1 This is the Book of the Commands of Elohim,
and the Torah that endures forever;
All those who guard it shall attain ḥai;
But those who leave it shall die.
2 Turn, O Ya’aqoḇ, and take hold of it;
Walk in the presence of its light, that you may be illuminated.
3 Do not give your esteem to another,
Nor those which bring you profit to a foreign nation.
4 O Yisra’ĕl, baruḵ are we;
For those who are pleasing to Elohim have been made known to us!
5 Take courage my people, the remembrance of Yisra’ĕl.
6 You were sold to the nations, not for destruction;
But because you moved Elohim to wrath, you were delivered unto your enemies.
7 For you provoked He who made you by offering to demons,
And not to Elohim.
8 You have forgotten the everlasting Elohim, who raised you up;
And you have grieved Yerushalayim, who nursed you.
9 For when she saw the wrath of Elohim coming upon you, she said,
“Hear, O you who dwell around Tsiyon,
Elohim has brought upon me great mourning;
10 For I saw the captivity of my sons and daughters,
Which the Everlasting brought upon them.
11 “With joy I nourished them;
But sent them away with weeping and mourning.
12 “Let no man rejoice over me, a widow, and forsaken by many,
Who for the sins of my children am left laid waste;
Because they departed from the Torah of Elohim.
13 “They did not know His Torot, nor walk in the Way of his Commands,
Nor trod in the paths of discipline in His righteousness.
14 “Let those who dwell around Tsiyon come,
And remember the captivity of my sons and daughters,
Which the Everlasting has brought upon them.
15 “For He has brought a nation upon them from afar,
A shameless nation, and of a foreign language,
Who neither reverered old men, nor shown compassion to children.
16 “These have carried away the dearly beloved children of the widow,
And left she who was alone lying waste without daughters.
17 “But how shall I help you?
18 For He who brought these plagues upon you delivers you from the hands of your enemies.
19 “Go your way, O my children, go your way;
For I am left laid waste!
20 “I have put off the garments of peace,
And put upon myself the sackcloth of my prayer.
I cry to the Everlasting in my days.
21 “Be of good cheer O my children,
Cry unto 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and He shall deliver you from the strength and hand of your enemies.
22 “For my expectancy is in the Everlasting, that He shall save you;
And joy has come to me from the Qadosh One,
Because of the kindness which shall soon come to you from the Everlasting, our Saviour.
23 “For I sent you out with mourning and weeping,
But Elohim shall give you to me again with joy and gladness forever.
24 “For as the neighbours of Tsiyon have seen your captivity:
So shall they soon see your salvation from our Elohim,
Which shall come upon you with great esteem, and brightness of the Everlasting.
25 “My children, patiently endure the wrath that has come upon you from Elohim;
For your enemy has persecuted you;
But shortly you shall see his destruction, And shall tread upon his neck.
26 “My delicate ones have gone rough ways,
And were taken away as a flock caught by the enemy.
27 “Be of good comfort, O my children, and cry unto Elohim;
For you shall be remembered by He who brought these upon you.
28 “For as it was your heart to go astray from Elohim;
So, being returned, seek Him ten times more.
29 “For He who has brought these plagues upon you,
Brings you everlasting joy with your deliverance.”
30 Take courage, O Yerushalayim;
For He who gave you that name shall comfort you.
31 Those who afflicted you, and rejoiced at your fall are wretched.
32 The cities that your children served are wretched.
She who received your sons is wretched.
33 For as she rejoiced at your ruin, and was glad of your fall;
So she shall be grieved when she is laid waste.
34 For I shall take away the rejoicing of her great crowd,
And her pride shall be turned into mourning.
35 For long lasting fire shall come upon her from the Everlasting;
And she shall be a dwelling of demons for a long time.
36 O Yerushalayim, look around you toward the East,
And see the joy that comes to you from Elohim.
37 See, your sons come, whom you sent away,
They come gathered together from the east to the west by the word of the Qadosh One,
Rejoicing in the esteem of Elohim.