Babylon, which hath afflicted the Israelites, after their restoration, shall be utterly destroyed.
1 The word that the Lord hath spoken against Babylon, and against the land of the Chaldeans in the hand of Jeremias the prophet.
Verbum quod locutus est Dominus de Babylone et de terra Chaldaeorum, in manu Jeremiae prophetae.
2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish it, lift up a standard: proclaim, and conceal it not: say: Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is overthrown, their graven things are confounded, their idols are overthrown.
Annuntiate in gentibus, et auditum facite : levate signum, praedicate, et nolite celare : dicite : Capta est Babylon, confusus est Bel, victus est Merodach, confusa sunt sculptilia ejus, superata sunt idola eorum.
3 For a nation is come up against her out of the north, which shall make her land desolate: and there shall be none to dwell therein, from man even to beast: yea they are removed, and gone away.
Quoniam ascendit contra eam gens ab aquilone, quae ponet terram ejus in solitudinem, et non erit qui habitet in ea ab homine usque ad pecus : et moti sunt, et abierunt.
4 In those days, and at that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Juda together: going and weeping they shall make haste, and shall seek the Lord their God.
In diebus illis, et in tempore illo, ait Dominus, venient filii Israel ipsi et filii Juda simul : ambulantes et flentes properabunt, et Dominum Deum suum quaerent :
5 They shall ask the way to Sion, their faces are hitherward. They shall come, and shall be joined to the Lord by an everlasting covenant, which shall never be forgotten.
in Sion interrogabunt viam, huc facies eorum : venient, et apponentur ad Dominum foedere sempiterno, quod nulla oblivione delebitur.
6 My people have been a lost flock, their shepherds have caused them to go astray, and have made them wander in the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.
Grex perditus factus est populus meus, pastores eorum seduxerunt eos, feceruntque vagari in montibus : de monte in collem transierunt, obliti sunt cubilis sui.
7 All that found them, have devoured them: and their enemies said: We have not sinned in so doing: because they have sinned against the Lord the beauty of justice, and against the Lord the hope of their fathers.
Omnes qui invenerunt comederunt eos, et hostes eorum dixerunt : Non peccavimus : pro eo quod peccaverunt Domino decori justitiae, et exspectationi patrum eorum Domino.
8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans: and be ye as kids at the head of the flock.
Recedite de medio Babylonis, et de terra Chaldaeorum egredimini, et estote quasi haedi ante gregem.
9 For behold I raise up, and will bring against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the land of the north: and they shall be prepared against her, and from thence she shall be taken: their arrows, like those of a mighty man, a destroyer, shall not return in vain.
Quoniam ecce ego suscito, et adducam in Babylonem congregationem gentium magnarum de terra aquilonis, et praeparabuntur adversus eam, et inde capietur : sagitta ejus quasi viri fortis interfectoris : non revertetur vacua.
10 And Chaldea shall be made a prey: all that waste her shall be filled, saith the Lord.
Et erit Chaldaea in praedam : omnes vastantes eam replebuntur, ait Dominus.
11 Because you rejoice, and speak great things, pillaging my inheritance: because you are spread abroad as calves upon the grass, and have bellowed as bulls.
Quoniam exsultatis, et magna loquimini, diripientes haereditatem meam : quoniam effusi estis sicut vituli super herbam, et mugistis sicut tauri :
12 Your mother is confounded exceedingly, and she that bore you is made even with the dust: behold she shall be the last among the nations, a wilderness unpassable, and dry.
confusa est mater vestra nimis, et adaequata pulveri, quae genuit vos : ecce novissima erit in gentibus, deserta, invia, et arens.
13 Because of the wrath of the Lord it shall not be inhabited, but shall be wholly desolate: every one that shall pass by Babylon, shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all her plagues.
Ab ira Domini non habitabitur, sed redigetur tota in solitudinem : omnis qui transibit per Babylonem stupebit, et sibilabit super universis plagis ejus.
14 Prepare yourselves against Babylon round about, all you that bend the bow: fight against her, spare not arrows: because she hath sinned against the Lord.
Praeparamini contra Babylonem per circuitum, omnes qui tenditis arcum : debellate eam, non parcatis jaculis, quia Domino peccavit.
15 Shout against her, she hath everywhere given her hand, her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down, for it is the vengeance of the Lord. Take vengeance upon her: as she hath done, so do to her.
