The restoration of Israel, not for their merits, but by God's special grace. Christ's baptism.
1 And thou son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say: Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord:
Tu autem, fili hominis, propheta super montes Israel, et dices : Montes Israel, audite verbum Domini.
2 Thus saith the Lord God: Because the enemy hath said of you: Aha, the everlasting heights are given to us for an inheritance.
Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Eo quod dixerit inimicus de vobis : Euge, altitudines sempiternae in haereditatem datae sunt nobis :
3 Therefore prophesy, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Because you have been desolate, and trodden under foot on every side, and made an inheritance to the rest of the nations, and are become the subject of the talk, and the reproach of the people:
propterea vaticinare, et dic : Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Pro eo quod desolati estis, et conculcati per circuitum, et facti in haereditatem reliquis gentibus, et ascendistis super labium linguae et opprobrium populi,
4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God: Thus saith the Lord God to the mountains, and to the hills, to the brooks, and to the valleys, and to desolate places, and ruinous walls, and to the cities that are forsaken, that are spoiled, and derided by the rest of the nations round about.
propterea, montes Israel, audite verbum Domini Dei. Haec dicit Dominus Deus montibus et collibus, torrentibus, vallibusque et desertis, parietinis et urbibus derelictis, quae depopulatae sunt et subsannatae a reliquis gentibus per circuitum.
5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: In the fire of my zeal I have spoken of the rest of the nations, and of all Edom, who have taken my land to themselves, for an inheritance with joy, and with all the heart, and with the mind: and have cast it out to lay it waste.
Propterea haec dicit Dominus Deus : Quoniam in igne zeli mei locutus sum de reliquis gentibus, et de Idumaea universa, quae dederunt terram meam sibi in haereditatem cum gaudio, et toto corde et ex animo, et ejecerunt eam ut vastarent :
6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, and to the hills, to the ridges, and to the valleys: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I have spoken in my zeal, and in my indignation, because you have borne the shame of the Gentiles.
idcirco vaticinare super humum Israel, et dices montibus et collibus, jugis et vallibus : Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Ecce ego in zelo meo et in furore meo locutus sum, eo quod confusionem gentium sustinueritis.
7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: I have lifted up my hand, that the Gentiles who are round about you, shall themselves bear their shame.
Idcirco haec dicit Dominus Deus : Ego levavi manum meam, ut gentes quae in circuitu vestro sunt, ipsae confusionem suam portent.
8 But as for you, O mountains of Israel, shoot ye forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel: for they are at hand to come.
Vos autem, montes Israel, ramos vestros germinetis, et fructum vestrum afferatis populo meo Israel : prope enim est ut veniat.
9 For lo I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be ploughed and sown.
Quia ecce ego ad vos, et convertar ad vos : et arabimini, et accipietis sementem.
10 And I will multiply men upon you, and all the house of Israel: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the ruinous places shall be repaired.
Et multiplicabo in vobis homines, omnemque domum Israel : et habitabuntur civitates, et ruinosa instaurabuntur.
11 And I will make you abound with men and with beasts: and they shall be multiplied, and increased: and I will settle you as from the beginning, and will give you greater gifts, than you had from the beginning: and you shall know that I am the Lord.
Et replebo vos hominibus et jumentis : et multiplicabuntur, et crescent : et habitare vos faciam sicut a principio, bonisque donabo majoribus quam habuistis ab initio : et scietis quia ego Dominus.
12 And I will bring men upon you, my people Israel, and they shall possess thee for their inheritance: and thou shalt be their inheritance, and shalt no more henceforth be without them.
Et adducam super vos homines, populum meum Israel, et haereditate possidebunt te : et eris eis in haereditatem, et non addes ultra ut absque eis sis.
13 Thus saith the Lord God: Because they say of you: Thou art a devourer of men, and one that suffocatest thy nation:
Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Pro eo quod dicunt de vobis : Devoratrix hominum es, et suffocans gentem tuam,
14 Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, nor destroy thy nation any more, saith the Lord God:
propterea homines non comedes amplius, et gentem tuam non necabis ultra, ait Dominus Deus.
15 Neither will I cause men to hear in thee the shame of the nations any more, nor shalt thou bear the reproach of the people, nor lose thy nation any more, saith the Lord God.
Nec auditam faciam in te amplius confusionem gentium, et opprobrium populorum nequaquam portabis : et gentem tuam non amittes amplius, ait Dominus Deus.
16 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Et factum est verbum Domini ad me, dicens :
17 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it with their ways, and with their doings: their way was before me like the uncleanness of a menstruous woman.
Fili hominis, domus Israel habitaverunt in humo sua, et polluerunt eam in viis suis et in studiis suis : juxta immunditiam menstruatae facta est via eorum coram me.
18 And I poured out my indignation upon them for the blood which they had shed upon the land, and with their idols they defiled it.
Et effudi indignationem meam super eos pro sanguine quem fuderunt super terram, et in idolis suis polluerunt eam.
