HAFTARAH FOR ROSH HASHANAH-2ND DAY

Ashkenaz & Sefarad & Teimani
(Yirmeyah 31:1-31:19)

Yirmeyah 31:1-31:19

לא:א   כֹּה, אָמַר יקוק, מָצָא חֵן בַּמִּדְבָּר, עַם שְׂרִידֵי חָרֶב; הָלוֹךְ לְהַרְגִּיעוֹ, יִשְׂרָאֵל.31:1 Thus saith the LORD: the people that were left of the sword have found grace in the wilderness, even Israel, when I go to cause him to rest.
ב   מֵרָחוֹק, יקוק נִרְאָה לִי; וְאַהֲבַת עוֹלָם אֲהַבְתִּיךְ, עַל-כֵּן מְשַׁכְתִּיךְ חָסֶד.2 'From afar the LORD appeared unto me.' 'Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with affection have I drawn thee.
ג   עוֹד אֶבְנֵךְ וְנִבְנֵית, בְּתוּלַת יִשְׂרָאֵל:  עוֹד תַּעְדִּי תֻפַּיִךְ, וְיָצָאת בִּמְחוֹל מְשַׂחֲקִים.3 Again will I build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel; again shalt thou be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
ד   עוֹד תִּטְּעִי כְרָמִים, בְּהָרֵי שֹׁמְרוֹן; נָטְעוּ נֹטְעִים, וְחִלֵּלוּ.4 Again shalt thou plant vineyards upon the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant, and shall have the use thereof.
ה   כִּי יֶשׁ-יוֹם, קָרְאוּ נֹצְרִים בְּהַר אֶפְרָיִם; קוּמוּ וְנַעֲלֶה צִיּוֹן, אֶל-יקוק א-לקינוּ5 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen shall call upon the mount Ephraim: arise ye, and let us go up to Zion, unto the LORD our God.'
ו   כִּי-כֹה אָמַר יקוק, רָנּוּ לְיַעֲקֹב שִׂמְחָה, וְצַהֲלוּ, בְּרֹאשׁ הַגּוֹיִם; הַשְׁמִיעוּ הַלְלוּ, וְאִמְרוּ, הוֹשַׁע יקוק אֶת-עַמְּךָ, אֵת שְׁאֵרִית יִשְׂרָאֵל.6 For thus saith the LORD: sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout at the head of the nations; announce ye, praise ye, and say: 'O LORD, save Thy people, The remnant of Israel.'
ז   הִנְנִי מֵבִיא אוֹתָם מֵאֶרֶץ צָפוֹן, וְקִבַּצְתִּים מִיַּרְכְּתֵי-אָרֶץ--בָּם עִוֵּר וּפִסֵּחַ, הָרָה וְיֹלֶדֶת יַחְדָּו:  קָהָל גָּדוֹל, יָשׁוּבוּ הֵנָּה.7 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the uttermost parts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together; a great company shall they return hither.
ח   בִּבְכִי יָבֹאוּ, וּבְתַחֲנוּנִים אוֹבִילֵם--אוֹלִיכֵם אֶל-נַחֲלֵי מַיִם, בְּדֶרֶךְ יָשָׁר לֹא יִכָּשְׁלוּ בָּהּ:  כִּי-הָיִיתִי לְיִשְׂרָאֵל לְאָב, וְאֶפְרַיִם בְּכֹרִי הוּא. 8 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them; I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way wherein they shall not stumble; for I am become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is My first-born.
ט   שִׁמְעוּ דְבַר-יקוק גּוֹיִם, וְהַגִּידוּ בָאִיִּים מִמֶּרְחָק; וְאִמְרוּ, מְזָרֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל יְקַבְּצֶנּוּ, וּשְׁמָרוֹ, כְּרֹעֶה עֶדְרוֹ.9 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say: 'He that scattered Israel doth gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.'
י   כִּי-פָדָה יקוק, אֶת-יַעֲקֹב; וּגְאָלוֹ, מִיַּד חָזָק מִמֶּנּוּ.10 For the LORD hath ransomed Jacob, and He redeemeth him from the hand of him that is stronger than he.
