1 Vae, qui praedaris, cum nemo te praedatus sit; qui devastas, cum nemo te devastaverit! Cum consummaveris depraedationem, depraedaberis; cum perfeceris devastationem, te devastabunt.
2 Domine, miserere nostri, te enim exspectavimus; esto brachium nostrum in mane et salus nostra in tempore tribulationis.
3 A voce fragoris fugerunt populi, ab exaltatione tua dispersae sunt gentes.
4 Et congregabuntur spolia, sicut colligitur bruchus; sicut discurrunt locustae, ad ea discurritur.
5 Sublimis est Dominus, quoniam habitat in excelso; implet Sion iudicio et iustitia.
6 Et erit firmitas in temporibus tuis; divitiae salutis sapientia et scientia: timor Domini ipse est thesaurus eius.
7 Ecce praecones clamabunt foris, angeli pacis amare flebunt.
8 Dissipatae sunt viae, cessavit transiens per semitam; irritum fecit pactum, reiecit testes, non reputavit homines.
9 Luget et elanguescit terra, confusus est Libanus et obsorduit, et factus est Saron sicut desertum, et exaruerunt Basan et Carmelus.
10 "Nunc consurgam, dicit Dominus, nunc exaltabor, nunc sublevabor.
11 Concipietis fenum, parietis stipulam; spiritus meus ut ignis vorabit vos.
12 Et erunt populi fornaces calcis: spinae congregatae igne comburentur.
13 Audite, qui longe estis, quae fecerim, et cognoscite, vicini, fortitudinem meam".
14 Conterriti sunt in Sion peccatores, possedit tremor impios. Quis poterit habitare de vobis cum igne devorante? Quis habitabit ex vobis cum ardoribus sempiternis?
15 Qui ambulat in iustitiis et loquitur aequitates, qui reicit lucra ex rapinis et excutit manus suas, ne munera accipiat, qui obturat aures suas, ne audiat sanguinem, et claudit oculos suos, ne videat malum:
16 iste in excelsis habitabit, munimenta saxorum refugium eius; panis ei datus est, aquae eius fideles sunt.
17 Regem in decore suo videbunt oculi tui, cernent terram longinquam.
18 Cor tuum cum timore inquiret: "Ubi est scriba? Ubi ponderator? Ubi computator turrium?".
19 Populum impudentem non videbis, populum profundi sermonis, ininterpretabilis, linguae barbarae absque intellegentia.
20 Respice Sion civitatem sollemnitatum nostrarum! Oculi tui videbunt Ierusalem, habitationem securam, tabernaculum quod nequaquam transferri poterit; nec auferentur clavi eius in sempiternum, et omnes funiculi eius non rumpentur.
21 Quia ibi potens Dominus pro nobis loco fluviorum, rivorum late patentium; non transibit ibi navis remigum, neque navis magna transgredietur eum.
22 Dominus enim iudex noster, Dominus legifer noster, Dominus rex noster: ipse salvabit nos.
23 Laxati sunt funiculi tui nec sustinent malum suum, ut dilatare velum non queant. Tunc divident caeci praedam multam; claudi diripient rapinam.
24 Nec dicet incola: "Elangui". Populus, qui habitat in ea, auferetur ab eo iniquitas.
King James Version
1 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
2 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.
5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.
9 The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
13 ¶ Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.
14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.
18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.
20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.
23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.