The people are blamed for their confidence in Egypt. God's mercies towards his church. The punishment of sinners.
 Woe to you, apostate children, saith the Lord, that you would take counsel, and not of me: and would begin a web, and not by my spirit, that you might add sin upon sin:
Vae filii desertores, dicit Dominus, ut faceretis consilium, et non ex me, et ordiremini telam, et non per spiritum meum, ut adderetis peccatum super peccatum;
 Who walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth, hoping for help in the strength of Pharao, and trusting in the shadow of Egypt.
qui ambulatis ut descendatis in Aegyptum, et os meum non interrogastis, sperantes auxilium in fortitudine Pharaonis, et habentes fiduciam in umbra Aegypti!
 And the strength of Pharao shall be to your confusion, and the confidence of the shadow of Egypt to your shame.
Et erit vobis fortitudo Pharaonis in confusionem, et fiducia umbrae Aegypti in ignominiam.
 For thy princes were in Tanis, and thy messengers came even to Hanes.
Erant enim in Tani principes tui, et nuntii tui usque ad Hanes pervenerunt.
 They were all confounded at a people that could not profit them: they were no help, nor to any profit, but to confusion and to reproach.
Omnes confusi sunt super populo qui eis prodesse non potuit : non fuerunt in auxilium et in aliquam utilitatem, sed in confusionem et in opprobrium.
 The burden of the beasts of the south. In a land of trouble and distress, from whence come the lioness, and the lion, the viper and the flying basilisk, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of beasts, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels to a people that shall not be able to profit them.
Onus jumentorum austri. In terra tribulationis et angustiae leaena, et leo ex eis, vipera et regulus volans; portantes super humeros jumentorum divitias suas, et super gibbum camelorum thesauros suos, ad populum qui eis prodesse non poterit.
 For Egypt shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this: It is pride only, sit still.
Aegyptus enim frustra et vane auxiliabitur. Ideo clamavi super hoc : Superbia tantum est, quiesce.
 Now therefore go in and write for them upon box, and note it diligently in a book, and it shall be in the latter days for a testimony for ever.
Nunc ergo ingressus, scribe ei super buxum, et in libro diligenter exara illud, et erit in die novissimo in testimonium usque in aeternum.
 For it is a people that provoketh to wrath, and lying children, children that will not hear the law of God.
Populus enim ad iracundiam provocans est : et filii mendaces, filii nolentes audire legem Dei;
 Who say to the seers: See not: and to them that behold: Behold not for us those things that are right: speak unto us pleasant things, see errors for us.
qui dicunt videntibus : Nolite videre, et aspicientibus : Nolite aspicere nobis ea quae recta sunt; loquimini nobis placentia : videte nobis errores.
 Take away from me the way, turn away the path from me, let the Holy One of Israel cease from before us.
Auferte a me viam; declinate a me semitam; cesset a facie nostra Sanctus Israel.
 Therefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel: Because you have rejected this word, and have trusted in oppression and tumult, and have leaned upon it:
Propterea haec dicit Sanctus Israel : Pro eo quod reprobastis verbum hoc, et sperastis in calumnia et in tumultu, et innixi estis super eo;
 Therefore shall this iniquity be to you as a breach that falleth, and is found wanting in a high wall, for the destruction thereof shall come on a sudden, when it is not looked for.
propterea erit vobis iniquitas haec sicut interruptio cadens, et requisita in muro excelso, quoniam subito, dum non speratur, veniet contritio ejus.
 And it shall be broken small, as the potter's vessel is broken all to pieces with mighty breaking, and there shall not a sherd be found of the pieces thereof, wherein a little fire may be carried from the hearth, or a, little water be drawn out of the pit.
Et comminuetur sicut conteritur lagena figuli contritione pervalida, et non invenietur de fragmentis ejus testa in qua portetur igniculus de incendio, aut hauriatur parum aquae de fovea.
 For thus saith the Lord God the Holy One of Israel: If you return and be quiet, you shall be saved: in silence and in hope shall your strength be. And you would not:
Quia haec dicit Dominus Deus, Sanctus Israel : Si revertamini et quiescatis, salvi eritis; in silentio et in spe erit fortitudo vestra. Et noluistis,
 But have said: No, but we will flee to horses: therefore shall you flee. And we will mount upon swift ones: therefore shall they be swifter that shall pursue after you.
et dixistis : Nequaquam, sed ad equos fugiemus : ideo fugietis; et : Super veloces ascendemus : ideo velociores erunt qui persequentur vos.
 A thousand men shall flee for fear of one: and for fear of five shall you flee, till you be left as the mast of a ship on the top of a mountain, and as an ensign upon a hill.
Mille homines a facie terroris unius; et a facie terroris quinque fugietis, donec relinquamini quasi malus navis in vertice montis, et quasi signum super collem.
