1 Accedite, gentes, ad audien dum; et populi, attendite. Audiat terra et plenitudo eius, orbis et omne germen eius.
2 Quia indignatio Domini super omnes gentes, et furor super universam militiam eorum: ad interitum devovit eos et dedit eos in occisionem.
3 Interfecti eorum proicientur, et de cadaveribus eorum ascendet foetor; dissolventur montes sanguine eorum.
4 Et tabescet omnis militia caelorum, et complicabuntur sicut liber caeli, et omnis militia eorum defluet, sicut defluit folium de vinea et arida frons de ficu.
5 Quoniam inebriatus est in caelo gladius meus: ecce super Edom descendet et super populum interfectionis meae ad iudicium.
6 Gladius Domini repletus est sanguine, incrassatus est adipe, de sanguine agnorum et hircorum, de adipe viscerum arietum; victima enim Domini in Bosra, et interfectio magna in terra Edom.
7 Cadunt bubali cum eis, iuvenci cum tauris; inebriabitur terra eorum sanguine, et humus eorum adipe pinguium,
8 quia dies ultionis Domini, annus retributionum ad vindicandam Sion.
9 Et convertentur torrentes eius in picem, et humus eius in sulphur, et erit terra eius in picem ardentem.
10 Nocte et die non exstinguetur, in sempiternum ascendet fumus eius, a generatione in generationem desolabitur, in saecula saeculorum non erit transiens per eam.
11 Et possidebunt illam onocrotalus et ericius, noctua et corvus habitabunt in ea; et extendet super eam mensuram solitudinis et perpendiculum desolationis.
12 Nobiles eius non erunt, nec regnum proclamabunt; et omnes principes eius erunt in nihilum.
13 Et orientur in domibus eius spinae, urticae et paliurus in munitionibus eius; et erit cubile draconum et pascua struthionum.
14 Et occurrent hyaenae thoibus, et pilosus clamat ad amicum suum; ibi cubat lamia et invenit sibi requiem.
15 Ibi nidificat serpens ovaque deponit et circumfodit et fovet in umbra eius; illuc congregantur milvi alter ad alterum.
16 Requirite in libro Domini et legite: unum ex eis non deest, alter alterum exspectare non debet; quia os Domini praecepit, et spiritus eius ipse congregavit ea.
17 Et ipse misit eis sortem, et manus eius divisit terram illis in mensura; usque in aeternum possidebunt eam, in generatione et generatione habitabunt in ea.
King James Version
1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
8 For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
11 ¶ But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.
15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
16 ¶ Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.