The Holy Bible - Micah, Chapter 7 (Latin)
1Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.
2The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
3That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
4The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.
5Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
6For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
7Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
8Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
9I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.
10Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
11In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed.
12In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.
13Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.
14Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
15According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.
16The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
17They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.
18Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
19He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
20Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
1vae mihi quia factus sum sicut qui colligit in autumno racemos vindemiae non est botrus ad comedendum praecoquas ficus desideravit anima mea
2periit sanctus de terra et rectus in hominibus non est omnes in sanguine insidiantur vir fratrem suum venatur ad mortem
3malum manuum suarum dicunt bonum princeps postulat et iudex in reddendo est et magnus locutus est desiderium animae suae et conturbaverunt eam
4qui optimus in eis est quasi paliurus et qui rectus quasi spina de sepe dies speculationis tuae visitatio tua venit nunc erit vastitas eorum
5nolite credere amico et nolite confidere in duce ab ea quae dormit in sinu tuo custodi claustra oris tui
6quia filius contumeliam facit patri filia consurgit adversus matrem suam nurus contra socrum suam inimici hominis domestici eius
7ego autem ad Dominum aspiciam expectabo Deum salvatorem meum audiet me Deus meus
8ne laeteris inimica mea super me quia cecidi consurgam cum sedero in tenebris Dominus lux mea est
9iram Domini portabo quoniam peccavi ei donec iudicet causam meam et faciat iudicium meum educet me in lucem videbo in iustitiam eius
10et aspiciet inimica mea et operietur confusione quae dicit ad me ubi est Dominus Deus tuus oculi mei videbunt in eam nunc erit in conculcationem ut lutum platearum
11dies ut aedificentur maceriae tuae in die illa longe fiet lex
12in die illa et usque ad te veniet Assur et usque ad civitates munitas et a civitatibus munitis usque ad flumen et ad mare de mari et ad montem de monte
13et erit terra in desolationem propter habitatores suos et propter fructum cogitationum eorum
14pasce populum tuum in virga tua gregem hereditatis tuae habitantes solos in saltu in medio Carmeli pascentur Basan et Galaad iuxta dies antiquos
15secundum dies egressionis tuae de terra Aegypti ostendam ei mirabilia
16videbunt gentes et confundentur super omni fortitudine sua ponent manus super os aures eorum surdae erunt
17lingent pulverem sicut serpens velut reptilia terrae proturbabuntur de aedibus suis Dominum Deum nostrum desiderabunt et timebunt te
18quis Deus similis tui qui aufers iniquitatem et transis peccatum reliquiarum hereditatis tuae non inmittet ultra furorem suum quoniam volens misericordiam est
19revertetur et miserebitur nostri deponet iniquitates nostras et proiciet in profundum maris omnia peccata nostra
20dabis veritatem Iacob misericordiam Abraham quae iurasti patribus nostris a diebus antiquis