The judgments of God upon Israel for their sins. Christ shall one day redeem them.
1 When Ephraim spoke, a horror seized Israel: and he sinned in Baal and died.
Loquente Ephraim, horror invasit Israel; et deliquit in Baal, et mortuus est.
2 And now they have sinned more and more: and they have made to themselves a molten thing of their silver as the likeness of idols: the whole is the work of craftsmen: to these that say: Sacrifice men, ye that adore calves.
Et nunc addiderunt ad peccandum; feceruntque sibi conflatile de argento suo quasi similitudinem idolorum : factura artificum totum est : his ipsi dicunt : Immolate homines, vitulos adorantes.
3 Therefore they shall be as a morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the dust that is driven with a whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
Idcirco erunt quasi nubes matutina, et sicut ros matutinus praeteriens; sicut pulvis turbine raptus ex area, et sicut fumus de fumario.
4 But I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt: and thou shalt know no God but me, and there is no saviour beside me.
Ego autem Dominus Deus tuus, ex terra Aegypti; et Deum absque me nescies, et salvator non est praeter me.
5 I knew thee in the desert, in the land of the wilderness.
Ego cognovi te in deserto, in terra solitudinis.
6 According to their pastures they were filled, and were made full: and they lifted up their heart, and have forgotten me.
Juxta pascua sua adimpleti sunt et saturati sunt; et levaverunt cor suum, et obliti sunt mei.
7 And I will be to them as a lioness, as a leopard in the way of the Assyrians.
Et ego ero eis quasi leaena, sicut pardus in via Assyriorum.
8 I will meet them as a bear that is robbed of her whelps, and I will rend the inner parts of their liver: and I will devour them there as a lion, the beast of the field shall tear them.
Occurram eis quasi ursa raptis catulis, et dirumpam interiora jecoris eorum, et consumam eos ibi quasi leo : bestia agri scindet eos.
9 Destruction is thy own, O Israel: thy help is only in me.
Perditio tua, Israel : tantummodo in me auxilium tuum.
10 Where is thy king? now especially let him save thee in all thy cities: and thy judges, of whom thou saidst: Give me kings and princes.
Ubi est rex tuus? maxime nunc salvet te in omnibus urbibus tuis; et judices tui, de quibus dixisti : Da mihi regem et principes.
11 I will give thee a king in my wrath, and will take him away in my indignation.
Dabo tibi regem in furore meo, et auferam in indignatione mea.
12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up, his sin is hidden.
Colligata est iniquitas Ephraim; absconditum peccatum ejus.
13 The sorrows of a woman in labour shall come upon him, he is an unwise son: for now he shall not stand in the breach of the children.
Dolores parturientis venient ei : ipse filius non sapiens : nunc enim non stabit in contritione filiorum.
14 I will deliver them out of the hand of death. I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy death; O hell, I will be thy bite: comfort is hidden from my eyes.
De manu mortis liberabo eos; de morte redimam eos. Ero mors tua, o mors! morsus tuus ero, inferne! consolatio abscondita est ab oculis meis.
15 Because he shall make a separation between brothers: the Lord will bring a burning wind that shall rise from the desert, and it shall dry up his springs, and shall make his fountain desolate, and he shall carry off the treasure of every desirable vessel.
Quia ipse inter fratres dividet : adducet urentem ventum Dominus de deserto ascendentem, et siccabit venas ejus, et desolabit fontem ejus : et ipse diripiet thesaurum omnis vasis desiderabilis.