1 Haec dicit Dominus: "Ubinam est liber repudii matris vestrae, quo dimisi eam? Aut quis est creditor meus, cui vendidi vos? Ecce in iniquitatibus vestris venditi estis, et in sceleribus vestris dimissa est mater vestra.
2 Cur veni, et non erat vir, vocavi, et non erat qui responderet? Numquid abbreviata est manus mea, ut non possim redimere? Aut non est in me virtus ad liberandum? Ecce in increpatione mea exsiccabo mare, ponam flumina in siccum; computrescent pisces sine aqua et morientur in siti.
3 Induam caelos luctu et saccum ponam operimentum eorum".
4 Dominus Deus dedit mihi linguam eruditam, ut sciam sustentare eum, qui lassus est, verbo; excitat mane, mane excitat mihi aurem, ut audiam quasi discipulus.
5 Dominus Deus aperuit mihi aurem; ego autem non rebellavi, retrorsum non abii.
6 Dorsum meum dedi percutientibus et genas meas vellentibus: faciem meam non averti ab increpationibus et sputis.
7 Dominus Deus auxiliator meus; ideo non sum confusus, ideo posui faciem meam ut petram durissimam et scio quoniam non confundar.
8 Iuxta est qui iustificat me; quis contradicet mihi? Stemus simul. Quis est adversarius meus? Accedat ad me.
9 Ecce Dominus Deus auxiliator meus; quis est qui condemnet me? Ecce omnes quasi vestimentum conterentur, tinea comedet eos.
10 Quis ex vobis timet Dominum, audiens vocem servi sui? Qui ambulavit in tenebris, et non est lumen ei, speret in nomine Domini et innitatur super Deum suum.
11 Ecce vos omnes, qui accenditis ignem, accincti sagittis, ambulate in lumine ignis vestri et in sagittis, quas succendistis. De manu mea factum est hoc vobis; in doloribus recumbetis.
King James Version
1 Thus saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
2 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.
3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
5 ¶ The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
7 ¶ For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
10 ¶ Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.