 Therefore the Lord waiteth that he may have mercy on you: and therefore shall he be exalted sparing you: because the Lord is the God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
Propterea exspectat Dominus ut misereatur vestri; et ideo exaltabitur parcens vobis, quia Deus judicii Dominus : beati omnes qui exspectant eum!
 For the people of Sion shall dwell in Jerusalem: weeping thou shalt not weep, he will surely have pity on thee: at the voice of thy cry, as soon as he shall hear, he will answer thee.
Populus enim Sion habitabit in Jerusalem : plorans nequaquam plorabis : miserans miserebitur tui, ad vocem clamoris tui : statim ut audierit, respondebit tibi.
 And the Lord will give you spare bread, and short water: and will not cause thy teacher to flee away from thee any more, and thy eyes shall see thy teacher.
Et dabit vobis Dominus panem arctum, et aquam brevem; et non faciet avolare a te ultra doctorem tuum; et erunt oculi tui videntes praeceptorem tuum.
 And thy ears shall hear the word of one admonishing thee behind thy back: This is the way, walk ye in it: and go not aside neither to the right hand, nor to the left.
Et aures tuae audient verbum post tergum monentis : Haec est via; ambulate in ea, et non declinetis neque ad dexteram, neque ad sinistram.
 And thou shalt defile the plates of thy graven things of silver, and the garment of thy molten things of gold, and shalt cast them away as the uncleanness of a menstruous woman. Thou shalt say to it: Get thee hence.
Et contaminabis laminas sculptilium argenti tui, et vestimentum conflatilis auri tui, et disperges ea sicut immunditiam menstruatae. Egredere, dices ei.
 And rain shall be given to thy seed, wheresoever thou shalt sow in the land: and the bread of the corn of the land shall be most plentiful, and fat. The lamb in that day shall feed at large in thy possession:
Et dabitur pluvia semini tuo, ubicumque seminaveris in terra, et panis frugum terrae erit uberrimus et pinguis; pascetur in possessione tua in die illo agnus spatiose,
 And thy oxen, and the ass colts that till the ground, shall eat mingled provender as it was winnowed in the floor.
et tauri tui, et pulli asinorum, qui operantur terram, commistum migma comedent sicut in area ventilatum est.
 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every elevated hill rivers of running waters in the day of the slaughter of many, when the tower shall fall.
Et erunt super omnem montem excelsum, et super omnem collem elevatum, rivi currentium aquarum, in die interfectionis multorum, cum ceciderint turres :
 And the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days: in the day when the Lord shall bind up the wound of his people, and shall heal the stroke of their wound.
et erit lux lunae sicut lux solis, et lux solis erit septempliciter sicut lux septem dierum, in die qua alligaverit Dominus vulnus populi sui, et percussuram plagae ejus sanaverit.
 Behold the name of the Lord cometh from afar, his wrath burneth, and is heavy to bear: his lips are filled with indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire.
Ecce nomen Domini venit de longinquo, ardens furor ejus, et gravis ad portandum; labia ejus repleta sunt indignatione, et lingua ejus quasi ignis devorans.
 His breath as a torrent overflowing even to the midst of the neck, to destroy the nations unto nothing, and the bridle of error that was in the jaws of the people.
Spiritus ejus velut torrens inundans usque ad medium colli, ad perdendas gentes in nihilum, et frenum erroris quod erat in maxillis populorum.
 You shall have a song as in the night of the sanctified solemnity, and joy of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe, to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the Mighty One of Israel.
Canticum erit vobis sicut nox sanctificatae solemnitatis, et laetitia cordis sicut qui pergit cum tibia, ut intret in montem Domini ad Fortem Israel.
 And the Lord shall make the glory of his voice to be heard, and shall shew the terror of his arm, in the threatening of wrath, and the dame of devouring fire: he shall crush to pieces with whirlwind, and hailstones.
Et auditam faciet Dominus gloriam vocis suae, et terrorem brachii sui ostendet in comminatione furoris, et flamma ignis devorantis : allidet in turbine, et in lapide grandinis.
 For at the voice of the Lord the Assyrian shall fear being struck with the rod.
A voce enim Domini pavebit Assur virga percussus.
 And the passage of the rod shall be strongly grounded, which the Lord shall make to rest upon him with timbrels and harps, and in great battles he shall over throw them.
Et erit transitus virgae fundatus, quam requiescere faciet Dominus super eum in tympanis et citharis; et in bellis praecipuis expugnabit eos.
 For Topheth is prepared from yesterday, prepared by the king, deep, and wide. The nourishment thereof is fire and much wood: the breath of the Lord as a torrent of brimstone kindling it.
Praeparata est enim ab heri Topheth, a rege praeparata, profunda, et dilatata. Nutrimenta ejus, ignis et ligna multa; flatus Domini sicut torrens sulphuris succendens eam.