God expostulates with the Jews for their ingratitude and sins: for which they shall be punished.
 Hear ye what the Lord saith: Arise, contend thou in judgment against the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
Audite quae Dominus loquitur : Surge, contende judicio adversum montes, et audiant colles vocem tuam.
 Let the mountains hear the judgment of the Lord, and the strong foundations of the earth: for the Lord will enter into judgment with his people, and he will plead against Israel.
Audiant montes judicium Domini, et fortia fundamenta terrae; quia judicium Domini cum populo suo, et cum Israel dijudicabitur.
 O my people, what have I done to thee, or in what have I molested thee? answer thou me.
Popule meus, quid feci tibi? aut quid molestus fui tibi? Responde mihi.
 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and delivered thee out of the house of slaves: and I sent before thy face Moses, and Aaron, and Mary.
Quia eduxi te de terra Aegypti, et de domo servientium liberavi te, et misi ante faciem tuam Moysen, et Aaron, et Mariam.
 O my people, remember, I pray thee, what Balach the king of Moab purposed: and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him, from Setim to Galgal, that thou mightest know the justices of the Lord.
Popule meus, memento, quaeso, quid cogitaverit Balach, rex Moab, et quid responderit ei Balaam, filius Beor, de Setim usque ad Galgalam, ut cognosceres justitias Domini.
 What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old?
Quid dignum offeram Domino? curvabo genu Deo excelso? Numquid offeram ei holocautomata et vitulos anniculos?
 May the Lord be appeased with thousands of rams, or with many thousands of fat he goats? shall I give my firstborn for my wickedness, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
numquid placari potest Dominus in millibus arietum, aut in multis millibus hircorum pinguium? numquid dabo primogenitum meum pro scelere meo, fructum ventris mei pro peccato animae meae?
 I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily, to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.
Indicabo tibi, o homo, quid sit bonum, et quid Dominus requirat a te : utique facere judicium, et diligere misericordiam, et sollicitum ambulare cum Deo tuo.
 The voice of the Lord crieth to the city, and salvation shall be to them that fear thy name: hear, O ye tribes, and who shall approve it?
Vox Domini ad civitatem clamat, et salus erit timentibus nomen tuum : audite, tribus, et quis approbabit illud?
 As yet there is a fire in the house of the wicked, the treasures of iniquity, and a scant measure full of wrath.
Adhuc ignis in domo impii thesauri iniquitatis, et mensura minor irae plena.
 Shall I justify wicked balances, and the deceitful weights of the bag?
Numquid justificabo stateram impiam, et saccelli pondera dolosa?
 By which her rich men were filled with iniquity, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue was deceitful in their mouth.
In quibus divites ejus repleti sunt iniquitate, et habitantes in ea loquebantur mendacium, et lingua eorum fraudulenta in ore eorum.
 And I therefore began to strike thee with desolation for thy sins.
Et ego ergo coepi percutere te perditione super peccatis tuis.
 Thou shalt eat, but shalt not be filled: and thy humiliation shall be in the midst of thee: and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not save: and those whom thou shalt save, I will give up to the sword.
Tu comedes, et non saturaberis, et humiliatio tua in medio tui : et apprehendes, et non salvabis, et quos salvaveris, in gladium dabo.
 Thou shalt sow, but shalt not reap: thou shalt tread the olives, but shalt not be anointed with the oil: and the new wine, but shalt not drink the wine.
Tu seminabis, et non metes : tu calcabis olivam, et non ungeris oleo; et mustum, et non bibes vinum.
 For thou hast kept the statutes of Amri, and all the works of the house of Achab: and thou hast walked according to their wills, that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof a hissing, and you shall bear the reproach of my people.
Et custodisti praecepta Amri, et omne opus domus Achab, et ambulasti in voluntatibus eorum : ut darem te in perditionem, et habitantes in ea in sibilum, et opprobrium populi mei portabitis.