Micah

Micah 1

1 Verbum Domini, quod factum est ad Michæam Morasthitea, in diebus Joathan, Achaz, et Ezechiæ, regum Juda, quod vidit super Samariam et Jerusalem. The word of the Lord that came to Micheas the Morasthite, in the days of Joathan, Achaz, and Ezechias, kings of Juda: which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
2 Audite, populi omnes, et attendat terra, et plenitudo ejus : et sit Dominus Deus vobis in testem, Dominus de templo sancto suo. Hear, all ye people: and let the earth give ear, and all that is therein: and let the Lord God be a witness to you, the Lord from his holy temple.
3 Quia ecce Dominus egredietur de loco suo, et descendet, et calcabit super excelsa terræ. For behold the Lord will come forth out of his place: and he will come down, and will tread upon the high places of the earth.
4 Et consumentur montes subtus eum, et valles scindentur sicut cera a facie ignis, et sicut aquæ quæ decurrunt in præceps. And the mountains shall be melted under him: and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as waters that run down a steep place.
5 In scelere Jacob omne istud, et in peccatis domus Israël. Quod scelus Jacob ? nonne Samaria ? et quæ excelsa Judæ ? nonne Jerusalem ? For the wickedness of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the wickedness of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Juda? are they not Jerusalem ?
6 Et ponam Samariam quasi acervum lapidum in agro, cum plantatur vinea ; et detraham in vallem lapides ejus, et fundamenta ejus revelabo. And I will make Samaria as a heap of stones in the field when a vineyard is planted: and I will bring down the stones thereof into the valley, and will lay her foundations bare.
7 Et omnia sculptilia ejus concidentur, et omnes mercedes ejus comburentur igne, et omnia idola ejus ponam in perditionem, quia de mercedibus meretricis congregata sunt, et usque ad mercedem meretricis revertentur. And all her graven things shall be cut in pieces, and all her wages shall be burnt with fire, and I will bring to destruction all her idols: for they were gathered together of the hire of a harlot, and unto the hire of a harlot they shall return.
8 Super hoc plangam, et ululabo ; vadam spoliatus, et nudus ; faciam planctum velut draconum, et luctum quasi struthionum : Therefore will I lament and howl: I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and a mourning like the ostriches.
9 quia desperata est plaga ejus, quia venit usque ad Judam ; tetigit portam populi mei usque ad Jerusalem. Because her wound is desperate, because it is come even to Juda, it hath touched the gate of my people even to Jerusalem.
10 In Geth nolite annuntiare ; lacrimis ne ploretis ; in domo pulveris pulvere vos conspergite. Declare ye it not in Geth, weep ya not with tears: in the house of Dust sprinkle yourselves with dust.
11 Et transite vobis, habitatio pulchra, confusa ignominia : non est egressa quæ habitat in exitu : planctum domus vicina accipiet ex vobis, quæ stetit sibimet. And pass away, O thou that dwellest in the Beautiful place, covered with thy shame: she went not forth that dwelleth in the confines: the House adjoining shall receive mourning from you, which stood by herself.
12 Quia infirmata est in bonum, quæ habitat in amaritudinibus ; quia descendit malum a Domino in portam Jerusalem. For she is become weak unto good that dwelleth in bitterness: for evil is come down from the Lord into the gate of Jerusalem.
13 Tumultus quadrigæ stuporis habitanti Lachis : principium peccati est filiæ Sion, quia in te inventa sunt scelera Israël. A tumult of chariots hath astonished the inhabitants of Lachis: it is the beginning of sin to the daughter of Sion, for in thee were found the crimes of Israel.
14 Propterea dabit emissarios super hæreditatem Geth, domus mendacii in deceptionem regibus Israël. Therefore shall she send messengers to the inheritance of Geth : the houses of lying to deceive the kings of Israel.
15 Adhuc hæredem adducam tibi quæ habitas in Maresa ; usque ad Odollam veniet gloria Israël. Yet will I bring an heir to thee that dwellest in Maresa: even to Odollam shall the glory of Israel come.
16 Decalvare, et tondere super filios deliciarum tuarum ; dilata calvitium tuum sicut aquila, quoniam captivi ducti sunt ex te. Make thee bald, and be polled for thy delicate children: enlarge thy baldness as the eagle: for they are carried into captivity from thee.

