Under the figure of an unfaithful wife, God upbraids Jerusalem with her ingratitude and manifold disloyalties: but promiseth mercy by a new covenant.
1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Et factus est sermo Domini ad me, dicens :
2 Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations.
Fili hominis, notas fac Jerusalem abominationes suas,
3 And thou shalt say: Thus saith the Lord God to Jerusalem: Thy root, and thy nativity is of the land of Chanaan, thy father was an Amorrhite, and thy mother a Cethite.
et dices : Haec dicit Dominus Deus Jerusalem : Radix tua et generatio tua de terra Chanaan : pater tuus Amorrhaeus, et mater tua Cethaea.
4 And when thou wast born, in the day of thy nativity thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed with water for thy health, nor salted with salt, nor swaddled with clouts.
Et quando nata es, in die ortus tui, non est praecisus umbilicus tuus : et aqua non es lota in salutem, nec sale salita, nec involuta pannis.
5 No eye had pity on thee to do any of these things for thee, out of compassion to thee: but thou wast cast out upon the face of the earth in the abjection of thy soul, in the day that thou wast born.
Non pepercit super te oculus, ut faceret tibi unum de his, misertus tui : sed projecta es super faciem terrae in abjectione animae tuae, in die qua nata es.
6 And passing by thee, I saw that thou wast trodden under foot in thy own blood. and I said to thee when thou wast in thy blood: Live: I have said to thee: Live in thy blood.
Transiens autem per te, vidi te conculcari in sanguine tuo, et dixi tibi cum esses in sanguine tuo : Vive, dixi, inquam, tibi; in sanguine tuo vive.
7 I caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field: and thou didst increase and grow great, and advancedst, and camest to woman's ornament: thy breasts were fashioned, and thy hair grew: and thou wast naked, and full of confusion.
Multiplicatam quasi germen agri dedi te : et multiplicata es, et grandis effecta, et ingressa es, et pervenisti ad mundum muliebrem : ubera tua intumuerunt, et pilus tuus germinavit : et eras nuda, et confusione plena.
8 And I passed by thee, and saw thee: and behold thy time was the time of lovers: and I spread my garment over thee, and covered thy ignominy. And I swore to thee, and I entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God: and thou becamest mine.
Et transivi per te, et vidi te : et ecce tempus tuum, tempus amantium : et expandi amictum meum super te, et operui ignominiam tuam : et juravi tibi, et ingressus sum pactum tecum, ait Dominus Deus, et facta es mihi.
9 And I washed thee with water, and cleansed away thy blood from thee: and I anointed thee with oil.
Et lavi te aqua, et emundavi sanguinem tuum ex te, et unxi te oleo.
10 And I clothed thee with embroidery, and shod thee with violet coloured shoes: and I girded thee about with fine linen, and clothed thee with fine garments.
Et vestivi te discoloribus, et calceavi te janthino : et cinxi te bysso, et indui te subtilibus.
11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and put bracelets on thy hands, and a chain about thy neck.
Et ornavi te ornamento, et dedi armillas in manibus tuis, et torquem circa collum tuum.
12 And I put a jewel upon thy forehead and earrings in thy ears, and a beautiful crown upon thy head.
Et dedi inaurem super os tuum, et circulos auribus tuis, et coronam decoris in capite tuo.
13 And thou wast adorned with gold, and silver, and wast clothed with fine linen, and embroidered work, and many colours: thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil, and wast made exceeding beautiful: and wast advanced to be a queen.
Et ornata es auro et argento, et vestita es bysso et polymito et multicoloribus : similam, et mel, et oleum comedisti : et decora facta es vehementer nimis, et profecisti in regnum.
14 And thy renown went forth among the nations for thy beauty: for thou wast perfect through my beauty, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord God.
Et egressum est nomen tuum in gentes propter speciem tuam, quia perfecta eras in decore meo, quem posueram super te, dicit Dominus Deus.
15 But trusting in thy beauty, thou playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and thou hast prostituted thyself to every passenger, to be his.
Et habens fiduciam in pulchritudine tua, fornicata es in nomine tuo : et exposuisti fornicationem tuam omni transeunti, et ejus fieres.
16 And taking of thy garments thou hast made thee high places sewed together on each side: and hast played the harlot upon them, as hath not been done before, nor shall be hereafter.
