The Holy Bible - The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapter 12 (Latin)
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1Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
2Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.
3But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
4How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.
5If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
6For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.
7I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.
8Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it.
9Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.
10Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
11They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.
12The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.
13They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
14Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil neighbours, that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them.
15And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
16And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD liveth; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the midst of my people.
17But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.
1iustus quidem tu es Domine si disputem tecum verumtamen iusta loquar ad te quare via impiorum prosperatur bene est omnibus qui praevaricantur et inique agunt
2plantasti eos et radicem miserunt proficiunt et faciunt fructum prope es tu ori eorum et longe a renibus eorum
3et tu Domine nosti me vidisti me et probasti cor meum tecum congrega eos quasi gregem ad victimam et sanctifica eos in die occisionis
4usquequo lugebit terra et herba omnis regionis siccabitur propter malitiam habitantium in ea consumptum est animal et volucre quoniam dixerunt non videbit novissima nostra
5si cum peditibus currens laborasti quomodo contendere poteris cum equis cum autem in terra pacis secura fueris quid facies in superbia Iordanis
6nam et fratres tui et domus patris tui etiam ipsi pugnaverunt adversum te et clamaverunt post te plena voce ne credas eis cum locuti fuerint tibi bona
7reliqui domum meam dimisi hereditatem meam dedi dilectam animam meam in manu inimicorum eius
8facta est mihi hereditas mea quasi leo in silva dedit contra me vocem ideo odivi eam
9numquid avis discolor hereditas mea mihi numquid avis tincta per totum venite congregamini omnes bestiae terrae properate ad devorandum
10pastores multi demoliti sunt vineam meam conculcaverunt partem meam dederunt portionem meam desiderabilem in desertum solitudinis
11posuerunt eam in dissipationem luxitque super me desolatione desolata est omnis terra quia nullus est qui recogitet corde
12super omnes vias deserti venerunt vastatores quia gladius Domini devoravit ab extremo terrae usque ad extremum eius non est pax universae carni
13seminaverunt triticum et spinas messuerunt hereditatem acceperunt et non eis proderit confundemini a fructibus vestris propter iram furoris Domini
14haec dicit Dominus adversum omnes vicinos meos pessimos qui tangunt hereditatem quam distribui populo meo Israhel ecce ego evellam eos de terra eorum et domum Iuda evellam de medio eorum
15et cum evellero eos convertar et miserebor eorum et reducam eos virum ad hereditatem suam et virum in terram suam
16et erit si eruditi didicerint vias populi mei ut iurent in nomine meo vivit Dominus sicut docuerunt populum meum iurare in Baal aedificabuntur in medio populi mei
17quod si non audierint evellam gentem illam evulsione et perditione ait Dominus