1 Vae Ariel, Ariel, civitas, quam circumdedit David! Addite annum ad annum, sollemnitates evolvantur;
2 et circumvallabo Ariel, et erit maeror et maestitia, et erit mihi quasi Ariel.
3 Et circumdabo te quasi sphaeram et iaciam contra te aggerem et munimenta ponam in obsidionem tuam.
4 Humiliaberis, de terra loqueris, et de pulvere vix audietur eloquium tuum, et erit quasi pythonis de terra vox tua, et de humo eloquium tuum mussitabit.
5 Et erit sicut pulvis tenuis multitudo superborum tuorum, et sicut palea volans multitudo fortium. Eritque repente confestim,
6 a Domino exercituum visitaberis in tonitruo et commotione terrae, magno fragore, turbine et tempestate et flamma ignis devorantis.
7 Et erit sicut somnium visionis nocturnae multitudo omnium gentium, quae dimicant contra Ariel, et omnes, qui pugnant contra eam et contra munimenta eius et oppressores eius;
8 Et sicut somniat esuriens, et ecce comedit, cum autem fuerit expergefactus, vacua est anima eius; et sicut somniat sitiens, et ecce bibit et, postquam fuerit expergefactus, lassus adhuc sitit, et anima eius vacua est, sic erit multitudo omnium gentium dimicantium contra montem Sion.
9 Obstupescite et admiramini, excaecamini et caeci estote, inebriamini et non a vino, vacillate et non ab ebrietate.
10 Quoniam miscuit vobis Dominus spiritum soporis, clausit oculos vestros et capita vestra operuit.
11 Et erit vobis visio omnis sicut verba libri signati; quem cum dederint scienti litteras dicentes: "Lege istum", respondebit: "Non possum, signatus est enim".
12 Et dabitur liber nescienti litteras diceturque ei: "Lege", et respondebit: "Nescio litteras".
13 Et dixit Dominus: "Eo quod appropinquat populus iste ore suo et labiis suis glorificat me, cor autem eius longe est a me, et est timor eorum erga me velut mandatum hominum perceptum,
14 ideo ecce ego addam ut admirationem faciam populo huic miraculo grandi et stupendo: peribit sapientia sapientium eius, et prudentia prudentium eius abscondetur".
15 Vae, qui profunde a Domino consilium abscondunt, quorum sunt in tenebris opera, et dicunt: "Quis videt nos, et quis novit nos?".
16 Perversa cogitatio vestra! Numquid quasi lutum reputabitur figulus, ut dicat opus factori suo: "Non fecisti me"; et figmentum dicat fictori suo: "Non intellegis "?
17 Nonne adhuc in modico et in brevi convertetur Libanus in hortum, et hortus in saltum reputabitur?
18 Et audient in die illa surdi verba libri, et de tenebris et caligine oculi caecorum videbunt.
19 Et addent mites in Domino laetitiam, et pauperrimi hominum in Sancto Israel exsultabunt;
20 quoniam defecit, qui praevalebat, consummatus est illusor, et succisi sunt omnes, qui vigilabant super iniquitatem,
21 qui peccare faciebant homines in verbo et arguentem in porta supplantabant et deiecerunt inanibus verbis iustum.
22 Propter hoc haec dicit Dominus ad domum Iacob, qui redemit Abraham: "Non modo confundetur Iacob, nec modo vultus eius erubescet;
23 sed, cum viderit opera manuum mearum, in medio sui sanctificabunt nomen meum et sanctificabunt Sanctum Iacob et Deum Israel pavebunt,
24 et scient errantes spiritu sapientiam, et mussitatores discent doctrinam".
King James Version
1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
3 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
7 ¶ And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.
8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
9 ¶ Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
13 ¶ Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
18 ¶ And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.
22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.