1 Super custodiam meam stabo et consistam super speculam et contemplabor, ut videam quid dicat mihi et quid respondeat ad querelam meam.
2 Et respondit mihi Dominus et dixit: "Scribe visum et explana eum super tabulas, ut percurrat, qui legerit eum.
3 Quia adhuc visus ad tempus constitutum, sed anhelat in finem et non mentietur; si moram fecerit, exspecta illum, quia veniens veniet et non tardabit.
4 Ecce languidus, in quo non est anima recta; iustus autem in fide sua vivet".
5 Et profecto divitiae decipiunt virum superbum, et non perveniet ad finem; qui dilatat quasi infernus fauces suas et ipse quasi mors et non adimpletur: et congregat ad se omnes gentes et coacervat ad se omnes populos.
6 Numquid non omnes isti super eum parabolam sument et loquelam aenigmatum dicentes: "Vae ei, qui multiplicat non sua - usquequo? C et aggravat pignora super se!".
7 Numquid non repente consurgent, qui mordeant te, et evigilabunt agitantes te, et eris in rapinam eis?
8 Quia tu spoliasti gentes multas, spoliabunt te omnes, qui reliqui fuerint de populis; propter sanguinem hominum et oppressionem terrae, civitatum et omnium habitantium in eis.
9 Vae, qui congregat lucrum iniustum in malum domui suae, ut ponat in excelso nidum suum et salvet se de manu mali!
10 Consilium cepisti in confusionem domui tuae concidendi populos multos et peccasti in animam tuam.
11 Quia lapis de pariete clamabit, et trabes de contignatione respondebit ei.
12 Vae, qui aedificat civitatem in sanguinibus et condit urbem in iniquitate!
13 Numquid non haec a Domino sunt exercituum, ut laborent populi pro igne, et gentes in vacuum fatigentur?
14 Quia replebitur terra cognitione gloriae Domini, sicut aquae operiunt mare.
15 Vae, qui potum dat amico suo mittens venenum suum et inebrians eum, ut aspiciat nuditatem eius!
16 Repleris ignominia pro gloria; bibe tu quoque et denudare! Transibit ad te calix dexterae Domini, et veniet ignominia super gloriam tuam.
17 Quia vastitas Libani operiet te, et miseria animalium deterrebit te propter sanguinem hominum et oppressionem terrae, civitatum et omnium habitantium in eis.
18 Quid prodest sculptile, quia sculpsit illud fictor suus; conflatile et oraculum mendax, quia speravit in figmento fictor eius, ut faceret simulacra muta?
19 Vae, qui dicit ligno: "Expergiscere!", "Surge!" lapidi tacenti! Numquid ipse docere poterit? Ecce iste coopertus est auro et argento, et omnis spiritus non est in visceribus eius.
20 Dominus autem in templo sancto suo; sileat a facie eius omnis terra.
King James Version
1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
5 ¶ Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:
6 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?
8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.
9 ¶ Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.
11 For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.
12 ¶ Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!
13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?
14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
15 ¶ Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD'S right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.
17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, which made them afraid, because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.
18 ¶ What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.