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1 Hear ye the word of the Lord, which he has spoken to you, O house of Israel. 2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn ye not the ways of the heathen, and be not alarmed at the signs of the sky; for they are alarmed at them, [falling] on their faces. 3 For the customs of the nations are vain; it is a tree cut out of the forest, the work of the carpenter, or a molten image. 4 [They are] beautified with silver and gold, they fix them with hammers and nails; 5 they will set them up that they may not move; it is wrought silver, they will not walk, it is forged silver 6 7 8 9 [brought] from Tharsis, gold will come from Mophaz, and the work of goldsmiths: [they are] all the works of craftsmen, they will clothe themselves with blue and scarlet. 10 They must certainly be borne, for they cannot ride [of themselves]. Fear them not; for they cannot do any evil, and there is no good in them. 11 Thus shall ye say to them, Let the gods which have not made heaven and earth perish from off the earth, and from under this sky. 12 It is the Lord that made the earth by his strength, who set up the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the sky, 13 and set abundance of waters in the sky, and brought up clouds from the ends of the earth; he made lightnings for the rain, and brought forth light out of his treasures. 14 Every man is deprived of knowledge, every goldsmith is confounded because of his graven images; for he has cast false gods, there is no breath in them. 15 They are vain works, wrought in mockery; in the time of their visitation they shall perish. 16 Such is not the portion of Jacob; for he that formed all things, he is his inheritance; the Lord is his name. 17 He has gathered thy substance from without the lodged in choice [vessels]. 18 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I [will] overthrow the inhabitants of this land with affliction, that thy plague may be discovered. 19 Alas for thy ruin! thy plague is grievous: and I said, Surely this is thy wound, and it has overtaken thee. 20 Thy tabernacle is in a ruinous state, it has perished; and all thy curtains have been torn asunder: my children and my cattle are no more: there is no more any place for my tabernacle, [nor] place for my curtains. 21 For the shepherds have become foolish, and have not sought the Lord; therefore the whole pasture has failed, and [the sheep] have been scattered. 22 Behold, there comes a sound of a noise, and a great earthquake from the land of the north, to make the cities of Juda a desolation, and a resting-place for ostriches. 23 I know, O Lord, that man’s way is not his own; neither shall a man go, and direct his going. 24 Chasten us, O Lord, but with judgment; and not in wrath, lest thou make us few. 25 Pour out thy wrath upon the nations that have not known thee, and upon the families that have not called upon thy name: for they have devoured Jacob, and consumed him, and have made his pasture desolate. ΑΚΟΥΣΑΤΕ τὸν λόγον Κυρίου, ὃν ἐλάλησεν ἐφ’ ὑμᾶς, οἶκος ᾿Ισραήλ· 2 τάδε λέγει Κύριος· κατὰ τὰς ὁδοὺς τῶν ἐθνῶν μὴ μανθάνετε καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν σημείων τοῦ οὐρανοῦ μὴ φοβεῖσθε, ὅτι φοβοῦνται αὐτὰ τοῖς προσώποις αὐτῶν. 