The punishment of the Israelites, for their pride, intemperance, and contempt of religion. Christ the cornerstone.
 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower the glory of his joy, who were on the head of the fat valley, staggering with wine.
Vae coronae superbiae, ebriis Ephraim, et flori decidenti, gloriae exsultationis ejus, qui erant in vertice vallis pinguissimae, errantes a vino.
 Behold the Lord is mighty and strong, as a storm of hail: a destroying whirlwind, as the violence of many waters overflowing, and sent forth upon a spacious land.
Ecce validus et fortis Dominus sicut impetus grandinis; turbo confringens, sicut impetus aquarum multarum inundantium et emissarum super terram spatiosam.
 The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under feet.
Pedibus conculcabitur corona superbiae ebriorum Ephraim.
 And the fading flower the glory of his joy, who is on the head of the fat valley, shall be as a hasty fruit before the ripeness of autumn: which when he that seeth it shall behold, as soon as he taketh it in his hand, he will eat it up.
Et erit flos decidens gloriae exsultationis ejus, qui est super verticem vallis pinguium, quasi temporaneum ante maturitatem autumni, quod, cum aspexerit videns, statim ut manu tenuerit, devorabit illud.
 In that day the Lord of hosts shall be a crown of glory, and a garland of joy to the residue of his people:
In die illa erit Dominus exercituum corona gloriae, et sertum exsultationis residuo populi sui;
 And a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and strength to them that return out of the battle to the gate.
et spiritus judicii sedenti super judicium, et fortitudo revertentibus de bello ad portam.
 But these also have been ignorant through wine, and through drunkenness have erred: the priest and the prophet have been ignorant through drunkenness, they are swallowed up with wine, they have gone astray in drunkenness, they have not known him that seeth, they have been ignorant of judgment.
Verum hi quoque prae vino nescierunt, et prae ebrietate erraverunt; sacerdos et propheta nescierunt prae ebrietate; absorpti sunt a vino, erraverunt in ebrietate, nescierunt videntem, ignoraverunt judicium.
 For all tables were full of vomit and filth, so that there was no more place.
Omnes enim mensae repletae sunt vomitu sordiumque, ita ut non esset ultra locus.
 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand the hearing? them that are weaned from the milk, that are drawn away from the breasts.
Quem docebit scientiam? et quem intelligere faciet auditum? Ablactatos a lacte, avulsos ab uberibus.
 For command, command again; command, command again; expect, expect again; expect, expect again: a little there, a little there.
Quia manda, remanda; manda, remanda; exspecta, reexspecta; exspecta, reexspecta; modicum ibi, modicum ibi.
 For with the speech of lips, and with another tongue he will speak to this people.
In loquela enim labii, et lingua altera loquetur ad populum istum.
 To whom he said: This is my rest, refresh the weary, and this is my refreshing: and they would not hear.
Cui dixit : Haec est requies mea, reficite lassum; et hoc est meum refrigerium : et noluerunt audire.
 And the word of the Lord shall be to them: Command, command again; command, command again: expect, expect again; expect, expect again: a little there, a little there: that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Et erit eis verbum Domini : Manda, remanda; manda, remanda; exspecta, reexspecta; exspecta, reexspecta; modicum ibi, modicum ibi; ut vadant, et cadant retrorsum, et conterantur, et illaqueentur, et capiantur.
 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, who rule over my people that is in Jerusalem.
Propter hoc audite verbum Domini, viri illusores, qui dominamini super populum meum, qui est in Jerusalem.
 For you have said: We have entered into a league with death, and we have made a covenant with hell. When the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come upon us: for we have placed our hope in lies, and by falsehood we are protected.
Dixistis enim : Percussimus foedus cum morte, et cum inferno fecimus pactum : flagellum inundans cum transierit, non veniet super nos quia posuimus mendacium spem nostram, et mendacio protecti sumus.
 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will lay a stone in the foundations of Sion, a tried stone, a corner stone, a precious stone, founded in the foundation. He that believeth, let him not hasten.
Idcirco haec dicit Dominus Deus : Ecce ego mittam in fundamentis Sion lapidem, lapidem probatum, angularem, pretiosum, in fundamento fundatum; qui crediderit, non festinet.
 And I will set judgment in weight, and justice in measure: and hail shall overturn the hope of falsehood: and waters shall overflow its protection.
Et ponam in pondere judicium, et justitiam in mensura; et subvertet grando spem mendacii, et protectionem aquae inundabunt.
 And your league with death shall be abolished, and your covenant with hell shall not stand: when the overflowing scourge shall pass, you shall be trodden down by it.
Et delebitur foedus vestrum cum morte, et pactum vestrum cum inferno non stabit : flagellum inundans cum transierit, eritis ei in conculcationem.
 Whensoever it shall pass through, it shall take you away: because in the morning early it shall pass through, in the day and in the night, and vexation alone shall make you understand what you hear.
Quandocumque pertransierit, tollet vos, quoniam in mane diluculo pertransibit in die et in nocte; et tantummodo sola vexatio intellectum dabit auditui.
 For the bed is straitened, so that one must fall out, and a short covering cannot cover both.
Coangustatum est enim stratum, ita ut alter decidat; et pallium breve utrumque operire non potest.
 For the Lord shall stand up as in the mountain of divisions: he shall be angry as in the valley which is in Gabaon: that he may do his work, his strange work: that he may perform his work, his work is strange to him.
Sicut enim in monte divisionum stabit Dominus; sicut in valle quae est in Gabaon irascetur, ut faciat opus suum, alienum opus ejus : ut operetur opus suum, peregrinum est opus ejus ab eo.
 And now do not mock, lest your bonds be tied strait. For I have heard of the Lord the God of hosts a consumption and a cutting short upon all the earth.
Et nunc nolite illudere, ne forte constringantur vincula vestra; consummationem enim et abbreviationem audivi a Domino Deo exercituum, super universam terram.
 Give ear, and hear my voice, hearken, and hear my speech.
Auribus percipite, et audite vocem meam : attendite, et audite eloquium meum.
 Shall the ploughman plough all the day to sow, shall he open and harrow his ground?
Numquid tota die arabit arans ut serat? proscindet et sarriet humum suam?
 Will he not, when he hath made plain the surface thereof, sow gith, and scatter cummin, and put wheat in order, and barley, and millet, and vetches in their bounds?
Nonne cum adaequaverit faciem ejus, seret gith et cyminum sparget? et ponet triticum per ordinem, et hordeum, et milium, et viciam in finibus suis?
 For he will instruct him in judgment: his God will teach him.
Et erudiet illum in judicio; Deus suus docebit illum.
 For gith shall not be thrashed with saws, neither shall the cart wheel turn about upon cummin: but gith shall be beaten out with a rod, and cummin with a staff.
Non enim in serris triturabitur gith, nec rota plaustri super cyminum circuibit; sed in virga excutietur gith, et cyminum in baculo.
 But bread corn shall be broken small: but the thrasher shall not thrash it for ever, neither shall the cart wheel hurt it, nor break it with its teeth.
Panis autem comminuetur; verum non in perpetuum triturans triturabit illum, neque vexabit eum rota plaustri, neque ungulis suis comminuet eum.
 This also is come forth from the Lord God of hosts, to make his counsel wonderful, and magnify justice.
Et hoc a Domino Deo exercituum exivit, ut mirabile faceret consilium, et magnificaret justitiam.