The people repent with fasting and sackcloth. The Levites confess God's benefits, and the people's ingratitude: they pray for them, and make a covenant with God.
 And in the four and twentieth day of the month the children of Israel came together with fasting and with sackcloth, and earth upon them.
In die autem vigesimo quarto mensis hujus, convenerunt filii Israel in jejunio et in saccis, et humus super eos.
 And the seed of the children of Israel separated themselves from every stranger: and they stood, and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
Et separatum est semen filiorum Israel ab omni filio alienigena : et steterunt, et confitebantur peccata sua, et iniquitates patrum suorum.
 And they rose up to stand: and they read in the book of the law of the Lord their God, four times in the day, and four times they confessed, and adored the Lord their God.
Et consurrexerunt ad standum : et legerunt in volumine legis Domini Dei sui, quater in die, et quater confitebantur, et adorabant Dominum Deum suum.
 And there stood up upon the seep of the Levites, Josue, and Bani, and Cedmihel, Sabania, Bonni, Sarebias, Bani, and Chanani: and they cried with a loud voice to the Lord their God.
Surrexerunt autem super gradum Levitarum Josue, et Bani, et Cedmihel, Sabania, Bonni, Sarebias, Bani, et Chanani : et clamaverunt voce magna ad Dominum Deum suum.
 And the Levites Josue and Cedmihel, Bonni, Hasebnia, Serebia, Oduia, Sebnia, and Phathahia, said: Arise, bless the Lord your God from eternity to eternity: and blessed be the high name of thy glory with all blessing and praise.
Et dixerunt Levitae Josue, et Cedmihel, Bonni, Hasebnia, Serebia, Odaia, Sebnia, Phathathia : Surgite, benedicite Domino Deo vestro ab aeterno usque in aeternum : et benedicant nomini gloriae tuae excelso in omni benedictione et laude.
 Thou thyself, O Lord alone, thou hast made heaven, and the heaven of heavens, and all the host thereof: the earth and all things that are in it: the seas and all that are therein: and thou givest life to all these things, and the host of heaven adoreth thee.
Tu ipse, Domine, solus, tu fecisti caelum, et caelum caelorum, et omnem exercitum eorum : terram, et universa quae in ea sunt : maria, et omnia quae in eis sunt : et tu vivificas omnia haec, et exercitus caeli te adorat.
 Thou, O Lord God, art he who chosest Abram, and broughtest him forth out of the fire of the Chaldeans, and gavest him the name of Abraham.
Tu ipse, Domine Deus, qui elegisti Abram, et eduxisti eum de igne Chaldaeorum, et posuisti nomen ejus Abraham :
 And thou didst find his heart faithful before thee: and thou madest a covenant with him, to give him the land of the Chanaanite, of the Hethite, and of the Amorrhite, and of the Pherezite, and of the Jebusite, and of the Gergezite, to give it to his seed: and thou hast fulfilled thy words, because thou art just.
et invenisti cor ejus fidele coram te, et percussisti cum eo foedus ut dares ei terram Chananaei, Hethaei, et Amorrhaei, et Pherezaei, et Jebusaei, et Gergesaei, ut dares semini ejus : et implesti verba tua, quoniam justus es.
 And thou sawest the affliction of our fathers in Egypt: and thou didst hear their cry by the Red Sea.
Et vidisti afflictionem patrum nostrorum in Aegypto, clamoremque eorum audisti super mare Rubrum.
 And thou shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharao, and upon all his servants, and upon the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them: and thou madest thyself a name, as it is at this day.
Et dedisti signa atque portenta in Pharaone, et in universis servis ejus, et in omni populo terrae illius : cognovisti enim quia superbe egerant contra eos : et fecisti tibi nomen, sicut et in hac die.
 And thou didst divide the sea before them, and they passed through the midst of the sea on dry land: but their persecutors thou threwest into the depth, as a stone into mighty waters.
Et mare divisisti ante eos, et transierunt per medium maris in sicco : persecutores autem eorum projecisti in profundum, quasi lapidem in aquas validas.
 And in a pillar of a cloud thou wast their leader by day, and in a pillar of fire by night, that they might see the way by which they went.
Et in columna nubis ductor eorum fuisti per diem, et in columna ignis per noctem, ut appareret eis via, per quam ingrediebantur.
 Thou camest down also to mount Sinai, and didst speak with them from heaven, and thou gavest them right judgments, and the law of truth, ceremonies, and good precepts.
