God reproves evil governors; and promises to send good pastors; and Christ himself the prince of the pastors. He inveighs against false prophets preaching without being sent.
 Woe to the pastors, that destroy and tear the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord.
Vae pastoribus qui disperdunt et dilacerant gregem pascuae meae! dicit Dominus.
 Therefore thus saith the Lord the God of Israel to the pastors that feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold I will visit upon you for the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.
Ideo haec dicit Dominus Deus Israel ad pastores qui pascunt populum meum : Vos dispersistis gregem meum, et ejecistis eos, et non visitastis eos : ecce ego visitabo super vos malitiam studiorum vestrorum, ait Dominus.
 And I will gather together the remnant of my flock, out of all the lands into which I have cast them out: and I will make them return to their own fields, and they shall increase and be multiplied.
Et ego congregabo reliquias gregis mei de omnibus terris ad quas ejecero eos illuc : et convertam eos ad rura sua, et crescent et multiplicabuntur.
 And I will set up pastors over them, and they shall feed them: they shall fear no more, and they shall not be dismayed: and none shall be wanting of their number, saith the Lord.
Et suscitabo super eos pastores, et pascent eos : non formidabunt ultra, et non pavebunt, et nullus quaeretur ex numero, dicit Dominus.
 Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch: and a king shall reign, and shall be wise, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Ecce dies veniunt, dicit Dominus, et suscitabo David germen justum : et regnabit rex, et sapiens erit, et faciet judicium et justitiam in terra.
 In those days shall Juda be saved, and Israel shall dwell confidently: and this is the name that they shall call him: the Lord our just one.
In diebus illis salvabitur Juda, et Israel habitabit confidenter : et hoc est nomen quod vocabunt eum : Dominus justus noster.
 Therefore behold the days to come, saith the Lord, and they shall say no more: The Lord liveth, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt:
Propter hoc ecce dies veniunt, dicit Dominus, et non dicent ultra : Vivit Domnus, qui eduxit filios Israel de terra Aegypti,
 But the Lord liveth, who hath brought out, and brought hither the seed of the house of Israel from the land of the north, and out of all the lands, to which I had cast them forth: and they shall dwell in their own land.
sed : Vivit Dominus, qui eduxit et adduxit semen domus Israel de terra aquilonis, et de cunctis terris ad quas ejeceram eos illuc, et habitabunt in terra sua.
 To the prophets: My heart is broken within me, all my bones tremble: I am become as a drunken man, and as a man full of wine, at the presence of the Lord, and at the presence of his holy words.
Ad prophetas : Contritum est cor meum in medio mei, contremuerunt omnia ossa mea : factus sum quasi vir ebrius, et quasi homo madidus a vino, a facie Domini, et a facie verborum sanctorum ejus.
 Because the land is full of adulterers, because the land hath mourned by reason of cursing, the fields of the desert are dried up: and their course is become evil, and their strength unlike.
Quia adulteris repleta est terra, quia a facie maledictionis luxit terra, arefacta sunt arva deserti : factus est cursus eorum malus : et fortitudo eorum dissimilis.
 For the prophet and the priest are defiled: and in my house I have found their wickedness, saith the Lord.
Propheta namque et sacerdos polluti sunt, et in domo mea inveni malum eorum, ait Dominus.
 Therefore their way shall be as a slippery way in the dark: for they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evils upon them, the year of their visitation, saith the Lord.
Idcirco via eorum erit quasi lubricum in tenebris : impellentur enim, et corruent in ea : afferam enim super eos mala, annum visitationis eorum, ait Dominus.
 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied in Baal, and deceived my people Israel.
Et in prophetis Samariae vidi fatuitatem : prophetabunt in Baal, et decipiebant populum meum Israel.
 And I have seen the likeness of adulterers, and the way of lying in the prophets of Jerusalem: and they strengthened the hands of the wicked, that no man should return from his evil doings: they are all become unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrha.
Et in prophetis Jerusalem vidi similitudinem adulterantium, et iter mendacii : et confortaverunt manus pessimorum, ut non converteretur unusquisque a malitia sua : facti sunt mihi omnes ut Sodoma, et habitatores ejus quasi Gomorrha.
 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts to the prophets: Behold I will feed them with wormwood, and will give them gall to drink: for from the prophets of Jerusalem corruption has gone forth into all the land.
Propterea haec dicit Dominus exercituum ad prophetas : Ecce ego cibabo eos absinthio, et potabo eos felle : a prophetis enim Jerusalem egressa est pollutio super omnem terram.
 Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Hearken not to the words of the prophets that prophesy to you, and deceive you: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.
Haec dicit Dominus exercituum : Nolite audire verba prophetarum qui prophetant vobis, et decipiunt vos : visionem cordis sui loquuntur, non de ore Domini.
 They say to them that blaspheme me: The Lord hath said: You shall have peace: and to every one that walketh in the perverseness of his own heart, they have said: No evil shall come upon you.
Dicunt his qui blasphemant me : Locutus est Dominus : Pax erit vobis : et omni qui ambulat in pravitate cordis sui dixerunt : Non veniet super vos malum.
 For who hath stood in the counsel of the Lord, and hath seen and heard his word? Who hath considered his word and heard it?
Quis enim affuit in consilio Domini, et vidit, et audivit sermonem ejus? Quis consideravit verbum illius, et audivit?
