1 Si dimiserit vir uxorem suam, et recedens ab eo duxerit virum alterum, numquid revertetur ad eam ultra? Numquid non polluta et contaminata est terra illa? Tu autem fornicata es cum amatoribus multis et reverteris ad me?, dicit Dominus.
2 Leva oculos tuos ad colles et vide, ubi non prostrata sis. In viis sedebas exspectans eos quasi Arabs in solitudine; et polluisti terram in fornicationibus tuis et in malitia tua.
3 Quam ob rem prohibitae sunt stillae pluviarum, et serotinus imber non fuit. Frons mulieris meretricis facta est tibi; noluisti erubescere.
4 Nonne amodo vocas me: "Pater meus, dux adulescentiae meae tu es!
5 Numquid irascetur in perpetuum aut perseverabit in finem?". Ecce locuta es et fecisti mala et praevaluisti".
6 Et dixit Dominus ad me in diebus Iosiae regis: "Numquid vidisti, quae fecerit aversatrix Israel? Abiit sibimet super omnem montem excelsum et sub omni ligno frondoso et fornicata est ibi.
7 Et dixi: "Cum fecerit haec omnia, ad me revertetur"; et non est reversa. Et vidit praevaricatrix soror eius, Iuda;
8 et vidit quia pro eo quod moechata esset aversatrix Israel, dimisissem eam et dedissem ei libellum repudii, et non timuit praevaricatrix Iuda, soror eius, sed abiit et fornicata est etiam ipsa;
9 et facilitate fornicationis suae contaminavit terram et moechata est cum lapide et ligno.
10 Sed in omnibus his non est reversa ad me praevaricatrix soror eius Iuda in toto corde suo sed in mendacio", ait Dominus.
11 Et dixit Dominus ad me: "Iustificavit animam suam aversatrix Israel comparatione praevaricatricis Iudae.
12 Vade et clama sermones istos contra aquilonem et dices: Revertere, aversatrix Israel, ait Dominus, et non avertam faciem meam a vobis, quia pius ego sum, dicit Dominus, et non irascar in perpetuum.
13 Verumtamen scito iniquitatem tuam, quia in Dominum Deum tuum praevaricata es et dispersisti vias tuas alienis sub omni ligno frondoso; et vocem meam non audistis, ait Dominus.
14 Convertimini, filii, qui aversi estis a me, dicit Dominus, quia ego Dominus vester sum; et assumam vos unum de civitate et duos de cognatione et introducam vos in Sion;
15 et dabo vobis pastores iuxta cor meum, et pascent vos scientia et doctrina.
16 Cumque multiplicati fueritis et creveritis in terra in diebus illis, ait Dominus, non dicent ultra: "Arca testamenti Domini", neque ascendet super cor, neque recordabuntur illius, nec requiretur, nec fiet ultra.
17 In tempore illo vocabunt Ierusalem Solium Domini, et congregabuntur ad eam omnes gentes in nomine Domini in Ierusalem; et non ambulabunt ultra post pravitatem cordis sui pessimi.
18 In diebus illis ibit domus Iudae ad domum Israel, et venient simul de terra aquilonis ad terram, quam dedi in hereditatem patribus vestris.
19 Ego autem dixi: Quomodo ponam te in filiis et tribuam tibi terram desiderabilem, hereditatem praeclarissimam inter gentes? Et dixi: Patrem vocabitis me et post me ingredi non cessabitis.
20 Sed, quomodo contemnit mulier amatorem suum, sic contempsistis me, domus Israel", dicit Dominus.
21 Vox in collibus audita est, ploratus et supplicatio filiorum Israel, quoniam iniquam fecerunt viam suam, obliti sunt Domini Dei sui.
22 "Convertimini, filii, qui aversi estis a me, et sanabo aversiones vestras"." Ecce nos venimus ad te; tu enim es Dominus Deus noster.
23 Vere mendaces erant colles et tumultus montium; vere in Domino Deo nostro salus Israel.
24 Confusio comedit laborem patrum nostrorum ab adulescentia nostra, greges eorum et armenta eorum, filios eorum et filias eorum.
25 Dormiemus in confusione nostra, et operiet nos ignominia nostra, quoniam Domino Deo nostro peccavimus nos et patres nostri ab adulescentia nostra usque ad hanc diem et non audivimus vocem Domini Dei nostri".
King James Version
1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.
2 Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.
3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
4 Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?
5 Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest.
6 ¶ The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.
7 And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
9 And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD.
11 And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.
12 ¶ Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.
13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.
18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
19 But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.
20 ¶ Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.
21 A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.
22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.
23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.
24 For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
25 We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.