1Saa anisoadehu a ɛfa Yuda ne Yerusalem ho no baa Amos babarima Yesaia so wɔ Yuda ahemfo Usia, Yotam, Ahas ne Hesekia mmere so.
2Ɔsoro, muntie! Asase, yɛ aso!
Na Awurade akasa:
“Matetew mma ama wɔanyinyin,
nanso wɔatew me so atua.
3Nantwi nim ne wura,
afurum nso nim ne wura mmoa adididaka,
nanso Israel nnim,
me nkurɔfo nte ase.”
4Nnome nka, amumɔyɛ man,
ɔman a wɔn afɔdi so,
mma a porɔwee ahyɛ wɔn ma!
Wɔatwe wɔn ho afi Awurade ho;
wɔapo Israel Kronkronni no,
wɔadan wɔn akyi akyerɛ no.
5Adɛn nti na mopɛ sɛ wɔkɔ so boro mo?
Adɛn nti na moda so tew atua?
Wɔapira mo ti,
na mo koma nso di yaw.
6Efi mo nan ase kosi mo ti so,
ahomeka biara nni mu,
apirakuru ne ahonhon nko ara
akuru a anim deda hɔ
na wɔnhohoro so anaa wɔnkyekyeree
anaa wɔmfaa ngo nsrasraa so ɛ.
7Mo man ada mpan,
wɔde ogya ahyehyew mo nkuropɔn;
ananafo regye mo mfuw
a mo ani tua,
na asɛe sɛnea ɛyɛɛ bere a ahɔho tuu mo gui no.
8Wɔagyaw Ɔbabea Sion
te sɛ bobeturo mu sese
te sɛ akuraa a esi ɛfere afuw mu,
te sɛ kuropɔn a atamfo atwa ho ahyia.
9Sɛ Asafo Awurade
annyaw yɛn asefo a,
anka yɛayɛ sɛ Sodom,
na yɛadan ayɛ sɛ Gomora.
10Muntie Awurade asɛm,
mo Sodom sodifo;
muntie yɛn Nyankopɔn mmara,
11“Mo afɔrebɔ ahorow bebree no,
dɛn na ɛyɛ ma me?”
Sɛnea Awurade se ni.
“Mewɔ ɔhyew afɔrebɔde ma ɛboro so,
nea ɛyɛ adwennini ne mmoa a wɔadɔ srade;
anantwinini, nguantenmma ne mpapo mogya ho.
12Sɛ moba mʼanim a
hena na obisa eyi fi mo hɔ,
sɛ mutiatia me fi yi?
13Munnyae afɔrebɔde a ɛmfra a mode ba no!
Mo aduhuam yɛ me tan.
Ɔsram foforo, homenna ne nhyiamu ahorow,
mo nhyiamu hunu no afono me.
14Mo ɔsram foforo afahyɛ ne mo aponto a moahyehyɛ,
me kra kyi.
Ayɛ adesoa ama me;
15Sɛ momema mo nsa so bɔ mpae a,
meyi mʼani ato nkyɛn.
Sɛ mobɔ mpae bebree mpo a
“Mogya bebree agu mo nsa ho fi.
16“Munnwira mo ho na mo ho ntew.
Munnyi mo nnebɔne mfi mʼani so!
17Monyɛ papa! Monhwehwɛ atɛntrenee.
Monhyɛ wɔn a wɔhyɛ wɔn so nkuran
Munni mma ayisaa,
monka akunafo nsɛm mma wɔn.
18“Afei mommra na yennwen mmɔ mu,”
sɛnea Awurade se ni.
“Sɛ mo bɔne te sɛ ɔkɔben a,
ɛbɛyɛ fitaa sɛ sukyerɛmma;
mpo sɛ ɛyɛ kɔkɔɔ te sɛ mogya a
ɛbɛyɛ fitaa sɛ asaawa mfuturu.
19Sɛ mopene so na moyɛ osetie a,
mubedi asase no so nnepa.
20Na sɛ moampene na motew atua a,
afoa bedi mo nam.”
Awurade na wakasa.
21Hwɛ sɛnea kuropɔn nokwafo no
Bere bi, na atɛntrenee ahyɛ no ma
na anka trenee te ne mu,
nanso mprempren, awudifo ahyɛ mu ma!
22Wo dwetɛ adan ade a so nni mfaso,
wɔde nsu afra wo nsa papa mu.
23Wo sodifo yɛ atuatewfo,
wɔn nyinaa pɛ adanmude,
na wɔpere akyɛde ho.
Wonni mma ayisaa;
na akunafo nsɛm nkɔ wɔn anim.
24Enti, Awurade, Asafo Awurade,
nea ɔyɛ Ɔkɛse ma Israel no ka se,
“Aa, menya ahomegye afi mʼatamfo hɔ
na matɔ wɔn so were.
25Mɛma me nsa so, atia mo;
mɛhohoro mo ho fi korakora
na mayi mo ho nkekae nyinaa.
26Mɛma mo atemmufo bio sɛ kan no,
ne mo afotufo sɛnea na ɛte, mfiase no.
Eyi akyi no, wɔbɛfrɛ wo
27Wɔde atɛntrenee begye Sion bio,
na wɔn a wonu wɔn ho no, wɔde trenee begye wɔn.
28Nanso atuatewfo ne nnebɔneyɛfo de, wɔbɛdwerɛw wɔn abɔ mu,
na wɔn a wɔpa Awurade akyi bɛyera.
29“Mo ani bewu, esiane odum anyame a
munyaa wɔn mu anigye no;
wobegu mo anim ase, esiane nturo
a mosom abosom wɔ mu no nti.
30Mobɛyɛ sɛ odum a ne nhaban apo,
ne turo a ennya nsu.
31Ɔhoɔdenfo bɛyɛ sɛ ade a ɛhyew ntɛm
nʼadwuma bɛyɛ sɛ ogya a aturuw;
abien no bɛhyew abɔ mu,
a obiara rentumi nnum.”
1The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
2Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. 3The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. 4Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.1.4 laden: Heb. of heaviness1.4 gone…: Heb. alienated, or, separated
5¶ Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.1.5 revolt…: Heb. increase revolt 6From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.1.6 ointment: or, oil 7Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.1.7 overthrown…: Heb. the overthrow of 8And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. 9Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
10¶ Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. 11To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.1.11 he goats: Heb. great he goats 12When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?1.12 to appear: Heb. to be seen 13Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.1.13 iniquity: or, grief 14Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. 15And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.1.15 make…: Heb. multiply prayer1.15 blood: Heb. bloods
16¶ Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.1.17 relieve: or, righten 18Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: 20But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
21¶ How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. 22Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: 23Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. 24Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
25¶ And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:1.25 purely: Heb. according to pureness 26And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. 27Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.1.27 her…: or, they that return of her
28¶ And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.1.28 destruction: Heb. breaking 29For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen. 30For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water. 31And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.1.31 maker…: or, and his work