||nuntiatumque est Holoferni principi militiae Assyriorum quod filii Israhel praepararent se ad resistendum ac montium itinera conclusissent
And it was told Holofernes the general of the army of the Assyrians, that the children of Israel prepared themselves to resist, and had shut up the ways of the mountains.
||et furore nimio exarsit iracundia magna vocavitque omnes principes Moab et duces Ammon
And he was transported with exceeding great fury and indignation, and he called all the princes of Moab and the leaders of Ammon.
||et dixit eis dicite mihi quid sit populus iste qui montana obsidet aut quae et quales et quantae sint civitates eorum quae etiam sit virtus eorum aut quae sit multitudo eorum vel quis rex militiae illorum
And he said to them: Tell me what is this people that besetteth the mountains: or what are their cities, and of what sort, and how great: also what is their power, or what is their multitude: or who is the king over their warfare:
||quare prae omnibus qui habitant in oriente isti contempserunt et non exierunt in obviam nobis ut susciperent nos cum pace
And why they above all that dwell in the east, have despised us, and have not come out to meet us, that they might receive us with peace?
||tunc Achior dux omnium filiorum Ammon respondens ait si digneris audire domine meus dicam veritatem in conspectu tuo de populo isto qui in montanis habitat et non egredietur verbum falsum ex ore meo
Then Achior captain of all the children of Ammon answering, said; If thou vouchsafe, my lord, to hear, I will tell the truth in thy sight concerning this people, that dwelleth in the mountains, and there shall not a false word come out of my mouth.
||populus iste ex progenie Chaldeorum est
This people is of the offspring of the Chaldeans.
||hic primum in Mesopotamiam habitavit quoniam noluerunt sequi deos patrum suorum qui erant in terra Chaldeorum
They dwelt first in Mesopotamia, because they would not follow the gods of their fathers, who were in the land of the Chaldeans.
||deserentes itaque caerimonias patrum suorum quae in multitudine deorum erant
Wherefore forsaking the ceremonies of their fathers, which consisted in the worship of many gods,
||unum Deum caeli coluerunt qui et praecepit eis ut exirent inde et habitarent in Charam cumque cooperuisset omnem terram fames descenderunt in Aegyptum illicque per quadringentos annos sic multiplicati sunt ut dinumerari eorum non possit exercitus
They worshipped one God of heaven, who also commanded them to depart from thence, and to dwell in Charan. And when there was a famine over all the land, they went down into Egypt, and there for four hundred years were so multiplied, that the army of them could not be numbered.
||cumque gravaret eos rex Aegypti atque in aedificationibus urbium suarum in luto et latere subiugasset eos clamaverunt ad Deum suum et percussit totam terram Aegypti plagis variis
And when the king of Egypt oppressed them, and made slaves of them to labour in clay and brick, in the building of his cities, they cried to their Lord, and he struck the whole land of Egypt with divers plagues.
||cumque eiecissent eos a se Aegyptii et cessasset plaga ab eis et iterum eos vellent capere et ad suum servitium revocare
And when the Egyptians had cast them out from them, and the plague had ceased from them, and they had a mind to take them again, and bring them back to their service,
||fugientibus his Deus caeli mare aperuit ita ut hinc inde aquae quasi murus solidarentur et isti pede sicco fundum maris perambulando transirent
The God of heaven opened the sea to them in their flight, so that the waters were made to stand firm as a wall on either side, and they walked through the bottom of the sea and passed it dry foot.
||in quo loco dum innumerabilis exercitus Aegyptiorum eos persequeretur ita aquis coopertus est ut non remaneret vel unus qui factum posteris nuntiaret
And when an innumerable army of the Egyptians pursued after them in that place, they were so overwhelmed with the waters, that there was not one left, to tell what had happened to posterity.
||egressis etiam mare Rubrum deserta Sina montis occurrerunt in quibus numquam homo habitare potuit vel filius hominis requievit
After they came out of the Red Sea, they abode in the deserts of mount Sina, in which never man could dwell, or son of man rested.
