||haec dicit Dominus descende in domum regis Iuda et loqueris ibi verbum hoc
Thus saith the Lord: Go down to the house of the king of Juda, and there thou shalt speak this word,
||et dices audi verbum Domini rex Iuda qui sedes super solium David tu et servi tui et populus tuus qui ingredimini per portas istas
And thou shalt say: Hear the word of the Lord, king of Juda, that sittest upon the throne of David: thou and thy servants, and thy people, who enter in by these gates.
||haec dicit Dominus facite iudicium et iustitiam et liberate vi oppressum de manu calumniatoris et advenam et pupillum et viduam nolite contristare neque opprimatis inique et sanguinem innocentem ne effundatis in loco isto
Thus saith the Lord: Execute judgment and justice, and deliver him that is oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor: and afflict not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, nor oppress them unjustly: and shed not innocent blood in this place.
||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
For if you will do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house, kings of the race of David sitting upon his throne, and riding in chariots and on horses, they and their servants, and their people.
||quod si non audieritis verba haec in memet ipso iuravi dicit Dominus quia in solitudinem erit domus haec
But if you will not hearken to these words: I swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.
||quia haec dicit Dominus super domum regis Iuda Galaad tu mihi caput Libani si non posuero te solitudinem urbes inhabitabiles
For thus saith the Lord to the house of the king of Juda: Thou art to me Galaad the head of Libanus: yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities not habitable.
||et sanctificabo super te interficientem virum et arma eius et succident electam cedrum tuam et praecipitabunt in ignem
And I will prepare against thee the destroyer and his weapons: and they shall cut down thy chosen cedars, and shall cast them headlong into the fire.
||et pertransibunt gentes multae per civitatem hanc et dicet unusquisque proximo suo quare fecit Dominus sic civitati huic grandi
And many nations shall pass by this city: and they shall say every man to his neighbour: Why hath the Lord done so to this great city?
||et respondebunt eo quod dereliquerint pactum Domini Dei sui et adoraverint deos alienos et servierint eis
And they shall answer: Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord their God, and have adored strange gods, and served them.
||nolite flere mortuum neque lugeatis super eum fletu plangite eum qui egreditur quia non revertetur ultra nec videbit terram nativitatis suae
Weep not for him that is dead, nor bemoan him with your tears: lament him that goeth away, for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
||quia haec dicit Dominus ad Sellum filium Iosiae regem Iuda qui regnavit pro Iosia patre suo qui egressus est de loco isto non revertetur huc amplius
For thus saith the Lord to Sellum the son of Josias the king of Juda, who reigned instead of his father, who went forth out of this place: He shall return hither no more:
||sed in loco ad quem transtuli eum ibi morietur et terram istam non videbit amplius
But in the place, to which I have removed him, there shall he die, and he shall not see this land any more.
||vae qui aedificat domum suam in iniustitia et cenacula sua non in iudicio amicum suum opprimet frustra et mercedem eius non reddet ei
Woe to him that buildeth up his house by injustice, and his chambers not in judgment: that will oppress his friend without cause, and will not pay him his wages.
||qui dicit aedificabo mihi domum latam et cenacula spatiosa qui aperit sibi fenestras et facit laquearia cedrina pingitque sinopide
Who saith: I will build me a wide house, and large chambers: who openeth to himself windows, and maketh roofs of cedar, and painteth them with vermilion.
||numquid regnabis quoniam confers te cedro pater tuus numquid non comedit et bibit et fecit iudicium et iustitiam tunc cum bene erat ei
Shalt thou reign, because thou comparest thyself to the cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and it was then well with him?
||iudicavit causam pauperis et egeni in bonum suum numquid non ideo quia cognovit me dicit Dominus
He judged the cause of the poor and needy for his own good: was it not therefore because he knew me, saith the Lord?
||tui vero oculi et cor ad avaritiam et ad sanguinem innocentem fundendum et ad calumniam et ad cursum mali operis
But thy eyes and thy heart are set upon covetousness, and upon shedding innocent blood, and upon oppression, and running after evil works.
||propterea haec dicit Dominus ad Ioachim filium Iosiae regem Iuda non plangent eum vae frater et vae fratres non concrepabunt ei vae domine et vae inclite
Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning Joakim the son of Josias king of Juda: They shall not mourn for him, Alas, my brother, and, Alas, sister: they shall not lament for him, Alas, my lord, or, Alas, the noble one.
||sepultura asini sepelietur putrefactus et proiectus extra portas Hierusalem
He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, rotten and cast forth without the gates of Jerusalem.
||ascende Libanum et clama et in Basan da vocem tuam et clama ad transeuntes quia contriti sunt omnes amatores tui
Go up to Libanus, and cry: and lift up thy voice in Basan, and cry to them that pass by, for all thy lovers are destroyed.
||locutus sum ad te in abundantia tua dixisti non audiam haec est via tua ab adulescentia tua quia non audisti vocem meam
I spoke to thee in thy prosperity: and thou saidst: I will not hear: this hath been thy way from thy youth, because thou hast not heard my voice.
||omnes pastores tuos pascet ventus et amatores tui in captivitatem ibunt et tunc confunderis et erubesces ab omni malitia tua
The wind shall feed all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity and then shalt thou be confounded, and ashamed of all thy wickedness.
||quae sedes in Libano et nidificas in cedris quomodo congemuisti cum venissent tibi dolores quasi dolores parturientis
Thou that sittest in Libanus, and makest thy nest in the cedars, how hast thou mourned when sorrows came upon thee, as the pains of a woman in labour?
||vivo ego dicit Dominus quia si fuerit Iechonias filius Ioachim regis Iuda anulus in manu dextera mea inde avellam eum
As I live, saith the Lord, if Jechonias the son of Joakim the king of Juda were a ring on my right hand, I would pluck him thence.
||et dabo te in manu quaerentium animam tuam et in manu quorum tu formidas faciem et in manu Nabuchodonosor regis Babylonis et in manu Chaldeorum
And I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand of them whose face thou fearest, and into the hand of Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
||et mittam te et matrem tuam quae genuit te in terram alienam in qua nati non estis ibique moriemini
And I will send thee, and thy mother that bore thee, into a strange country, in which you were not born, and there you shall die:
||et in terram ad quam ipsi levant animam suam ut revertantur illuc non revertentur
And they shall not return into the land, whereunto they lift up their mind to return thither.
||numquid vas fictile atque contritum vir iste Iechonias numquid vas absque omni voluptate quare abiecti sunt ipse et semen eius et proiecti in terram quam ignoraverunt
Is this man Jechonias an earthen and a broken vessel? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? why are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
||terra terra terra audi sermonem Domini
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.
||haec dicit Dominus scribe 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
Thus saith the Lord: Write this man barren, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for there shall not be a man of his seed that shall sit upon the throne of David, and have power any more in Juda.