The Holy Bible - The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapter 5 (Latin)
1Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
2And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.
3O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
4Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.
5I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.
6Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.
7How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
8They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.
9Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
10Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD's.
11For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD.
12They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:
13And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
14Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
15Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.
16Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men.
17And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.
18Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD, I will not make a full end with you.
19And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not your's.
20Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,
21Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:
22Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
23But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
24Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
25Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
26For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
27As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
28They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
29Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
30A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
31The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
1circuite vias Hierusalem et aspicite et considerate et quaerite in plateis eius an inveniatis virum facientem iudicium et quaerentem fidem et propitius ero eius
2quod si etiam vivit Dominus dixerint et hoc falso iurabunt
3Domine oculi tui respiciunt fidem percussisti eos et non doluerunt adtrivisti eos et rennuerunt accipere disciplinam induraverunt facies suas super petram noluerunt reverti
4ego autem dixi forsitan pauperes sunt et stulti ignorantes viam Domini iudicium Dei sui
5ibo igitur ad optimates et loquar eis ipsi enim cognoverunt viam Domini iudicium Dei sui et ecce magis hii simul confregerunt iugum ruperunt vincula
6idcirco percussit eos leo de silva lupus ad vesperam vastavit eos pardus vigilans super civitates eorum omnis qui egressus fuerit ex eis capietur quia multiplicatae sunt praevaricationes eorum confortatae sunt aversiones eorum
7super quo propitius tibi esse potero filii tui dereliquerunt me et iurant in his qui non sunt dii saturavi eos et moechati sunt et in domo meretricis luxuriabantur
8equi amatores et admissarii facti sunt unusquisque ad uxorem proximi sui hinniebat
9numquid super his non visitabo dicit Dominus et in gente tali non ulciscetur anima mea
10ascendite muros eius et dissipate consummationem autem nolite facere auferte propagines eius quia non sunt Domini
11praevaricatione enim praevaricata est in me domus Israhel et domus Iuda ait Dominus
12negaverunt Dominum et dixerunt non est ipse neque veniet super nos malum gladium et famem non videbimus
13prophetae fuerunt in ventum et responsum non fuit in eis haec ergo evenient illis
14haec dicit Dominus Deus exercituum quia locuti estis verbum istud ecce ego do verba mea in ore tuo in ignem et populum istum ligna et vorabit eos
15ecce ego adducam super vos gentem de longinquo domus Israhel ait Dominus gentem robustam gentem antiquam gentem cuius ignorabis linguam nec intelleges quid loquatur
16faretra eius quasi sepulchrum patens universi fortes
17et comedet segetes tuas et panem tuum devorabit filios tuos et filias tuas comedet gregem tuum et armenta tua comedet vineam tuam et ficum tuam et conteret urbes munitas tuas in quibus tu habes fiduciam gladio
18verumtamen et diebus illis ait Dominus non faciam vos in consummationem
19quod si dixeritis quare fecit Dominus Deus noster nobis haec omnia dices ad eos sicut dereliquistis me et servistis deo alieno in terra vestra sic servietis alienis in terra non vestra
20adnuntiate hoc domui Iacob et auditum facite in Iuda dicentes
21audi populus stulte qui non habes cor qui habentes oculos non videtis et aures et non auditis
22me ergo non timebitis ait Dominus et a facie mea non dolebitis qui posui harenam terminum mari praeceptum sempiternum quod non praeteribit et commovebuntur et non poterunt et intumescent fluctus eius et non transibunt illud
23populo autem huic factum est cor incredulum et exasperans recesserunt et abierunt
24et non dixerunt in corde suo metuamus Dominum Deum nostrum qui dat nobis pluviam temporaneam et serotinam in tempore suo plenitudinem annuae messis custodientem nobis
25iniquitates nostrae declinaverunt haec et peccata nostra prohibuerunt bonum a nobis
26quia inventi sunt in populo meo impii insidiantes quasi aucupes laqueos ponentes et pedicas ad capiendos viros
27sicut decipula plena avibus sic domus eorum plenae dolo ideo magnificati sunt et ditati
28incrassati sunt et inpinguati et praeterierunt sermones meos pessime causam non iudicaverunt causam pupilli non direxerunt et iudicium pauperum non iudicaverunt
29numquid super his non visitabo dicit Dominus aut super gentem huiuscemodi non ulciscetur anima mea
30stupor et mirabilia facta sunt in terra
31prophetae prophetabant mendacium et sacerdotes adplaudebant manibus suis et populus meus dilexit talia quid igitur fiet in novissimo eius