Micah 2

1 Væ qui cogitatis inutile, et operamini malum in cubilibus vestris ! In luce matutina faciunt illud, quoniam contra Deum est manus eorum. Woe to you that devise that which is unprofitable, and work evil in your beds: in the morning light they execute it, because their hand is against God.
2 Et concupierunt agros, et violenter tulerunt : et rapuerunt domos, et calumniabantur virum, et domum ejus : virum, et hæreditatem ejus. And they have coveted fields, and taken them by violence, and houses they have forcibly taken away: and oppressed a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.
3 Idcirco hæc dicit Dominus : Ecce ego cogito super familiam istam malum, unde non auferetis colla vestra, et non ambulabitis superbi : quoniam tempus pessimum est. Therefore thus saith the Lord : Behold, I devise an evil against this family: from which you shall not withdraw your necks, and you shall not walk haughtily, for this is a very evil time.
4 In die illa sumetur super vos parabola, et cantabitur canticum cum suavitate, dicentium : Depopulatione vastati sumus ; pars populi mei commutata est : quomodo recedet a me, cum revertatur, qui regiones nostras dividat ? In that day a parable shall be taken up upon you, and a song shall be sung with melody by them that say: We are laid waste and spoiled: the portion of my people is changed: how shall he depart from me, whereas he is returning that will divide our land?
5 Propter hoc non erit tibi mittens funiculum sortis in cœtu Domini. Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the cord of a lot in the assembly of the Lord.
6 Ne loquamini loquentes ; non stillabit super istos, non comprehendet confusio. Speak ye not, saying: It shall not drop upon these, confusion shall not take them.
7 Dicit domus Jacob : Numquid abbreviatus est spiritus Domini, aut tales sunt cogitationes ejus ? nonne verba mea bona sunt cum eo qui recte graditur ? The house of Jacob saith: Is the spirit of the Lord straitened, or are these his thoughts? Are not my words good to him that walketh uprightly?
8 et e contrario populus meus in adversarium consurrexit. Desuper tunica pallium sustulistis : et eos qui transibant simpliciter convertistis in bellum. But my people, on the contrary, are risen up as an enemy: you have taken away the cloak off from the coat: and them that passed harmless you have turned to war.
9 Mulieres populi mei ejecistis de domo deliciarum suarum ; a parvulis earum tulistis laudem meam in perpetuum. You have cast out the women of my people from their houses, in which they took delight: you have taken my praise for ever from their children.
10 Surgite, et ite, quia non habetis hic requiem : propter immunditiam ejus corrumpetur putredine pessima. Arise ye, and depart, for there is no rest here for you. For that uncleanness of the land, it shall be corrupted with a grievous corruption.
11 Utinam non essem vir habens spiritum, et mendacium potius loquerer ! Stillabo tibi in vinum et in ebrietatem ; et erit super quem stillatur populus iste. Would God I were not a man that hath the spirit, and that I rather spoke a lie: I will let drop to thee of wine, and of drunkenness: and it shall be this people upon whom it shall drop.
12 Congregatione congregabo, Jacob, totum te ; in unum conducam reliquias Israël : pariter ponam illum quasi gregem in ovili, quasi pecus in medio caularum : tumultuabuntur a multitudine hominum. I will assemble and gather together all of thee, O Jacob: I will bring together the remnant of Israel, I will put them together as a flock in the fold, as the sheep in the midst of the sheepcotes, they shall make a tumult by reason of the multitude of men.
13 Ascendet enim pandens iter ante eos : divident, et transibunt portam, et ingredientur per eam : et transibit rex eorum coram eis, et Dominus in capite eorum. For he shall go up that shall open the way before them: they shall divide, and pass through the gate, and shall come in by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord at the head of them.

