1 Audite verbum, quod locutus est Dominus super vos, domus Israel.
2 Haec dicit Dominus: "Iuxta vias gentium nolite discere et a signis caeli nolite metuere, quae timent gentes,
3 quia leges populorum vanae sunt. Quia lignum de saltu praecidit opus manuum artificis in ascia,
4 argento et auro decoravit illud, clavis et malleis firmavit, ut non moveatur;
5 sicut formido in cucumerario sunt et non loquentur, portantur, quia incedere non valent: nolite ergo timere ea, quia nec male possunt facere nec bene".
6 Non est similis tui, Domine; magnus es tu, et magnum nomen tuum in fortitudine.
7 Quis non timebit te, o rex gentium? Te enim decet, quoniam inter cunctos sapientes gentium et in universis regnis earum nullus est similis tui.
8 Pariter insipientes et fatui sunt; doctrina vanitatis eorum lignum est.
9 Argentum involutum, quod de Tharsis affertur, et aurum de Ophaz, opus artificis et manuum aurificis, hyacinthus et purpura indumentum eorum; opus artificum universa haec.
10 Dominus autem Deus verus est, ipse Deus vivens et rex sempiternus; ab indignatione eius commovebitur terra, et non sustinebunt gentes comminationem eius.
11 Sic ergo dicetis eis: "Dii, qui caelos et terram non fecerunt, pereant de terra et de his, quae sub caelis sunt".
12 Qui fecit terram in fortitudine sua, firmavit orbem in sapientia sua et prudentia sua extendit caelos.
13 Ad vocem suam dat multitudinem aquarum in caelo et elevat nebulas ab extremitatibus terrae; fulgura in pluviam facit et educit ventum de thesauris suis.
14 Stultus factus est omnis homo absque scientia; confusus est omnis artifex in sculptili, quoniam falsum est, quod conflavit, et non est spiritus in eis.
15 Vana sunt et opus risu dignum; in tempore visitationis suae peribunt.
16 Non est his similis pars Iacob: qui enim formavit omnia, ipse est, et Israel tribus hereditatis eius, Dominus exercituum nomen illi.
17 Congrega de terra sarcinam tuam, quae habitas in obsidione,
18 quia haec dicit Dominus: "Ecce ego longe proiciam habitatores terrae in hac vice et tribulabo eos, ita ut inveniant me".
19 Vae mihi super contritione mea, pessima plaga mea! Ego autem dixi: "Plane haec infirmitas mea est, et portabo illam".
20 Tabernaculum meum vastatum est, omnes funiculi mei dirupti sunt; filii mei exierunt a me et non subsistunt, non est qui extendat ultra tentorium meum et erigat pelles meas.
21 Quia stulte egerunt pastores et Dominum non quaesierunt; propterea non prosperati sunt, et omnis grex eorum dispersus est.
22 Vox auditionis ecce venit et commotio magna de terra aquilonis, ut ponat civitates Iudae solitudinem et habitaculum thoum.
23 "Scio, Domine, quia non est hominis via eius, nec viri est, ut ambulet et dirigat gressus suos.
24 Corripe me, Domine, verumtamen in iudicio et non in furore tuo, ne forte ad nihilum redigas me".
25 Effunde indignationem tuam super gentes, quae non cognoverunt te, et super cognationes, quae nomen tuum non invocaverunt; quia comederunt Iacob et devoraverunt eum et consumpserunt illum et pascua eius dissipaverunt.
King James Version
1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.
8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.
9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.
10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.
17 ¶ Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress.
18 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that they may find it so.
19 ¶ Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it.
20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.
22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.
23 ¶ O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
25 Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.