Et sumens de vestimentis tuis, fecisti tibi excelsa hinc inde consuta, et fornicata es super eis sicut non est factum, neque futurum est.
17 And thou tookest thy beautiful vessels, of my gold, and my silver, which I gave thee, and thou madest thee images of men, and hast committed fornication with them.
Et tulisti vasa decoris tui de auro meo atque argento meo, quae dedi tibi, et fecisti tibi imagines masculinas, et fornicata es in eis.
18 And thou tookest thy garments of divers colours, and coveredst them: and settest my oil and my sweet incense before them.
Et sumpsisti vestimenta tua multicoloria, et operuisti illas, et oleum meum et thymiama meum posuisti coram eis.
19 And my bread which I gave thee, the fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast set before them for a sweet odour; and it was done, saith the Lord God.
Et panem meum quem dedi tibi, similam, et oleum, et mel, quibus enutrivi te, posuisti in conspectu eorum in odorem suavitatis : et factum est, ait Dominus Deus.
20 And thou hast taken thy sons, and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne to me: and hast sacrificed the same to them to be devoured. Is thy fornication small?
Et tulisti filios tuos et filias tuas, quas generasti mihi, et immolasti eis ad devorandum. Numquid parva est fornicatio tua?
21 Thou hast sacrificed and given my children to them, consecrating them by fire.
Immolasti filios meos, et dedisti, illos consecrans, eis.
22 And after all thy abominations, and fornications, thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked, and full of confusion, trodden under foot in thy own blood.
Et post omnes abominationes tuas et fornicationes, non es recordata dierum adolescentiae tuae, quando eras nuda, et confusione plena, conculcata in sanguine tuo.
23 And it came to pass after all thy wickedness (woe, woe to thee, saith the Lord God)
Et accidit post omnem malitiam tuam ( vae, vae tibi! ait Dominus Deus),
24 That thou didst also build thee a common stew, and madest thee a brothel house in every street.
et aedificasti tibi lupanar, et fecisti tibi prostibulum in cunctis plateis.
25 At every head of the way thou hast set up a sign of thy prostitution: and hast made thy beauty to be abominable: and hast prostituted thyself to every one that passed by, and hast multiplied thy fornications.
Ad omne caput viae aedificasti signum prostitutionis tuae, et abominabilem fecisti decorem tuum : et divisisti pedes tuos omni transeunti, et multiplicasti fornicationes tuas :
26 And thou hast committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, men of large bodies, and hast multiplied thy fornications to provoke me.
et fornicata es cum filiis Aegypti, vicinis tuis, magnarum carnium : et multiplicasti fornicationem tuam ad irritandum me.
27 Behold, I will stretch out my hand upon thee, and will take away thy justification: and I will deliver thee up to the will of the daughters of the Philistines that hate thee, that are ashamed of thy wicked way.
Ecce ego extendam manum meam super te, et auferam justificationem tuam, et dabo te in animas odientium te filiarum Palaestinarum, quae erubescunt in via tua scelerata.
28 Thou hast also committed fornication with the Assyrians, because thou wast not yet satisfied: and after thou hadst played the harlot with them, even so thou wast not contented.
Et fornicata es in filiis Assyriorum eo quod necdum fueris expleta : et postquam fornicata es, nec sic es satiata :
29 Thou hast also multiplied thy fornications in the land of Chanaan with the Chaldeans: and neither so wast thou satisfied.
et multiplicasti fornicationem tuam in terra Chanaan cum Chaldaeis, et nec sic satiata es.
30 Wherein shall I cleanse thy heart, saith the Lord God: seeing thou dost all these the works of a shameless prostitute?
In quo mundabo cor tuum, ait Dominus Deus, cum facias omnia haec opera mulieris meretricis et procacis?
31 Because thou hast built thy brothel house at the head of every way, and thou hast made thy high place in every street: and wast not as a harlot that by disdain enhanceth her price,
Quia fabricasti lupanar tuum in capite omnis viae, et excelsum tuum fecisti in omni platea : nec facta es quasi meretrix fastidio augens pretium :
32 But as an adulteress, that bringeth in strangers over her husband.
sed quasi mulier adultera, quae super virum suum inducit alienos.
33 Gifts are given to all harlots: but thou hast given hire to all thy lovers, and thou hast given them gifts to come to thee from every side, to commit fornication with thee.
