The Holy Bible - Hosea, Chapter 2 (Latin)
1Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.
2Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
3Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.
4And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.
5For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.
6Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.
7And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.
8For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
9Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.
10And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
11I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
12And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
13And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.
14Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.
15And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
16And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.
17For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
18And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.
19And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
20I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.
21And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;
22And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.
23And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy;
1dicite fratribus vestris Populus meus et sorori vestrae Misericordiam consecuta
2iudicate matrem vestram iudicate quoniam ipsa non uxor mea et ego non vir eius auferat fornicationes suas a facie sua et adulteria sua de medio uberum suorum
3ne forte expoliem eam nudam et statuam eam secundum diem nativitatis suae et ponam eam quasi solitudinem et statuam eam velut terram inviam et interficiam eam siti
4et filiorum illius non miserebor quoniam filii fornicationum sunt
5quia fornicata est mater eorum confusa est quae concepit eos quia dixit vadam post amatores meos qui dant panes mihi et aquas meas lanam meam et linum meum oleum meum et potum meum
6propter hoc ecce ego sepiam viam tuam spinis et sepiam eam maceria et semitas suas non inveniet
7et sequetur amatores suos et non adprehendet eos et quaeret eos et non inveniet et dicet vadam et revertar ad virum meum priorem quia bene mihi erat tunc magis quam nunc
8et haec nescivit quia ego dedi ei frumentum et vinum et oleum et argentum multiplicavi ei et aurum quae fecerunt Baal
9idcirco convertar et sumam frumentum meum in tempore suo et vinum meum in tempore suo et liberabo lanam meam et linum meum quae operiebant ignominiam eius
10et nunc revelabo stultitiam eius in oculis amatorum eius et vir non eruet eam de manu mea
11et cessare faciam omne gaudium eius sollemnitatem eius neomeniam eius sabbatum eius et omnia festa tempora eius
12et corrumpam vineam eius et ficum eius de quibus dixit mercedes hae meae sunt quas dederunt mihi amatores mei et ponam eam in saltu et comedet illam bestia agri
13et visitabo super eam dies Baalim quibus accendebat incensum et ornabatur inaure sua et monili suo et ibat post amatores suos et mei obliviscebatur dicit Dominus
14propter hoc ecce ego lactabo eam et ducam eam in solitudinem et loquar ad cor eius
15et dabo ei vinitores eius ex eodem loco et vallem Achor ad aperiendam spem et canet ibi iuxta dies iuventutis suae et iuxta dies ascensionis suae de terra Aegypti
16et erit in die illo ait Dominus vocabit me Vir meus et non vocabit me ultra Baali
17et auferam nomina Baalim de ore eius et non recordabitur ultra nominis eorum
18et percutiam eis foedus in die illa cum bestia agri et cum volucre caeli et cum reptili terrae et arcum et gladium et bellum conteram de terra et dormire eos faciam fiducialiter
19et sponsabo te mihi in sempiternum et sponsabo te mihi in iustitia et iudicio et in misericordia et miserationibus
20et sponsabo te mihi in fide et scies quia ego Dominus
21et erit in illa die exaudiam dicit Dominus exaudiam caelos et illi exaudient terram
22et terra exaudiet triticum et vinum et oleum et haec exaudient Hiezrahel
23et seminabo eam mihi in terram et miserebor eius quae fuit absque misericordia
24et dicam non populo meo populus meus tu et ipse dicet Dominus meus es tu