The name of a child that is to be born: many evils shall come upon the Jews for their sins.
1 And the Lord said to me: Take thee a great book, and write in it with a man's pen. Take away the spoils with speed, quickly take the prey.
Et dixit Dominus ad me : Sume tibi librum grandem, et scribe in eo stylo hominis : Velociter spolia detrahe, cito praedare.
2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses, Urias the priest, and Zacharias the son of Barachias.
Et adhibui mihi testes fideles, Uriam sacerdotem, et Zachariam, filium Barachiae :
3 And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived, and bore a son. And the Lord said to me: Call his name, Hasten to take away the spoils: Make haste to take away the prey.
et accessi ad prophetissam, et concepit, et peperit filium. Et dixit Dominus ad me : Voca nomen ejus : Accelera spolia detrahere; Festina praedari :
4 For before the child know to call his father and his mother, the strength of Damascus, and the spoils of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of the Assyrians.
quia antequam sciat puer vocare patrem suum et matrem suam, auferetur fortitudo Damasci, et spolia Samariae, coram rege Assyriorum.
5 And the Lord spoke to me again, saying:
Et adjecit Dominus loqui ad me adhuc, dicens :
6 Forasmuch as this people hath cast away the waters of Siloe, that go with silence, and hath rather taken Rasin, and the son of Romelia:
Pro eo quod abjecit populus iste aquas Siloe, quae vadunt cum silentio, et assumpsit magis Rasin, et filium Romeliae :
7 Therefore behold the Lord will bring upon them the waters of the river strong and many, the king of the Assyrians, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and shall overflow all his banks,
propter hoc ecce Dominus adducet super eos aquas fluminis fortes et multas, regem Assyriorum, et omnem gloriam ejus, et ascendet super omnes rivos ejus, et fluet super universas ripas ejus;
8 And shall pass through Juda, overflowing, and going over shall reach even to the neck. And the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Emmanuel.
et ibit per Judam, inundans, et transiens : usque ad collum veniet. Et erit extensio alarum ejus implens latitudinem terrae tuae, o Emmanuel!
9 Gather yourselves together, O ye people, and be overcome, and give ear, all ye lands afar off: strengthen yourselves, and be overcome, gird yourselves, and be overcome.
Congregamini, populi, et vincimini; et audite, universae procul terrae : confortamini, et vincimini; accingite vos, et vincimini.
10 Take counsel together, and it shall be defeated: speak a word, and it shall not be done: because God is with us.
Inite consilium, et dissipabitur; loquimini verbum, et non fiet : quia nobiscum Deus.
11 For thus saith the Lord to me: As he hath taught me, with a strong arm, that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:
Haec enim ait Dominus ad me : Sicut in manu forti erudivit me, ne irem in via populi hujus, dicens :
12 Say ye not: A conspiracy: for all that this people speaketh, is a conspiracy: neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
Non dicatis : Conjuratio; omnia enim quae loquitur populus iste, conjuratio est : et timorem ejus ne timeatis, neque paveatis.
13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself: and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
Dominum exercituum ipsum sanctificate; ipse pavor vester, et ipse terror vester :
14 And he shall be a sanctification to you. But for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of offence to the two houses of Israel, for a snare and a ruin to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
et erit vobis in sanctificationem; in lapidem autem offensionis, et in petram scandali, duabus domibus Israel; in laqueum et in ruinam habitantibus Jerusalem.
15 And very many of them shall stumble and fall, and shall be broken in pieces, and shall be snared, and taken.
Et offendent ex eis plurimi, et cadent, et conterentur, et irretientur, et capientur.
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
Liga testimonium, signa legem in discipulis meis.
17 And I will wait for the Lord, who hath hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
Et exspectabo Dominum qui abscondit faciem suam a domo Jacob, et praestolabor eum.
18 Behold I and my children, whom the Lord hath given me for a sign, and for a wonder in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Sion.
Ecce ego et pueri mei quos dedit mihi Dominus in signum, et in portentum Israel a Domino exercituum, qui habitat in monte Sion :
19 And when they shall say to you: Seek of pythons, and of diviners, who mutter in their enchantments: should not the people seek of their God, for the living of the dead?
et cum dixerint ad vos : Quaerite a pythonibus et a divinis qui strident in incantationibus suis : numquid non populus a Deo suo requiret, pro vivis a mortuis?
20 To the law rather, and to the testimony. And if they speak not according to this word, they shall not have the morning light.
ad legem magis et ad testimonium. Quod si non dixerint juxta verbum hoc, non erit eis matutina lux.
21 And they shall pass by it, they shall fall, and be hungry: and when they shall be hungry, they will be angry, and curse their king, and their God, and look upwards.
Et transibit per eam, corruet, et esuriet; et cum esurierit, irascetur. Et maledicet regi suo, et Deo suo, et suscipiet sursum,
22 And they shall look to the earth, and behold trouble and darkness, weakness and distress, and a mist following them, and they cannot fly away from their distress.
et ad terram intuebitur; et ecce tribulatio et tenebrae, dissolutio et angustia, et caligo persequens, et non poterit avolare de angustia sua.