Woe to the makers of wicked laws. The Assyrian shall be a rod for punishing Israel: but for their pride they shall be destroyed: and a remnant of Israel saved.
 Woe to them that make wicked laws: and when they write, write injustice:
Vae qui condunt leges iniquas, et scribentes injustitiam scripserunt,
 To oppress the poor in judgment, and do violence to the cause of the humble of my people: that widows might be their prey, and that they might rob the fatherless.
ut opprimerent in judicio pauperes, et vim facerent causae humilium populi mei; ut essent viduae praeda eorum, et pupillos diriperent.
 What will you do in the day of visitation, and of the calamity which cometh from afar? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
Quid facietis in die visitationis, et calamitatis de longe venientis? ad cujus confugietis auxilium? et ubi derelinquetis gloriam vestram,
 That you be not bowed down under the bond, and fall with the slain? In all these things his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
ne incurvemini sub vinculo, et cum interfectis cadatis? Super omnibus his non est aversus furor ejus, sed adhuc manus ejus extenta.
 Woe to the Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my anger, and my indignation is in their hands.
Vae Assur! virga furoris mei et baculus ipse est; in manu eorum indignatio mea.
 I will send him to a deceitful nation, and I will give him a charge against the people of my wrath, to take away the spoils, and to lay hold on the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Ad gentem fallacem mittam eum, et contra populum furoris mei mandabo illi, ut auferat spolia, et diripiat praedam, et ponat illum in conculcationem quasi lutum platearum.
 But he shall not take it so, and his heart shall not think so: but his heart shall be set to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.
Ipse autem non sic arbitrabitur, et cor ejus non ita existimabit; sed ad conterendum erit cor ejus, et ad internecionem gentium non paucarum.
 For he shall say:
Dicet enim :
 Are not my princes as so many kings? is not Calano as Charcamis: and Emath as Arphad? is not Samaria as Damascus?
Numquid non principes mei simul reges sunt? numquid non ut Charcamis, sic Calano? et ut Arphad, sic Emath? numquid non ut Damascus, sic Samaria?
 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idol, so also their idols of Jerusalem, and of Samaria.
Quomodo invenit manus mea regna idoli, sic et simulacra eorum de Jerusalem et de Samaria.
 Shall I not, as I have done to Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
Numquid non sicut feci Samariae et idolis ejus, sic faciam Jerusalem et simulacris ejus?
 And it shall come to pass, that when the Lord shall have performed all his works in mount Sion, and in Jerusalem, I will visit the fruit of the proud heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of the haughtiness of his eyes.
Et erit, cum impleverit Dominus cuncta opera sua in monte Sion et in Jerusalem, visitabo super fructum magnifici cordis regis Assur, et super gloriam altitudinis oculorum ejus.
 For he hath said: By the strength of my own hand I have done it, and by my own wisdom I have understood: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have taken the spoils of the princes, and as a mighty man hath pulled down them that sat on high.
Dixit enim : In fortitudine manus meae feci, et in sapientia mea intellexi; et abstuli terminos populorum, et principes eorum depraedatus sum, et detraxi quasi potens in sublimi residentes.
 And my hand hath found the strength of the people as a nest; and as eggs are gathered, that are left, so have I gathered all the earth: and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or made the least noise.
Et invenit quasi nidum manus mea fortitudinem populorum; et sicut colliguntur ova quae derelicta sunt, sic universam terram ego congregavi; et non fuit qui moveret pennam, et aperiret os, et ganniret.
 Shall the axe boast itself against him that cutteth with it? or shall the saw exalt itself against him by whom it is drawn? as if a rod should lift itself up against him that lifteth it up, and a staff exalt itself, which is but wood.
Numquid gloriabitur securis contra eum qui secat in ea? aut exaltabitur serra contra eum a quo trahitur? Quomodo si elevetur virga contra elevantem se, et exaltetur baculus, qui utique lignum est.
 Therefore the sovereign Lord, the Lord of hosts, shall send leanness among his fat ones: and under his glory shall be kindled a burning, as it were the burning of a fire.
Propter hoc mittet Dominator, Dominus exercituum, in pinguibus ejus tenuitatem; et subtus gloriam ejus succensa ardebit quasi combustio ignis.
