1 Oraculum Damasci." Ecce Damascus desinet esse civitas et erit sicut acervus ruinarum.
2 Derelictae civitates Aroer gregibus erunt; et requiescent ibi, et non erit qui exterreat.
3 Et auferetur munimentum ab Ephraim et regnum a Damasco, et reliquiae Syriae sicut gloria filiorum Israel erunt, dicit Dominus exercituum.
4 Et erit in die illa: attenuabitur gloria Iacob, et pinguedo carnis eius marcescet;
5 et erit, sicut cum messor arripit culmos, et brachium eius spicas legit; et erit, sicut cum quis quaerit spicas in valle Raphaim.
6 Et relinquetur in eo racemus, et sicut cum excutitur olea: duae vel tres olivae in summitate rami sive quattuor aut quinque in cacuminibus arboris fructiferae", dicit Dominus Deus Israel.
7 In die illa attendet homo ad factorem suum, et oculi eius ad Sanctum Israel respicient;
8 et non attendet ad altaria, quae fecerunt manus eius, et quae operati sunt digiti eius; non respiciet lucos et thymiateria.
9 In die illa erunt civitates fortitudinis eius derelictae, sicut civitates, quas dereliquerunt Hevaei et Amorraei a facie filiorum Israel; et erit desolatio,
10 quia oblita es Dei salutis tuae et petrae fortitudinis tuae non es recordata: propterea plantabis plantationes iucundas et germen alienum seminabis.
11 In ipso die plantationis tuae saepies eas et mane semen tuum florere facies; evanescet messis in die penuriae, et dolor insanabilis erit.
12 Heu!, strepitus populorum multorum; strepunt quasi strepitu maris, et tumultus turbarum quasi sonitu aquarum sonabunt.
13 Sonabunt populi sicut sonitus aquarum inundantium, et increpabit eum, et fugiet procul; et rapietur sicut pulvis montium a facie venti et sicut turbo coram tempestate.
14 In tempore vespere, et ecce turbatio, ante matutinum non subsistet: haec est pars eorum, qui vastaverunt nos, et sors diripientium nos.
King James Version
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
6 ¶ Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
9 ¶ In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12 ¶ Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.