Israel is justly punished for leaving God. The abundance of grace in the church of Christ.
1 Say ye to your brethren: You are my people, and to your sister: Thou hast obtained mercy.
Dicite fratribus vestris : Populus meus; et sorori vestrae : Misericordiam consecuta.
2 Judge your mother, judge her: because she is not my wife, and I am not her husband. Let her put away her fornications from her face, and her adulteries from between her breasts.
Judicate matrem vestram, judicate, quoniam ipsa non uxor mea, et ego non vir ejus. Auferat fornicationes suas a facie sua, et adulteria sua de medio uberum suorum;
3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born: and I will make her as a wilderness, and will set her as a land that none can pass through, and will kill her with drought.
ne forte expoliem eam nudam, et statuam eam secundum diem nativitatis suae, et ponam eam quasi solitudinem, et statuam eam velut terram inviam, et interficiam eam siti.
4 And I will not have mercy on her children: for they are the children of fornications.
Et filiorum illius non miserebor, quoniam filii fornicationum sunt.
5 For their mother hath committed fornication, she that conceived them is covered with shame: for she said: I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread, and my water, my wool, and my flax, my oil, and my drink.
Quia fornicata est mater eorum, confusa est quae concepit eos; quia dixit : Vadam post amatores meos, qui dant panes mihi, et aquas meas, lanam meam, et linum meum, oleum meum, et potum meum.
6 Wherefore behold I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and I will stop it up with a wall, and she shall not find her paths.
Propter hoc ecce ego sepiam viam tuam spinis, et sepiam eam maceria, et semitas suas non inveniet.
7 And she shall follow after her lovers, and shall not overtake them: and she shall seek them, and shall not find, and she shall say: I will go, and return to my first husband, because it was better with me then, than now.
Et sequetur amatores suos, et non apprehendet eos; et quaeret eos, et non inveniet : et dicet : Vadam, et revertar ad virum meum priorem, quia bene mihi erat tunc magis quam nunc.
8 And she did not know that I gave her corn and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver, and gold, which they have used in the service of Baal.
Et haec nescivit, quia ego dedi ei frumentum, et vinum, et oleum, et argentum multiplicavi ei, et aurum, quae fecerunt Baal.
9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in its season, and my wine in its season, and I will set at liberty my wool, and my flax, which covered her disgrace.
Idcirco convertar, et sumam frumentum meum in tempore suo, et vinum meum in tempore suo. Et liberabo lanam meam et linum meum, quae operiebant ignominiam ejus.
10 And now I will lay open her folly in the eyes of her lovers: and no man shall deliver her out of my hand:
Et nunc revelabo stultitiam ejus in oculis amatorum ejus; et vir non eruet eam de manu mea;
11 And I will cause all her mirth to cease, her solemnities, her new moons, her sabbaths, and all her festival times.
et cessare faciam omne gaudium ejus, solemnitatem ejus, neomeniam ejus, sabbatum ejus, et omnia festa tempora ejus.
12 And I will destroy her vines, and her fig trees, of which she said: These are my rewards, which my lovers have given me: and I will make her as a forest, and the beasts of the field shall devour her.
Et corrumpam vineam ejus, et ficum ejus, de quibus dixit : Mercedes hae meae sunt, quas dederunt mihi amatores mei; et ponam eam in saltum, et comedet eam bestia agri.
13 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, to whom she burnt incense, and decked herself out with her earrings, and with her jewels, and went after her lovers, and forgot me, saith the Lord.
Et visitabo super eam dies Baalim, quibus accendebat incensum, et ornabatur in aure sua, et monili suo. Et ibat post amatores suos, et mei obliviscebatur, dicit Dominus.
14 Therefore, behold I will allure her, and will lead her into the wilderness: and I will speak to her heart.
Propter hoc ecce ego lactabo eam, et ducam eam in solitudinem, et loquar ad cor ejus.
15 And I will give her vinedressers out of the same place, and the valley of Achor for an opening of hope: and she shall sing there according to the days of her youth, and according to the days of her coming up out of the land of Egypt.
Et dabo ei vinitores ejus ex eodem loco, et vallem Achor, ad aperiendam spem; et canet ibi juxta dies juventutis suae, et juxta dies ascensionis suae de terra Aegypti.
16 And it shall be in that day, saith the Lord, That she shall call me: My husband, and she shall call me no more Baali.
Et erit in die illa, ait Dominus : vocabit me, Vir meus, et non vocabit me ultra Baali.
17 And I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and she shall no more remember their name.
Et auferam nomina Baalim de ore ejus, et non recordabitur ultra nominis eorum.
18 And in that day I will make a covenant with them, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the air, and with the creeping things of the earth: and I will destroy the bow, and the sword, and war out of the land: and I will make them sleep secure.
Et percutiam cum eis foedus in die illa, cum bestia agri, et cum volucre caeli, et cum reptili terrae; et arcum, et gladium, et bellum conteram de terra, et dormire eos faciam fiducialiter.
19 And I will espouse thee to me for ever: and I will espouse thee to me in justice, and judgment, and in mercy, and in commiserations.
Et sponsabo te mihi in sempiternum; et sponsabo te mihi in justitia, et judicio, et in misericordia, et in miserationibus.
20 And I will espouse thee to me in faith: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.
Et sponsabo te mihi in fide; et scies quia ego Dominus.
21 And it shall come to pass in that day: I will hear, saith the Lord, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth.
Et erit in die illa : exaudiam, dicit Dominus, exaudiam caelos, et illi exaudient terram.
22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil, and these shall hear Jezrahel.
Et terra exaudiet triticum, et vinum, et oleum, et haec exaudient Jezrahel.
23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth, and I will have mercy on her that was without mercy.
Et seminabo eam mihi in terra, et miserebor ejus quae fuit Absque misericordia.
24 And I will say to that which was not my people: Thou art my people: and they shall say: Thou art my God.
Et dicam Non populo meo : Populus meus es tu; et ipse dicet : Deus meus es tu.