Omnibus meretricibus dantur mercedes : tu autem dedisti mercedes cunctis amatoribus tuis, et dona donabas eis, ut intrarent ad te undique ad fornicandum tecum.
34 And it hath happened in thee contrary to the custom of women in thy fornications, and after thee there shall be no such fornication: for in that thou gavest rewards, and didst not take rewards, the contrary hath been done in thee.
Factumque est in te contra consuetudinem mulierum in fornicationibus tuis, et post te non erit fornicatio : in eo enim quod dedisti mercedes, et mercedes non accepisti, factum est in te contrarium.
35 Therefore, O harlot, hear the word of the Lord.
Propterea, meretrix, audi verbum Domini.
36 Thus saith the Lord God: Because thy money hath been poured out, and thy shame discovered through thy fornications with thy lovers, and with the idols of thy abominations, by the blood of thy children whom thou gavest them:
Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Quia effusum est aes tuum et revelata est ignominia tua in fornicationibus tuis super amatores tuos, et super idola abominationum tuarum, in sanguine filiorum tuorum quos dedisti eis,
37 Behold, I will gather together all thy lovers with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all whom thou hast loved, with all whom thou hast hated: and I will gather them together against thee on every side, and will discover thy shame in their sight, and they shall see all thy nakedness.
ecce ego congregabo omnes amatores tuos, quibus commista es, et omnes quos dilexisti, cum universis quos oderas : et congregabo eos super te undique, et nudabo ignominiam tuam coram eis, et videbunt omnem turpitudinem tuam.
38 And I will judge thee as adulteresses, and they that shed blood are judged: and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.
Et judicabo te judiciis adulterarum, et effundentium sanguinem : et dabo te in sanguinem furoris et zeli.
39 And I will deliver thee into their hands, and they shall destroy thy brothel house, and throw down thy stews: and they shall strip thee of thy garments, and shall take away the vessels of thy beauty: and leave thee naked, and full of disgrace.
Et dabo te in manus eorum, et destruent lupanar tuum, et demolientur prostibulum tuum : et denudabunt te vestimentis tuis, et auferent vasa decoris tui, et derelinquent te nudam, plenamque ignominia :
40 And they shall bring upon thee a multitude, and they shall stone thee with stones, and shall slay thee with their swords.
et adducent super te multitudinem, et lapidabunt te lapidibus, et trucidabunt te gladiis suis :
41 And they shall burn thy houses with fire, and shall execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and thou shalt cease from fornication, and shalt give no hire any more.
et comburent domos tuas igni, et facient in te judicia in oculis mulierum plurimarum : et desines fornicari, et mercedes ultra non dabis :
42 And my indignation shall rest in thee: and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will cease and be angry no more.
et requiescet indignatio mea in te, et auferetur zelus meus a te : et quiescam, nec irascar amplius.
43 Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast provoked me in all these things: wherefore I also have turned thy ways upon thy head, saith the Lord God, and I have not done according to thy wicked deeds in all thy abominations.
Eo quod non fueris recordata dierum adolescentiae tuae, et provocasti me in omnibus his, quapropter et ego vias tuas in capite tuo dedi, ait Dominus Deus, et non feci juxta scelera tua in omnibus abominationibus tuis.
44 Behold every one that useth a common proverb, shall use this against thee, saying: As the mother was, so also is her daughter.
Ecce omnis qui dicit vulgo proverbium, in te assumet illud, dicens : Sicut mater, ita et filia ejus.
45 Thou art thy mother's daughter, that cast off her husband, and her children: and thou art the sister of thy sisters, who cast off their husbands, and their children: your mother was a Cethite, and your father an Amorrhite.
Filia matris tuae es tu, quae projecit virum suum et filios suos : et soror sororum tuarum es tu, quae projecerunt viros suos et filios suos : mater vestra Cethaea, et pater vester Amorrhaeus.
46 And thy elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister that dwelleth at thy right hand is Sodom, and her daughters.
Et soror tua major, Samaria, ipsa et filiae ejus, quae habitant ad sinistram tuam : soror autem tua minor te, quae habitat a dextris tuis, Sodoma, et filiae ejus.
47 But neither hast thou walked in their ways, nor hast thou done a little less than they according to their wickednesses: thou hast done almost more wicked things than they in all thy ways.