Clamate adversus eam, ubique dedit manum, ceciderunt fundamenta ejus, destructi sunt muri ejus, quoniam ultio Domini est : ultionem accipite de ea : sicut fecit, facite ei.
16 Destroy the sower out of Babylon, and him that holdeth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the sword of the dove every man shall return to his people, and every one shall flee to his own land.
Disperdite satorem de Babylone, et tenentem falcem in tempore messis : a facie gladii columbae unusquisque ad populum suum convertetur, et singuli ad terram suam fugient.
17 Israel is a scattered flock, the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria devoured him: and last this Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
Grex dispersus Israel, leones ejecerunt eum : primus comedit eum rex Assur : iste novissimus exossavit eum Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis.
18 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Behold I will visit the king of Babylon and his land, as I have visited the king of Assyria.
Propterea haec dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel : Ecce ego visitabo regem Babylonis et terram ejus, sicut visitavi regem Assur :
19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation: and he shall feed on Carmel, and Bason, and his soul shall be satisfied in mount Ephraim, and Galaad.
et reducam Israel ad habitaculum suum : et pascetur Carmelum et Basan, et in monte Ephraim et Galaad saturabitur anima ejus.
20 In those days, and at that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none: and the sin of Juda, and there shall none be found: for I will be merciful to them, whom I shall leave.
In diebus illis, et in tempore illo, ait Dominus, quaeretur iniquitas Israel, et non erit : et peccatum Juda, et non invenietur, quoniam propitius ero eis quos reliquero.
21 Go up against the land of the rulers, and punish the inhabitants thereof, waste, and destroy all behind them, saith the Lord: and do according to all that I have commanded thee.
Super terram dominantium ascende, et super habitatores ejus visita : dissipa, et interfice quae post eos sunt, ait Dominus, et fac juxta omnia quae praecepi tibi.
22 A noise of war in the land, and a great destruction.
Vox belli in terra, et contritio magna.
23 How is the hammer of the whole earth broken, and destroyed! how is Babylon turned into a desert among the nations!
Quomodo confractus est et contritus malleus universae terrae? quomodo versa est in desertum Babylon in gentibus?
24 I have caused thee to fall into a snare, and thou art taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware of it: thou art found and caught, because thou hast provoked the Lord.
Illaqueavi te, et capta es, Babylon, et nesciebas : inventa es et apprehensa, quoniam Dominum provocasti.
25 The Lord hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his wrath: for the Lord the God of hosts hath a work to be done in the land of the Chaldeans.
Aperuit Dominus thesaurum suum, et protulit vasa irae suae, quoniam opus est Domino Deo exercituum, in terra Chaldaeorum.
26 Come ye against her from the uttermost borders: open that they may go forth that shall tread her down: take the stones out of the way, and make heaps, and destroy her: and let nothing of her be left.
Venite ad eam ab extremis finibus, aperite ut exeant qui conculcent eam : tollite de via lapides, et redigite in acervos : et interficite eam, nec sit quidquam reliquum.
27 Destroy all her valiant men, let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them, for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
Dissipate universos fortes ejus, descendant in occisionem : vae eis, quia venit dies eorum, tempus visitationis eorum!
28 The voice of them that flee, and of them that have escaped out of the land of Babylon: to declare in Sion the revenge of the Lord our God, the revenge of his temple.
Vox fugientium, et eorum qui evaserunt de terra Babylonis, ut annuntient in Sion ultionem Domini Dei nostri, ultionem templi ejus.
29 Declare to many against Babylon, to all that bend the bow: stand together against her round about, and let none escape; pay her according to her work: according to all that she hath done, do ye to her: for she hath lifted up herself against the Lord, against the Holy One of Israel.
Annuntiate in Babylonem plurimis, omnibus qui tendunt arcum : consistite adversus eam per gyrum, et nullus evadat : reddite ei secundum opus suum : juxta omnia quae fecit, facite illi, quia contra Dominum erecta est, adversum Sanctum Israel.
30 Therefore shall her young men fall in her streets: and all her men of war shall hold their peace in that day, saith the Lord.
Idcirco cadent juvenes ejus in plateis ejus, et omnes viri bellatores ejus conticescent in die illa, ait Dominus.
31 Behold I come against thee, O proud one, saith the Lord the God of hosts: for thy day is come, the time of thy visitation.