Ad montem quoque Sinai descendisti, et locutus es cum eis de caelo, et dedisti eis judicia recta, et legem veritatis, caeremonias, et praecepta bona :
 Thou madest known to them thy holy sabbath, and didst prescribe to them commandments, and ceremonies, and the law by the hand of Moses thy servant.
et sabbatum sanctificatum tuum ostendisti eis, et mandata, et caeremonias, et legem praecepisti eis in manu Moysi servi tui.
 And thou gavest them bread from heaven in their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock in their thirst, and thou saidst to them that they should go in, and possess the land, upon which thou hadst lifted up thy hand to give it them.
Panem quoque de caelo dedisti eis in fame eorum, et aquam de petra eduxisti eis sitientibus, et dixisti eis ut ingrederentur et possiderent terram, super quam levasti manum tuam ut traderes eis.
 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks and hearkened not to thy commandments.
Ipsi vero et patres nostri superbe egerunt, et induraverunt cervices suas, et non audierunt mandata tua.
 And they would not hear, and they remembered not thy wonders which thou hadst done for them. And they hardened their necks, and gave the head to return to their bondage, as it were by contention. But thou, a forgiving God, gracious, and merciful, longsuffering, and full of compassion, didst not forsake them.
Et noluerunt audire, et non sunt recordati mirabilium tuorum quae feceras eis. Et induraverunt cervices suas, et dederunt caput ut converterentur ad servitutem suam, quasi per contentionem. Tu autem Deus propitius, clemens, et misericors, longanimis, et multae miserationis, non dereliquisti eos,
 Yea when they had made also to themselves a molten calf, and had said: This is thy God, that brought thee out of Egypt: and had committed great blasphemies:
et quidem cum fecissent sibi vitulum conflatilem, et dixissent : Iste est deus tuus, qui eduxit te de Aegypto : feceruntque blasphemias magnas :
 Yet thou, in thy many mercies, didst not leave them in the desert: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day to lead them in the way, and the pillar of fire by night to shew them the way by which they should go.
tu autem in misericordiis tuis multis non dimisisti eos in deserto : columna nubis non recessit ab eis per diem ut duceret eos in viam, et columna ignis per noctem ut ostenderet eis iter per quod ingrederentur.
 And thou gavest them thy good Spirit to teach them, and thy manna thou didst not withhold from their mouth, and thou gavest them water for their thirst.
Et spiritum tuum bonum dedisti, qui doceret eos, et manna tuum non prohibuisti ab ore eorum, et aquam dedisti eis in siti.
 Forty years didst thou feed them in the desert, and nothing was wanting to them: their garments did not grow old, and their feet were not worn.
Quadraginta annis pavisti eos in deserto, nihilque eis defuit : vestimenta eorum non inveteraverunt, et pedes eorum non sunt attriti.
 And thou gavest them kingdoms, and nations, and didst divide lots for them: and they possessed the land of Sehon, and the land of the king of Hesebon, and the land of Og king of Basan.
Et dedisti eis regna, et populos, et partitus es eis sortes : et possederunt terram Sehon, et terram regis Hesebon, et terram Og regis Basan.
 And thou didst multiply their children as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them to the land concerning which thou hadst said to their fathers, that they should go in and possess it.
Et multiplicasti filios eorum sicut stellas caeli, et adduxisti eos ad terram, de qua dixeras patribus eorum ut ingrederentur et possiderent.
 And the children came and possessed the land, and thou didst humble before them the inhabitants of the land, the Chanaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as it pleased them.
Et venerunt filii, et possederunt terram, et humiliasti coram eis habitatores terrae Chananaeos, et dedisti eos in manu eorum, et reges eorum, et populos terrae, ut facerent eis sicut placebant illis.
 And they took strong cities and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods: cisterns made by others, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: and they ate, and were filled, and became fat, and abounded with delight in thy great goodness.
Ceperunt itaque urbes munitas et humum pinguem, et possederunt domos plenas cunctis bonis : cisternas ab aliis fabricatas, vineas, et oliveta, et ligna pomifera multa : et comederunt, et saturati sunt, et impinguati sunt, et abundaverunt deliciis in bonitate tua magna.
 But they provoked thee to wrath, and departed from thee, and threw thy law behind their backs: and they killed thy prophets, who admonished them earnestly to return to thee: and they were guilty of great blasphemies.
Provocaverunt autem te ad iracundiam, et recesserunt a te, et projecerunt legem tuam post terga sua : et prophetas tuos occiderunt, qui contestabantur eos ut reverterentur ad te : feceruntque blasphemias grandes.