יא   וּבָאוּ, וְרִנְּנוּ בִמְרוֹם-צִיּוֹן, וְנָהֲרוּ אֶל-טוּב יקוק עַל-דָּגָן וְעַל-תִּירֹשׁ וְעַל-יִצְהָר, וְעַל-בְּנֵי-צֹאן וּבָקָר; וְהָיְתָה נַפְשָׁם כְּגַן רָוֶה, וְלֹא-יוֹסִיפוּ לְדַאֲבָה עוֹד.11 And they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow unto the goodness of the LORD, to the corn, and to the wine, and to the oil, and to the young of the flock and of the herd; and their soul shall be as a watered garden, and they shall not pine any more at all.
יב   אָז תִּשְׂמַח בְּתוּלָה בְּמָחוֹל, וּבַחֻרִים וּזְקֵנִים יַחְדָּו; וְהָפַכְתִּי אֶבְלָם לְשָׂשׂוֹן וְנִחַמְתִּים, וְשִׂמַּחְתִּים מִיגוֹנָם.12 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old together; for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
יג   וְרִוֵּיתִי נֶפֶשׁ הַכֹּהֲנִים, דָּשֶׁן; וְעַמִּי אֶת-טוּבִי יִשְׂבָּעוּ, נְאֻם-יקוק13 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, saith the LORD.
יד   כֹּה אָמַר יקוק, קוֹל בְּרָמָה נִשְׁמָע נְהִי בְּכִי תַמְרוּרִים--רָחֵל, מְבַכָּה עַל-בָּנֶיהָ; מֵאֲנָה לְהִנָּחֵם עַל-בָּנֶיהָ, כִּי אֵינֶנּוּ. 14 Thus saith the LORD: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children; she refuseth to be comforted for her children, because they are not.
טו   כֹּה אָמַר יקוק, מִנְעִי קוֹלֵךְ מִבֶּכִי, וְעֵינַיִךְ, מִדִּמְעָה:  כִּי יֵשׁ שָׂכָר לִפְעֻלָּתֵךְ נְאֻם-יקוק, וְשָׁבוּ מֵאֶרֶץ אוֹיֵב.15 Thus saith the LORD: Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears; for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come back from the land of the enemy.
טז   וְיֵשׁ-תִּקְוָה לְאַחֲרִיתֵךְ, נְאֻם-יקוק; וְשָׁבוּ בָנִים, לִגְבוּלָם. 16 And there is hope for thy future, saith the LORD; and thy children shall return to their own border.
יז   שָׁמוֹעַ שָׁמַעְתִּי, אֶפְרַיִם מִתְנוֹדֵד, יִסַּרְתַּנִי וָאִוָּסֵר, כְּעֵגֶל לֹא לֻמָּד; הֲשִׁבֵנִי וְאָשׁוּבָה, כִּי אַתָּה יקוק א-לקי.17 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself: 'Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a calf untrained; turn thou me, and I shall be turned, for Thou art the LORD my God.
יח   כִּי-אַחֲרֵי שׁוּבִי, נִחַמְתִּי, וְאַחֲרֵי הִוָּדְעִי, סָפַקְתִּי עַל-יָרֵךְ; בֹּשְׁתִּי וְגַם-נִכְלַמְתִּי, כִּי נָשָׂאתִי חֶרְפַּת נְעוּרָי.18 Surely after that I was turned, I repented, and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh; I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.'
יט   הֲבֵן יַקִּיר לִי אֶפְרַיִם, אִם יֶלֶד שַׁעֲשֻׁעִים--כִּי-מִדֵּי דַבְּרִי בּוֹ, זָכֹר אֶזְכְּרֶנּוּ עוֹד; עַל-כֵּן, הָמוּ מֵעַי לוֹ--רַחֵם אֲרַחֲמֶנּוּ, נְאֻם-יקוק19 Is Ephraim a darling son unto Me? Is he a child that is dandled? For as often as I speak of him, I do earnestly remember him still; therefore My heart yearneth for him, I will surely have compassion upon him, saith the LORD.
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