1 Et factum est in anno sep timo, in quinto mense, in de cima mensis, venerunt viri de senioribus Israel, ut interrogarent Dominum, et sederunt coram me.
2 Et factus est sermo Domini ad me dicens:
3 "Fili hominis, loquere senioribus Israel et dices ad eos: Haec dicit Dominus Deus: Num ad interrogandum me vos venistis? Vivo ego, quia non respondebo vobis, ait Dominus Deus.
4 Numquid iudicabis eos, numquid iudicabis, fili hominis? Abominationes patrum eorum ostende eis.
5 Et dices ad eos: Haec dicit Dominus Deus: In die qua elegi Israel et levavi manum meam pro stirpe domus Iacob et apparui eis in terra Aegypti et levavi manum meam pro eis dicens: Ego Dominus Deus vester;
6 in die illa levavi manum meam pro eis, ut educerem eos de terra Aegypti in terram, quam provideram eis fluentem lacte et melle, quae est egregia inter omnes terras.
7 Et dixi ad eos: Unusquisque abominationes oculorum suorum abiciat, et in idolis Aegypti nolite pollui: ego Dominus Deus vester.
8 Et irritaverunt me nolueruntque me audire; unusquisque abominationes oculorum suorum non proiecit, nec idola Aegypti reliquerunt. Et dixi, ut effunderem indignationem meam super eos et consummarem iram meam in eis in medio terrae Aegypti.
9 Et feci propter nomen meum, ut non violaretur coram gentibus, in quarum medio erant, et inter quas apparui eis, ut educerem eos de terra Aegypti.
10 Eduxi ergo eos de terra Aegypti et duxi in desertum.
11 Et dedi eis praecepta mea et iudicia mea ostendi eis, quae faciat homo et vivat in eis.
12 Insuper et sabbata mea dedi eis, ut essent signum inter me et eos, et scirent quia ego Dominus sanctificans eos.
13 Et irritaverunt me domus Israel in deserto: in praeceptis meis non ambulaverunt et iudicia mea proiecerunt, quae faciens homo vivet in eis, et sabbata mea violaverunt vehementer. Dixi ergo, ut effunderem furorem meum super eos in deserto et consumerem eos.
14 Et feci propter nomen meum, ne violaretur coram gentibus, de quibus eduxi eos in conspectu earum.
15 Attamen ego levavi quoque manum meam super eos in deserto, ne inducerem eos in terram, quam dedi eis fluentem lacte et melle, praecipuam terrarum omnium;
16 quia iudicia mea proiecerunt et in praeceptis meis non ambulaverunt et sabbata mea violaverunt, post idola enim sua cor eorum gradiebatur.
17 Et pepercit oculus meus super eos, ut non interficerem eos; nec consumpsi eos in deserto.
18 Dixi autem ad filios eorum in solitudine: In praeceptis patrum vestrorum nolite incedere nec iudicia eorum custodiatis nec in idolis eorum polluamini.
19 Ego Dominus Deus vester. In praeceptis meis ambulate et iudicia mea custodite et facite ea
20 et sabbata mea sanctificate, ut sint signum inter me et vos, et sciatur quia ego Dominus Deus vester.
21 Et exacerbaverunt me filii; in praeceptis meis non ambulaverunt et iudicia mea non custodierunt, ut facerent ea, quae cum fecerit homo, vivet in eis, et sabbata mea violaverunt. Et comminatus sum, ut effunderem furorem meum super eos et consummarem iram meam in eis in deserto.
22 Averti autem manum meam et feci propter nomen meum, ut non violaretur coram gentibus, de quibus eduxi eos in oculis earum.
23 Iterum levavi manum meam in eos in solitudine, ut dispergerem illos in nationes et ventilarem in terras,
24 eo quod iudicia mea non fecissent et praecepta mea reprobassent et sabbata mea violassent et post idola patrum suorum fuissent oculi eorum.
25 Ergo et ego dedi eis praecepta non bona et iudicia, in quibus non vivent;
26 et pollui eos in muneribus suis, cum offerrent omne, quod aperit vulvam, ut horrorem eis incuterem, et sciant quia ego Dominus.