Sed nec in viis earum ambulasti, neque secundum scelera earum fecisti pauxillum minus : pene sceleratiora fecisti illis in omnibus viis tuis.
48 As I live, saith the Lord God, thy sister Sodom herself, and her daughters, have not done as thou hast done, and thy daughters.
Vivo ego, dicit Dominus Deus, quia non fecit Sodoma, soror tua, ipsa et filiae ejus, sicut fecisti tu, et filiae tuae.
49 Behold this was the iniquity of Sodom thy sister, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance, and the idleness of her, and of her daughters: and they did not put forth their hand to the needy, and to the poor.
Ecce haec fuit iniquitas Sodomae, sororis tuae : superbia, saturitas panis et abundantia, et otium ipsius, et filiarum ejus : et manum egeno et pauperi non porrigebant :
50 And they were lifted up, and committed abominations before me: and I took them away as thou hast seen.
et elevatae sunt, et fecerunt abominationes coram me : et abstuli eas sicut vidisti.
51 And Samaria committed not half thy sins: but thou hast surpassed them with thy crimes, and hast justified thy sisters by all thy abominations which thou hast done.
Et Samaria dimidium peccatorum tuorum non peccavit : sed vicisti eas sceleribus tuis, et justificasti sorores tuas in omnibus abominationibus tuis quas operata es.
52 Therefore do thou also bear thy confusion, thou that hast surpassed thy sisters with thy sins, doing more wickedly than they: for they are justified above thee, therefore be thou also confounded, and bear thy shame, thou that hast justified thy sisters.
Ergo et tu porta confusionem tuam, quae vicisti sorores tuas peccatis tuis, scelerantius agens ab eis : justificatae sunt enim a te : ergo et tu confundere, et porta ignominiam tuam, quae justificasti sorores tuas.
53 And I will bring back and restore them by bringing back Sodom, with her daughters, and by bringing back Samaria, and her daughters: and I will bring those that return of thee in the midst of them.
Et convertam restituens eas conversione Sodomorum cum filiabus suis, et conversione Samariae et filiarum ejus, et convertam reversionem tuam in medio earum,
54 That thou mayest bear thy shame, and mayest be confounded in all that thou hast done, comforting them.
ut portes ignominiam tuam, et confundaris in omnibus quae fecisti consolans eas.
55 And thy sister Sodom and her daughters shall return to their ancient state: and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their ancient state: and thou and thy daughters shall return to your ancient state.
Et soror tua Sodoma et filiae ejus revertentur ad antiquitatem suam, et Samaria et filiae ejus revertentur ad antiquitatem suam, et tu et filiae tuae revertemini ad antiquitatem vestram.
56 And Sodom thy sister was not heard of in thy mouth, in the day of thy pride,
Non fuit autem Sodoma, soror tua, audita in ore tuo, in die superbiae tuae,
57 Before thy malice was laid open: as it is at this time, making thee a reproach of the daughters of Syria, and of all the daughters of Palestine round about thee, that encompass thee on all sides.
antequam revelaretur malitia tua, sicut hoc tempore in opprobrium filiarum Syriae, et cunctarum in circuitu tuo filiarum Palaestinarum quae ambiunt te per gyrum.
58 Thou hast borne thy wickedness, and thy disgrace, saith the Lord God.
Scelus tuum et ignominiam tuam tu portasti, ait Dominus Deus.
59 For thus saith the Lord God: I will deal with thee, as thou hast despised the oath, in breaking the covenant:
Quia haec dicit Dominus Deus : Et faciam tibi sicut despexisti juramentum, ut irritum faceres pactum :
60 And I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth: and I will establish with thee an everlasting covenant.
et recordabor ego pacti mei tecum in diebus adolescentiae tuae, et suscitabo tibi pactum sempiternum.
61 And thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed: when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thy elder and thy younger: and I will give them to thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant.
Et recordaberis viarum tuarum, et confunderis, cum receperis sorores tuas te majores cum minoribus tuis : et dabo eas tibi in filias, sed non ex pacto tuo.
62 And I will establish my covenant with thee: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord,
Et suscitabo ego pactum meum tecum, et scies quia ego Dominus :
63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and mayest no more open thy mouth because of thy confusion, when I shall be pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.
ut recorderis, et confundaris, et non sit tibi ultra aperire os prae confusione tua, cum placatus tibi fuero in omnibus quae fecisti, ait Dominus Deus.