Monday, 15 April 2024 - San Damiano de Veuster ( Letture di oggi)

Ezechielis 15

1 Et factus est sermo Domini ad me, dicens :1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
2 Fili hominis, quid fiet de ligno vitis,
ex omnibus lignis nemorum
quæ sunt inter ligna silvarum ?
2 Son of man, what shall be made of the wood of the vine, out of all the trees of the woods that are among the trees of the forests?
3 numquid tolletur de ea lignum ut fiat opus,
aut fabricabitur de ea paxillus
ut dependeat in eo quodcumque vas ?
3 Shall wood be taken of if, to do any work, or shall a pin be made of it for any vessel to hang thereon?
4 Ecce igni datum est in escam :
utramque partem ejus consumpsit ignis,
et medietas ejus redacta est in favillam :
numquid utile erit ad opus ?
4 Behold it is cast into the fire for fuel: the fire hath consumed both ends thereof, and the midst thereof is reduced to ashes: shall it be useful for any work?
5 Etiam cum esset integrum,
non erat aptum ad opus :
quanto magis cum illud ignis devoraverit et combusserit,
nihil ex eo fiet operis ?
5 Even when it was whole it was not fit for work: how much less, when the fire hath devoured and consumed it, shall any work be made of it?
6 Propterea hæc dicit Dominus Deus :
Quomodo lignum vitis inter ligna silvarum,
quod dedi igni ad devorandum,
sic tradam habitatores Jerusalem.
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord God: As the vine tree among the trees of the forests which I have given to the fire to be consumed, so will I deliver up the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
7 Et ponam faciem meam in eos :
de igne egredientur,
et ignis consumet eos :
et scietis quia ego Dominus,
cum posuero faciem meam in eos,
7 And I will set my face against them: they shall go out from fire, and fire shall consume them : and you shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall have set my face against them.
8 et dedero terram inviam et desolatam,
eo quod prævaricatores extiterint,
dicit Dominus Deus.
8 And I shall have made their land a wilderness, and desolate, because they have been transgressors, saith the Lord God.