God is determined to punish the Jews for their sins. The prophet's complaint, and God's promise to him.
 And the Lord said to me: If Moses and Samuel shall stand before me, my soul is not towards this people: cast them out from my sight, and let them go forth.
Et dixit Dominus ad me : Si steterit Moyses et Samuel coram me, non est anima mea ad populum istum : ejice illos a facie mea, et egrediantur.
 And if they shall say unto thee: Whither shall we go forth? thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord: Such as are for death, to death: and such as are for the sword, to the sword: and such as are for famine, to famine: and such as are for captivity, to captivity.
Quod si dixerint ad te : Quo egrediemur? dices ad eos : Haec dicit Dominus : Qui ad mortem, ad mortem : et qui ad gladium, ad gladium : et qui ad famem, ad famem : et qui ad captivitatem, ad captivitatem.
 And I will visit them with four kinds, saith the Lord: The sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.
Et visitabo super eos quatuor species, dicit Dominus : gladium ad occisionem, et canes ad lacerandum, et volatilia caeli et bestias terrae ad devorandum et dissipandum.
 And I will give them up to the rage of all the kingdoms of the earth: because of Manasses the son of Ezechias the king of Juda, for all that he did in Jerusalem.
Et dabo eos in fervorem universis regnis terrae, propter Manassen, filium Ezechiae, regis Juda, super omnibus quae fecit in Jerusalem.
 For who shall have pity on thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go to pray for thy peace?
Quis enim miserebitur tui, Jerusalem, aut quis contristabitur pro te? aut quis ibit ad rogandum pro pace tua?
 Thou hast forsaken me, saith the Lord, thou art gone backward: and I will stretch out my hand against thee, and I will destroy thee: I am weary of entreating thee.
Tu reliquisti me, dicit Dominus, retrorsum abiisti : et extendam manum meam super te, et interficiam te : laboravi rogans.
 And I will scatter them with a fan in the gates of the land: I have killed and destroyed my people, and yet they are not returned from their ways.
Et dispergam eos ventilabro in portis terrae : interfeci et disperdidi populum meum, et tamen a viis suis non sunt reversi.
 Their widows are multiplied unto me above the sand of the sea: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young man a spoiler at noonday: I have cast a terror on a sudden upon the cities.
Multiplicatae sunt mihi viduae ejus super arenam maris : induxi eis super matrem adolescentis vastatorem meridie : misi super civitates repente terrorem.
 She that hath borne seven is become weak, her soul hath fainted away: her sun is gone down, while it was yet day: she is confounded, and ashamed: and the residue of them I will give up to the sword in the sight of their enemies, saith the Lord.
Infirmata est quae peperit septem, defecit anima ejus : occidit ei sol cum adhuc esset dies : confusa est, et erubuit : et residuos ejus in gladium dabo in conspectu inimicorum eorum, ait Dominus.
 Woe is me, my mother: why hast thou borne me a man of strife, a man of contention to all the earth? I have not lent on usury, neither hath any man lent to me on usury: yet all curse me.
Vae mihi, mater mea! quare genuisti me, virum rixae, virum discordiae in universa terra? Non foeneravi, nec foeneravit mihi quisquam : omnes maledicunt mihi.
 The Lord saith to me: Assuredly it shall be well with thy remnant, assuredly I shall help thee in the time of affliction, and in the time of tribulation against the enemy.
Dicit Dominus : Si non reliquiae tuae in bonum, si non occurri tibi in tempore afflictionis, et in tempore tribulationis adversus inimicum.
 Shall iron be allied with the iron from the north, and the brass?
Numquid foederabitur ferrum ferro ab aquilone, et aes?
 Thy riches and thy treasures I will give unto spoil for nothing, because of all thy sins, even in all thy borders.
Divitias tuas et thesauros tuos in direptionem dabo gratis, in omnibus peccatis tuis, et in omnibus terminis tuis.
 And I will bring thy enemies out of a land, which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in my rage, it shall burn upon you.
Et adducam inimicos tuos de terra quam nescis, quia ignis succensus est in furore meo, super vos ardebit.
 O Lord, thou knowest, remember me, and visit me, and defend me from them that persecute me, do not defend me in thy patience: know that for thy sake I have sufferred reproach.
Tu scis, Domine : recordare mei, et visita me, et tuere me ab his qui persequuntur me : noli in patientia tua suscipere me : scito quoniam sustinui propter te opprobrium.
 Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was to me a joy and gladness of my heart: for thy name is called upon me, O Lord God of hosts.
Inventi sunt sermones tui, et comedi eos : et factum est mihi verbum tuum in gaudium et in laetitiam cordis mei, quoniam invocatum est nomen tuum super me, Domine Deus exercituum.
 I sat not in the assembly of jesters, nor did I make a boast of the presence of thy hand: I sat alone, because thou hast filled me with threats.
Non sedi in concilio ludentium, et gloriatus sum a facie manus tuae : solus sedebam, quoniam comminatione replesti me.
 Why is my sorrow become perpetual, and my wound desperate so as to refuse to be healed? it is become to me as the falsehood of deceitful waters that cannot be trusted.
Quare factus est dolor meus perpetuus, et plaga mea desperabilis renuit curari? facta est mihi quasi mendacium aquarum infidelium.
 Therefore thus saith the Lord: If thou wilt be converted, I will convert thee, and thou shalt stand before my face; and if thou wilt separate the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: they shall be turned to thee, and thou shalt not be turned to them.
Propter hoc haec dicit Dominus : Si converteris, convertam te, et ante faciem meam stabis : et si separaveris pretiosum a vili, quasi os meum eris : convertentur ipsi ad te, et tu non converteris ad eos.
 And I will make thee to this people as a strong wall of brass: and they shall fight against thee, and shall not prevail: for I am with thee to save thee, and to deliver thee, saith the Lord.
Et dabo te populo huic in murum aereum, fortem : et bellabunt adversum te, et non praevalebunt, quia ego tecum sum ut salvem te, et eruam te, dicit Dominus :
 And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the mighty.
et liberabo te de manu pessimorum, et redimam te de manu fortium.