27 Quam ob rem loquere ad domum Israel, fili hominis, et dices ad eos: Haec dicit Dominus Deus: Adhuc et in hoc blasphemaverunt me patres vestri, cum sprevissent me contemnentes,
28 et induxissem eos in terram, super quam levavi manum meam, ut darem eis. Viderunt omnem collem excelsum et omne lignum nemorosum et immolaverunt ibi victimas suas et dederunt ibi irritationem oblationis suae et posuerunt ibi odorem suavitatis suae et libaverunt libationes suas.
29 Et dixi ad eos: Quid est excelsum, ad quod vos ingredimini? Et vocatum est nomen eius Excelsum usque ad hanc diem.
30 Propterea dic ad domum Israel: Haec dicit Dominus Deus: Certe in via patrum vestrorum vos polluimini et post offendicula eorum vos fornicamini
31 et in oblatione donorum vestrorum, cum traducitis filios vestros per ignem; vos polluimini in omnibus idolis vestris usque hodie, et ego respondebo vobis, domus Israel? Vivo ego, dicit Dominus Deus, quia non respondebo vobis.
32 Neque cogitatio mentis vestrae fiet dicentium: "Erimus sicut gentes et sicut cognationes terrarum, ut colamus ligna et lapides".
33 Vivo ego, dicit Dominus Deus, quoniam in manu forti et brachio extento et in furore effuso regnabo super vos.
34 Et educam vos de populis et congregabo vos de terris, in quibus dispersi estis; in manu valida et brachio extento et in furore effuso.
35 Et adducam vos in desertum populorum et iudicio contendam vobiscum ibi facie ad faciem.
36 Sicut iudicio contendi adversum patres vestros in deserto terrae Aegypti, sic iudicio contendam vobiscum, dicit Dominus Deus,
37 et transire vos faciam sub baculo meo et inducam vos in vinculis foederis.
38 Et segregabo de vobis transgressores et impios et de terra incolatus eorum educam eos, et terram Israel non ingredientur, et scietis quia ego Dominus.
39 Et vos, domus Israel, haec dicit Dominus Deus: Singuli post idola vestra ambulate et servite eis. Sed postea nonne audietis me et nomen meum sanctum non polluetis ultra in muneribus vestris et in idolis vestris?
40 In monte enim sancto meo, in monte excelso Israel, ait Dominus Deus, ibi serviet mihi omnis domus Israel: omnes, inquam, in terra, in qua placebunt mihi; et ibi quaeram donaria vestra et primitias oblationum vestrarum in omnibus sanctificationibus vestris.
41 In odorem suavitatis suscipiam vos, cum eduxero vos de populis et congregavero vos de terris, in quas dispersi estis, et sanctificabor in vobis in oculis nationum.
42 Et scietis quia ego Dominus, cum induxero vos ad terram Israel, in terram, pro qua levavi manum meam, ut darem eam patribus vestris.
43 Et recordabimini ibi viarum vestrarum et omnium scelerum vestrorum, quibus polluti estis, et displicebitis vobis in conspectu vestro in omnibus malitiis vestris, quas fecistis.
44 Et scietis quia ego Dominus, cum benefecero vobis propter nomen meum, non secundum vias vestras malas neque secundum scelera vestra pessima, domus Israel", ait Dominus Deus.
King James Version
1 And it came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to enquire of the LORD, and sat before me.
2 Then came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,
3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye come to enquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
4 Wilt thou judge them, son of man, wilt thou judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:
5 ¶ And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God;
6 In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:
7 Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
8 But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I will pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
9 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.
10 ¶ Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness.
11 And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.
12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
13 But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
14 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.
15 Yet also I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;
16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.
17 Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.
18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
19 I am the LORD your God; walk in my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them;
20 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
21 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
22 Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth.
23 I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries;
24 Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers' idols.
25 Wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live;
26 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the LORD.
27 ¶ Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed me, in that they have committed a trespass against me.
28 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill, and all the thick trees, and they offered there their sacrifices, and there they presented the provocation of their offering: there also they made their sweet savour, and poured out there their drink offerings.
29 Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto ye go? And the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.
30 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after their abominations?
31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
32 And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.
33 ¶ As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:
34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.
37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:
38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols.
40 For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.
41 I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.
42 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.
43 And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.
44 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have wrought with you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
45 ¶ Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
46 Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
48 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.
49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?