Jeremias writeth to the captives in Babylon, exhorting them to be easy there, and not to hearken to false prophets. That they shall be delivered after seventy years. But those that remain in Jerusalem shall perish by the sword, famine, and pestilence. And that Achab, Sedecias, and Semeias, false prophets, shall die miserably.
1 Now these are the words of the letter which Jeremias the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the residue of the ancients that were carried into captivity, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people, whom Nabuchodonosor had carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon:
Et haec sunt verba libri quem misit Jeremias propheta de Jerusalem ad reliquias seniorum transmigrationis, et ad sacerdotes, et ad prophetas, et ad omnem populum quem traduxerat Nabuchodonosor de Jerusalem in Babylonem,
2 After that Jechonias the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, and the princes of Juda, and of Jerusalem, and the craftsman, and the engravers were departed out of Jerusalem:
postquam egressus est Jechonias rex, et domina, et eunuchi, et principes Juda et Jerusalem, et faber et inclusor, de Jerusalem,
3 By the hand of Elasa the son of Saphan, and Gamarias the son of Helcias, whom Sedecias king of Juda sent to Babylon to Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon, saying:
in manu Elasa filii Saphan, et Gamariae filii Helciae, quos misit Sedecias rex Juda ad Nabuchodonosor regem Babylonis in Babylonem, dicens :
4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel, to all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon:
Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel, omni transmigrationi quam transtuli de Jerusalem in Babylonem :
5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them: and plant orchards, and eat the fruit of them.
Aedificate domos, et habitate : et plantate hortos, et comedite fructum eorum.
6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters: and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, and let them bear sons and daughters: and be ye multiplied there, and be not few in number.
Accipite uxores, et generate filios et filias : et date filiis vestris uxores, et filias vestras date viris, et pariant filios et filias : et multiplicamini ibi, et nolite esse pauci numero.
7 And seek the peace of the city, to which I have caused you to be carried away captives; and pray to the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall be your peace.
Et quaerite pacem civitatis ad quam transmigrare vos feci, et orate pro ea ad Dominum, quia in pace illius erit pax vobis.
8 For thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Let not your prophets that are in the midst of you, and your diviners deceive you: and give no heed to your dreams which you dream:
Haec enim dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel : Non vos seducant prophetae vestri qui sunt in medio vestrum, et divini vestri, et ne attendatis ad somnia vestra quae vos somniatis,
9 For they prophesy falsely to you in my name: and I have not sent them, saith the Lord.
quia falso ipsi prophetant vobis in nomine meo : et non misi eos, dicit Dominus.
10 For thus saith the Lord: When the seventy years shall begin to be accomplished in Babylon, I will visit you: and I will perform my good word in your favour, to bring you again to this place.
Quia haec dicit Dominus : Cum coeperint impleri in Babylone septuaginta anni, visitabo vos, et suscitabo super vos verbum meum bonum, ut reducam vos ad locum istum.
11 For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction, to give you an end and patience.
Ego enim scio cogitationes quas ego cogito super vos, ait Dominus, cogitationes pacis et non afflictionis, ut dem vobis finem et patientiam.
12 And you shall call upon me, and you shall go: and you shall pray to me, and I will hear you.
Et invocabitis me, et ibitis : et orabitis me, et ego exaudiam vos.
13 You shall seek me, and shall find me: when you shall seek me with all your heart.
Quaeretis me, et invenietis, cum quaesieritis me in toto corde vestro.
14 And I will be found by you, saith the Lord: and I will bring back your captivity, and I will gather you out of all nations, and from all the places to which I have driven you out, saith the Lord: and I will bring you back from the place to which I caused you to be carried away captive.
Et inveniar a vobis, ait Dominus : et reducam captivitatem vestram, et congregabo vos de universis gentibus et de cunctis locis ad quae expuli vos, dicit Dominus, et reverti vos faciam de loco ad quem transmigrare vos feci.
15 Because you have said: The Lord hath raised us up prophets in Babylon:
Quia dixistis : Suscitavit nobis Dominus prophetas in Babylone :
16 For thus saith the Lord to the king that sitteth upon the throne of David, and to all the people that dwell in this city, to your brethren that are not gone forth with you into captivity.
quia haec dicit Dominus ad regem qui sedet super solium David, et ad omnem populum habitatorem urbis hujus, ad fratres vestros qui non sunt egressi vobiscum in transmigrationem :
17 Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Behold I will send upon them the sword, and the famine, and the pestilence: and I will make them like bad figs that cannot be eaten, because they are very bad.
