1 Oraculum vallis Visionis. Quidnam tibi est, quia ascendisti omnis in tecta,
2 clamoris plena, urbs tumultuans, civitas exsultans? Interfecti tui non interfecti gladio nec mortui in bello;
3 cuncti principes tui fugerunt simul sine arcu capti; omnes, qui inventi sunt, capti sunt simul, procul fugerunt.
4 Propterea dixi: "Recedite a me, amare flebo; nolite incumbere, ut consolemini me super vastitate filiae populi mei".
5 Dies enim confusionis et conculcationis et fletus Domino, Deo exercituum, in valle Visionis, eversio murorum et vociferatio ad montem.
6 Et Elam sumpsit pharetram, in agmine hominum equitum, et Cir nudavit clipeum.
7 Et electae valles tuae plenae sunt quadrigarum, et equites ponunt sedes suas in porta.
8 Et revelatum est operimentum Iudae, et respexisti in die illa armamentarium domus Saltus;
9 et scissuras civitatis David vidistis, quia multiplicatae sunt; et congregastis aquas piscinae inferioris.
10 Et domos Ierusalem numerastis et destruxistis domos ad muniendum murum;
11 et lacum fecistis inter duos muros pro aqua piscinae veteris; sed non suspexistis ad eum, qui fecit haec, et eum, qui haec de longe formavit, non vidistis.
12 Et vocavit Dominus, Deus exercituum, in die illa ad fletum et ad planctum, ad calvitium et ad cingendum saccum;
13 et ecce gaudium et laetitia, occidere boves et iugulare pecus, comedere carnes et bibere vinum: "Comedamus et bibamus, cras enim moriemur".
14 Et revelatum est in auribus meis a Domino exercituum: "Certe non dimittetur iniquitas haec vobis, donec moriamini!", dicit Dominus, Deus exercituum.
15 Haec dicit Dominus, Deus exercituum: "Vade, ingredere ad procuratorem istum, ad Sobnam praepositum palatii:
16 "Quid tibi hic? Aut quis tibi hic, quia excidisti tibi hic sepulcrum?". Effodiens in excelso sepulcrum suum, excavabat in petra tabernaculum sibi.
17 Ecce Dominus vehementer proiciet te, homo, violenter te apprehendens.
18 In globum te convolvet glomerans; quasi pilam mittet te in terram latam et spatiosam: ibi morieris, et ibi erunt currus gloriae tuae, ignominia domus domini tui.
19 Et expellam te de statione tua et de ministerio tuo deponam te.
20 Et erit in die illa: vocabo servum meum Eliachim filium Helciae
21 et induam illum tunicam tuam et cingulo tuo cingam eum et potestatem tuam dabo in manu eius; et erit in patrem habitantibus Ierusalem et domui Iudae.
22 Et dabo clavem domus David super umerum eius; et aperiet, et non erit qui claudat; et claudet, et non erit qui aperiat.
23 Et figam illum paxillum in loco securo, et erit in solium gloriae domui patris sui.
24 Et suspendent super eum omnem gloriam domus patris sui, propagines et stirpes, omne vas parvulum, a pelvibus ad amphoras.
25 In die illa, dicit Dominus exercituum, auferetur paxillus, qui fixus fuerat in loco securo, et frangetur et cadet; et peribit, quod pependerat in eo, quia Dominus locutus est".
King James Version
1 The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.
3 All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.
4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.
5 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
7 And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.
8 ¶ And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.
9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.
12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.
14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
15 ¶ Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,
16 What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee.
18 He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.
19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.
20 ¶ And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.
22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.
24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.
25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.