1 Haec dicit Dominus: "Descende in domum regis Iudae et loqueris ibi verbum hoc
2 et dices: Audi verbum Domini, rex Iudae, qui sedes super solium David, tu et servi tui et populus tuus, qui ingredimini per portas istas.
3 Haec dicit Dominus: Facite iudicium et iustitiam et liberate vi oppressum de manu expoliantis et advenam et pupillum et viduam nolite affligere neque opprimatis inique et sanguinem innocentem ne effundatis in loco isto.
4 Si enim facientes feceritis verbum istud, ingredientur per portas domus huius reges, sedentes de genere David super thronum eius et ascendentes currus et equos, ipsi et servi et populus eorum.
5 Quod si non audieritis verba haec, in memetipso iuravi, dicit Dominus, quia in solitudinem erit domus haec.
6 Quia haec dicit Dominus super domum regis Iudae: Galaad tu mihi, caput Libani, verumtamen ponam te solitudinem, urbes inhabitabiles,
7 et sanctificabo super te interficientem virum et arma eius, et succident electas cedros tuas et praecipitabunt in ignem.
8 Et pertransibunt gentes multae per civitatem hanc, et dicet unusquisque proximo suo: "Quare fecit Dominus sic civitati huic grandi?".
9 Et respondebunt: "Eo quod dereliquerint pactum Domini Dei sui et adoraverint deos alienos et servierint eis" ".
10 Nolite flere mortuum neque lugeatis super eum fletu; plangite eum, qui egreditur, quia non revertetur ultra nec videbit terram nativitatis suae.
11 Quia haec dicit Dominus ad Sellum filium Iosiae regem Iudae, qui regnavit pro Iosia patre suo: "Qui egressus est de loco isto, non revertetur huc amplius,
12 sed in loco, ad quem transtulerunt eum, ibi morietur et terram istam non videbit amplius".
13 Vae, qui aedificat domum suam in iniustitia et cenacula sua non in iudicio, proximum suum servire facit gratis et mercedem eius non reddet ei;
14 qui dicit: "Aedificabo mihi domum latam et cenacula spatiosa"; qui aperit sibi fenestras et facit laquearia cedrina pingitque sinopide!
15 Numquid regnabis, quoniam gloriaris in cedris? Pater tuus numquid non comedit et bibit? Sed fecit iudicium et iustitiam, tunc bene erat ei.
16 Iudicavit causam pauperis et egeni, tunc bene." Numquid non hoc est nosse me?", dicit Dominus.
17 Tui vero oculi et cor tuum nonnisi ad avaritiam et ad sanguinem innocentem fundendum et ad calumniam et ad oppressionem faciendam.
18 Propterea haec dicit Dominus ad Ioachim filium Iosiae regem Iudae: "Non plangent eum: "Vae, frater meus!"et "Vae, soror!". Non concrepabunt ei: "Vae, domine!"et "Vae, inclite!".
19 Sepultura asini sepelietur, tractus et proiectus longe extra portas Ierusalem".
20 Ascende Libanum et clama et in Basan da vocem tuam et clama de Abarim, quia contriti sunt omnes amatores tui.
21 Locutus sum ad te in securitate tua, et dixisti: "Non audiam!". Haec est via tua ab adulescentia tua, quia non audisti vocem meam.
22 Omnes pastores tuos pascet ventus, et amatores tui in captivitatem ibunt, quia tunc confunderis et erubesces ab omni malitia tua.
23 Quae sedes in Libano et nidificas in cedris, quomodo congemisces, cum venerint tibi dolores quasi dolores parturientis!
24 "Vivo ego, dicit Dominus, quia si fuerit Iechonias, filius Ioachim rex Iudae, anulus in manu dextera mea, inde evellam eum
25 et dabo te in manu quaerentium animam tuam et in manu, quorum tu formidas faciem, in manu Nabuchodonosor, regis Babylonis, et in manu Chaldaeorum;
26 et mittam te et matrem tuam, quae genuit te, in terram alienam, in qua nati non estis, ibique moriemini;
27 et in terram, ad quam ipsi levant animam suam, ut revertantur, illuc non revertentur".
28 Numquid vas despectum et contritum, vir iste Iechonias? Numquid vas absque omni voluptate? Quare abiecti sunt, ipse et semen eius, et proiecti in terram, quam ignoraverunt?
29 Terra, terra, terra, audi sermonem Domini!
30 Haec dicit Dominus: "Scribite virum istum sterilem, virum, qui in diebus suis non prosperabitur; nec enim erit de semine eius vir, qui sedeat super solium David et potestatem habeat ultra in Iuda".
King James Version
1 Thus saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word,
2 And say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates:
3 Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
4 For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.
5 But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.
6 For thus saith the LORD unto the king's house of Judah; Thou art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon: yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited.
7 And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire.
8 And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this great city?
9 Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.
10 ¶ Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
11 For thus saith the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went forth out of this place; He shall not return thither any more:
12 But he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive, and shall see this land no more.
13 ¶ Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
14 That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.
17 But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
18 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
19 He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
20 ¶ Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan, and cry from the passages: for all thy lovers are destroyed.
21 I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.
22 The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.
23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail!
24 As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence;
25 And I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand of them whose face thou fearest, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
26 And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee, into another country, where ye were not born; and there shall ye die.
27 But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall they not return.
28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
30 Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.