The birth of Christ in Bethlehem: his reign and spiritual conquests.
 Now shalt thou be laid waste, O daughter of the robber: they have laid siege against us, with a rod shall they strike the cheek of the judge of Israel.
Nunc vastaberis, filia latronis. Obsidionem posuerunt super nos : in virga percutient maxillam judicis Israel.
 AND THOU, BETHLEHEM Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Juda: out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be the ruler in Israel: and his going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity.
Et tu, Bethlehem Ephrata, parvulus es in millibus Juda; ex te mihi egredietur qui sit dominator in Israel, et egressus ejus ab initio, a diebus aeternitatis.
 Therefore will he give them up even till the time wherein she that travaileth shall bring forth: and the remnant of his brethren shall be converted to the children of Israel.
Propter hoc dabit eos usque ad tempus in quo parturiens pariet, et reliquiae fratrum ejus convertentur ad filios Israel.
 And he shall stand, and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the height of the name of the Lord his God: and they shall be converted, for now shall he be magnified even to the ends of the earth.
Et stabit, et pascet in fortitudine Domini, in sublimitate nominis Domini Dei sui : et convertentur, quia nunc magnificabitur usque ad terminos terrae.
 And this man shall be our peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land, and when he shall set his foot in our houses: and we shall raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
Et erit iste pax : cum venerit Assyrius in terram nostram, et quando calcaverit domibus nostris, et suscitabimus super eum septem pastores et octo primates homines;
 And they shall feed the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nemrod with the spears thereof: and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian, when he shall come into our land, and when he shall tread in our borders.
et pascent terram Assur in gladio, et terram Nemrod in lanceis ejus, et liberabit ab Assur cum venerit in terram nostram, et cum calcaverit in finibus nostris.
 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples as a dew from the Lord, and as drops upon the grass, which waiteth not for man, nor tarrieth for the children of men.
Et erunt reliquiae Jacob in medio populorum multorum quasi ros a Domino, et quasi stillae super herbam, quae non exspectat virum, et non praestolatur filios hominum.
 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many peoples as a lion among the beasts of the forests, and as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who when he shall go through and tread down, and take, there is none to deliver.
Et erunt reliquiae Jacob in gentibus, in medio populorum multorum, quasi leo in jumentis silvarum, et quasi catulus leonis in gregibus pecorum, qui cum transierit, et conculcaverit, et ceperit, non est qui eruat.
 Thy hand shall be lifted up over thy enemies, and all thy enemies shall be cut off.
Exaltabitur manus tua super hostes tuos, et omnes inimici tui interibunt.
 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that I will take away thy horses out of the midst of thee, and will destroy thy chariots.
Et erit in die illa, dicit Dominus : auferam equos tuos de medio tui, et disperdam quadrigas tuas.
 And I will destroy the cities of thy land, and will throw down all thy strong holds, and I will take away sorceries out of thy hand, and there shall be no divinations in thee.
Et perdam civitates terrae tuae, et destruam omnes munitiones tuas : et auferam maleficia de manu tua, et divinationes non erunt in te :
 And I will destroy thy graven things, and thy statues out of the midst of thee: and thou shalt no more adore the works of thy hands.
et perire faciam sculptilia tua et statuas tuas de medio tui, et non adorabis ultra opera manuum tuarum :
 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: and will crush thy cities.
et evellam lucos tuos de medio tui, et conteram civitates tuas.
 And I will execute vengeance in wrath and in indignation among all the nations that have not given ear.
Et faciam, in furore et in indignatione, ultionem in omnibus gentibus quae non audierunt.