The prophet receives his commission.
1 This was the vision of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And I saw, and I fell upon my face, and I heard the voice of one that spoke. And he said to me: Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak to thee.
Haec visio similitudinis gloriae Domini. Et vidi, et cecidi in faciem meam, et audivi vocem loquentis, et dixit ad me : Fili hominis, sta super pedes tuos, et loquar tecum.
2 And the spirit entered into me after that he spoke to me, and he set me upon my feet: and I heard him speaking to me,
Et ingressus est in me spiritus postquam locutus est mihi, et statuit me supra pedes meos : et audivi loquentem ad me,
3 And saying: Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious people, that hath revolted from me, they, and their fathers, have transgressed my covenant even unto this day.
et dicentem : Fili hominis, mitto ego te ad filios Israel, ad gentes apostatrices, quae recesserunt a me : ipsi et patres eorum praevaricati sunt pactum meum, usque ad diem hanc.
4 And they to whom I send thee are children of a hard face, and of an obstinate heart: and thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord God:
Et filii dura facie et indomabili corde sunt, ad quos ego mitto te : et dices ad eos : Haec dicit Dominus Deus :
5 If so be they at least will hear, and if so be they will forbear, for they are a provoking house: and they shall know that there hath been a prophet in the midst of them.
si forte vel ipsi audiant, et si forte quiescant, quoniam domus exasperans est : et scient quia propheta fuerit in medio eorum.
6 And thou, O son of man, fear not, neither be thou afraid of their words: for thou art among unbelievers and destroyers, and thou dwellest with scorpions. Fear not their words, neither be thou dismayed at their looks: for they are a provoking house.
Tu ergo, fili hominis, ne timeas eos, neque sermones eorum metuas, quoniam increduli et subversores sunt tecum, et cum scorpionibus habitas. Verba eorum ne timeas, et vultus eorum ne formides, quia domus exasperans est.
7 And thou shalt speak my words to them, if perhaps they will hear, and forbear: for they provoke me to anger.
Loqueris ergo verba mea ad eos, si forte audiant, et quiescant : quoniam irritatores sunt.
8 But thou, O son of man, hear all that I say to thee: and do not thou provoke me, as that house provoketh me: open thy mouth, and eat what I give thee.
Tu autem, fili hominis, audi quaecumque loquor ad te, et noli esse exasperans, sicut domus exasperatrix est : aperi os tuum, et comede quaecumque ego do tibi.
9 And I looked, and behold, a hand was sent to me, wherein was a book rolled up: and he spread it before me, and it was written within and without: and there were written in it lamentations, and canticles, and woe.
Et vidi : et ecce manus missa ad me, in qua erat involutus liber : et expandit illum coram me, qui erat scriptus intus et foris, et scriptae erant in eo lamentationes, et carmen, et vae.