1 Et dixit Dominus ad me: "Si steterit Moyses et Samuel co ram me, non est anima mea ad populum istum; eice illos a facie mea, et egrediantur.
2 Quod si dixerint ad te: "Quo egrediemur?", dices ad eos: Haec dicit Dominus: Qui ad mortem, ad mortem; et qui ad gladium, ad gladium; et qui ad famem, ad famem; et qui ad captivitatem, ad captivitatem.
3 Et mandabo super eos quattuor species, dicit Dominus: gladium ad occisionem et canes ad lacerandum et volatilia caeli et bestias terrae ad devorandum et dissipandum.
4 Et dabo eos in commotionem universis regnis terrae, propter Manassem filium Ezechiae regem Iudae, super omnibus, quae fecit in Ierusalem.
5 Quis enim miserebitur tui, Ierusalem, aut quis contristabitur pro te, aut quis ibit ad rogandum de pace tua?
6 Tu reppulisti me, dicit Dominus, retrorsum abiisti; et extendi manum meam super te et interfeci te: laboravi miserans.
7 Et ventilavi eos ventilabro in portis terrae; orbavi et disperdidi populum meum: a viis suis non sunt reversi.
8 Multiplicatae sunt mihi viduae eius super arenam maris, induxi eis super matrem militem vastatorem meridie, misi super eam repente perturbationem et terrorem.
9 Infirmata est, quae peperit septem, exhalavit animam suam; occidit ei sol, cum adhuc esset dies, confusa est et erubuit, et residuos eorum in gladium dabo in conspectu inimicorum eorum", ait Dominus.
10 Vae mihi, mater mea, quoniam genuisti me virum rixae et virum discordiae in universa terra! Non feneravi, nec feneravit mihi quisquam; omnes maledicunt mihi.
11 Amen, Domine, ministravi tibi in bonum, intercessi apud te in tempore afflictionis et in tempore tribulationis pro inimico.
12 Numquid frangitur ferro ferrum aquilonis et aes?
13 "Divitias tuas et thesauros tuos in direptionem dabo gratis, propter omnia peccata tua, in omnibus terminis tuis.
14 Et servire te faciam inimicis tuis in terra, quam nescis, quia ignis succensus est in furore meo: super vos ardebit".
15 Tu scis, Domine; recordare mei et visita me et vindica me de his, qui persequuntur me; noli in patientia tua abripere me, scito quoniam sustinui pro te opprobrium.
16 Inventi sunt sermones tui, et comedi eos, et factum est mihi verbum tuum in gaudium et in laetitiam cordis mei, quoniam invocatum est nomen tuum super me, Domine, Deus exercituum.
17 Non sedi in concilio ludentium et gloriatus sum; a facie manus tuae solus sedebam, quoniam indignatione replesti me.
18 Quare factus est dolor meus perpetuus, et plaga mea desperabilis renuit curari? Factus es mihi quasi rivus mendax, aquae infideles.
19 Propter hoc haec dixit Dominus: "Si converteris, convertam te, et ante faciem meam stabis; et si separaveris pretiosum a vili, quasi os meum eris; convertentur ipsi ad te, et tu non converteris ad eos.
20 Et dabo te populo huic in murum aereum fortem; et bellabunt adversum te et non praevalebunt, quia ego tecum sum, ut salvem te et eruam te, dicit Dominus.
21 Et liberabo te de manu pessimorum et redimam te de manu fortium".
King James Version
1 Then said the LORD unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.
2 And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.
3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.
4 And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem.
5 For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go aside to ask how thou doest?
6 Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.
7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people, since they return not from their ways.
8 Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.
9 She that hath borne seven languisheth: she hath given up the ghost; her sun is gone down while it was yet day: she hath been ashamed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, saith the LORD.
10 ¶ Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
11 The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.
12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?
13 Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil without price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders.
14 And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you.
15 ¶ O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.
16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation.
18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?
19 ¶ Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.
20 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
21 And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.