3 ὅτι τὰ νόμιμα τῶν ἐθνῶν μάταια· ξύλον ἐστὶν ἐκ τοῦ δρυμοῦ ἐκκεκομμένον, ἔργον τέκτονος καὶ χώνευμα· 4 ἀργυρίῳ καὶ χρυσίῳ κεκαλλωπισμένα ἐστίν· ἐν σφύραις καὶ ἥλοις ἐστερέωσαν αὐτά, 5 θήσουσιν αὐτά, καὶ οὐ κινηθήσονται· ἀργύριον τορευτόν ἐστιν, οὐ πορεύσονται· ἀργύριον προσβλητὸν 6 7 8 9 ἀπὸ Θαρσὶς ἥξει, χρυσίον Μωφὰζ καὶ χεὶρ χρυσοχόων, ἔργα τεχνιτῶν πάντα· ὑάκινθον καὶ πορφύραν ἐνδύσουσιν αὐτά· 10 αἰρόμενα ἀρθήσονται, ὅτι οὐκ ἐπιβήσονται. μὴ φοβηθῆτε αὐτά, ὅτι οὐ μὴ κακοποιήσωσι, καὶ ἀγαθὸν οὐκ ἔστιν ἐν αὐτοῖς. 11 οὕτως ἐρεῖτε αὐτοῖς· θεοί, οἳ τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν οὐκ ἐποίησαν, ἀπολέσθωσαν ἐκ τῆς γῆς καὶ ὑποκάτωθεν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ τούτου. 12 Κύριος ὁ ποιήσας τὴν γῆν ἐν τῇ ἰσχύϊ αὐτοῦ, ὁ ἀνορθώσας τὴν οἰκουμένην ἐν τῇ σοφίᾳ αὐτοῦ καὶ τῇ φρονήσει αὐτοῦ ἐξέτεινε τὸν οὐρανόν, 13 καὶ πλῆθος ὕδατος ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ ἀνήγαγε νεφέλας ἐξ ἐσχάτου τῆς γῆς, ἀστραπὰς εἰς ὑετὸν ἐποίησε καὶ ἐξήγαγε φῶς ἐκ θησαυρῶν αὐτοῦ. 14 ἐμωράνθη πᾶς ἄνθρωπος ἀπὸ γνώσεως, κατῃσχύνθη πᾶς χρυσοχόος ἐπὶ τοῖς γλυπτοῖς αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ψευδῆ ἐχώνευσεν, οὐκ ἔστι πνεῦμα ἐν αὐτοῖς· 15 μάταιά ἐστιν, ἔργα ἐμπεπαιγμένα, ἐν καιρῷ ἐπισκοπῆς αὐτῶν ἀπολοῦνται. 16 οὐκ ἔστι τοιαύτη μερὶς τῷ ᾿Ιακώβ, ὅτι ὁ πλάσας τὰ πάντα αὐτὸς κληρονομία αὐτοῦ, Κύριος ὄνομα αὐτῷ. 17 Συνήγαγεν ἔξωθεν τὴν ὑπόστασίν σου, κατοικοῦσα ἐν ἐκλεκτοῖς. 18 ὅτι τάδε λέγει Κύριος· ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ σκελίζω τοὺς κατοικοῦντας τὴν γῆν ταύτην ἐν θλίψει, ὅπως εὑρεθῇ ἡ πληγή σου· 19 οὐαὶ ἐπὶ συντρίμματί σου, ἀλγηρὰ ἡ πληγή σου, κἀγὼ εἶπα· ὄντως τοῦτο τὸ τραῦμά μου καὶ κατέλαβέ με· 20 ἡ σκηνή μου ἐταλαιπώρησεν, ὤλετο, καὶ πᾶσαι αἱ δέρρεις μου διεσπάσθησαν· οἱ υἱοί μου καὶ τὰ πρόβατά μου οὐκ εἰσίν, οὐκ ἔστιν ἔτι τόπος τῆς σκηνῆς μου, τόπος τῶν δέρρεών μου. 21 ὅτι οἱ ποιμένες ἠφρονεύσαντο καὶ τὸν Κύριον οὐκ ἐξεζήτησαν· διὰ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐνόησε πᾶσα ἡ νομὴ καὶ διεσκοσπίσθησαν. 22 φωνὴ ἀκοῆς ἰδοὺ ἔρχεται καὶ σεισμὸς μέγας ἐκ γῆς βορρᾶ τοῦ τάξαι τὰς πόλεις ᾿Ιούδα εἰς ἀφανισμὸν καὶ κοίτην στρουθῶν. 23 οἶδα, Κύριε, ὅτι οὐχὶ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἡ ὁδὸς αὐτοῦ, οὐδὲ ἀνὴρ πορεύσεται καὶ κατορθώσει πορείαν αὐτοῦ. 24 παίδευσον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε, πλὴν ἐν κρίσει καὶ μὴ ἐν θυμῷ, ἵνα μὴ ὀλίγους ἡμᾶς ποιήσῃς. 25 ἔκχεον τὸν θυμόν σου ἐπὶ ἔθνη τὰ μὴ εἰδότα σε καὶ ἐπὶ γενεάς, αἳ τὸ ὄνομά σου οὐκ ἐπεκαλέσαντο, ὅτι κατέφαγον τὸν ᾿Ιακὼβ καὶ ἐξανήλωσαν αὐτὸν καὶ τὴν νομὴν αὐτοῦ ἠρήμωσαν.

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Read about the texts witnessed only in the Septuagint:
Letter of Aristeas (including also full text in Greek and English) ||| Sirach, Wisdom, Letter of Jeremiah ||| Maccabees 1, 2, 3 and 4 ||| Additional texts witnessed by the Septuagint to the book of Daniel ||| 1 Esdras, Psalm 151, Prayer of Manasseh ||| Judith, Baruch

Note that the so called 'sixth' chapter of Baruch in the Septuagint is published separately as Letter of Jeremiah. Check also this note about the Order of Septuagint Psalms and the Masoretic.

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