 And the light of Israel shall be as a fire, and the Holy One thereof as a flame: and his thorns and his briers shall be set on fire, and shall be devoured in one day.
Et erit lumen Israel in igne, et Sanctus ejus in flamma; et succendetur, et devorabitur spina ejus et vepres in die una.
 And the glory of his forest, and of his beautiful hill, shall be consumed from the soul even to the flesh, and he shall run away through fear.
Et gloria saltus ejus, et carmeli ejus, ab anima usque ad carnem consumetur; et erit terrore profugus.
 And they that remain of the trees of his forest shall be so few, that they shall easily be numbered, and a child shall write them down.
Et reliquiae ligni saltus ejus prae paucitate numerabuntur, et puer scribet eos.
 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and they that shall escape of the house of Jacob, shall lean no more upon him that striketh them: but they shall lean upon the Lord the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
Et erit in die illa : non adjiciet residuum Israel, et hi qui fugerint de domo Jacob, inniti super eo qui percutit eos; sed innitetur super Dominum, Sanctum Israel, in veritate.
 The remnant shall be converted, the remnant, I say, of Jacob, to the mighty God.
Reliquiae convertentur; reliquiae, inquam, Jacob ad Deum fortem.
 For if thy people, O Israel, shall be as the sand of the sea, a remnant of them shall be converted, the consumption abridged shall overflow with justice.
Si enim fuerit populus tuus, Israel, quasi arena maris, reliquiae convertentur ex eo; consummatio abbreviata inundabit justitiam.
 For the Lord God of hosts shall make a consumption, and an abridgment in the midst of all the land.
Consummationem enim et abbreviationem Dominus Deus exercituum faciet in medio omnis terrae.
 Therefore, thus saith the Lord the God of hosts: O my people that dwellest in Sion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall strike thee with his rod, and he shall lift up his staff over thee in the way of Egypt.
Propter hoc, haec dicit Dominus Deus exercituum : Noli timere, populus meus, habitator Sion, ab Assur : in virga percutiet te, et baculum suum levabit super te, in via Aegypti.
 For yet a little and a very little while, and my indignation shall cease, and my wrath shall be upon their wickedness.
Adhuc enim paululum modicumque, et consummabitur indignatio et furor meus super scelus eorum.
 And the Lord of hosts shall raise up a scourge against him, according to the slaughter of Madian in the rock of Oreb, and his rod over the sea, and he shall lift it up in the way of Egypt.
Et suscitabit super eum Dominus exercituum flagellum, juxta plagam Madian in petra Oreb : et virgam suam super mare, et levabit eam in via Aegypti.
 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall putrify at the presence of the oil.
Et erit in die illa : auferetur onus ejus de humero tuo et jugum ejus de collo tuo, et computrescet jugum a facie olei.
 He shall come into Aiath, he shall pass into Magron: at Machmas he shall lay up his carriages.
Veniet in Aiath, transibit in Magron, apud Machmas commendabit vasa sua.
 They have passed in haste, Gaba is our lodging: Rama was astonished, Gabaath of Saul fled away.
Transierunt cursim, Gaba sedes nostra; obstupuit Rama, Gabaath Saulis fugit.
 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim, attend, O Laisa, poor Anathoth.
Hinni voce tua, filia Gallim, attende Laisa, paupercula Anathoth.
 Medemena is removed: ye inhabitants of Gabim, take courage.
Migravit Medemena; habitatores Gabim, confortamini.
 It is yet day enough, to remain in Nobe: he shall shake his hand against the mountain of the daughter of Sion, the hill of Jerusalem.
Adhuc dies est ut in Nobe stetur; agitabit manum suam super montem filiae Sion, collem Jerusalem.
 Behold the sovereign Lord of hosts shall break the earthen vessel with terror, and the tall of stature shall be cut down, and the lofty shall be humbled.
Ecce Dominator, Dominus exercituum, confringet lagunculam in terrore; et excelsi statura succidentur, et sublimes humiliabuntur.
 And the thickets of the forest shall be cut down with iron, and Libanus with its high ones shall fall.
Et subvertentur condensa saltus ferro; et Libanus cum excelsis cadet.