The prophet foretells that Sedecias shall fall into the hands of Nabuchodonosor: God's sentence upon the princes and people that had broken his covenant.
 The word that came to Jeremias from the Lord, (when Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms of the earth, that were under the power of his hand, and all the people fought against Jerusalem and against all the cities thereof,) saying:
Verbum quod factum est ad Jeremiam a Domino quando Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis, et omnis exercitus ejus, universaque regna terrae, quae erant sub potestate manus ejus, et omnes populi, bellabant contra Jerusalem, et contra omnes urbes ejus, dicens :
 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel: Go, and speak to Sedecias king of Juda, and say to him: Thus saith the Lord: Behold I will deliver this city into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.
Haec dicit Dominus Deus Israel : Vade, et loquere ad Sedeciam regem Juda, et dices ad eum : Haec dicit Dominus : Ecce ego tradam civitatem hanc in manus regis Babylonis, et succendet eam igni :
 And thou shalt not escape out of his hand: but thou shalt surely be taken, and thou shalt be delivered into his hand: and thy eyes shall see the eyes of the king of Babylon, and his mouth shall speak with thy mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon.
et tu non effugies de manu ejus, sed comprehensione capieris, et in manu ejus traderis : et oculi tui oculos regis Babylonis videbunt, et os ejus cum ore tuo loquetur, et Babylonem introibis.
 Yet hear the word of the Lord, O Sedecias king of Juda: Thus saith the Lord to thee: Thou shalt not die by the sword.
Attamen audi verbum Domini, Sedecia, rex Juda : Haec dicit Dominus ad te : Non morieris in gladio,
 But thou shalt die in peace, and according to the burnings of thy fathers, the former kings that were before thee, so shall they burn thee: and they shall mourn for thee, saying: Alas, Lord: for I have spoken the word, saith the Lord.
sed in pace morieris : et secundum combustiones patrum tuorum, regum priorum qui fuerunt ante te, sic comburent te : et vae domine, plangent te : quia verbum ego locutus sum, dicit Dominus.
 And Jeremias the prophet spoke all these words to Sedecias the king of Juda in Jerusalem.
Et locutus est Jeremias propheta ad Sedeciam regem Juda universa verba haec in Jerusalem.
 And the army of the king of Babylon fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Juda that were left, against Lachis, and against Azecha: for these remained of the cities of Juda, fenced cities.
Et exercitus regis Babylonis pugnabat contra Jerusalem, et contra omnes civitates Juda quae reliquae erant, contra Lachis et contra Azecha : hae enim supererant de civitatibus Juda, urbes munitae.
 The word that came to Jeremias from the Lord, after that king Sedecias had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem making a proclamation:
Verbum quod factum est ad Jeremiam a Domino, postquam percussit rex Sedecias foedus cum omni populo in Jerusalem, praedicans,
 That every man should let his manservant, and every man his maidservant, being a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, go free: and that they should not lord it over them, to wit, over the Jews their brethren.
ut dimitteret unusquisque servum suum et unusquisque ancillam suam, Hebraeum et Hebraeam, liberos, et nequaquam dominarentur eis, id est, in Judaeo et fratre suo.
 And all the princes, and all the people who entered into the covenant, heard that every man should let his manservant, and every man his maidservant go free, and should no more have dominion over them: and they obeyed, and let them go free.
Audierunt ergo omnes principes et universus populus, qui inierant pactum ut dimitteret unusquisque servum suum et unusquisque ancillam suam liberos, et ultra non dominarentur eis : audierunt igitur, et dimiserunt.
 But afterwards they turned: and brought back again their servants and their handmaids, whom they had let go free, and brought them into subjection as menservants and maidservants.
Et conversi sunt deinceps : et retraxerunt servos et ancillas suas quos dimiserant liberos, et subjugaverunt in famulos et famulas.
 And the word of the Lord came to Jeremias from the Lord, saying:
Et factum est verbum Domini ad Jeremiam a Domino, dicens :
 Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, saying:
Haec dicit Dominus Deus Israel : Ego percussi foedus cum patribus vestris in die qua eduxi eos de terra Aegypti, de domo servitutis, dicens :
 At the end of seven years, let ye go every man his brother being a Hebrew, who hath been sold to thee, so he shall serve thee six years: and thou shalt let him go free from thee: and your fathers did not hearken to me, nor did they incline their ear.
Cum completi fuerint septem anni, dimittat unusquisque fratrem suum Hebraeum, qui venditus est ei : et serviet tibi sex annis, et dimittes eum a te liberum : et non audierunt patres vestri me, nec inclinaverunt aurem suam.
 And you turned today, and did that which was right in my eyes, in proclaiming liberty every one to his brother: and you made a covenant in my sight, in the house upon which my name is invocated.
Et conversi estis vos hodie, et fecistis quod rectum est in oculis meis, ut praedicaretis libertatem unusquisque ad amicum suum : et inistis pactum in conspectu meo, in domo in qua invocatum est nomen meum super eam :
 And you are fallen back, and have defiled my name: and you have brought back again every man his manservant, and every man his maidservant, whom you had let go free, and set at liberty: and you have brought them into subjection to be your servants and handmaids.
et reversi estis, et commaculastis nomen meum, et reduxistis unusquisque servum suum et unusquisque ancillam suam, quos dimiseratis ut essent liberi et suae potestatis, et subjugastis eos ut sint vobis servi et ancillae.
 Therefore thus saith the Lord: You have not hearkened to me, in proclaiming liberty every man to his brother and every man to his friend: behold I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine: and I will cause you to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth.
Propterea haec dicit Dominus : Vos non audistis me, ut praedicaretis libertatem unusquisque fratri suo et unusquisque amico suo : ecce ego praedico vobis libertatem, ait Dominus, ad gladium, ad pestem, et ad famem, et dabo vos in commotionem cunctis regnis terrae.
 And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant, and have not performed the words of the covenant which they agreed to in my presence, when they cut the calf in two and passed between the parts thereof:
Et dabo viros qui praevaricantur foedus meum, et non observaverunt verba foederis quibus assensi sunt in conspectu meo, vitulum quem conciderunt in duas partes, et transierunt inter divisiones ejus,
 The princes of Juda, and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land that passed between the parts of the calf:
principes Juda et principes Jerusalem, eunuchi et sacerdotes, et omnis populus terrae, qui transierunt inter divisiones vituli :
 And I will give them into the hands of their enemies, and into the hands of them that seek their life: and their dead bodies shall be for meat to the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the earth.
et dabo eos in manus inimicorum suorum, et in manus quaerentium animam eorum, et erit morticinum eorum in escam volatilibus caeli et bestiis terrae.
 And Sedecias the king of Juda, and his princes, I will give into the hands of their enemies, and into the hands of them that seek their lives, and into the hands of the armies of the king of Babylon, which are gone from you.
Et Sedeciam regem Juda, et principes ejus, dabo in manus inimicorum suorum, et in manus quaerentium animas eorum, et in manus exercituum regis Babylonis, qui recesserunt a vobis.
 Behold I will command, saith the Lord, and I will bring them again to this city, and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Juda a desolation, without an inhabitant.
Ecce ego praecipio, dicit Dominus, et reducam eos in civitatem hanc, et praeliabuntur adversus eam, et capient eam, et incendent igni : et civitates Juda dabo in solitudinem, eo quod non sit habitator.