1 Et clamavit in auribus meis voce magna dicens: "Appro pinquaverunt visitationes urbis, et unusquisque vas interfectionis habet in manu sua".
2 Et ecce sex viri veniebant de via portae superioris, quae respicit ad aquilonem, et uniuscuiusque vas interitus in manu eius; vir quoque unus in medio eorum vestitus lineis, et atramentarium scriptoris ad renes eius; et ingressi sunt et steterunt iuxta altare aereum.
3 Et gloria Dei Israel elevata est de cherub, super quem erat, ad limen domus; et vocavit virum, qui indutus erat lineis et atramentarium scriptoris habebat in lumbis suis.
4 Et dixit Dominus ad eum: "Transi per mediam civitatem in medio Ierusalem et signa thau super frontes virorum gementium et dolentium super cunctis abominationibus, quae fiunt in medio eius".
5 Et illis dixit, audiente me: "Transite per civitatem sequentes eum et percutite; non parcat oculus vester, neque misereamini:
6 senem, adulescentulum et virginem et parvulum et mulieres interficite usque ad internecionem; omnem autem, super quem videritis thau, ne occidatis, et a sanctuario meo incipite". Coeperunt ergo a viris senioribus, qui erant ante faciem domus.
7 Et dixit ad eos: "Contaminate domum et implete atria interfectis. Egredimini". Et egressi sunt et percutiebant eos, qui erant in civitate.
8 Et caede completa, remansi ego ruique super faciem meam et clamans aio: "Heu, Domine Deus! Ergone disperdes omnes reliquias Israel, effundens furorem tuum super Ierusalem?".
9 Et dixit ad me: "Iniquitas domus Israel et Iudae magna est nimis valde; et repleta est terra sanguinibus, et civitas repleta est iniustitia. Dixerunt enim: "Dereliquit Dominus terram, et Dominus non videt";
10 igitur et meus non parcet oculus, neque miserebor: viam eorum super caput eorum reddam".
11 Et ecce vir, qui indutus erat lineis, qui habebat atramentarium in lumbis suis, respondit verbum dicens: "Feci, sicut praecepisti mihi".
King James Version
1 He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar.
3 And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side;
4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
5 ¶ And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.
8 ¶ And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.
10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.
11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.