God's heavy judgments upon Jerusalem, for their obstinacy: with a prophecy of the conversion of the Gentiles.
 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel the city which David took: year is added to year: the solemnities are at an end.
Vae Ariel, Ariel civitas, quam expugnavit David! additus est annus ad annum : solemnitates evolutae sunt.
 And I will make a trench about Ariel, and it shall be in sorrow and mourning, and it shall be to me as Ariel.
Et circumvallabo Ariel, et erit tristis et moerens, et erit mihi quasi Ariel.
 And I will make a circle round about thee, and will cast up a rampart against thee, and raise up bulwarks to besiege thee.
Et circumdabo quasi sphaeram in circuitu tuo, et jaciam contra te aggerem, et munimenta ponam in obsidionem tuam.
 Thou shalt be brought down, thou shalt speak out of the earth, and thy speech shall be heard out of the ground: and thy voice shall be from the earth like that of the python, and out of the ground thy speech shall mutter.
Humiliaberis, de terra loqueris, et de humo audietur eloquium tuum; et erit quasi pythonis de terra vox tua, et de humo eloquium tuum mussitabit.
 And the multitude of them that fan thee, shall be like small dust: and as ashes passing away, the multitude of them that have prevailed against thee.
Et erit sicut pulvis tenuis multitudo ventilantium te, et sicut favilla pertransiens multitudo eorum qui contra te praevaluerunt;
 And it shall be at an instant suddenly. A visitation shall come from the Lord of hosts in thunder, and with earthquake, and with a great noise of whirlwind and tempest, and with the flame of devouring fire.
eritque repente confestim. A Domino exercituum visitabitur in tonitruo, et commotione terrae, et voce magna turbinis et tempestatis, et flammae ignis devorantis.
 And the multitude of all nations that have fought against Ariel, shall be as the dream of a vision by night, and all that have fought, and besieged and prevailed against it.
Et erit sicut somnium visionis nocturnae multitudo omnium gentium quae dimicaverunt contra Ariel, et omnes qui militaverunt, et obsederunt, et praevaluerunt adversus eam.
 And as he that is hungry dreameth, and eateth, but when he is awake, his soul is empty: and as he that is thirsty dreameth, and drinketh, and after he is awake, is yet faint with thirst, and his soul is empty: so shall be the multitude of all the Gentiles, that have fought against mount Sion.
Et sicut somniat esuriens, et comedit, cum autem fuerit expergefactus, vacua est anima ejus; et sicut somniat sitiens et bibit, et postquam fuerit expergefactus, lassus adhuc sitit, et anima ejus vacua est : sic erit multitudo omnium gentium quae dimicaverunt contra montem Sion.
 Be astonished, and wander, waver, and stagger: be drunk, and not with wine: stagger, and not with drunkenness.
Obstupescite et admiramini; fluctuate et vacillate; inebriamini, et non a vino; movemini, et non ab ebrietate.
 For the Lord hath mingled for you the spirit of a deep sleep, he will shut up your eyes, he will cover your prophets and princes, that see visions.
Quoniam miscuit vobis Dominus spiritum soporis; claudet oculos vestros : prophetas et principes vestros, qui vident visiones, operiet.
 And the vision of all shall be unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which when they shall deliver to one that is learned, they shall say: Read this: and he shall answer: I cannot, for it is sealed.
Et erit vobis visio omnium sicut verba libri signati, quem cum dederint scienti litteras, dicent : Lege istum : et respondebit : Non possum, signatus est enim.
 And the book shall be given to one that knoweth no letters, and it shall be said to him: Read: and he shall answer: I know no letters.
Et dabitur liber nescienti litteras, diceturque ei : Lege; et respondebit : Nescio litteras.
 And the Lord said: Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips glorify me, but their heart is far from me, and they have feared me with the commandment and doctrines of men:
Et dixit Dominus : Eo quod appropinquat populus iste ore suo, et labiis suis glorificat me, cor autem ejus longe est a me, et timuerunt me mandato hominum et doctrinis,
 Therefore behold I will proceed to cause an admiration in this people, by a great and wonderful miracle: for wisdom shall perish from their wise men, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
ideo ecce ego addam ut admirationem faciam populo huic miraculo grandi et stupendo; peribit enim sapientia a sapientibus ejus, et intellectus prudentium ejus abscondetur.
 Woe to you that are deep of heart, to hide your counsel from the Lord: and their works are in the dark, and they say: Who seeth us, and who knoweth us?
Vae qui profundi estis corde, ut a Domino abscondatis consilium; quorum sunt in tenebris opera, et dicunt : Quis videt nos? et quis novit nos?
 This thought of yours is perverse: as if the clay should think against the potter, and the work should say to the maker thereof: Thou madest me not: or the thing framed should say to him that fashioned it: Thou understandest not.
Perversa est haec vestra cogitatio; quasi si lutum contra figulum cogitet, et dicat opus factori suo : Non fecisti me; et figmentum dicat fictori suo : Non intelligis.
 Is it not yet a very little while, and Libanus shall be turned into charmel, and charmel shall be esteemed as a forest?
Nonne adhuc in modico et in brevi convertetur Libanus in carmel, et carmel in saltum reputabitur?
 And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and out of darkness and obscurity the eyes of the blind shall see.
Et audient in die illa surdi verba libri, et de tenebris et caligine oculi caecorum videbunt.
 And the meek shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Et addent mites in Domino laetitiam, et pauperes homines in Sancto Israel exsultabunt;
 For he that did prevail hath failed, the scorner is consumed, and they are all cut off that watched for iniquity:
quoniam defecit qui praevalebat, consummatus est illusor, et succisi sunt omnes qui vigilabant super iniquitatem,
 That made men sin by word, and supplanted him that reproved them in the gate, and declined in vain from the just.
qui peccare faciebant homines in verbo, et arguentem in porta supplantabant, et declinaverunt frustra a justo.
 Therefore thus saith the Lord to the house of Jacob, he that redeemed Abraham: Jacob shall not now be confounded, neither shall his countenance now be ashamed:
Propter hoc, haec dicit Dominus ad domum Jacob, qui redemit Abraham : Non modo confundetur Jacob, nec modo vultus ejus erubescet;
 But when he shall see his children, the work of my hands in the midst of him sanctifying my name, and they shall sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall glorify the God of Israel:
sed cum viderit filios suos, opera manuum mearum in medio sui sanctificantes nomen meum, et sanctificabunt Sanctum Jacob, et Deum Israel praedicabunt;
 And they that erred in spirit, shall know understanding, and they that murmured, shall learn the law.
et scient errantes spiritu intellectum, et mussitatores discent legem.