HAFTARAH FOR PARSHAS MAS'EI

Ashkenaz & Sefarad
(Yirmeyah 2:4-2:28, 3:4)

Teimani
(Yirmeyah 2:4-2:28, 4:1-4:2)

Yirmeyah 2:4-2:28

ב:ד   שִׁמְעוּ דְבַר-יקוק, בֵּית יַעֲקֹב, וְכָל-מִשְׁפְּחוֹת, בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל.2:4 Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel;
ה   כֹּה אָמַר יקוק, מַה-מָּצְאוּ אֲבוֹתֵיכֶם בִּי עָוֶל--כִּי רָחֲקוּ, מֵעָלָי; וַיֵּלְכוּ אַחֲרֵי הַהֶבֶל, וַיֶּהְבָּלוּ.5 Thus saith the LORD: what unrighteousness have your fathers found in Me, that they are gone far from Me, and have walked after things of nought, and are become nought?
ו   וְלֹא אָמְרוּ--אַיֵּה יקוק, הַמַּעֲלֶה אֹתָנוּ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם; הַמּוֹלִיךְ אֹתָנוּ בַּמִּדְבָּר, בְּאֶרֶץ עֲרָבָה וְשׁוּחָה בְּאֶרֶץ צִיָּה וְצַלְמָוֶת--בְּאֶרֶץ לֹא-עָבַר בָּהּ אִישׁ, וְלֹא-יָשַׁב אָדָם שָׁם.6 Neither said they: 'Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt; that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?'
ז   וָאָבִיא אֶתְכֶם אֶל-אֶרֶץ הַכַּרְמֶל, לֶאֱכֹל פִּרְיָהּ וְטוּבָהּ; וַתָּבֹאוּ וַתְּטַמְּאוּ אֶת-אַרְצִי, וְנַחֲלָתִי שַׂמְתֶּם לְתוֹעֵבָה.7 And I brought you into a land of fruitful fields, to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled My land, and made My heritage an abomination.
ח   הַכֹּהֲנִים, לֹא אָמְרוּ אַיֵּה יקוק, וְתֹפְשֵׂי הַתּוֹרָה לֹא יְדָעוּנִי, וְהָרֹעִים פָּשְׁעוּ בִי; וְהַנְּבִאִים נִבְּאוּ בַבַּעַל, וְאַחֲרֵי לֹא-יוֹעִלוּ הָלָכוּ.8 The priests said not: 'Where is the LORD?' And they that handle the law knew Me not, and the rulers transgressed against Me; the prophets also prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
ט   לָכֵן, עֹד אָרִיב אִתְּכֶם--נְאֻם-יקוק; וְאֶת-בְּנֵי בְנֵיכֶם, אָרִיב.9 Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LORD, and with your children's children will I plead.
י   כִּי עִבְרוּ אִיֵּי כִתִּיִּים, וּרְאוּ, וְקֵדָר שִׁלְחוּ וְהִתְבּוֹנְנוּ, מְאֹד; וּרְאוּ, הֵן הָיְתָה כָּזֹאת.10 For pass over to the isles of the Kittites, and see, and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there hath been such a thing.
יא   הַהֵימִיר גּוֹי אֱלֹהִים, וְהֵמָּה לֹא אֱלֹהִים; וְעַמִּי הֵמִיר כְּבוֹדוֹ, בְּלוֹא יוֹעִיל.11 Hath a nation changed its gods, which yet are no gods? But My people hath changed its glory for that which doth not profit.
יב   שֹׁמּוּ שָׁמַיִם, עַל-זֹאת; וְשַׂעֲרוּ חָרְבוּ מְאֹד, נְאֻם-יקוק.12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye exceeding amazed, saith the LORD.
יג   כִּי-שְׁתַּיִם רָעוֹת, עָשָׂה עַמִּי:  אֹתִי עָזְבוּ מְקוֹר מַיִם חַיִּים, לַחְצֹב לָהֶם בֹּארוֹת--בֹּארֹת נִשְׁבָּרִים, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יָכִלוּ הַמָּיִם.13 For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
יד   הַעֶבֶד, יִשְׂרָאֵל--אִם-יְלִיד בַּיִת, הוּא:  מַדּוּעַ, הָיָה לָבַז.14 Is Israel a servant? Is he a home-born slave? Why is he become a prey?
טו   עָלָיו יִשְׁאֲגוּ כְפִרִים, נָתְנוּ קוֹלָם; וַיָּשִׁיתוּ אַרְצוֹ לְשַׁמָּה, עָרָיו נצתה (נִצְּתוּ) מִבְּלִי יֹשֵׁב.15 The young lions have roared upon him, and let their voice resound; and they have made his land desolate, his cities are laid waste, without inhabitant.
טז   גַּם-בְּנֵי-נֹף, ותחפנס (וְתַחְפַּנְחֵס), יִרְעוּךְ, קָדְקֹד.16 The children also of Noph and Tahpanhes feed upon the crown of thy head.
יז   הֲלוֹא-זֹאת, תַּעֲשֶׂה-לָּךְ:  עָזְבֵךְ אֶת-יקוק אֱלֹהַיִךְ, בְּעֵת מוֹלִכֵךְ בַּדָּרֶךְ.17 Is it not this that doth cause it unto thee, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when He led thee by the way?
