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The book of the prophet Isaiah, chapter 59, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 59

Vulgate


   1 Ecce non est abbreviata manus Domini, ut salvare nequeat, neque aggravata est auris eius, ut non exaudiat;
   2 sed iniquitates vestrae diviserunt inter vos et Deum vestrum, et peccata vestra absconderunt faciem eius a vobis, ne exaudiret.
   3 Manus enim vestrae pollutae sunt sanguine, et digiti vestri iniquitate; labia vestra locuta sunt mendacium, et lingua vestra iniquitatem fatur.
   4 Non est qui invocet iustitiam, neque est qui iudicet vere; confidunt in nihilo et loquuntur vanitates: conceperunt laborem et pepererunt iniquitatem.
   5 Ova aspidum rumpunt et telas araneae texunt; qui comederit de ovis eorum, morietur, et, quod fractum est, erumpet in regulum.
   6 Telae eorum non erunt in vestimentum, neque operientur operibus suis; opera eorum opera iniquitatis, et facinora violentiae in manibus eorum.
   7 Pedes eorum ad malum currunt et festinant, ut effundant sanguinem innocentem; cogitationes eorum cogitationes iniquitatis, vastitas et contritio in viis eorum.
   8 Viam pacis nescierunt, et non est iudicium in gressibus eorum; semitae eorum incurvatae sunt eis: omnis, qui calcat in eis, ignorat pacem.
   9 Propter hoc elongatum est iudicium a nobis, et non apprehendit nos iustitia; exspectamus lucem, et ecce tenebrae, splendorem, et in caligine ambulamus.
   10 Palpamus sicut caeci parietem et quasi absque oculis attrectamus; impegimus meridie quasi in crepusculo, inter sanos quasi mortui.
   11 Rugimus quasi ursi omnes et quasi columbae gementes gemimus; exspectamus iudicium, et non est, salutem, et elongata est a nobis.
   12 Multiplicatae sunt enim iniquitates nostrae coram te, et peccata nostra respondent nobis; quia scelera nostra nobiscum, et iniquitates nostras cognovimus:
   13 peccare et mentiri contra Dominum et recedere a Deo nostro, loqui violentiam et transgressionem, concipere et murmurare de corde verba mendacii.
   14 Et conversum est retrorsum iudicium, et iustitia longe stat, quia corruit in platea veritas, et aequitas non potuit ingredi.
   15 Et facta est veritas in oblivionem, et, qui recedit a malo, spoliatur. Et vidit Dominus, et malum apparuit in oculis eius, quia non est iudicium.
   16 Et vidit quia non est vir, et aporiatus est, quia non est qui occurrat; et salvavit sibi brachium suum, et iustitia eius ipsa confirmavit eum.
   17 Indutus est iustitia ut lorica, et galea salutis in capite eius; indutus est vestimentis ultionis et operuit se zelo quasi pallio.
   18 Secundum opera sic retribuet: iram hostibus suis, retributionem inimicis suis, insulis vicem reddet.
   19 Et timebunt, qui ab occidente, nomen Domini, et, qui ab ortu solis, gloriam eius, cum venerit quasi fluvius violentus, quem spiritus Domini cogit.
   20 Et veniet pro Sion redemptor et eis, qui redeunt ab iniquitate in Iacob, dixit Dominus.
   21 Hoc foedus meum cum eis, dixit Dominus: "Spiritus meus, qui est super te, et verba mea, quae posui in ore tuo, non recedent de ore tuo et de ore seminis tui et de ore seminis seminis tui, dixit Dominus, amodo et usque in sempiternum".

King James Version


   1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
   2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
   3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
   4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
   5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
   6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
   7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
   8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
   9 ¶ Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
   10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
   11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
   12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
   13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
   14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
   15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
   16 ¶ And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
   17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
   18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.
   19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
   20 ¶ And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
   21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
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