Micah 3

1 Et dixi : Audite, princeps Jacob, et duces domus Israël : numquid non vestrum est scire judicium, And I said: Hear, O ye princes of Jacob, and ye chiefs of the house of Israel: Is it not your part to know judgment,
2 qui odio habetis bonum, et diligitis malum ; qui violenter tollitis pelles eorum desuper eis, et carnem eorum desuper ossibus eorum ; You that hate good, and love evil: that violently pluck off their skins from them, and their flesh from their bones?
3 qui comederunt carnem populi mei, et pellem eorum desuper excoriaverunt, et ossa eorum confregerunt, et conciderunt sicut in lebete, et quasi carnem in medio ollæ ? Who have eaten the flesh of my people, and have flayed their skin from off them: and have broken, and chopped their bones as for the kettle, and as flesh in the midst of the pot.
4 Tunc clamabunt ad Dominum, et non exaudiet eos, et abscondet faciem suam ab eis in tempore illo, sicut nequiter egerunt in adinventionibus suis. Then shall they cry to the Lord, and he will not hear them: and he will hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved wickedly in their devices.
5 Hæc dicit Dominus super prophetas, qui seducunt populum meum : qui mordent dentibus suis, et prædicant pacem ; et si quis non dederit in ore eorum quippiam, sanctificant super eum prælium. Thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that make my people err: that bite with their teeth, and preach peace: and if a man give not something into their mouth, they prepare war against him.
6 Propterea nox vobis pro visione erit, et tenebræ vobis pro divinatione ; et occumbet sol super prophetas, et obtenebrabitur super eos dies. Therefore night shall be to you instead of vision, and darkness to you instead of divination; and the sun shall go down upon the prophets, and the day shall be darkened over them.
7 Et confundentur qui vident visiones, et confundentur divini ; et operient omnes vultos suos, quia non est responsum Dei. And they shall be confounded that see visions, and the diviners shall be confounded: and they shall all cover their faces, because there is no answer of God.
8 Verumtamen ego repletus sum fortitudine spiritus Domini, judicio, et virtute, ut annuntiem Jacob scelus suum, et Israël peccatum suum. But yet I am filled with the strength of the spirit of the Lord, with judgment, and power: to declare unto Jacob his wickedness, and to Israel his sin.
9 Audite hoc, principes domus Jacob, et judices domus Israël, qui abominamini judicium, et omnia recta pervertitis : Hear this, ye princes of the house of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel: you that abhor judgment, and pervert all that is right.
10 qui ædificatis Sion in sanguinibus, et Jerusalem in iniquitate. You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
11 Principes ejus in muneribus judicabant, et sacerdotes ejus in mercede docebant, et prophetæ ejus in pecunia divinabant : et super Dominum requiescebant, dicentes : Numquid non Dominus in medio nostrum ? non venient super nos mala. Her princes have judged for bribes, and her priests have taught for hire, and her prophets divined for money: and they leaned upon the Lord, saying: Is not the Lord in the midst of us? no evil shall come upon us.
12 Propter hoc, causa vestri, Sion quasi ager arabitur, et Jerusalem quasi acervus lapidum erit, et mons templi in excelsa silvarum. Therefore, because of you, Sion shall be ploughed as a field, and Jerusalem shall be as a heap of stones, and the mountain of the temple as the high places of the forests.

