1 Verbum, quod factum est ad Ieremiam a Domino dicens:
2 "Audite verba pacti huius et loquimini ad viros Iudae et habitatores Ierusalem.
3 Et dices ad eos: Haec dicit Dominus, Deus Israel: Maledictus vir, qui non audierit verba pacti huius,
4 quod praecepi patribus vestris in die, qua eduxi eos de terra Aegypti, de fornace ferrea, dicens: Audite vocem meam et facite omnia, quae praecipio vobis, et eritis mihi in populum, et ego ero vobis in Deum;
5 ut suscitem iuramentum, quod iuravi patribus vestris, daturum me eis terram fluentem lacte et melle, sicut est dies haec". Et respondi et dixi: "Amen, Domine".
6 Et dixit Dominus ad me: "Vociferare omnia verba haec in civitatibus Iudae et in foris Ierusalem dicens: Audite verba pacti huius et facite illa.
7 Quia contestans contestatus sum patres vestros in die, qua eduxi eos de terra Aegypti, usque ad diem hanc; mane consurgens contestatus sum et dixi: Audite vocem meam.
8 Et non audierunt nec inclinaverunt aurem suam, sed abierunt unusquisque in pravitate cordis sui mali; et induxi super eos omnia verba pacti huius, quod praecepi, ut facerent, et non fecerunt".
9 Et dixit Dominus ad me: "Inventa est coniuratio in viris Iudae et in habitatoribus Ierusalem.
10 Reversi sunt ad iniquitates patrum suorum priorum, qui noluerunt audire verba mea; et hi ergo abierunt post deos alienos, ut servirent eis: irritum fecerunt domus Israel et domus Iudae pactum meum, quod pepigi cum patribus eorum.
11 Quam ob rem haec dicit Dominus: Ecce ego inducam super eos mala, de quibus exire non poterunt; et clamabunt ad me, et non exaudiam eos.
12 Et ibunt civitates Iudae et habitatores Ierusalem et clamabunt ad deos, quibus sacrificant, et non salvabunt eos in tempore afflictionis eorum.
13 Secundum numerum enim civitatum tuarum erant dii tui, Iuda, et secundum numerum viarum Ierusalem posuistis aras confusioni, aras ad sacrificandum Baal.
14 Tu ergo noli orare pro populo hoc et ne assumas pro eis deprecationem et orationem, quia non exaudiam in tempore clamoris eorum ad me, in tempore afflictionis eorum.
15 Quid est dilectae meae, ut in domo mea perficiat consilia mala? Numquid vota et carnes sanctae auferent a te malitias tuas, in quibus glorieris?".
16 Olivam uberem, pulchram, fructibus speciosam, vocabit Dominus nomen tuum; ad vocem strepitus grandis succendit ignem in ea, et combusti sunt rami eius.
17 Et Dominus exercituum, qui plantavit te, locutus est super te malum, pro malis domus Israel et domus Iudae, quae fecerunt sibi ad irritandum me, sacrificantes Baal.
18 Tu autem, Domine, demonstrasti mihi, et cognovi; tunc ostendisti mihi opera eorum.
19 Et ego quasi agnus mansuetus, qui portatur ad victimam; et non cognovi quia super me cogitaverunt consilia: "Caedamus lignum in vigore eius et eradamus eum de terra viventium, et nomen eius non memoretur amplius".
20 Tu autem, Domine exercituum, qui iudicas iuste et probas renes et corda: videam ultionem tuam ex eis; tibi enim revelavi causam meam.
21 Propterea haec dicit Dominus super viros Anathoth, qui quaerunt animam tuam et dicunt: "Non prophetabis in nomine Domini et non morieris in manibus nostris".
22 Propterea haec dicit Dominus exercituum: "Ecce ego visitabo super eos: iuvenes morientur in gladio, filii eorum et filiae eorum morientur in fame,
23 et reliquiae non erunt eis; inducam enim malum super viros Anathoth, annum visitationis eorum".
King James Version
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
3 And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,
4 Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:
5 That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.
6 Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them.
7 For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.
8 Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.
9 And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
10 They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
11 ¶ Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
12 Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble.
13 For according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal.
14 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.
15 What hath my beloved to do in mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.
16 The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
17 For the LORD of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.
18 ¶ And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me their doings.
19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
20 But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.
21 Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that thou die not by our hand:
22 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:
23 And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.