An exhortation to repentance. The judgment of the Philistines, of the Moabites, and the Ammonites; of the Ethiopians and the Assyrians.
1 Assemble yourselves together, be gathered together, O nation not worthy to be loved:
Convenite, congregamini, gens non amabilis,
2 Before the decree bring forth the day as dust passing away, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord's indignation come upon you.
priusquam pariat jussio quasi pulverem transeuntem diem, antequam veniat super vos ira furoris Domini, antequam veniat super vos dies indignationis Domini.
3 Seek the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, you that have wrought his judgment: seek the just, seek the meek: if by any means you may be hid in the day of the Lord's indignation.
Quaerite Dominum, omnes mansueti terrae, qui judicium ejus estis operati; quaerite justum, quaerite mansuetum, si quomodo abscondamini in die furoris Domini.
4 For Gaza shall be destroyed, and Ascalon shall be a desert, they shall cast out Azotus at noonday, and Accaron shall be rooted up.
Quia Gaza destructa erit, et Ascalon in desertum : Azotum in meridie ejicient, et Accaron eradicabitur.
5 Woe to you that inhabit the sea coast, O nation of reprobates: the word of the Lord upon you, O Chanaan, the land of the Philistines, and I will destroy thee, so that there shall not be an inhabitant.
Vae qui habitatis funiculum maris, gens perditorum! verbum Domini super vos, Chanaan, terra Philisthinorum; et disperdam te, ita ut non sit inhabitator.
6 And the sea coast shall be the resting place of shepherds, and folds for cattle:
Et erit funiculus maris requies pastorum, et caulae pecorum;
7 And it shall be the portion of him that shall remain of the house of Juda, there they shall feed: in the houses of Ascalon they shall rest in the evening: because the Lord their God will visit them, and bring back their captivity.
et erit funiculus ejus qui remanserit de domo Juda : ibi pascentur, in domibus Ascalonis ad vesperam requiescent, quia visitabit eos Dominus Deus eorum, et avertet captivitatem eorum.
8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the blasphemies of the children of Ammon, with which they reproached my people, and have magnified themselves upon their borders.
Audivi opprobrium Moab, et blasphemias filiorum Ammon, quae exprobraverunt populo meo, et magnificati sunt super terminos eorum.
9 Therefore as I live, saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel, Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrha, the dryness of thorns, and heaps of salt, and a desert even for ever: the remnant of my people shall make a spoil of them, and the residue of my nation shall possess them.
Propterea vivo ego, dicit Dominus exercituum, Deus Israel, quia Moab ut Sodoma erit, et filii Ammon quasi Gomorrha : siccitas spinarum, et acervi salis, et desertum usque in aeternum : reliquiae populi mei diripient eos, et residui gentis meae possidebunt illos.
10 This shall befall them for their pride: because they have blasphemed, and have been magnified against the people of the Lord of hosts.
Hoc eis eveniet pro superbia sua, quia blasphemaverunt et magnificati sunt super populum Domini exercituum.
11 The Lord shall be terrible upon them, and shall consume all the gods of the earth: and they shall adore him every man from his own place, all the islands of the Gentiles.
Horribilis Dominus super eos, et attenuabit omnes deos terrae : et adorabunt eum viri de loco suo, omnes insulae gentium.
12 You Ethiopians, also shall be slain with my sword.
Sed et vos, Aethiopes, interfecti gladio meo eritis.
13 And he will stretch out his hand upon the north, and will destroy Assyria: and he will make the beautiful city a wilderness, and as a place not passable, and as a desert.
Et extendet manum suam super aquilonem, et perdet Assur, et ponet speciosam in solitudinem, et in invium, et quasi desertum.
14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst thereof, all the beasts of the nations: and the bittern and the urchin shall lodge in the threshold thereof: the voice of the singing bird in the window, the raven on the upper post, for I will consume her strength.
Et accubabunt in medio ejus greges, omnes bestiae gentium; et onocrotalus et ericius in liminibus ejus morabuntur : vox cantantis in fenestra, corvus in superliminari, quoniam attenuabo robur ejus.
15 This is the glorious city that dwelt in security: that said in her heart: I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desert, a place for beasts to lie down in? every one that passeth by her, shall hiss, and wag his hand.
Haec est civitas gloriosa habitans in confidentia, quae dicebat in corde suo : Ego sum, et extra me non est alia amplius : quomodo facta est in desertum cubile bestiae? omnis qui transit per eam sibilabit, et movebit manum suam.