|And after these things were accomplished, the princes came to me, saying: The people of Israel, and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, and from their abominations, namely, of the Chanaanites, and the Hethites, and the Pherezites, and the Jebusites, and the Ammonites, and the Moabites, and the Egyptians, and the Amorrhites.
|postquam autem haec conpleta sunt accesserunt ad me principes dicentes non est separatus populus Israhel et sacerdotes et Levitae a populis terrarum et de abominationibus eorum Chananei videlicet et Hetthei et Ferezei et Iebusei et Ammanitarum et Moabitarum et Aegyptiorum et Amorreorum
|For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, and they have mingled the holy seed with the people of the lands. And the hand of the princes and magistrates hath been first in this transgression.
|tulerunt enim de filiabus eorum sibi et filiis suis et commiscuerunt semen sanctum cum populis terrarum manus etiam principum et magistratuum fuit in transgressione hac prima
|And when I had heard this word, I rent my mantle and my coat, and plucked off the hairs of my head and my beard, and I sat down mourning.
|cumque audissem sermonem istum scidi pallium meum et tunicam et evelli capillos capitis mei et barbae et sedi maerens
|And there were assembled to me all that feared the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that were come from the captivity, and I sat sorrowful, until the evening sacrifice.
|convenerunt autem ad me omnes qui timebant verbum Dei Israhel pro transgressione eorum qui de captivitate venerant et ego sedebam tristis usque ad sacrificium vespertinum
|And at the evening sacrifice I rose up from my affliction, and having rent my mantle and my garment, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands to the Lord my God,
|et in sacrificio vespertino surrexi de adflictione mea et scisso pallio et tunica curvavi genua mea et expandi manus meas ad Dominum Deum meum
|And said: My God I am confounded and ashamed to lift up my face to thee: for our iniquities are multiplied over our heads, and our sins are grown up even unto heaven,
|et dixi Deus meus confundor et erubesco levare Deus meus faciem meam ad te quoniam iniquitates nostrae multiplicatae sunt super caput et delicta nostra creverunt usque in caelum
|From the days of our fathers: and we ourselves also have sinned grievously unto this day, and for our iniquities we and our kings, and our priests have been delivered into the hands of the kings of the lands, and to the sword, and to captivity, and to spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is at this day.
|a diebus patrum nostrorum sed et nos ipsi peccavimus granditer usque ad diem hanc et in iniquitatibus nostris traditi sumus ipsi et reges nostri et sacerdotes nostri in manum regum terrarum in gladium in captivitatem in rapinam et in confusionem vultus sicut et die hac
|And now as a little, and for a moment has our prayer been made before the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant, and give us a pin in his holy place, and that our God would enlighten our eyes, and would give us a little life in our bondage.
|et nunc quasi parum et ad momentum facta est deprecatio nostra apud Dominum Deum nostrum ut dimitterentur nobis reliquiae et daretur paxillus in loco sancto eius et inluminaret oculos nostros Deus noster et daret nobis vitam modicam in servitute nostra
|For we are bondmen, and in our bondage our God hath not forsaken us, but hath extended mercy upon us before the king of the Persians, to give us life, and to set up the house of our God, and to rebuild the desolations thereof, and to give us a fence in Juda and Jerusalem.
|quia servi sumus et in servitute nostra non dereliquit nos Deus noster et inclinavit super nos misericordiam coram rege Persarum ut daret nobis vitam et sublimaret domum Dei nostri et extrueret solitudines eius et daret nobis sepem in Iuda et in Hierusalem
|And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,
|et nunc quid dicemus Deus noster post haec quia dereliquimus mandata tua
|Which thou hast commanded by the hand of thy servants the prophets, saying: The land which you go to possess, is an unclean land, according to the uncleanness of the people, and of other lands, with their abominations, who have filled it from mouth to mouth with their filth.
|quae praecepisti in manu servorum tuorum prophetarum dicens terram ad quam vos ingredimini ut possideatis eam terra inmunda est iuxta inmunditiam populorum ceterarumque terrarum abominationibus eorum qui repleverunt eam ab ore usque ad os in coinquinatione sua
|Now therefore give not your daughters to their sons, and take not their daughters for your sons, and seek not their peace, nor their prosperity for ever: that you may be strengthened, and may eat the good things of the land, and may have your children your heirs for ever.
|nunc ergo filias vestras ne detis filiis eorum et filias eorum non accipiatis filiis vestris et non quaeratis pacem eorum et prosperitatem eorum usque in aeternum ut confortemini et comedatis quae bona sunt terrae et heredes habeatis filios vestros usque in saeculum
|And after all that is come upon us, for our most wicked deeds, and our great sin, seeing that thou our God hast saved us from our iniquity, and hast given us a deliverance as at this day,
|et post omnia quae venerunt super nos in operibus nostris pessimis et in delicto nostro magno quia tu Deus noster liberasti nos de iniquitate nostra et dedisti nobis salutem sicut est hodie
|That we should not turn away, nor break thy commandments, nor join in marriage with the people of these abominations. Art thou angry with us unto utter destruction, not to leave us a remnant to be saved?
|ut non converteremur et irrita faceremus mandata tua neque matrimonia iungeremus cum populis abominationum istarum numquid iratus es nobis usque ad consummationem ne dimitteres nobis reliquias et salutem
|O Lord God of Israel, thou art just: for we remain yet to be saved as at this day. Behold we are before thee in our sin, for there can be no standing before thee in this matter.
|Domine Deus Israhel iustus tu quoniam derelicti sumus qui salvaremur sicut die hac ecce coram te sumus in delicto nostro non enim stari potest coram te super hoc