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Isahluko 7

1 Izwi elafika kuJeremiya livela kuJehova, lithi:
2 “Yima esangweni lendlu kaJehova, umemeze lapho leli zwi, uthi: “ ‘Zwanini izwi likaJehova nina nonke bakwaJuda eningena ngalawa masango ukukhuleka kuJehova.
3 Usho kanje uJehova Sebawoti, uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli, uthi: Lungisani izindlela zenu nezenzo zenu, khona ngiyakunakhisa kule ndawo.
4 Ningethembi emazwini amanga, lapho kuthiwa: “Nanti ithempeli likaJehova, ithempeli likaJehova, ithempeli likaJehova.”
5 Ngokuba uma nizilungisa nokuzilungisa izindlela zenu nezenzo zenu, uma nenza ukwahlulela impela phakathi komuntu nomakhelwane wakhe,
6 uma ningacindezeli umfokazi, nentandane, nomfelokazi, ningachithi igazi elingenacala kule ndawo, futhi ningalandeli abanye onkulunkulu ukuba nilimale,
7 ngiyakunakhisa kule ndawo ezweni engalinika oyihlo kusukela endulo kuze kube phakade.
8 Bhekani, niyethemba emazwini amanga angenakusiza.
9 “ ‘Niyakweba yini, nibulale, niphinge, nifunge amanga, nimshisele uBali impepho, nilandele abanye onkulunkulu eningabazanga,
10 bese nifika nime ngaphambi kwami kule ndlu ebizwe ngegama lami, nithi: “Sophuliwe” — nize nenze zonke lezi zinengiso, na?
11 Le ndlu ebizwe ngegama lami isiphenduke umhume wabaphangi emehlweni enu na? Bhekani, nami ngiyakubona, usho uJehova.
12 “ ‘Kepha hambani niye endaweni yami eShilo, lapho ngalibeka khona igama lami kuqala, nibone engakwenzayo kuyo ngenxa yobubi babantu bami u-Israyeli.
13 Manje ngokuba niyenzile yonke le misebenzi, usho uJehova, ningalalelanga, noma ngakhuluma njalonjalo, nganibiza, ningaphendulanga,
14 ngiyakwenza kule ndlu ebizwe ngegama lami nenithemba kuyo, nakule ndawo enganinika yona nina nawoyihlo, njengalokho ngenza kulo iShilo.
15 Ngiyakunilahla ebusweni bami, njengalokho ngabalahla bonke abafowenu, yonke inzalo yakwa-Efrayimi.’
16 “Wena-ke ungakhulekeli laba bantu, ungabaphakamiseli ukukhala nomkhuleko, ungabanxuseli kimi, ngokuba angiyikuzwa.
17 Awuboni ukuthi benzani emizini yakwaJuda nasezitaladini zaseJerusalema na?
18 Abantwana batheza izinkuni, oyise baphemba umlilo, abesifazane baxova inhlama ukuba benzele inkosikazi yezulu amaqebelengwane, bathululele abanye onkulunkulu umnikelo wokuphuzwa ukuba bangicunule.
19 Kepha yimi abangicunulayo yini, usho uJehova: akusibo, buze bujabhe ubuso babo, na?
20 “ ‘Ngalokho isho njalo iNkosi uNkulunkulu, ithi: Bheka, intukuthelo yami nokufutheka kwami kuyakuthululwa kule ndawo phezu kwabantu, naphezu kwezinkomo, naphezu kwemithi yasendle, naphezu kwezithelo zomhlaba, kuvuthe kungacimi.
21 “ ‘Usho kanje uJehova Sebawoti, uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli: Thasiselani iminikelo yenu yokushiswa emihlatshelweni yenu, nidle inyama.
22 Ngokuba angikhulumanga koyihlo, angibayalelanga ngezindaba zeminikelo nemihlatshelo mhla ngibakhipha ezweni laseGibithe,
23 kepha ngabayala kuphela le nto yokuthi: Lalelani izwi lami, ngiyakuba nguNkulunkulu wenu, nina nibe ngabantu bami, nihambe ngezindlela zonke enganiyala ngazo ukuba kube kuhle kini.
24 Kepha abalalelanga, ababekanga izindlebe zabo, kepha bahamba ngamacebo abo nangenkani yezinhliziyo zabo ezimbi; bahlehla, abayanga phambili.
25 Kusukela osukwini oyihlo abaphuma ngalo ezweni laseGibithe kuze kube namuhla ngithumile kini zonke izinceku zami abaprofethi, ngibathuma imihla ngemihla njalonjalo.
26 Nokho abangilalelanga, ababekanga izindlebe zabo, kepha benza lukhuni izintamo zabo; benza kabi kunawoyise.’
27 “Uyakukhuluma onke lawo mazwi kubo, kepha abayikukulalela; uyakubabiza, kepha abayikukuphendula.
28 Uyakuthi kubo: ‘Yilesi sizwe esingalilalelanga izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu waso, singamukelanga ukulaywa; iqiniso libhubhile, linqunyiwe emlonyeni waso.
29 Gunda izinwele zakho, Jerusalema, uzilahle, wenze isililo emadulini angenalutho, ngokuba uJehova usalile, wasilahla isizukulwane sentukuthelo yakhe.
30 “ ‘Ngokuba abantwana bakwaJuda benzile okubi emehlweni ami, usho uJehova; bazibekile izinengiso zabo endlini ebizwe ngegama lami zokuba bayingcolise.
31 Bakhile izindawo eziphakemeyo zaseThofeti ezisesigodini sendodana kaHinomu ukuba bashise amadodana abo namadodakazi abo ngomlilo, engingakuyalelanga nokungangenanga enhliziyweni yami.
32 Ngalokho bheka, izinsuku ziyeza, usho uJehova, elingasayikubizwa ngazo ngokuthi iThofeti nesigodi sendodana kaHinomu kepha isiGodi Sokubulala, ngokuba bayakumbela eThofeti, lokhu ingekho enye indawo.
33 Izidumbu zalaba bantu ziyakuba ngukudla kwezinyoni zezulu nokwezilwane zomhlaba; akakho oyakuzesabisa.
34 Ngiyakuthulisa emizini yakwaJuda nasezitaladini zaseJerusalema izwi lokujabula nezwi lokuthokoza, izwi lomyeni nezwi lomakoti, ngokuba izwe liyakuba yincithakalo.