1 "Vae, filii desertores, dicit Dominus, eo quod facitis consilium et non ex me, et pactum statuitis et non per spiritum meum, ut addatis peccatum super peccatum!
2 Qui ambulatis, ut descendatis in Aegyptum, et os meum non interrogastis, sperantes auxilium in fortitudine pharaonis et habentes fiduciam in umbra Aegypti.
3 Et erit vobis fortitudo pharaonis in confusionem, et fiducia sub umbra Aegypti in ignominiam.
4 Cum fuerint enim in Tani principes tui, et nuntii tui usque ad Hanes pervenerint,
5 omnes confundentur super populo, qui eis prodesse non potest; non erit in auxilium et in utilitatem sed in confusionem et opprobrium".
6 Oraculum iumentorum Nageb. In terra tribulationis et angustiae, leaenae et leonis rugientis, viperae et draconis volantis portant super umeros iumentorum divitias suas et super gibbum camelorum thesauros suos ad populum, qui eis prodesse non poterit.
7 Aegyptus enim frustra et vane auxiliabitur; ideo vocavi Rahab otiosam.
8 Nunc ingredere, scribe coram eis super buxum et in libro diligenter exara illud, et erit in posterum in testimonium usque in aeternum.
9 Populus enim rebellis est, et filii mendaces, filii nolentes audire legem Domini;
10 qui dicunt videntibus: "Nolite videre" et aspicientibus: "Nolite aspicere nobis ea, quae recta sunt; loquimini nobis placentia, aspicite nobis illusiones.
11 Recedite a via, declinate a semita, tollite a facie nostra Sanctum Israel".
12 Propterea haec dicit Sanctus Israel: "Pro eo quod reprobastis verbum hoc et sperastis in perversitatem et in perfidiam et innixi estis super eis,
13 propterea erit vobis iniquitas haec sicut interruptio cadens, locus tumens in muro excelso, cuius confractio subito, dum non speratur, venit improviso;
14 et comminuetur, sicut conteritur lagoena figuli, contritione absque misericordia, et non invenietur de fragmentis eius testa, in qua capiatur igniculus de incendio, aut hauriatur aqua de fovea".
15 Quia haec dixit Dominus Deus, Sanctus Israel: "In conversione et quiete salvi eritis; in silentio et in spe erit fortitudo vestra". Et noluistis
16 et dixistis: "Nequaquam, sed super equis fugiemus", ideo fugietis; et: "Super veloces ascendemus", ideo veloces erunt, qui persequentur vos.
17 Mille pavebunt a facie terroris unius, et a facie terroris quinque fugietis, donec relinquamini quasi malus in vertice montis et quasi signum super collem.
18 Propterea exspectat Dominus, ut misereatur vestri, et ideo exaltabitur parcens vobis, quia Deus iudicii Dominus; beati omnes, qui exspectant eum.
19 Nam, popule Sion, qui habitas in Ierusalem, plorans nequaquam plorabis: miserans miserebitur tui ad vocem clamoris tui; statim ut audierit, respondebit tibi.
20 Et dabit vobis Dominus panem angustiae et aquam afflictionis, sed non amplius avolabit a te doctor tuus; et erunt oculi tui videntes praeceptorem tuum,
21 et aures tuae audient verbum post tergum monentis: "Haec via, ambulate in ea", si declinaveritis ad dexteram vel ad sinistram.
22 Et contaminabis laminas sculptilium argentorum tuorum et vestimentum conflatilis aurei tui; disperges ea sicut immunditiam menstruatae." Egredere "dices ei.
23 Et dabit pluviam semini tuo, quod seminaveris in terra, et panis frugum terrae erit uberrimus et pinguis; pascetur pecus tuum in die illo, agnus in pascuis spatiosis,
24 et boves tui et asini, qui operantur terram, commixtum migma comedent ventilatum in pala et ventilabro.
25 Et erunt super omnem montem excelsum et super omnem collem elevatum rivi currentium aquarum in die interfectionis multorum, cum ceciderint turres.
26 Et erit lux lunae sicut lux solis, et lux solis erit septempliciter sicut lux septem dierum in die, qua alligaverit Dominus vulnus populi sui et percussuram plagae eius sanaverit.
27 Ecce nomen Domini venit de longinquo, ardens furor eius, et gravis eius fragor; labia eius repleta sunt indignatione, et lingua eius quasi ignis devorans.
28 Spiritus eius velut torrens inundans, usque ad collum pertingens, ad cribrandas gentes in cribro funesto, et frenum dolosum in maxillis populorum.
29 Canticum erit vobis sicut nox sanctificatae sollemnitatis, et laetitia cordis sicut eius, qui ad sonum tibiae pergit in montem Domini, ad petram Israel.
30 Et auditam faciet Dominus gloriam vocis suae et terrorem brachii sui ostendet in comminatione furoris et flamma ignis devorantis, in turbine et in imbre et in lapide grandinis.
31 A voce enim Domini pavebit Assyrius virga percussus.
32 Et erit omnis ictus baculi percutientis, quem requiescere faciet Dominus super eum in tympanis et citharis, et in bellis agitatis expugnabit eos.
33 Praeparata est enim ab heri Topheth, praeparata, profunda et dilatata, in pyra eius ignis et ligna multa; flatus Domini sicut torrens sulphuris succendit eam.
King James Version
1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.
5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.
8 ¶ Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
18 ¶ And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.
24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
27 ¶ Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.
29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.
32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.