Micah 4

1 Et erit : in novissimo dierum erit mons domus Domini præparatus in vertice montium, et sublimis super colles : et fluent ad eum populi, And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be prepared in the top of mountains, and high above the hills: and people shall flow to it.
2 et properabunt gentes multæ, et dicent : Venite, ascendamus ad montem Domini, et ad domum Dei Jacob : et docebit nos de viis suis, et ibimus in semitis ejus, quia de Sion egredietur lex, et verbum Domini de Jerusalem. And many nations shall come in haste, and say: Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob: and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth out of Sion, and the word of the Lord out of Jerusalem.
3 Et judicabit inter populos multos, et corripiet gentes fortes usque in longinquum : et concident gladios suos in vomeres, et hastas suas in ligones : non sumet gens adversus gentem gladium, et non discent ultra belligerare. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into spades: nation shall not take sword against nation: neither shall they learn war any more.
4 Et sedebit vir subtus vitem suam et subtus ficum suam, et non erit qui deterreat, quia os Domini exercituum locutum est. And every man shall sit under his vine, and under his fig tree, and there shall be none to make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken.
5 Quia omnes populi ambulabunt unusquisque in nomine dei sui ; nos autem ambulabimus in nomine Domini Dei nostri, in æternum et ultra. For all people will walk every one in the name of his god: but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.
6 In die illa, dicit Dominus, congregabo claudicantem, et eam quam ejeceram colligam, et quam afflixeram : In that day, saith the Lord, I will gather up her that halteth: and her that I had cast out, I will gather up: and her whom I had afflicted.
7 et ponam claudicantem in reliquias, et eam quæ laboraverat, in gentem robustam : et regnabit Dominus super eos in monte Sion, ex hoc nunc et usque in æternum. And I will make her that halted, a remnant: and her that hath been afflicted, a mighty nation: and the Lord will reign over them in mount Sion, from this time now and for ever.
8 Et tu, turris gregis nebulosa filiæ Sion, usque ad te veniet, et veniet potestas prima, regnum filiæ Jerusalem. And thou, O cloudy tower of the flock, of the daughter of Sion, unto thee shall it come: yea the first power shall come, the kingdom to the daughter of Jerusalem.
9 Nunc quare mœrore contraheris ? numquid rex non est tibi, aut consiliarius tuus periit, quia comprehendit te dolor sicut parturientem ? Now, why art thou drawn together with grief? Hast thou no king in thee, or is thy counsellor perished, because sorrow hath taken thee as a woman in labour?
10 Dole et satage, filia Sion, quasi parturiens, quia nunc egredieris de civitate, et habitabis in regione, et venies usque ad Babylonem : ibi liberaberis, ibi redimet te Dominus de manu inimicorum tuorum. Be in pain and labour, O daughter of Sion, as a woman that bringeth forth: for now shalt thou go out of the city, and shalt dwell in the country, and shalt come even to Babylon, there thou shalt be delivered: there the Lord will redeem thee out of the hand of thy enemies.
11 Et nunc congregatæ sunt super te gentes multæ, quæ dicunt : Lapidetur, et aspiciat in Sion oculus noster. And now many nations are gathered together against thee, and they say: Let her be stoned: and let our eye look upon Sion.
12 Ipsi autem non cognoverunt cogitationes Domini, et non intellexerunt consilium ejus, quia congregavit eos quasi fœnum areæ. But they have not known the thoughts of the Lord, and have not understood his counsel: because he hath gathered them together as the hay of the floor.
13 Surge, et tritura, filia Sion, quia cornu tuum ponam ferreum, et ungulas tuas ponam æreas ; et comminues populos multos, et interficies Domino rapinas eorum, et fortitudinem eorum Domino universæ terræ. Arise, and tread, O daughter of Sion: for I will make thy horn iron, and thy hoofs I will make brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many peoples, and shalt immolate the spoils of them to the Lord, and their strength to the Lord of the whole earth.

