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A lamentation for Israel


5:1 Y‘all hear this word that I
recite over you, in lamentation, O house of Israel.
5:2 The virgin of Israel has fallen; she won’t rise again : she is forsaken on her land; there is no one to lift her up.
5:3 For so says Adonaiאֲדֹנָי
Hebrew pronunciation: [ʾăḏōnāy], lit. transl. My Lords, Pluralis majestatis taken as singular) is the possessive form of adon (“Lord”), along with the first-person singular pronoun enclitic. As with Elohim, Adonai’s grammatical form is usually explained as a plural of majesty.For more info click here
YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
; The city that goes out by a thousand shall have one hundred left, and that which goes out by one hundred shall ten left, in the house of Israel.

An exhortation to repentance


5:4 For so says YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
to the house of Israel, Y’all seek Me, and y’all shall live:
5:5 But don’t seek Bethelבֵּית אֵל
romanized: Bēṯ ‘Ēl, “House of El” or “House of God” at first called changed by Jacob/Israel click here
, don’t enter Gilgalגִּלְגָּל
Transliteration: gilgāl Pronunciation ghil-gawl’ Gilgal = “a wheel, rolling” also known as Galgala or Galgalatokai of the 12 Stones (Greek: Γαλαγα or Γαλγαλατοκαι Δωδεκαλίθων, Dōdekalithōn) Gilgal = “a wheel, rolling” For more info click here
, and don’t pass into Beershebaבְּאֵר שֶׁבַע
romanized: Bəʾēr Ševaʿ, or Beer Sheva, officially Be’er-Sheva lit. ’Well of the Oath or Well of the Seven’click here
: because Gilgalגִּלְגָּל
Transliteration: gilgāl Pronunciation ghil-gawl’ Gilgal = “a wheel, rolling” also known as Galgala or Galgalatokai of the 12 Stones (Greek: Γαλαγα or Γαλγαλατοκαι Δωδεκαλίθων, Dōdekalithōn) Gilgal = “a wheel, rolling” For more info click here
shall surely go into captivity, and Bethelבֵּית אֵל
romanized: Bēṯ ‘Ēl, “House of El” or “House of God” at first called changed by Jacob/Israel click here
shall be for nothing.
5:6 Seek YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and y’all shall live; lest He burn through
the house of Josephיוֹסֵף
Yosef Meaning: Jehovah shall add, God will add, taken away or praise, fame taken away. For more info click here
like a fire, and consume, and there is no one to quench it in Bethelבֵּית אֵל
romanized: Bēṯ ‘Ēl, “House of El” or “House of God” at first called changed by Jacob/Israel click here
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5:7 Y’all who turn judgment to wormwood, and lay righteousness on the ground,
5:8 He that made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and He makes the day dark with night: who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the face of the earth: YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
is His name:
5:9 That strengthens the robbed one over the strong, so that the robbed one shall prevail over the fortress.
5:10 Those hate him that admonishes by the gate, and they despise him that speaks purely.
5:11 So because you trample on the poor, and y’all take tribute
of grain from him: y’all have built houses of hewn stone, but y’all shall not live in them; y’all have planted delightful vineyards, but y’all shall not drink wine from them.
5:12 Because I know your many transgressions and your mighty sins: afflicting the righteous, taking of a bribe, and they turning aside the poor in the gate.
5:13 So the wise man keeps silence in that time; for it is the time of evil.
5:14 Seek good, and not evil, that y’all may live: and so YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, El Hai-Tzevaothאֱלֹהֵי־צְבָאוֹת
“Living El” (EL=God Hai= life or living) Of Hosts tsâbâʼ, tsaw-baw’ = Armies
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, shall be with you, like y’all have spoken.
5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish justice in the gate: it may be that YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
El Hai-Tzevaothאֱלֹהֵי־צְבָאוֹת
“Living El” (EL=God Hai= life or living) Of Hosts tsâbâʼ, tsaw-baw’ = Armies or legions
For more info click here
will be grant favor to the remnant of Josephיוֹסֵף
Yosef Meaning: Jehovah shall add, God will add, taken away or praise, fame taken away. For more info click here
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5:16 So YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, El Hai-Tzevaothאֱלֹהֵי־צְבָאוֹת
“Living El” (EL=God Hai= life or living) Of Hosts tsâbâʼ, tsaw-baw’ = Armies or legions
For more info click here
, Adonaiאֲדֹנָי
Hebrew pronunciation: [ʾăḏōnāy], lit. transl. My Lords, Pluralis majestatis taken as singular) is the possessive form of adon (“Lord”), along with the first-person singular pronoun enclitic. As with Elohim, Adonai’s grammatical form is usually explained as a plural of majesty.For more info click here
, says this; Wailing [shall be] in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the plowman (or farmer) to the mourning, and such as are skilled in
wailing to lamentation.
5:17 And
wailing shall be in all vineyards: for I will pass among you, says YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
!
5:18 Woe to you that desire the day of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
! to what [is] it for you? The day of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
is darkness, and not light.
5:19 [Its] like when a man flees from a lion, and a bear meets him; and when gets into the house, and leans his hand on the wall, and a snake bites him.
5:20 [Shall] not the day of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
[be] darkness, and not light? even blackness, without a glimmer?
5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I won’t smell your solemn assemblies.
5:22 Though y’all offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I won’t accept them: nor will I regard the peaceשָׁלוֹם
Transliteration šālôm Pronunciation shaw-lome’ shalom – completeness, soundness, welfare, peace, be well, prosperity For more info click here
offerings of your fat animals.
5:23 Take t
he noise of your songs away from me ; I will not hear the music of your lutes.
5:24 But let judgment roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.
5:25 Have y’all offered sacrifices to Me and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
5:26 But y’all have borne the tabernacle of your king and Chiun your images, and the Kochav your god, which y’all made for yourselves.
5:27 So I will exile you beyond Damascus, says YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, whose name is El Hai-Tzevaothאֱלֹהֵי־צְבָאוֹת
“Living El” (EL=God Hai= life or living) Of Hosts tsâbâʼ, tsaw-baw’ = Armies or legions
For more info click here
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