1 Convenite, congregamini, gens non amabilis,
2 priusquam dispergamini quasi pulvis transeuntes, antequam veniat super vos ira furoris Domini, antequam veniat super vos dies furoris Domini.
3 Quaerite Dominum, omnes mansueti terrae, qui iudicium eius estis operati; quaerite iustitiam, quaerite mansuetudinem, si quomodo abscondamini in die furoris Domini.
4 Quia Gaza deserta erit, et Ascalon desolata, Azotum in meridie eicient, et Accaron eradicabitur.
5 Vae, qui habitatis funiculum maris, gens Cretensium! Verbum Domini super vos, Chanaan, terra Philisthinorum: "Disperdam te, ita ut non sit inhabitator".
6 Et erit funiculus maris requies pastorum et caulae pecorum.
7 Et erit funiculus maris reliquiis domus Iudae: ibi pascentur, in domibus Ascalonis ad vesperam requiescent, quia visitabit eos Dominus Deus eorum et convertet sortem eorum.
8 "Audivi opprobrium Moab et blasphemias filiorum Ammon, qui exprobraverunt populo meo et magnificati sunt super terminos eorum.
9 Propterea vivo ego, dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel, quia Moab ut Sodoma erit, et filii Ammon quasi Gomorra, possessio spinarum et acervi salis et desertum usque in aeternum; reliquiae populi mei diripient eos, et residui gentis meae possidebunt illos".
10 Hoc eis eveniet pro superbia sua, quia blasphemaverunt et magnificati sunt super populum Domini exercituum.
11 Horribilis Dominus super eos, quia attenuabit omnes deos terrae; et adorabunt eum, singuli de loco suo, omnes insulae gentium.
12 "Sed et vos, Aethiopes, interfecti gladio meo eritis".
13 Et extendet manum suam super aquilonem et perdet Assyriam; et ponet Nineven in solitudinem et in aridam, quasi desertum.
14 Et accubabunt in medio eius greges, omne genus animalium. Et onocrotalus et ulula in capitellis eius morabuntur; vox cantat in fenestra, corvus in limine, quoniam tabulatum cedrinum sublatum est.
15 Haec est civitas exsultans, habitans in confidentia, quae dicebat in corde suo: "Ego sum, et extra me non est alia amplius!". Quomodo facta est in desertum, cubile bestiae? Omnis, qui transit per eam, sibilabit et movebit manum suam.
King James Version
1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;
2 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you.
3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.
4 ¶ For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.
5 Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.
6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
7 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.
8 ¶ I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.
9 Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.
10 This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts.
11 The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.
12 ¶ Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword.
13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.
14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.
15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.