Micah 5

1 Nunc vastaberis, filia latronis. Obsidionem posuerunt super nos : in virga percutient maxillam judicis Israël. Now shalt thou be laid waste, O daughter of the robber: they have laid siege against us, with a rod shall they strike the cheek of the judge of Israel.
2 Et tu, Bethlehem Ephrata, parvulus es in millibus Juda ; ex te mihi egredietur qui sit dominator in Israël, et egressus ejus ab initio, a diebus æternitatis. AND THOU, BETHLEHEM Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Juda: out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be the ruler in Israel: and his going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity.
3 Propter hoc dabit eos usque ad tempus in quo parturiens pariet, et reliquiæ fratrum ejus convertentur ad filios Israël. Therefore will he give them up even till the time wherein she that travaileth shall bring forth: and the remnant of his brethren shall be converted to the children of Israel.
4 Et stabit, et pascet in fortitudine Domini, in sublimitate nominis Domini Dei sui : et convertentur, quia nunc magnificabitur usque ad terminos terræ. And he shall stand, and feed in the strength of the Lord, in the height of the name of the Lord his God: and they shall be converted, for now shall he be magnified even to the ends of the earth.
5 Et erit iste pax : cum venerit Assyrius in terram nostram, et quando calcaverit domibus nostris, et suscitabimus super eum septem pastores et octo primates homines ; And this man shall be our peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land, and when he shall set his foot in our houses: and we shall raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
6 et pascent terram Assur in gladio, et terram Nemrod in lanceis ejus, et liberabit ab Assur cum venerit in terram nostram, et cum calcaverit in finibus nostris. And they shall feed the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nemrod with the spears thereof: and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian, when he shall come into our land, and when he shall tread in our borders.
7 Et erunt reliquiæ Jacob in medio populorum multorum quasi ros a Domino, et quasi stillæ super herbam, quæ non exspectat virum, et non præstolatur filios hominum. And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples as a dew from the Lord, and as drops upon the grass, which waiteth not for man, nor tarrieth for the children of men.
8 Et erunt reliquiæ Jacob in gentibus, in medio populorum multorum, quasi leo in jumentis silvarum, et quasi catulus leonis in gregibus pecorum, qui cum transierit, et conculcaverit, et ceperit, non est qui eruat. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many peoples as a lion among the beasts of the forests, and as a young lion among the docks of sheep: who when he shall go through and tread down, and take, there is none to deliver.
9 Exaltabitur manus tua super hostes tuos, et omnes inimici tui interibunt. Thy hand shall be lifted up over thy enemies, and all thy enemies shall be cut off.
10 Et erit in die illa, dicit Dominus : auferam equos tuos de medio tui, et disperdam quadrigas tuas. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that I will take away thy horses out of the midst of thee, and will destroy thy chariots.
11 Et perdam civitates terræ tuæ, et destruam omnes munitiones tuas : et auferam maleficia de manu tua, et divinationes non erunt in te : And I will destroy the cities of thy land, and will throw down all thy strong holds, and I will take away sorceries out of thy hand, and there shall be no divinations in thee.
12 et perire faciam sculptilia tua et statuas tuas de medio tui, et non adorabis ultra opera manuum tuarum : And I will destroy thy graven things, and thy statues out of the midst of thee: and thou shalt no more adore the works of thy hands.
13 et evellam lucos tuos de medio tui, et conteram civitates tuas. And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: and will crush thy cities.
14 Et faciam, in furore et in indignatione, ultionem in omnibus gentibus quæ non audierunt. And I will execute vengeance in wrath and in indignation among all the nations that have not given ear.

