What joy shall come after afflictions by the birth and kingdom of Christ; which shall flourish for ever. Judgments upon Israel for their sins.
1 At the first time the land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephtali was lightly touched: and at the last the way of the sea beyond the Jordan of the Galilee of the Gentiles was heavily loaded.
Primo tempore alleviata est terra Zabulon et terra Nephthali : et novissimo aggravata est via maris trans Jordanem Galilaeae gentium.
2 The people that walked in darkness, have seen a great light: to them that dwelt in the region of the shadow of death, light is risen.
Populus qui ambulabat in tenebris, vidit lucem magnam; habitantibus in regione umbrae mortis, lux orta est eis.
3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and hast not increased the joy. They shall rejoice before thee, as they that rejoice in the harvest, as conquerors rejoice after taking a prey, when they divide the spoils.
Multiplicasti gentem, et non magnificasti laetitiam. Laetabuntur coram te, sicut qui laetantur in messe; sicut exsultant victores capta praeda, quando dividunt spolia.
4 For the yoke of their burden, and the rod of their shoulder, and the sceptre of their oppressor thou hast overcome, as in the day of Median.
Jugum enim oneris ejus, et virgam humeri ejus, et sceptrum exactoris ejus superasti, sicut in die Madian.
5 For every violent taking of spoils, with tumult, and garment mingled with blood, shall be burnt, and be fuel for the fire.
Quia omnis violentia praedatio cum tumultu, et vestimentum mistum sanguine, erit in combustionem, et cibus ignis.
6 For a CHILD IS BORN to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace.
Parvulus enim natus est nobis, et filius datus est nobis, et factus est principatus super humerum ejus : et vocabitur nomen ejus, Admirabilis, Consiliarius, Deus, Fortis, Pater futuri saeculi, Princeps pacis.
7 His empire shall be multiplied, and there shall be no end of peace: he shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth and for ever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Multiplicabitur ejus imperium, et pacis non erit finis; super solium David, et super regnum ejus sedebit, ut confirmet illud et corroboret in judicio et justitia, amodo usque in sempiternum : zelus Domini exercituum faciet hoc.
8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
Verbum misit Dominus in Jacob, et cecidit in Israel.
9 And all the people of Ephraim shall know, and the inhabitants of Samaria that say in the pride and haughtiness of their heart:
Et sciet omnis populus Ephraim, et habitantes Samariam, in superbia et magnitudine cordis dicentes :
10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with square stones: they have cut down the sycamores, but we will change them for cedars.
Lateres ceciderunt, sed quadris lapidibus aedificabimus; sycomoros succiderunt, sed cedros immutabimus.
11 And the Lord shall set up the enemies of Rasin over him, and shall bring on his enemies in a crowd:
Et elevabit Dominus hostes Rasin super eum, et inimicos ejus in tumultum vertet.
12 The Syrians from the east, and the Philistines from the west: and they shall devour Israel with open mouth, For all this his indignation is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Syriam ab oriente, et Philisthiim ab occidente; et devorabunt Israel toto ore. In omnibus his non est aversus furor ejus, sed adhuc manus ejus extenta.
13 And the people are not returned to him who hath struck them, and have not sought after the Lord of hosts.
Et populus non est reversus ad percutientem se, et Dominum exercituum non inquisierunt.
14 And the Lord shall destroy out of Israel the head and the tail, him that bendeth down, and him that holdeth back, in one day.
Et disperdet Dominus ab Israel caput et caudam, incurvantem et refrenantem, die una.
15 The aged and honourable, he is the head: and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
Longaevus et honorabilis, ipse est caput; et propheta docens mendacium, ipse est cauda.
16 And they that call this people blessed, shall cause them to err: and they that are called blessed, shall be thrown down headlong.
Et erunt qui beatificant populum istum, seducentes; et qui beatificantur, praecipitati.
17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men: neither shall he have mercy on their fatherless, and widows: for every one is a hypocrite and wicked, and every mouth hath spoken folly. For all this his indignation is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Propter hoc super adolescentulis ejus non laetabitur Dominus, et pupillorum ejus et viduarum non miserebitur : quia omnis hypocrita est et nequam, et universum os locutum est stultitiam; in omnibus his non est aversus furor ejus, sed adhuc manus ejus extenta.
18 For wickedness is kindled as a fire, it shall devour the brier and the thorn: and shall kindle in the thicket of the forest, and it shall be wrapped up in smoke ascending on high.
Succensa est enim quasi ignis impietas : veprem et spinam vorabit, et succendetur in densitate saltus, et convolvetur superbia fumi.
19 By the wrath of the Lord of hosts the land is troubled, and the people shall be as fuel for the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
In ira Domini exercituum conturbata est terra, et erit populus quasi esca ignis; vir fratri suo non parcet.
20 And he shall turn to the right hand, and shall be hungry: and shall eat on the left hand, and shall not be filled: every one shall eat the flesh of his own arm: Manasses Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasses, and they together shall be against Juda.
Et declinabit ad dexteram, et esuriet; et comedet ad sinistram, et non saturabitur; unusquisque carnem brachii sui vorabit : Manasses Ephraim, et Ephraim Manassen; simul ipsi contra Judam.
21 After all these things his indignation is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
In omnibus his non est aversus furor ejus, sed adhuc manus ejus extenta.