1 Et factum est verbum Do mini ad me dicens:
2 "Et tu, fili hominis, num iudicas, num iudicas civitatem sanguinum?
3 Et ostendes ei omnes abominationes suas et dices: Haec dicit Dominus Deus: Civitas effundens sanguinem in medio sui, ut veniat tempus eius et, quae fecit idola contra semetipsam, ut pollueretur.
4 In sanguine tuo, qui a te effusus est, deliquisti; et in idolis tuis, quae fecisti, polluta es; et appropinquare fecisti dies tuos et adduxisti tempus annorum tuorum. Propterea dedi te opprobrium gentibus et irrisionem universis terris.
5 Quae iuxta sunt et quae procul a te, triumphabunt de te, sordibus famosa, grandis tumultu.
6 Ecce principes Israel singuli pro brachio suo fuerunt in te ad effundendum sanguinem.
7 Pater et mater contempti sunt in te, advena oppressus est in medio tui, pupillum et viduam afflixerunt apud te.
8 Sanctuaria mea sprevisti et sabbata mea profanasti.
9 Viri detractores fuerunt in te ad effundendum sanguinem et super montes comederunt in te; scelus operati sunt in medio tui.
10 Verecundiora patris discooperuerunt in te, immunditiam menstruatae humiliaverunt in te;
11 et unus in uxorem proximi sui operatus est abominationem, et alter nurum suam polluit nefarie; frater sororem suam, filiam patris sui, oppressit in te.
12 Munera acceperunt apud te ad effundendum sanguinem, usuram et fenus accepisti et avare proximos tuos calumniabaris meique oblita es, ait Dominus Deus.
13 Ecce complosi manus meas super lucrum tuum, quod fecisti, et super sanguinem, qui effusus est in medio tui.
14 Numquid sustinebit cor tuum, aut praevalebunt manus tuae in diebus, quos ego faciam tibi? Ego Dominus locutus sum et faciam;
15 et dispergam te in nationes et ventilabo te in terras et deficere faciam immunditiam tuam a te:
16 et profanabo me in te in conspectu gentium, et scies quia ego Dominus".
17 Et factum est verbum Domini ad me dicens:
18 "Fili hominis, versa est mihi domus Israel in scoriam; omnes isti argentum et aes et stannum et ferrum et plumbum in medio fornacis, scoria facti sunt.
19 Propterea haec dicit Dominus Deus: Eo quod versi estis omnes in scoriam, propterea ecce ego congregabo vos in medio Ierusalem
20 congregatione argenti et aeris et ferri et plumbi et stanni in medio fornacis, ut succendatur in ea ignis ad conflandum: sic congregabo in furore meo et in ira mea et ponam et conflabo vos
21 et congregabo vos et succendam vos in igne furoris mei, et conflabimini in medio eius.
22 Ut conflatur argentum in medio fornacis, sic conflabimini in medio eius; et scietis quia ego Dominus effuderim indignationem meam super vos".
23 Et factum est verbum Domini ad me dicens:
24 "Fili hominis, dic ei: Tu es terra, super quam non cecidit pluvia neque imber in die furoris,
25 cuius duces in medio eius sicut leo rugiens capiensque praedam: animas devoraverunt, opes et pretium acceperunt, viduas eius multiplicaverunt in medio illius.
26 Sacerdotes eius contempserunt legem meam et polluerunt sanctuaria mea, inter sanctum et profanum non habuerunt distantiam et inter pollutum et mundum non docuerunt distinguere et a sabbatis meis averterunt oculos suos, et coinquinabar in medio eorum.
27 Principes eius in medio illius quasi lupi rapientes praedam ad effundendum sanguinem et perdendas animas et avare sectanda lucra.
28 Prophetae autem eius liniebant eis omnia calce, videntes vana et divinantes eis mendacium, dicentes: "Haec dicit Dominus Deus", cum Dominus non sit locutus.
29 Populus terrae calumniabatur calumniam et rapiebat violenter; egenum et pauperem affligebant et advenam opprimebant absque iudicio.
30 Et quaesivi de eis virum, qui interponeret saepem et staret in confractione contra me pro terra, ne dissiparem eam, et non inveni.
31 Et effudi super eos indignationem meam, in igne irae meae consumpsi eos, viam eorum in caput eorum reddidi", ait Dominus Deus.
King James Version
1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt shew her all her abominations.
3 Then say thou, Thus saith the Lord GOD, The city sheddeth blood in the midst of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols against herself to defile herself.
4 Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou hast made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries.
5 Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art infamous and much vexed.
6 Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.
7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
8 Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.
9 In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.
10 In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.
11 And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter.
12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.
13 ¶ Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.
14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.
15 And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.
16 And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
17 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
18 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
20 As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you.
21 Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof.
22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you.
23 ¶ And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.