Micah 6

1 Audite quæ Dominus loquitur : Surge, contende judicio adversum montes, et audiant colles vocem tuam. Hear ye what the Lord saith: Arise, contend thou in judgment against the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
2 Audiant montes judicium Domini, et fortia fundamenta terræ ; quia judicium Domini cum populo suo, et cum Israël dijudicabitur. Let the mountains hear the judgment of the Lord, and the strong foundations of the earth: for the Lord will enter into judgment with his people, and he will plead against Israel.
3 Popule meus, quid feci tibi ? aut quid molestus fui tibi ? Responde mihi. O my people, what have I done to thee, or in what have I molested thee? answer thou me.
4 Quia eduxi te de terra Ægypti, et de domo servientium liberavi te, et misi ante faciem tuam Moysen, et Aaron, et Mariam. For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and delivered thee out of the house of slaves: and I sent before thy face Moses, and Aaron, and Mary.
5 Popule meus, memento, quæso, quid cogitaverit Balach, rex Moab, et quid responderit ei Balaam, filius Beor, de Setim usque ad Galgalam, ut cognosceres justitias Domini. O my people, remember, I pray thee, what Balach the king of Moab purposed: and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him, from Setim to Galgal, that thou mightest know the justices of the Lord.
6 Quid dignum offeram Domino ? curvabo genu Deo excelso ? Numquid offeram ei holocautomata et vitulos anniculos ? What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old?
7 numquid placari potest Dominus in millibus arietum, aut in multis millibus hircorum pinguium ? numquid dabo primogenitum meum pro scelere meo, fructum ventris mei pro peccato animæ meæ ? May the Lord be appeased with thousands of rams, or with many thousands of fat he goats? shall I give my firstborn for my wickedness, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 Indicabo tibi, o homo, quid sit bonum, et quid Dominus requirat a te : utique facere judicium, et diligere misericordiam, et sollicitum ambulare cum Deo tuo. I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily, to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.
9 Vox Domini ad civitatem clamat, et salus erit timentibus nomen tuum : audite, tribus, et quis approbabit illud ? The voice of the Lord crieth to the city, and salvation shall be to them that fear thy name: hear, O ye tribes, and who shall approve it?
10 Adhuc ignis in domo impii thesauri iniquitatis, et mensura minor iræ plena. As yet there is a fire in the house of the wicked, the treasures of iniquity, and a scant measure full of wrath.
11 Numquid justificabo stateram impiam, et saccelli pondera dolosa ? Shall I justify wicked balances, and the deceitful weights of the bag?
12 In quibus divites ejus repleti sunt iniquitate, et habitantes in ea loquebantur mendacium, et lingua eorum fraudulenta in ore eorum. By which her rich men were filled with iniquity, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue was deceitful in their mouth.
13 Et ego ergo cœpi percutere te perditione super peccatis tuis. And I therefore began to strike thee with desolation for thy sins.
14 Tu comedes, et non saturaberis, et humiliatio tua in medio tui : et apprehendes, et non salvabis, et quos salvaveris, in gladium dabo. Thou shalt eat, but shalt not be filled: and thy humiliation shall be in the midst of thee: and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not save: and those whom thou shalt save, I will give up to the sword.
15 Tu seminabis, et non metes : tu calcabis olivam, et non ungeris oleo ; et mustum, et non bibes vinum. Thou shalt sow, but shalt not reap: thou shalt tread the olives, but shalt not be anointed with the oil: and the new wine, but shalt not drink the wine.
16 Et custodisti præcepta Amri, et omne opus domus Achab, et ambulasti in voluntatibus eorum : ut darem te in perditionem, et habitantes in ea in sibilum, et opprobrium populi mei portabitis. For thou hast kept the statutes of Amri, and all the works of the house of Achab: and thou hast walked according to their wills, that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof a hissing, and you shall bear the reproach of my people.