Ecce ego ad te, superbe! dicit Dominus Deus exercituum : quia venit dies tuus, tempus visitationis tuae.
32 And the proud one shall fall, he shall fall down, and there shall be none to lift him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
Et cadet superbus, et corruet, et non erit qui suscitet eum : et succendam ignem in urbibus ejus, et devorabit omnia in circuitu ejus.
33 Thus saith the Lord of hosts: The children of Israel, and the children of Juda are oppressed together: all that have taken them captives, hold them fast, they will not let them go.
Haec dicit Dominus exercituum : Calumniam sustinent filii Israel, et filii Juda simul : omnes qui ceperunt eos, tenent, nolunt dimittere eos.
34 Their redeemer is strong, the Lord of hosts is his name: he will defend their cause in judgment, to terrify the land, and to disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
Redemptor eorum fortis, Dominus exercituum nomen ejus : judicio defendet causam eorum, ut exterreat terram, et commoveat habitatores Babylonis.
35 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the Lord, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.
Gladius ad Chaldaeos, ait Dominus, et ad habitatores Babylonis, et ad principes, et ad sapientes ejus.
36 A sword upon her diviners, and they shall be foolish: a sword upon her valiant ones, and they shall be dismayed.
Gladius ad divinos ejus, qui stulti erunt : gladius ad fortes illius, qui timebunt.
37 A sword upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the people that are in the midst of her: and they shall become as women: a sword upon her treasures, and they shall be made a spoil.
Gladius ad equos ejus, et ad currus ejus, et ad omne vulgus quod est in medio ejus : et erunt quasi mulieres : gladius ad thesauros ejus, qui diripientur.
38 A drought upon her waters, and they shall be dried up: because it is a land of idols, and they glory in monstrous things.
Siccitas super aquas ejus erit, et arescent, quia terra sculptilium est, et in portentis gloriantur.
39 Therefore shall dragons dwell there with the fig fauns: and ostriches shall dwell therein, and it shall be no more inhabited for ever, neither shall it be built up from generation to generation.
Propterea habitabunt dracones cum faunis ficariis, et habitabunt in ea struthiones, et non inhabitabitur ultra usque in sempiternum, nec exstruetur usque ad generationem et generationem.
40 As the Lord overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha, and their neighbour cities, saith the Lord: no man shall dwell there, neither shall the son of man inhabit it.
Sicut subvertit Dominus Sodomam, et Gomorrham, et vicinas ejus, ait Dominus, non habitabit ibi vir, et non incolet eam filius hominis.
41 Behold a people cometh from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall rise from the ends of the earth.
Ecce populus venit ab aquilone, et gens magna, et reges multi consurgent a finibus terrae.
42 They shall take the bow and the shield: they are cruel and unmerciful: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses: like a man prepared for battle against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
Arcum et scutum apprehendent : crudeles sunt, et immisericordes : vox eorum quasi mare sonabit : et super equos ascendent, sicut vir paratus ad praelium contra te, filia Babylon.
43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands are grown feeble: anguish hath taken hold of him, pangs as a woman in labour.
Audivit rex Babylonis famam eorum, et dissolutae sunt manus ejus : angustia apprehendit eum, dolor quasi parturientem.
44 Behold he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of the Jordan to the strong and beautiful: for I will make him run suddenly upon her: and who shall be the chosen one whom I may appoint over her? for who is like to me? and who shall bear up against me? and who is that shepherd that can withstand my countenance?
Ecce quasi leo ascendet, de superbia Jordanis ad pulchritudinem robustam, quia subito currere faciam eum ad illam. Et quis erit electus, quem praeponam ei? quis est enim similis mei? et quis sustinebit me? et quis est iste pastor, qui resistat vultui meo?
45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the Lord, which he hath taken against Babylon: and his thoughts which he hath thought against the land of the Chaldeans: surely the little ones of the flocks shall pull them down, of a truth their habitation shall be destroyed with them.
Propterea audite consilium Domini, quod mente concepit adversum Babylonem, et cogitationes ejus, quas cogitavit super terram Chaldaeorum : nisi detraxerint eos parvuli gregum, nisi dissipatum fuerit cum ipsis habitaculum eorum.
46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard amongst the nations.
A voce captivitatis Babylonis commota est terra, et clamor inter gentes auditus est.