God's judgment against the sins of Israel: Juda is warned not to follow their example.
1 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land.
Audite verbum Domini, filii Israel, quia judicium Domino cum habitatoribus terrae : non est enim veritas, et non est misericordia, et non est scientia Dei in terra.
2 Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood.
Maledictum, et mendacium, et homicidium, et furtum, et adulterium inundaverunt, et sanguis sanguinem tetigit.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth in it shall languish with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the air: yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be gathered together.
Propter hoc lugebit terra, et infirmabitur omnis qui habitat in ea, in bestia agri, et in volucre caeli; sed et pisces maris congregabuntur.
4 But yet let not any man judge: and let not a man be rebuked: for thy people are as they that contradict the priest.
Verumtamen unusquisque non judicet, et non arguatur vir : populus enim tuus sicut hi qui contradicunt sacerdoti.
5 And thou shalt fall today, and the prophet also shall fall with thee: in the night I have made thy mother to be silent.
Et corrues hodie, et corruet etiam propheta tecum. Nocte tacere feci matrem tuam.
6 My people have been silent, because they had no knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee, that thou shalt not do the office of priesthood to me: and thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.
Conticuit populus meus, eo quod non habuerit scientiam : quia tu scientiam repulisti, repellam te, ne sacerdotio fungaris mihi; et oblita es legis Dei tui, obliviscar filiorum tuorum et ego.
7 According to the multitude of them so have they sinned against me: I will change their glory into shame.
Secundum multitudinem eorum sic peccaverunt mihi : gloriam eorum in ignominiam commutabo.
8 They shall eat the sins of my people, and shall lift up their souls to their iniquity.
Peccata populi mei comedent, et ad iniquitatem eorum sublevabunt animas eorum.
9 And there shall be like people like priest: and I will visit their ways upon them, and I will repay them their devices.
Et erit sicut populus, sic sacerdos; et visitabo super eum vias ejus, et cogitationes ejus reddam ei.
10 And they shall eat and shall not be filled: they have committed fornication, and have not ceased: because they have forsaken the Lord in not observing his law.
Et comedent, et non saturabuntur; fornicati sunt, et non cessaverunt : quoniam Dominum dereliquerunt in non custodiendo.
11 Fornication, and wine, and drunkenness take away the understanding.
Fornicatio, et vinum, et ebrietas auferunt cor.
12 My people have consulted their stocks, and their staff hath declared unto them: for the spirit of fornication hath deceived them, and they have committed fornication against their God.
Populus meus in ligno suo interrogavit, et baculus ejus annuntiavit ei; spiritus enim fornicationum decepit eos, et fornicati sunt a Deo suo.
13 They offered sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burnt incense upon the hills: under the oak, and the poplar, and the turpentine tree, because the shadow thereof was good: therefore shall your daughters commit fornication, and your spouses shall be adulteresses.
Super capita montium sacrificabant, et super colles ascendebant thymiama; subtus quercum, et populum, et terebinthum, quia bona erat umbra ejus; ideo fornicabuntur filiae vestrae, et sponsae vestrae adulterae erunt.
14 I will not visit upon your daughters when they shall commit fornication, and upon your spouses when they shall commit adultery: because themselves conversed with harlots, and offered sacrifice with the effeminate, and the people that doth not understand shall be beaten.
Non visitabo super filias vestras cum fuerint fornicatae, et super sponsas vestras cum adulteraverint, quoniam ipsi cum meretricibus conversabantur, et cum effeminatis sacrificabant; et populus non intelligens vapulabit.
15 If thou play the harlot, O Israel, at least let not Juda offend: and go ye not into Galgal, and come not up into Bethaven, and do not swear: The Lord liveth.
Si fornicaris tu, Israel, non delinquat saltem Juda; et nolite ingredi in Galgala, et ne ascenderitis in Bethaven, neque juraveritis : Vivit Dominus!
16 For Israel hath gone astray like a wanton heifer: now will the Lord feed them, as a lamb in a spacious place.
Quoniam sicut vacca lasciviens declinavit Israel; nunc pascet eos Dominus, quasi agnum in latitudine.
17 Ephraim is a partaker with idols, let him alone.
Particeps idolorum Ephraim : dimitte eum.
18 Their banquet is separated, they have gone astray by fornication: they that should have protected them have loved to bring shame upon them.
Separatum est convivium eorum; fornicatione fornicati sunt : dilexerunt afferre ignominiam protectores ejus.
19 The wind hath bound them up in its wings, and they shall be confounded because of their sacrifices.
Ligavit eum spiritus in alis suis, et confundentur a sacrificiis suis.