The manifold sins of Israel, and of their kings, hinder the Lord from healing them.
1 When I would have healed Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria, for they have committed falsehood, and the thief is come in to steal, the robber is without.
Cum sanare vellem Israel, revelata est iniquitas Ephraim, et malitia Samariae, quia operati sunt mendacium; et fur ingressus est spolians, latrunculus foris.
2 And lest they may say in their hearts, that I remember all their wickedness: their own devices now have beset them about, they have been done before my face.
Et ne forte dicant in cordibus suis, omnem malitiam eorum me recordatum, nunc circumdederunt eos adinventiones suae : coram facie mea factae sunt.
3 They have made the king glad with their wickedness: and the princes with their lies.
In malitia sua laetificaverunt regem, et in mendaciis suis principes.
4 They are all adulterers, like an oven heated by the baker: the city rested a little from the mingling of the leaven, till the whole was leavened.
Omnes adulterantes, quasi clibanus succensus a coquente; quievit paululum civitas a commistione fermenti, donec fermentaretur totum.
5 The day of our king, the princes began to be mad with wine: he stretched out his hand with scorners.
Dies regis nostri : coeperunt principes furere a vino; extendit manum suam cum illusoribus.
6 Because they have applied their heart like an oven, when he laid snares for them: he slept all the night baking them, in the morning he himself was heated as a flaming fire.
Quia applicuerunt quasi clibanum cor suum, cum insidiaretur eis; tota nocte dormivit coquens eos : mane ipse succensus quasi ignis flammae.
7 They were all heated like an oven, and have devoured their judges: all their kings have fallen: there is none amongst them that calleth unto me.
Omnes calefacti sunt quasi clibanus, et devoraverunt judices suos : omnes reges eorum ceciderunt; non est qui clamat in eis ad me.
8 Ephraim himself is mixed among the nations: Ephraim is become as bread baked under the ashes, that is not turned.
Ephraim in populis ipse commiscebatur; Ephraim factus est subcinericius panis, qui non reversatur.
9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knew it not: yea, grey hairs also are spread about upon him, and he is ignorant of it.
Comederunt alieni robur ejus, et ipse nescivit; sed et cani effusi sunt in eo, et ipse ignoravit.
10 And the pride of Israel shall be humbled before his face: and they have not returned to the Lord their God, nor have they sought him in all these.
Et humiliabitur superbia Israel in facie ejus; nec reversi sunt ad Dominum Deum suum, et non quaesierunt eum in omnibus his.
11 And Ephraim is become as a dove that is decoyed, not having a heart: they called upon Egypt, they went to the Assyrians.
Et factus est Ephraim quasi columba seducta non habens cor. Aegyptum invocabant; ad Assyrios abierunt.
12 And when they shall go, I will spread my net upon them: I will bring them down as the fowl of the air, I will strike them as their congregation hath heard.
Et cum profecti fuerint, expandam super eos rete meum : quasi volucrem caeli detraham eos; caedam eos secundum auditionem coetus eorum.
13 Woe to them, for they have departed from me: they shall be wasted because they have transgressed against me: and I redeemed them: and they have spoken lies against me.
Vae eis, quoniam recesserunt a me! vastabuntur, quia praevaricati sunt in me, et ego redemi eos, et ipsi locuti sunt contra me mendacia.
14 And they have not cried to me with their heart, but they howled in their beds: they have thought upon wheat and wine, they are departed from me.
Et non clamaverunt ad me in corde suo, sed ululabant in cubilibus suis : super triticum et vinum ruminabant; recesserunt a me.
15 And I have chastised them, and strengthened their arms: and they have imagined evil against me.
Et ego erudivi eos, et confortavi brachia eorum, et in me cogitaverunt malitiam.
16 They returned, that they might be without yoke: they became like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword, for the rage of their tongue. This is their derision in the land of Egypt.
Reversi sunt ut essent absque jugo; facti sunt quasi arcus dolosus : cadent in gladio principes eorum, a furore linguae suae. Ista subsannatio eorum in terra Aegypti.