1 Verbum, quod factum est ad Ieremiam a Domino, quando misit ad eum rex Sedecias Phassur filium Melchiae et Sophoniam filium Maasiae sacerdotem dicens:
2 "Interroga pro nobis Dominum, quia Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis proeliatur adversum nos; si forte faciat Dominus nobiscum secundum omnia mirabilia sua, et recedat a nobis".
3 Et dixit Ieremias ad eos: "Sic dicetis Sedeciae:
4 Haec dicit Dominus, Deus Israel: Ecce ego convertam vasa belli, quae in manibus vestris sunt et quibus vos pugnatis adversum regem Babylonis et Chaldaeos, qui obsident vos in circuitu murorum; et congregabo eos in medio civitatis huius.
5 Et debellabo ego vos in manu extenta et in brachio forti et in furore et in indignatione et in ira grandi
6 et percutiam habitatores civitatis huius, homines et bestias: pestilentia magna morientur.
7 Et post haec, ait Dominus, dabo Sedeciam regem Iudae et servos eius et populum eius, qui derelicti sunt in civitate hac a peste et gladio et fame, in manu Nabuchodonosor regis Babylonis et in manu inimicorum eorum et in manu quaerentium animam eorum; et percutiet eos in ore gladii et non flectetur neque parcet nec miserebitur.
8 Et ad populum hunc dices: Haec dicit Dominus: Ecce ego do coram vobis viam vitae et viam mortis:
9 qui habitaverit in urbe hac, morietur gladio et fame et peste; qui autem egressus fuerit et transfugerit ad Chaldaeos, qui obsident vos, vivet, et erit ei anima sua quasi spolium.
10 Posui enim faciem meam super civitatem hanc in malum et non in bonum, ait Dominus: in manu regis Babylonis dabitur, et exuret eam igni.
11 Et domui regis Iudae: Audite verbum Domini,
12 domus David. Haec dicit Dominus: Iudicate mane iudicium et eruite vi oppressum de manu expoliantis, ne forte egrediatur ut ignis indignatio mea et succendatur, et non sit qui exstinguat, propter malitiam operum vestrorum.
13 Ecce ego ad te, habitatricem vallis, petram in planitie, ait Dominus; qui dicitis: "Quis invadet nos? Et quis ingredietur domos nostras?".
14 Et visitabo super vos iuxta fructum operum vestrorum, dicit Dominus; et succendam ignem in saltu eius, et devorabit omnia in circuitu eius".
King James Version
1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when king Zedekiah sent unto him Pashur the son of Melchiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying,
2 Enquire, I pray thee, of the LORD for us; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon maketh war against us; if so be that the LORD will deal with us according to all his wondrous works, that he may go up from us.
3 ¶ Then said Jeremiah unto them, Thus shall ye say to Zedekiah:
4 Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans, which besiege you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of this city.
5 And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath.
6 And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast: they shall die of a great pestilence.
7 And afterward, saith the LORD, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy.
8 ¶ And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.
9 He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey.
10 For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, saith the LORD: it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.
11 ¶ And touching the house of the king of Judah, say, Hear ye the word of the LORD;
12 O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
13 Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the LORD; which say, Who shall come down against us? or who shall enter into our habitations?
14 But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith the LORD: and I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about it.