God's threats against the priests, the people, and princes of Israel, for their idolatry.
1 Hear ye this, O priests, and hearken, O ye house of Israel, and give ear, O house of the king: for there is a judgment against you, because you have been a snare to them whom you should have watched over, and a net spread upon Thabor.
Audite hoc, sacerdotes, et attendite, domus Israel, et domus regis, auscultate : quia vobis judicium est, quoniam laqueus facti estis speculationi, et rete expansum super Thabor.
2 And you have turned aside victims into the depth: and I am, the teacher of them all.
Et victimas declinastis in profundum; et ego eruditor omnium eorum.
3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now Ephraim hath committed fornication, Israel is defiled.
Ego scio Ephraim, et Israel non est absconditus a me : quia nunc fornicatus est Ephraim; contaminatus est Israel.
4 They will not set their thoughts to return to their God: for the spirit of fornication is in the midst of them, and they have not known the Lord.
Non dabunt cogitationes suas ut revertantur ad Deum suum, quia spiritus fornicationum in medio eorum, et Dominum non cognoverunt.
5 And the pride of Israel shall answer in his face: and Israel and Ephraim shall fall in their iniquity, Juda also shall fall with them.
Et respondebit arrogantia Israel in facie ejus, et Israel et Ephraim ruent in iniquitate sua : ruet etiam Judas cum eis.
6 With their flocks, and with their herds, they shall go to seek the Lord, and shall not find him: he is withdrawn from them.
In gregibus suis et in armentis suis vadent ad quaerendum Dominum, et non invenient : ablatus est ab eis.
7 They have transgressed against the Lord, for they have begotten children that are strangers: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
In Dominum praevaricati sunt, quia filios alienos genuerunt : nunc devorabit eos mensis, cum partibus suis.
8 Blow ye the cornet in Gabaa, the trumpet in Rama: howl ye in Bethaven, behind thy back, O Benjamin.
Clangite buccina in Gabaa, tuba in Rama; ululate in Bethaven, post tergum tuum, Benjamin.
9 Ephraim shall be in desolation in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel I have shewn that which shall surely be.
Ephraim in desolatione erit in die correptionis; in tribubus Israel ostendi fidem.
10 The princes of Juda are become as they that take up the bound: I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
Facti sunt principes Juda quasi assumentes terminum; super eos effundam quasi aquam iram meam.
11 Ephraim is under oppression, and broken in judgment: because he began to go after filthiness.
Calumniam patiens est Ephraim, fractus judicio, quoniam coepit abire post sordes.
12 And I will be like a moth to Ephraim: and like rottenness to the house of Juda.
Et ego quasi tinea Ephraim, et quasi putredo domui Juda.
13 And Ephraim saw his sickness, and Juda his band: and Ephraim went to the Assyrian, and sent to the avenging king: and he shall not be able to heal you, neither shall he be able to take off the band from you.
Et vidit Ephraim languorem suum, et Juda vinculum suum; et abiit Ephraim ad Assur, et misit ad regem ultorem : et ipse non poterit sanare vos, nec solvere poterit a vobis vinculum.
14 For I will be like a lioness to Ephraim, and like a lion's whelp to the house of Juda: I, I will catch, and go: I will take away, and there is none that can rescue.
Quoniam ego quasi leaena Ephraim, et quasi catulus leonis domui Juda. Ego, ego capiam, et vadam; tollam, et non est qui eruat.
15 I will go and return to my place: until you are consumed, and seek my face.
Vadens revertar ad locum meum, donec deficiatis, et quaeratis faciem meam.