All are ordered to be destroyed that are not marked in their foreheads. God will not be entreated for them.
1 And he cried in my ears with a loud voice, saying: The visitations of the city are at hand, and every one hath a destroying weapon in his hand.
Et clamavit in auribus meis voce magna, dicens : Appropinquaverunt visitationes urbis, et unusquisque vas interfectionis habet in manu sua.
2 And behold six men came from the way of the upper gate, which looketh to the north: and each one had his weapon of destruction in his hand: and there was one man in the midst of them clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn at his reins: and they went in, and stood by the brazen altar.
Et ecce sex viri veniebant de via portae superioris, quae respicit ad aquilonem, et uniuscujusque vas interitus in manu ejus : vir quoque unus in medio eorum vestitus erat lineis, et atramentarium scriptoris ad renes ejus : et ingressi sunt, et steterunt juxta altare aereum.
3 And the glory of the Lord of Israel went up from the cherub, upon which he was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man that was clothed with linen, and had a writer's inkhorn at his loins.
Et gloria Domini Israel assumpta est de cherub, quae erat super eum ad limen domus : et vocavit virum qui indutus erat lineis, et atramentarium scriptoris habebat in lumbis suis,
4 And the Lord said to him: Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem: and mark Thau upon the foreheads of the men that sigh, and mourn for all the abominations that are committed in the midst thereof.
et dixit Dominus ad eum : Transi per mediam civitatem, in medio Jerusalem, et signa thau super frontes virorum gementium et dolentium super cunctis abominationibus quae fiunt in medio ejus.
5 And to the others he said in my hearing: Go ye after him through the city, and strike: let not your eyes spare, nor be ye moved with pity.
Et illis dixit, audiente me : Transite per civitatem sequentes eum, et percutite : non parcat oculus vester, neque misereamini :
6 Utterly destroy old and young, maidens, children and women: but upon whomsoever you shall see Thau, kill him not, and begin ye at my sanctuary. So they began at the ancient men who were before the house.
senem, adolescentulum et virginem, parvulum et mulieres interficite usque ad internecionem : omnem autem super quem videritis thau, ne occidatis, et a sanctuario meo incipite. Coeperunt ergo a viris senioribus, qui erant ante faciem domus.
7 And he said to them: Defile the house, and ill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew them that were in the city.
Et dixit ad eos : Contaminate domum, et implete atria interfectis; egredimini. Et egressi sunt, et percutiebant eos qui erant in civitate.
8 And the slaughter being ended I was left: and I fell upon my face, and crying, I said: Alas, alas, alas, O Lord God, wilt thou then destroy all the remnant of Israel, by pouring out thy fury upon Jerusalem?
Et caede completa, remansi ego, ruique super faciem meam, et clamans aio : Heu! heu! heu! Domine Deus : ergone disperdes omnes reliquias Israel, effundens furorem tuum super Jerusalem?
9 And he said to me: The iniquity of the house of Israel, and of Juda, is exceeding great, and the land is filled with blood, and the city is filled with perverseness: for they have said: The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth not.
Et dixit ad me : Iniquitas domus Israel et Juda magna est nimis valde, et repleta est terra sanguinibus, et civitas repleta est aversione : dixerunt enim : Dereliquit Dominus terram, et Dominus non videt.
10 Therefore neither shall my eye spare, nor will I have pity: I will requite their way upon their head.
Igitur et meus non parcet oculus, neque miserebor : viam eorum super caput eorum reddam.
11 And behold the man that was clothed with linen, that had the inkhorn at his back, returned the word, saying: I have done as thou hast commanded me.
Et ecce vir qui erat indutus lineis, qui habebat atramentarium in dorso suo : respondit verbum, dicens : Feci sicut praecepisti mihi.