1 Et venerunt ad me viri seniorum Israel et sederunt coram me.
2 Et factus est sermo Domini ad me dicens:
3 "Fili hominis, viri isti posuerunt idola sua in cordibus suis et scandalum iniquitatis suae statuerunt contra faciem suam; numquid interrogatus respondebo eis?
4 Propter hoc loquere eis et dices ad eos: Haec dicit Dominus Deus: Omnis homo de domo Israel, qui posuerit idola sua in corde suo et scandalum iniquitatis suae statuerit contra faciem suam et venerit ad prophetam interrogans per eum me, ego Dominus respondebo ei per me pro multitudine idolorum suorum,
5 ut capiam domum Israel in corde suo, quo recesserunt a me in cunctis idolis suis.
6 Propterea dic ad domum Israel: Haec dicit Dominus Deus: Convertimini et recedite ab idolis vestris et ab universis contaminationibus vestris avertite facies vestras.
7 Quia omnis homo de domo Israel et de advenis, quicumque advena fuerit in Israel, si alienatus fuerit a me et posuerit idola sua in corde suo et scandalum iniquitatis suae statuerit contra faciem suam et venerit ad prophetam, ut interroget per eum me, ego Dominus respondebo ei per me;
8 et ponam faciem meam contra hominem illum et faciam eum in exemplum et in proberbium et disperdam eum de medio populi mei, et scietis quia ego Dominus.
9 Et propheta cum erraverit et locutus fuerit verbum, ego Dominus decepi prophetam illum et extendam manum meam contra eum et delebo eum de medio populi mei Israel.
10 Et portabunt iniquitatem suam: sicut iniquitas interrogantis, sic et iniquitas prophetae erit,
11 ut non erret ultra domus Israel a me neque polluatur in universis praevaricationibus suis, sed sit mihi in populum, et ego sim eis in Deum", ait Dominus Deus.
12 Et factus est sermo Domini ad me dicens:
13 "Fili hominis, terra cum peccaverit mihi, ut praevaricetur praevaricans, extendam manum meam super eam et conteram virgam panis eius et immittam in eam famem et interficiam de ea hominem et iumentum;
14 et si fuerint tres viri isti in medio eius, Noe, Danel et Iob, ipsi iustitia sua liberabunt animas suas, ait Dominus Deus.
15 Quod si et bestias pessimas induxero super terram, ut absque liberis faciant eam, et fuerit deserta, in qua nullus pertranseat propter bestias,
16 tres viri isti si fuerint in ea, vivo ego, dicit Dominus Deus, quia nec filios nec filias liberabunt, sed ipsi soli liberabuntur, terra autem desolabitur.
17 Vel si gladium induxero super terram illam et dixero gladio: Transi per terram, et interfecero de ea hominem et iumentum,
18 et tres viri isti fuerint in medio eius, vivo ego, dicit Dominus Deus, non liberabunt filios neque filias, sed ipsi soli liberabuntur.
19 Vel si pestilentiam immisero super terram illam et effudero indignationem meam super eam in sanguine, ut auferam ex ea hominem et iumentum,
20 et Noe et Danel et Iob fuerint in medio eius, vivo ego, dicit Dominus Deus, quia filium et filiam non liberabunt, sed ipsi iustitia sua liberabunt animas suas.
21 Quoniam haec dicit Dominus Deus: Quod si et quattuor iudicia mea pessima, gladium et famem et bestias malas et pestilentiam misero in Ierusalem, ut interficiam de ea hominem et pecus,
22 tamen relinquetur in ea salvatio educentium filios et filias: ecce ipsi egredientur ad vos, et videbitis viam eorum et opera eorum et consolabimini super malo, quod induxi in Ierusalem in omnibus, quae importavi super eam.
23 Et consolabuntur vos, cum videritis viam eorum et opera eorum, et cognoscetis quod non frustra fecerim omnia, quae feci in ea", ait Dominus Deus.
King James Version
1 Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
2 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols;
5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
6 ¶ Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:
8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;
11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be polluted any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord GOD.
12 ¶ The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
13 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:
14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.
15 ¶ If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts:
16 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.
17 ¶ Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:
18 Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters, but they only shall be delivered themselves.
19 ¶ Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast:
20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
21 For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?
22 ¶ Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it.
23 And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.