יח   וְעַתָּה, מַה-לָּךְ לְדֶרֶךְ מִצְרַיִם, לִשְׁתּוֹת, מֵי שִׁחוֹר; וּמַה-לָּךְ לְדֶרֶךְ אַשּׁוּר, לִשְׁתּוֹת מֵי נָהָר.18 And now what hast thou to do in the way to Egypt, to drink the waters of Shihor? Or what hast thou to do in the way to Assyria, to drink the waters of the River?
יט   תְּיַסְּרֵךְ רָעָתֵךְ, וּמְשֻׁבוֹתַיִךְ תּוֹכִחֻךְ, וּדְעִי וּרְאִי כִּי-רַע וָמָר, עָזְבֵךְ אֶת-יקוק אֱלֹהָיִךְ; וְלֹא פַחְדָּתִי אֵלַיִךְ, נְאֻם-א-דני יקוק צְבָאוֹת.19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil and a bitter thing, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, neither is My fear in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
כ   כִּי מֵעוֹלָם שָׁבַרְתִּי עֻלֵּךְ, נִתַּקְתִּי מוֹסְרוֹתַיִךְ, וַתֹּאמְרִי, לֹא אעבוד (אֶעֱבוֹר):  כִּי עַל-כָּל-גִּבְעָה גְּבֹהָה, וְתַחַת כָּל-עֵץ רַעֲנָן, אַתְּ, צֹעָה זֹנָה.20 For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands, and thou saidst: 'I will not transgress'; upon every high hill and under every leafy tree thou didst recline, playing the harlot.
כא   וְאָנֹכִי נְטַעְתִּיךְ שׂוֹרֵק, כֻּלֹּה זֶרַע אֱמֶת; וְאֵיךְ נֶהְפַּכְתְּ לִי, סוּרֵי הַגֶּפֶן נָכְרִיָּה.21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed; how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto Me?
כב   כִּי אִם-תְּכַבְּסִי בַּנֶּתֶר, וְתַרְבִּי-לָךְ בֹּרִית--נִכְתָּם עֲונֵךְ לְפָנַי, נְאֻם א-דני יקוק.22 For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before Me, saith the Lord GOD.
כג   אֵיךְ תֹּאמְרִי לֹא נִטְמֵאתִי, אַחֲרֵי הַבְּעָלִים לֹא הָלַכְתִּי--רְאִי דַרְכֵּךְ בַּגַּיְא, דְּעִי מֶה עָשִׂית:  בִּכְרָה קַלָּה, מְשָׂרֶכֶת דְּרָכֶיהָ.23 How canst thou say: 'I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baalim'? See thy way in the Valley, know what thou hast done; thou art a swift young camel traversing her ways;
כד   פֶּרֶה לִמֻּד מִדְבָּר, בְּאַוַּת נפשו (נַפְשָׁהּ) שָׁאֲפָה רוּחַ--תַּאֲנָתָהּ, מִי יְשִׁיבֶנָּה; כָּל-מְבַקְשֶׁיהָ לֹא יִיעָפוּ, בְּחָדְשָׁהּ יִמְצָאוּנְהָ.24 A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind in her desire; her lust, who can hinder it? All they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.
כה   מִנְעִי רַגְלֵךְ מִיָּחֵף, וגורנך (וּגְרוֹנֵךְ) מִצִּמְאָה; וַתֹּאמְרִי נוֹאָשׁ--לוֹא, כִּי-אָהַבְתִּי זָרִים וְאַחֲרֵיהֶם אֵלֵךְ.25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst; but thou saidst: 'There is no hope; no, for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.'
כו   כְּבֹשֶׁת גַּנָּב כִּי יִמָּצֵא, כֵּן הֹבִישׁוּ בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל; הֵמָּה מַלְכֵיהֶם שָׂרֵיהֶם, וְכֹהֲנֵיהֶם וּנְבִיאֵיהֶם.26 As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets;
כז   אֹמְרִים לָעֵץ אָבִי אַתָּה, וְלָאֶבֶן אַתְּ ילדתני (יְלִדְתָּנוּ), כִּי-פָנוּ אֵלַי עֹרֶף, וְלֹא פָנִים; וּבְעֵת רָעָתָם יֹאמְרוּ, קוּמָה וְהוֹשִׁיעֵנוּ.27 Who say to a stock: 'Thou art my father', and to a stone: 'Thou hast brought us forth', for they have turned their back unto Me, and not their face; but in the time of their trouble they will say: 'Arise, and save us.'
כח   וְאַיֵּה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתָ לָּךְ--יָקוּמוּ, אִם-יוֹשִׁיעוּךָ בְּעֵת רָעָתֶךָ:  כִּי מִסְפַּר עָרֶיךָ, הָיוּ אֱלֹהֶיךָ יְהוּדָה. 28 But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? Let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble; for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.

Yirmeyah 3:4

ג:ד   הֲלוֹא מֵעַתָּה, קראתי (קָרָאת) לִי אָבִי; אַלּוּף נְעֻרַי, אָתָּה.3:4 Didst thou not just now cry unto Me: 'My father, Thou art the friend of my youth.
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