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Ieremias 18 Biblia Sacra Vulgata (VULGATE)

18 verbum quod factum est ad Hieremiam a Domino dicens

surge et descende in domum figuli et ibi audies verba mea

et descendi in domum figuli et ecce ipse faciebat opus super rotam

et dissipatum est vas quod ipse faciebat e luto manibus suis conversusque fecit illud vas alterum sicut placuerat in oculis eius ut faceret

et factum est verbum Domini ad me dicens

numquid sicut figulus iste non potero facere vobis domus Israhel ait Dominus ecce sicut lutum in manu figuli sic vos in manu mea domus Israhel

repente loquar adversum gentem et adversum regnum ut eradicem et destruam et disperdam illud

si paenitentiam egerit gens illa a malo suo quod locutus sum adversum eam agam et ego paenitentiam super malo quod cogitavi ut facerem ei

et subito loquar de gente et regno ut aedificem et ut plantem illud

10 si fecerit malum in oculis meis ut non audiat vocem meam paenitentiam agam super bono quod locutus sum ut facerem ei

11 nunc ergo dic viro Iudae et habitatoribus Hierusalem dicens haec dicit Dominus ecce ego fingo contra vos malum et cogito contra vos cogitationem revertatur unusquisque a via sua mala et dirigite vias vestras et studia vestra

12 qui dixerunt desperavimus post cogitationes enim nostras ibimus et unusquisque pravitatem cordis sui mali faciemus

13 ideo haec dicit Dominus interrogate gentes quis audivit talia horribilia quae fecit nimis virgo Israhel

14 numquid deficiet de petra agri nix Libani aut evelli possunt aquae erumpentes frigidae et defluentes

15 quia oblitus est mei populus meus frustra libantes et inpingentes in viis suis in semitis saeculi ut ambularent per eas in itinere non trito

16 ut fieret terra eorum in desolationem et in sibilum sempiternum omnis qui praeterit per eam obstupescet et movebit caput suum

17 sicut ventus urens dispergam eos coram inimico dorsum et non faciem ostendam eis in die perditionis eorum

18 et dixerunt venite et cogitemus contra Hieremiam cogitationes non enim peribit lex a sacerdote neque consilium a sapiente nec sermo a propheta venite et percutiamus eum lingua et non adtendamus ad universos sermones eius

19 adtende Domine ad me et audi vocem adversariorum meorum

20 numquid redditur pro bono malum quia foderunt foveam animae meae recordare quod steterim in conspectu tuo ut loquerer pro eis bonum et averterem indignationem tuam ab eis

21 propterea da filios eorum in famem et deduc eos in manus gladii fiant uxores eorum absque liberis et viduae et viri earum interficiantur morte iuvenes eorum confodiantur gladio in proelio

22 audiatur clamor de domibus eorum adduces enim super eos latronem repente quia foderunt foveam ut caperent me et laqueos absconderunt pedibus meis

23 tu autem Domine scis omne consilium eorum adversum me in mortem ne propitieris iniquitati eorum et peccatum eorum a facie tua non deleatur fiant corruentes in conspectu tuo in tempore furoris tui abutere eis

Jeremiah 18 New International Version (NIV)

At the Potter’s House

18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.

Then the word of the Lord came to me. He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, 10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.

11 “Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘This is what the Lord says: Look! I am preparing a disaster for you and devising a plan against you. So turn from your evil ways, each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.’ 12 But they will reply, ‘It’s no use. We will continue with our own plans; we will all follow the stubbornness of our evil hearts.’”

13 Therefore this is what the Lord says:

“Inquire among the nations:
    Who has ever heard anything like this?
A most horrible thing has been done
    by Virgin Israel.
14 Does the snow of Lebanon
    ever vanish from its rocky slopes?
Do its cool waters from distant sources
    ever stop flowing?[a]
15 Yet my people have forgotten me;
    they burn incense to worthless idols,
which made them stumble in their ways,
    in the ancient paths.
They made them walk in byways,
    on roads not built up.
16 Their land will be an object of horror
    and of lasting scorn;
all who pass by will be appalled
    and will shake their heads.
17 Like a wind from the east,
    I will scatter them before their enemies;
I will show them my back and not my face
    in the day of their disaster.”

18 They said, “Come, let’s make plans against Jeremiah; for the teaching of the law by the priest will not cease, nor will counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophets. So come, let’s attack him with our tongues and pay no attention to anything he says.”

19 Listen to me, Lord;
    hear what my accusers are saying!
20 Should good be repaid with evil?
    Yet they have dug a pit for me.
Remember that I stood before you
    and spoke in their behalf
    to turn your wrath away from them.
21 So give their children over to famine;
    hand them over to the power of the sword.
Let their wives be made childless and widows;
    let their men be put to death,
    their young men slain by the sword in battle.
22 Let a cry be heard from their houses
    when you suddenly bring invaders against them,
for they have dug a pit to capture me
    and have hidden snares for my feet.
23 But you, Lord, know
    all their plots to kill me.
Do not forgive their crimes
    or blot out their sins from your sight.
Let them be overthrown before you;
    deal with them in the time of your anger.


  1. Jeremiah 18:14 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
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