The Holy Bible - The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapter 50 (Latin)
1The word that the LORD spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.
2Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
3For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
4In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.
5They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
6My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
7All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.
8Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.
9For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.
10And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD.
11Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;
12Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
13Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
14Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD.
15Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.
16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
17Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
18Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
19And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.
20In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.
21Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.
22A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
23How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
24I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD.
25The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.
26Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.
27Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
28The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.
29Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
30Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.
31Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.
32And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
33Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.
34Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
35A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.
36A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.
37A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
38A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.
39Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.
40As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
41Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
42They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
43The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
44Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
45Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.
46At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.
1verbum quod locutus est Dominus de Babylone et de terra Chaldeorum in manu Hieremiae prophetae
2adnuntiate in gentibus et auditum facite levate signum praedicate et nolite celare dicite capta est Babylon confusus est Bel victus est Marodach confusa sunt sculptilia eius superata sunt idola eorum
3quoniam ascendit contra eam gens ab aquilone quae ponet terram eius in solitudinem et non erit qui habitet in ea ab homine usque ad pecus et moti sunt et abierunt
4in diebus illis et in tempore illo ait Dominus venient filii Israhel ipsi et filii Iuda simul ambulantes et flentes properabunt et Dominum Deum suum quaerent
5in Sion interrogabunt viam huc facies eorum venient et adponentur ad Dominum foedere sempiterno quod nulla oblivione delebitur
6grex perditus factus est populus meus pastores eorum seduxerunt eos feceruntque vagari in montibus de monte in collem transierunt obliti sunt cubilis sui
7omnes qui invenerunt comederunt eos et hostes eorum dixerunt non peccavimus pro eo quod peccaverunt Domino decori iustitiae et expectationi patrum eorum Domino
8recedite de medio Babylonis et de terra Chaldeorum egredimini et estote quasi hedi ante greges
9quoniam ecce ego suscito et adducam in Babylonem congregationem gentium magnarum de terra aquilonis et praeparabuntur adversum eam et inde capietur sagitta eius quasi viri fortis interfectoris non revertetur vacua
10et erit Chaldea in praedam omnes vastantes eam replebuntur ait Dominus
11quoniam exultatis et magna loquimini diripientes hereditatem meam quoniam effusi estis sicut vitulus super herbam et mugistis ut tauri
12confusa est mater vestra nimis et adaequata pulveri quae genuit vos ecce novissima erit in gentibus deserta invia et arens
13ab ira Domini non habitabitur sed redigetur tota in solitudinem omnis qui transit per Babylonem stupebit et sibilabit super universis plagis eius
14praeparamini contra Babylonem per circuitum omnes qui intenditis arcum debellate eam non parcatis iaculis quia Domino peccavit
15clamate adversus eam ubique dedit manum ceciderunt fundamenta eius destructi sunt muri eius quoniam ultio Domini est ultionem accipite de ea sicut fecit facite ei
16disperdite satorem de Babylone et tenentem falcem in tempore messis a facie gladii columbae unusquisque ad populum suum convertetur et singuli ad terram suam fugient
17grex dispersus Israhel leones eiecerunt eum primus comedit eum rex Assur iste novissimus exossavit eum Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis
18propterea haec dicit Dominus exercituum Deus Israhel ecce ego visitabo regem Babylonis et terram eius sicut visitavi regem Assur
19et reducam Israhel ad habitaculum suum et pascetur Carmelum et Basan et in monte Ephraim et Galaad saturabitur anima eius
20in diebus illis et in tempore illo ait Dominus quaeretur iniquitas Israhel et non erit et peccatum Iuda et non invenietur quoniam propitius ero eis quos reliquero
21super terram dominantium ascende et super habitatores eius visita dissipa et interfice quae post eos sunt ait Dominus et fac iuxta omnia quae praecepi tibi
22vox belli in terra et contritio magna
23quomodo confractus est et contritus est malleus universae terrae quomodo versa est in desertum Babylon in gentibus
24inlaqueavi te et capta es Babylon et nesciebas inventa es et adprehensa quoniam Dominum provocasti
25aperuit Dominus thesaurum suum et protulit vasa irae suae quoniam opus est Domino Deo exercituum in terra Chaldeorum
26venite ad eam ab extremis finibus aperite ut exeant qui conculcent eam tollite de via lapides et redigite in acervos et interficite eam nec sit quicquam reliquum
27dissipate universos fortes eius descendant in occisionem vae eis quia venit dies eorum tempus visitationis eorum
28vox fugientium et eorum qui evaserunt de terra Babylonis ut adnuntient in Sion ultionem Domini Dei nostri ultionem templi eius
29adnuntiate in Babylonem plurimis omnibus qui tendunt arcum consistite adversum eam per gyrum et nullus evadat reddite ei secundum opus suum iuxta omnia quae fecit facite illi quia contra Dominum erecta est adversum Sanctum Israhel
30idcirco cadent iuvenes eius in plateis eius et omnes viri bellatores eius conticescent in die illa ait Dominus
31ecce ego ad te superbe dicit Dominus Deus exercituum quia venit dies tuus tempus visitationis tuae
32et cadet superbus et corruet et non erit qui suscitet eum et succendam ignem in urbibus eius et devorabit omnia in circuitu eius
33haec dicit Dominus exercituum calumniam sustinent filii Israhel et filii Iuda simul omnes qui ceperunt eos tenent nolunt dimittere eos
34redemptor eorum Fortis Dominus exercituum nomen eius iudicio defendet causam eorum ut exterreat terram et commoveat habitatores Babylonis
35gladius ad Chaldeos ait Dominus et ad habitatores Babylonis et ad principes et ad sapientes eius
36gladius ad divinos eius qui stulti erunt gladius ad fortes illius qui timebunt
37gladius ad equos eius et ad currus eius et ad omne vulgus quod est in medio eius et erunt quasi mulieres gladius ad thesauros eius qui diripientur
38siccitas super aquas eius erit et arescent quia terra sculptilium est et in portentis gloriantur
39propterea habitabunt dracones cum fatuis ficariis et habitabunt in ea strutiones et non habitabitur ultra usque ad sempiternum nec extruetur usque ad generationem et generationem
40sicut subvertit Deus Sodomam et Gomorram et vicinas eius ait Dominus non habitabit ibi vir nec incolet eam filius hominis
41ecce populus venit ab aquilone et gens magna et reges multi consurgent a finibus terrae
42arcum et scutum adprehendent crudeles sunt et inmisericordes vox eorum quasi mare sonabit et super equos ascendent sicut vir paratus ad proelium contra te filia Babylon
43audivit rex Babylonis famam eorum et dissolutae sunt manus eius angustia adprehendit eum dolor quasi parturientem
44ecce quasi leo ascendet de superbia Iordanis ad pulchritudinem robustam quia subito currere eum faciam ad illam et quis erit electus quem praeponam ei quis enim similis mei et quis sustinebit me et quis est iste pastor qui resistat vultui meo
45propterea audite consilium Domini quod mente concepit adversum Babylonem et cogitationes eius quas cogitavit super terram Chaldeorum nisi detraxerint eos parvuli gregum nisi dissipatum fuerit cum ipsis habitaculum eorum
46a voce captivitatis Babylonis commota est terra et clamor inter gentes auditus est