haec dicit Dominus exercituum : Ecce mittam in eos gladium, et famem, et pestem : et ponam eos quasi ficus malas, quae comedi non possunt eo quod pessimae sint :
18 And I will persecute them with the sword, and with famine, and with the pestilence: and I will give them up unto affliction to all the kingdoms of the earth: to be a curse, and an astonishment, and a hissing, and a reproach to all the nations to which I have driven them out:
et persequar eos in gladio, et in fame, et in pestilentia : et dabo eos in vexationem universis regnis terrae : in maledictionem, et in stuporem, et in sibilum, et in opprobrium cunctis gentibus ad quas ego ejeci eos,
19 Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the Lord: which I sent to them by my servants the prophets, rising by night, and sending: and you have not heard, saith the Lord.
eo quod non audierint verba mea, dicit Dominus, quae misit ad eos per servos meos prophetas, de nocte consurgens et mittens : et non audistis, dicit Dominus.
20 Hear ye therefore the word of the Lord, all ye of the captivity, whom I have sent out from Jerusalem to Babylon.
Vos ergo audite verbum Domini, omnis transmigratio quam emisi de Jerusalem in Babylonem.
21 Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel, to Achab the son of Colias, and to Sedecias the son of Maasias, who prophesy unto you in my name falsely: Behold I will deliver them up into the hands of Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon: and he shall kill them before your eyes.
Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel, ad Achab filium Coliae, et ad Sedeciam filium Maasiae, qui prophetant vobis in nomine meo mendaciter : Ecce ego tradam eos in manus Nabuchodonosor regis Babylonis, et percutiet eos in oculis vestris :
22 And of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captivity of Juda, that are in Babylon, saying: The Lord make thee like Sedecias, and like Achab, whom the king of Babylon fried in the fire:
et assumetur ex eis maledictio omni transmigrationi Juda quae est in Babylone, dicentium : Ponat te Dominus sicut Sedeciam et sicut Achab, quos frixit rex Babylonis in igne :
23 Because they have acted folly in Israel, and have committed adultery with the wives of their friends, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I commanded them not: I am the judge and the witness, saith the Lord.
pro eo quod fecerint stultitiam in Israel, et moechati sunt in uxores amicorum suorum, et locuti sunt verbum in nomine meo mendaciter, quod non mandavi eis. Ego sum judex et testis, dicit Dominus.
24 And to Semeias the Nehelamite thou shalt say:
Et ad Semeiam Nehelamiten dices :
25 Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Because thou hast sent letters in thy name to all the people that are in Jerusalem, and to Sophonias the son of Maasias the priest, and to all the priests, saying:
Haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel : Pro eo quod misisti in nomine tuo libros ad omnem populum qui est in Jerusalem, et ad Sophoniam filium Maasiae sacerdotem, et ad universos sacerdotes, dicens :
26 The Lord hath made thee priest instead of Joiada the priest, that thou shouldst be ruler in the house of the Lord, over every man that raveth and prophesieth, to put him in the stocks, and into prison.
Dominus dedit te sacerdotem pro Jojade sacerdote, ut sis dux in domo Domini, super omnem virum arreptitium et prophetantem, ut mittas eum in nervum et in carcerem :
27 And now why hast thou not rebuked Jeremias the Anathothite, who prophesieth to you?
et nunc quare non increpasti Jeremiam Anathothiten, qui prophetat vobis?
28 For he hath also sent to us in Babylon, saying: It is a long time: build ye houses, and dwell in them: and plant gardens, and eat the fruits of them.
Quia super hoc misit in Babylonem ad nos, dicens : Longum est : aedificate domos, et habitate : et plantate hortos, et comedite fructus eorum.
29 So Sophonias the priest read this letter, in the hearing of Jeremias the prophet.
Legit ergo Sophonias sacerdos librum istum in auribus Jeremiae prophetae.
30 And the word of the Lord came to Jeremias, saying:
Et factum est verbum Domini ad Jeremiam, dicens :
31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying: Thus saith the Lord to Semeias the Nehelamite: Because Semeias hath prophesied to you, and I sent him not: and hath caused you to trust in a lie:
Mitte ad omnem transmigrationem, dicens : Haec dicit Dominus ad Semeiam Nehelamiten : Pro eo quod prophetavit vobis Semeias, et ego non misi eum, et fecit vos confidere in mendacio,
32 Therefore thus saith the Lord: behold I will visit upon Semeias the Nehelamite, and upon his seed: he shall not have a man to sit in the midst of this people, and he shall not see the good that I will do to my people, saith the Lord: because he hath spoken treason against the Lord.
idcirco haec dicit Dominus : Ecce ego visitabo super Semeiam Nehelamiten, et super semen ejus : non erit ei vir sedens in medio populi hujus, et non videbit bonum quod ego faciam populo meo, ait Dominus, quia praevaricationem locutus est adversus Dominum.