||illic fontes amari obdulcati sunt eis ad bibendum et per annos quadraginta annonam de caelo consecuti sunt
There bitter fountains were made sweet for them to drink, and for forty years they received food from heaven.
||ubicumque ingressi sunt sine arcu et sagitta et absque scuta et gladio Deus eorum pro eis pugnavit et vicit
Wheresoever they went in without bow and arrow, and without shield and sword, their God fought for them and overcame.
||et non fuit qui insultaret populo isti nisi quando recessit a cultura Domini Dei sui
And there was no one that triumphed over this people, but when they departed from the worship of the Lord their God.
||quotienscumque autem praeter ipsum Deum suum alterum coluerunt dati sunt in praedam et in gladium et in obprobrium
But as often as beside their own God, they worshipped any other, they were given to spoil and to the sword, and to reproach.
||quotienscumque autem paenituerunt se recessisse a cultura Dei sui dedit eis Deus caeli virtutem resistendi
And as often as they were penitent for having revolted from the worship of their God, the God of heaven gave them power to resist.
||denique Chananeum regem et Iebuseum et Ferezeum et Hettheum et Eveum et Amorreum et omnes potentes in Esebon prostraverunt et terras eorum et civitates eorum ipsi possederunt
So they overthrew the king of the Chanaanites, and of the Jebusites, and of the Pherezites, and of the Hethites, and of the Hevites, and of the Amorrhites, and all the mighty ones in Hesebon, and they possessed their lands, and their cities:
||et usque dum non peccarent in conspectu Dei sui erant cum illis bona Deus enim illorum odit iniquitatem
And as long as they sinned not in the sight of their God, it was well with them: for their God hateth iniquity.
||nam et ante hos annos cum recessissent a via quam dederat illis Deus ut ambularent in eam exterminati sunt proeliis multis nationibus et plurimi eorum captivi abducti sunt in terram non suam
And even some years ago when they had revolted from the way which God had given them to walk therein, they were destroyed in battles by many nations and very many of them were led away captive into a strange land.
||nuper autem reversi ad Deum suum ex dispersione qua dispersi fuerant adunati sunt et ascenderunt montana haec omnia et iterum possident Hierusalem ubi sunt sancta eorum
But of late returning to the Lord their God, from the different places wherein they were scattered, they are come together and are gone up into all these mountains, and possess Jerusalem again, where their holies are.
||nunc ergo meus domine perquire si est aliqua iniquitas eorum in conspectu Dei eorum ascendamus ad illos quoniam tradens tradet illos Deus eorum tibi et subiugati erunt sub iugo potentiae tuae
Now therefore, my lord, search if there be any iniquity of theirs in the sight of their God: let us go up to them, because their God will surely deliver them to thee, and they shall be brought under the yoke of thy power:
||si autem non est offensio populi huius coram Deo suo non poterimus resistere illis quoniam Deus eorum defendet illos et erimus in obprobrium universae terrae
But if there be no offence of this people in the sight of their God, we cannot resist them because their God will defend them: and we shall be a reproach to the whole earth.
||et factum est cum cessasset loqui Achior verba irati sunt omnes magnates Holofernis et cogitabant interficere eum dicentes ad alterutrum
And it came to pass, when Achior had ceased to speak these words, all the great men of Holofernes were angry, and they had a mind to kill him, saying to each other:
||quis iste est qui filios Israhel posse dicat resistere regi Nabuchodonosor et exercitibus eius homines inermes et sine virtute et sine peritia artis pugnae
Who is this, that saith the children of Israel can resist king Nabuchodonosor, and his armies, men unarmed, and without force, and without skill in the art of war?
||ut ergo agnoscat Achior quoniam fallit nos ascendemus in montana et cum capti fuerint potentes eorum tunc cum eisdem gladio transverberabitur
That Achior therefore may know that he deceiveth us, let us go up into the mountains: and when the bravest of them shall be taken, then shall he with them be stabbed with the sword,
||ut sciat omnis gens quoniam Nabuchodonosor deus terrae est et praeter ipsum alius non est
That every nation may know that Nabuchodonosor is god of the earth, and besides him there is no other.