The Holy Bible - The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapter 1 (Latin)
1The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:
2To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.
3It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.
4Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
5Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
6Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
7But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
8Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
9Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
10See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
11Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree.
12Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
13And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.
14Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.
15For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.
16And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
17Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.
18For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.
19And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.
1verba Hieremiae filii Helciae de sacerdotibus qui fuerunt in Anathoth in terra Beniamin
2quod factum est verbum Domini ad eum in diebus Iosiae filii Amon regis Iuda in tertiodecimo anno regni eius
3et factum est in diebus Ioachim filii Iosiae regis Iuda usque ad consummationem undecimi anni Sedeciae filii Iosiae regis Iuda usque ad transmigrationem Hierusalem in mense quinto
4et factum est verbum Domini ad me dicens
5priusquam te formarem in utero novi te et antequam exires de vulva sanctificavi te prophetam gentibus dedi te
6et dixi a a a Domine Deus ecce nescio loqui quia puer ego sum
7et dixit Dominus ad me noli dicere puer sum quoniam ad omnia quae mittam te ibis et universa quaecumque mandavero tibi loqueris
8ne timeas a facie eorum quia tecum ego sum ut eruam te dicit Dominus
9et misit Dominus manum suam et tetigit os meum et dixit Dominus ad me ecce dedi verba mea in ore tuo
10ecce constitui te hodie super gentes et super regna ut evellas et destruas et disperdas et dissipes et aedifices et plantes
11et factum est verbum Domini ad me dicens quid tu vides Hieremia et dixi virgam vigilantem ego video
12et dixit Dominus ad me bene vidisti quia vigilabo ego super verbo meo ut faciam illud
13et factum est verbum Domini secundo ad me dicens quid tu vides et dixi ollam succensam ego video et faciem eius a facie aquilonis
14et dixit Dominus ad me ab aquilone pandetur malum super omnes habitatores terrae
15quia ecce ego convocabo omnes cognationes regnorum aquilonis ait Dominus et venient et ponent unusquisque solium suum in introitu portarum Hierusalem et super omnes muros eius in circuitu et super universas urbes Iuda
16et loquar iudicia mea cum eis super omni malitia eorum qui dereliquerunt me et libaverunt diis alienis et adoraverunt opus manuum suarum
17tu ergo accinge lumbos tuos et surge et loquere ad eos omnia quae ego praecipio tibi ne formides a facie eorum nec enim timere te faciam vultum eorum
18ego quippe dedi te hodie in civitatem munitam et in columnam ferream et in murum aereum super omnem terram regibus Iuda principibus eius et sacerdotibus et populo terrae
19et bellabunt adversum te et non praevalebunt quia tecum ego sum ait Dominus ut liberem te