end he shall be a fool.
יב   כִּסֵּא כָבוֹד, מָרוֹם מֵרִאשׁוֹן--מְקוֹם, מִקְדָּשֵׁנוּ.12 Thou throne of glory, on high from the beginning, thou place of our sanctuary,
יג   מִקְוֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל יקוק, כָּל-עֹזְבֶיךָ יֵבֹשׁוּ; יסורי (וְסוּרַי) בָּאָרֶץ יִכָּתֵבוּ, כִּי עָזְבוּ מְקוֹר מַיִם-חַיִּים אֶת-יקוק13 Thou hope of Israel, the LORD! All that forsake Thee shall be ashamed; they that depart from Thee shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
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