 And thou gavest them into the hands of their enemies, and they afflicted them. And in the time of their tribulation they cried to thee, and thou heardest from heaven, and according to the multitude of thy tender mercies thou gavest them saviours, to save them from the hands of their enemies.
Et dedisti eos in manu hostium suorum, et afflixerunt eos. Et in tempore tribulationis suae clamaverunt ad te, et tu de caelo audisti, et secundum miserationes tuas multas dedisti eis salvatores, qui salvarent eos de manu hostium suorum.
 But after they had rest, they returned to do evil in thy sight: and thou leftest them in the hand of their enemies, and they had dominion over them. Then they returned, and cried to thee: and thou heardest from heaven, and deliveredst them many times in thy mercies.
Cumque requievissent, reversi sunt ut facerent malum in conspectu tuo, et dereliquisti eos in manu inimicorum suorum, et possederunt eos. Conversique sunt, et clamaverunt ad te : tu autem de caelo exaudisti, et liberasti eos in misericordiis tuis multis temporibus.
 And thou didst admonish them to return to thy law. But they dealt proudly, and hearkened not to thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them: and they withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.
Et contestatus es eos ut reverterentur ad legem tuam. Ipsi vero superbe egerunt, et non audierunt mandata tua, et in judiciis tuis peccaverunt, quae faciet homo, et vivet in eis : et dederunt humerum recedentem, et cervicem suam induraverunt, nec audierunt.
 And thou didst forbear with them for many years, and didst testify against them by thy spirit by the hand of thy prophets: and they heard not, and thou didst deliver them into the hand of the people of the lands.
Et protraxisti super eos annos multos, et contestatus es eos in spiritu tuo per manum prophetarum tuorum : et non audierunt, et tradidisti eos in manu populorum terrarum.
 Yet in thy very many mercies thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them: because thou art a merciful and gracious God.
In misericordiis autem tuis plurimis non fecisti eos in consumptionem, nec dereliquisti eos : quoniam Deus miserationum et clemens es tu.
 Now therefore our God, great, strong and terrible, who keepest covenant and mercy, turn not away from thy face all the labour which hath come upon us, upon our kings, and our princes, and our priests, and our prophets, and our fathers, and all the people from the days of the king of Assur, until this day.
Nunc itaque Deus noster magne, fortis et terribilis, custodiens pactum et misericordiam, ne avertas a facie tua omnem laborem, qui invenit nos, reges nostros, et principes nostros, et sacerdotes nostros, et prophetas nostros, et patres nostros, et omnem populum tuum a diebus regis Assur usque in diem hanc.
 And thou art just in all things that have come upon us: because thou hast done truth, but we have done wickedly.
Et tu justus es in omnibus, quae venerunt super nos : quia veritatem fecisti, nos autem impie egimus.
 Our kings, our princes, our priests, and our fathers have not kept thy law, and have not minded thy commandments, and thy testimonies which thou hast testified among them.
Reges nostri, principes nostri, sacerdotes nostri et patres nostri non fecerunt legem tuam, et non attenderunt mandata tua, et testimonia tua quae testificatus es in eis.
 And they have not served thee in their kingdoms, and in thy manifold goodness, which thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land, which thou deliveredst before them, nor did they return from their most wicked devices.
Et ipsi in regnis suis, et in bonitate tua multa, quam dederas eis, et in terra latissima et pingui, quam tradideras in conspectu eorum, non servierunt tibi, nec reversi sunt a studiis suis pessimis.
 Behold we ourselves this day are bondmen: and the land, which thou gavest our fathers, to eat the bread thereof, and the good things thereof, and we ourselves are servants in it.
Ecce nos ipsi hodie servi sumus : et terra, quam dedisti patribus nostris ut comederent panem ejus, et quae bona sunt ejus, et nos ipsi servi sumus in ea.
 And the fruits thereof grow up for the kings, whom thou hast set over us for our sins, and they have dominion over our bodies, and over our beasts, according to their will, and we are in great tribulation.
Et fruges ejus multiplicantur regibus, quos posuisti super nos propter peccata nostra, et corporibus nostris dominantur, et jumentis nostris secundum voluntatem suam, et in tribulatione magna sumus.
 And because of all this we ourselves make a covenant, and write it, and our princes, our Levites, and our priests sign it.
Super omnibus ergo his nos ipsi percutimus foedus, et scribimus, et signant principes nostri, Levitae nostri, et sacerdotes nostri.