1 Noli laetari, Israel; noli exsultare sicut populi, quia fornicatus es a Deo tuo, dilexisti mercedem super omnes areas tritici.
2 Area et torcular non pascet eos, et vinum mentietur eis.
3 Non manebunt in terra Domini: revertetur Ephraim in Aegyptum, et in Assyria pollutum comedent.
4 Non libabunt Domino vinum, et non placebunt ei sacrificia eorum; quasi panis lugentium erunt eis: omnes, qui comedent eum, contaminabuntur, quia panis eorum erit tantummodo pro vita ipsorum; non intrabit in domum Domini.
5 Quid facietis in die sollemni, in die festivitatis Domini?
6 Ecce enim profecti sunt a vastitate; Aegyptus congregabit eos, Memphis sepeliet eos: desiderabile argentum eorum urtica hereditabit, spina in tabernaculis eorum.
7 Venerunt dies visitationis, venerunt dies retributionis: sciat Israel! "Stultus - clamet - est propheta; insanus vir spiritalis". Secundum multitudinem iniquitatis tuae multae sunt inimicitiae tuae.
8 Speculatur Ephraim, populus Dei mei, prophetam; laqueus aucupis super omnes vias eius, inimicitiae in ipsa domo Dei eius.
9 Profunde peccaverunt sicut in diebus Gabaa; recordabitur iniquitatis eorum et visitabit peccata eorum.
10 Quasi uvas in deserto inveni Israel, quasi prima poma ficulneae in initio eius vidi patres vestros; ipsi autem intraverunt ad Baalphegor et se consecraverunt Confusioni et facti sunt abominabiles sicut id, quod dilexerunt.
11 Ephraim quasi avis avolabit gloria eorum, a partu et ab utero et a conceptu.
12 Quod si et enutrierint filios suos, absque liberis eos faciam, absque hominibus; sed et vae eis, cum recessero ab eis!
13 Ephraim, ut vidi, in venationem posuit sibi filios suos, et Ephraim educit ad interfectorem filios suos.
14 "Da eis, Domine! Quid dabis eis? Da eis vulvam sine liberis et ubera arentia!".
15 Omnes nequitiae eorum in Galgala, profecto ibi exosos habui eos. Propter malitiam operum eorum de domo mea eiciam eos. Non addam ut diligam eos; omnes principes eorum rebelles.
16 Percussus est Ephraim, radix eorum exsiccata est, fructum nequaquam facient; quod si et genuerint, interficiam amantissima uteri eorum".
17 Abiciet eos Deus meus, quia non audierunt eum; et erunt vagi in nationibus.
King James Version
1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.
2 The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her.
3 They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.
4 They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD.
5 What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?
6 For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles.
7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
8 The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God.
9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.
10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baal-peor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.
11 As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!
13 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
14 Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.
16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.
17 My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.