 Behold the whirlwind of the Lord's indignation shall come forth, and a tempest shall break out and come upon the head of the wicked.
Ecce turbo Dominicae indignationis egredietur, et tempestas erumpens super caput impiorum veniet.
 The wrath of the Lord shall not return till he execute it, and till he accomplish the thought of his heart: in the latter days you shall understand his counsel.
Non revertetur furor Domini, usque dum faciat et usque dum compleat cogitationem cordis sui : in novissimis diebus intelligetis consilium ejus.
 I did not send prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
Non mittebam prophetas, et ipsi currebant : non loquebar ad eos, et ipsi prophetabant.
 If they stood in my counsel, and had made my words known to my people, I should have turned them from their evil way and from their wicked doings.
Si stetissent in consilio meo, et nota fecissent verba mea populo meo, avertissem utique eos a via sua mala et a cogitationibus suis pessimis.
 Am I, think ye, a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?
Putasne Deus e vicino ego sum, dicit Dominus, et non Deus de longe?
 Shall a man be hid in secret places, and I not see him, saith the Lord? do not I fill heaven and earth, saith the Lord?
Si occultabitur vir in absconditis, et ego non videbo eum? dicit Dominus. Numquid non caelum et terram ego impleo? dicit Dominus.
 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, and say: I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
Audivi quae dixerunt prophetae prophetantes in nomine meo mendacium, atque dicentes : Somniavi, somniavi.
 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, and that prophesy the delusions of their own heart?
Usquequo istud est in corde prophetarum vaticinantium mendacium, et prophetantium seductiones cordis sui?
 Who seek to make my people forget my name through their dreams, which they tell every man to his neighbour: as their fathers forgot my name for Baal.
Qui volunt facere ut obliviscatur populus meus nominis mei, propter somnia eorum quae narrat unusquisque ad proximum suum, sicut obliti sunt patres eorum nominis mei propter Baal?
 The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream: and he that hath my word, let him speak my word with truth: what hath the chaff to do with the wheat, saith the Lord?
Propheta qui habet somnium, narret somnium : et qui habet sermonem meum, loquatur sermonem meum vere. Quid paleis ad triticum? dicit Dominus.
 Are not my words as a fire, saith the Lord: and as a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
Numquid non verba mea sunt quasi ignis, dicit Dominus, et quasi malleus conterens petram?
 Therefore behold I am against the prophets, saith the Lord: who steal my words every one from his neighbour.
Propterea ecce ego ad prophetas, ait Dominus, qui furantur verba mea unusquisque a proximo suo.
 Behold I am against the prophets, saith the Lord: who use their tongues, and say: The Lord saith it.
Ecce ego ad prophetas, ait Dominus, qui assumunt linguas suas, et aiunt : Dicit Dominus.
 Behold I am against the prophets that have lying dreams, saith the Lord: and tell them, and cause my people to err by their lying, and by their wonders: when I sent them not, nor commanded them, who have not profited this people at all, saith the Lord.
Ecce ego ad prophetas somniantes mendacium, ait Dominus : qui narraverunt ea, et seduxerunt populum meum in mendacio suo et in miraculis suis, cum ego non misissem eos, nec mandassem eis, qui nihil profuerunt populo huic, dicit Dominus.
 If therefore this people, or the prophet, or the priest shall ask thee, saying: What is the burden of the Lord? thou shalt say to them: You are the burden: for I will cast you away, saith the Lord.
Si igitur interrogaverit te populus iste, vel propheta, aut sacerdos, dicens : Quod est onus Domini? dices ad eos : Vos estis onus : projiciam quippe vos, dicit Dominus.
 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people that shall say: The burden of the Lord: I will visit upon that man, and upon his house.
Et propheta, et sacerdos, et populus qui dicit : Onus Domini : visitabo super virum illum et super domum ejus.
 Thus shall you say every one to his neighbour, and to his brother: What hath the Lord answered? and what hath the Lord spoken?
Haec dicetis unusquisque ad proximum, et ad fratrem suum : Quid respondit Dominus? et quid locutus est Dominus?
 And the burden of the Lord shall be mentioned no more, for every man's word shall be his burden: for you have perverted the words of the living God, of the Lord of hosts our God.
Et onus Domini ultra non memorabitur : quia onus erit unicuique sermo suus, et pervertistis verba Dei viventis, Domini exercituum, Dei nostri.
 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet: What hath the Lord answered thee? and what hath the Lord spoken?
Haec dices ad prophetam : Quid respondit tibi Dominus? et quid locutus est Dominus?
 But if you shall say: The burden of the Lord: therefore thus saith the Lord: Because you have said this word: The burden of the Lord: and I have sent to you saying: Say not, The burden of the Lord:
Si autem onus Domini dixeritis, propter hoc haec dicit Dominus : Quia dixistis sermonem istum : Onus Domini, et misi ad vos dicens : Nolite dicere : Onus Domini :
 Therefore behold I will take you away carrying you, and will forsake you, and the city which I gave to you, and to your fathers, out of my presence.
propterea ecce ego tollam vos portans, et derelinquam vos, et civitatem quam dedi vobis et patribus vestris, a facie mea :
 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame which shall never be forgotten.
et dabo vos in opprobrium sempiternum, et in ignominiam aeternam, quae numquam oblivione delebitur.