19 And I scattered them among the nations, and they are dispersed through the countries: I have judged them according to their ways, and their devices.
Et dispersi eos in gentes, et ventilati sunt in terras : juxta vias eorum et adinventiones eorum judicavi eos.
20 And when they entered among the nations whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when it was said of them: This is the people of the Lord, and they are come forth out of his land.
Et ingressi sunt ad gentes ad quas introierunt : et polluerunt nomen sanctum meum, cum diceretur de eis : Populus Domini iste est, et de terra ejus egressi sunt.
21 And I have regarded my own holy name, which the house of Israel hath profaned among the nations to which they went in.
Et peperci nomini sancto meo, quod polluerat domus Israel in gentibus ad quas ingressi sunt.
22 Therefore thou shalt say to the house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: It is not for your sake that I will do this, O house of Israel, but for my holy name's sake, which you have profaned among the nations whither you went.
Idcirco dices domui Israel : Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Non propter vos ego faciam, domus Israel, sed propter nomen sanctum meum, quod polluistis in gentibus ad quas intrastis.
23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the Gentiles, which you have profaned in the midst of them: that the Gentiles may know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord of hosts, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
Et sanctificabo nomen meum magnum, quod pollutum est inter gentes, quod polluistis in medio earum, ut sciant gentes quia ego Dominus, ait Dominus exercituum, cum sanctificatus fuero in vobis coram eis.
24 For I will take you from among the Gentiles, and will gather you together out of all the countries, and will bring you into your own land.
Tollam quippe vos de gentibus, et congregabo vos de universis terris, et adducam vos in terram vestram.
25 And I will pour upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your filthiness, and I will cleanse you from all your idols.
Et effundam super vos aquam mundam, et mundabimini ab omnibus inquinamentis vestris, et ab universis idolis vestris mundabo vos.
26 And I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and will give you a heart of flesh.
Et dabo vobis cor novum, et spiritum novum ponam in medio vestri : et auferam cor lapideum de carne vestra, et dabo vobis cor carneum.
27 And I will put my spirit in the midst of you: and I will cause you to walk in my commandments, and to keep my judgments, and do them.
Et spiritum meum ponam in medio vestri : et faciam ut in praeceptis meis ambuletis, et judicia mea custodiatis et operemini.
28 And you shall dwell in the land which I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
Et habitabitis in terra quam dedi patribus vestris : et eritis mihi in populum, et ego ero vobis in Deum.
29 And I will save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for corn, and will multiply it, and will lay no famine upon you.
Et salvabo vos ex universis inquinamentis vestris : et vocabo frumentum et multiplicabo illud, et non imponam vobis famem.
30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that you bear no more the reproach of famine among the nations.
Et multiplicabo fructum ligni, et genimina agri, ut non portetis ultra opprobrium famis in gentibus.
31 And you shall remember your wicked ways, and your doings that were not good: and your iniquities, and your wicked deeds shall displease you.
Et recordabimini viarum vestrarum pessimarum, studiorumque non bonorum : et displicebunt vobis iniquitates vestrae et scelera vestra.
32 It is not for your sakes that I will do this, saith the Lord God, be it known to you: be confounded, and ashamed at your own ways, O house of Israel.
Non propter vos ego faciam, ait Dominus Deus : notum sit vobis : confundimini, et erubescite super viis vestris, domus Israel.
33 Thus saith the Lord God: In the day that I shall cleanse you from all your iniquities, and shall cause the cities to be inhabited, and shall repair the ruinous places,
Haec dicit Dominus Deus : In die qua mundavero vos ex omnibus iniquitatibus vestris, et inhabitari fecero urbes, et instauravero ruinosa,
34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, which before was waste in the sight of all that passed by,
et terra deserta fuerit exculta, quae quondam erat desolata in oculis omnis viatoris,
35 They shall say: This land that was untilled is become as a garden of pleasure: and the cities that were abandoned, and desolate, and destroyed, are peopled and fenced.
dicent : Terra illa inculta facta est ut hortus voluptatis : et civitates desertae, et destitutae atque suffossae, munitae sederunt.
36 And the nations, that shall be left round about you, shall know that I the Lord have built up what was destroyed, and planted what was desolate, that I the Lord have spoken and done it.
Et scient gentes quaecumque derelictae fuerint in circuitu vestro, quia ego Dominus aedificavi dissipata, plantavique inculta : ego Dominus locutus sim, et fecerim.
37 Thus saith the Lord God: Moreover in this shall the house of Israel find me, that I will do it for them: I will multiply them as a flock of men,
Haec dicit Dominus Deus : Adhuc in hoc invenient me domus Israel, ut faciam eis : multiplicabo eos sicut gregem hominum,
38 As a holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts: so shall the waste cities be full of flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the Lord.
ut gregem sanctum, ut gregem Jerusalem in solemnitatibus ejus : sic erunt civitates desertae, plenae gregibus hominum : et scient quia ego Dominus.