Micah 7

1 Væ mihi, quia factus sum sicut qui colligit in autumno racemos vindemia ! non est botrus ad comedendum, præcoquas ficus desideravit anima mea. Woe is me, for I am become as one that gleaneth in autumn the grapes of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat, my soul desired the firstripe figs.
2 Periit sanctus de terra, et rectus in hominibus non est : omnes in sanguine insidiantur ; vir fratrem suum ad mortem venatur. The holy man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood, every one hunteth his brother to death.
3 Malum manuum suarum dicunt bonum : princeps postulat, et judex in reddendo est ; et magnus locutus est desiderium animæ suæ, et conturbaverunt eam. The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.
4 Qui optimus in eis est, quasi paliurus, et qui rectus, quasi spina de sepe. Dies speculationis tuæ, visitatio tua venit : nunc erit vastitas eorum. He that is best among them, is as a brier: and he that is righteous, as the thorn of the hedge. The day of thy inspection, thy visitation cometh: now shall be their destruction.
5 Nolite credere amico, et nolite confidere in duce : ab ea quæ dormit in sinu tuo custodi claustra oris tui. Believe not a friend, and trust not in a prince: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that sleepeth in thy bosom.
6 Quia filius contumeliam facit patri, et filia consurgit adversus matrem suam : nurus adversus socrum suam, et inimici hominis domestici ejus. For the son dishonoureth the father, and the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law: and a man’s enemies are they of his own household.
7 Ego autem ad Dominum aspiciam ; exspectabo Deum, salvatorem meum : audiet me Deus meus. But I will look towards the Lord, I will wait for God my Saviour: my God will hear me.
8 Ne læteris, inimica mea, super me, quia cecidi : consurgam cum sedero in tenebris : Dominus lux mea est. Rejoice not, thou, my enemy, over me, because I am fallen: I shall arise, when I sit in darkness, the Lord is my light.
9 Iram Domini portabo, quoniam peccavi ei, donec causam meam judicet, et faciat judicium meum. Educet me in lucem : videbo justitiam ejus. I will bear the wrath of the Lord, because I have sinned against him; until he judge my cause and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth into the light, I shall behold his justice.
10 Et aspiciet inimica mea, et operietur confusione, quæ dicit ad me : Ubi est Dominus Deus tuus ? Oculi mei videbunt in eam : nunc erit in conculcationem ut lutum platearum. And my enemy shall behold, and she shall be covered with shame, who saith to me: Where is the Lord thy God? My eyes shall look down upon her: now shall she be trodden under foot as the mire of the streets.
11 Dies, ut ædificentur maceriæ tuæ ; in die illa longe fiet lex. The day shall come, that thy walls may be built up: in that day shall the law be far removed.
12 In die illa et usque ad te veniet de Assur, et usque ad civitates munitas, et a civitatibus munitis usque ad flumen, et ad mare de mari, et ad montem de monte. In that day they shall come even from Assyria to thee, and to the fortified cities: and from the fortified cities even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.
13 Et terra erit in desolationem propter habitatores suos, et propter fructum cogitationum eorum. And the land shall be made desolate, because of the inhabitants thereof, and for the fruit of their devices.
14 Pasce populum tuum in virga tua, gregem hæreditatis tuæ, habitantes solos, in saltu, in medio Carmeli. Pascentur Basan et Galaad juxta dies antiquos. Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thy inheritance, them that dwell alone in the forest, in the midst of Carmel: they shall feed in Basan and Galaad according to the days of old.
15 Secundum dies egressionis tuæ de terra Ægypti, ostendam ei mirabilia. According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt I will shew him wonders.
16 Videbunt gentes, et confundentur super omni fortitudine sua. Ponent manum super os, aures eorum surdæ erunt. The nations shall see, and shall be confounded at all their strength: they shall put the hand upon the mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
17 Lingent pulverem sicut serpentes ; velut reptilia terræ perturbabuntur in ædibus suis. Dominum Deum nostrum formidabunt, et timebunt te. They shall lick the dust like serpents, as the creeping things of the earth, they shall be disturbed in their houses: they shall dread the Lord our God, and shall fear thee.
18 Quis, Deus, similis tui, qui aufers iniquitatem, et transis peccatum reliquiarum hæreditatis tuæ ? Non immittet ultra furorem suum, quoniam volens misericordiam est. Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy.
19 Revertetur, et miserebitur nostri ; deponet iniquitates nostras, et projiciet in profundum maris omnia peccata nostra. He will turn again, and have mercy on us: he will put away our iniquities: and he will cast all our sins into the bottom of the sea.
20 Dabis veritatem Jacob, misericordiam Abraham, quæ jurasti patribus nostris a diebus antiquis. Thou wilt perform the truth of Jacob, the mercy to Abraham: which thou hast sworn to our fathers from the days of old.