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Isaiah 1

Rebellion of God’s People

1The vision of [the prophet] Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning [the kingdom of] Judah and [its capital] Jerusalem, which he saw [as revealed by God] during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.


Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth;
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have reared and brought up sons,
But they have rebelled against Me and have broken away.

“The ox [instinctively] knows its owner,
And the donkey its master’s feeding trough,
But Israel does not know [Me as Lord],
My people do not understand.”


Ah, sinful nation,
A people loaded down with wickedness [with sin, with injustice, with wrongdoing],
Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who behave corruptly!
They have abandoned (rejected) the Lord,
They have despised the Holy One of Israel [provoking Him to anger],
They have turned away from Him.


Why should you be stricken and punished again [since no change results from it]?
You [only] continue to rebel.
The whole head is sick
And the whole heart is faint and sick.

From the sole of the foot even to the head
There is nothing healthy in the nation’s body,
Only bruises, welts, and raw wounds,
Not pressed out or bandaged,
Nor softened with oil [as a remedy].


Your land lies desolate [because of your disobedience],
Your cities are burned with fire,
Your fields—strangers are devouring them in your very presence;
It is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

The Daughter of Zion (Jerusalem) is left like a [deserted] shelter in a vineyard,
Like a watchman’s hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city [isolated, surrounded by devastation].

If the Lord of hosts
Had not left us a few survivors,
We would be like Sodom,
We would be like Gomorrah.

God Has Had Enough

10 
Hear the word of the Lord [rulers of Jerusalem],
You rulers of [another] Sodom,
Listen to the law and instruction of our God,
You people of [another] Gomorrah.
11 
“What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me [without your repentance]?”
Says the Lord.
“I have had enough of [your] burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of well-fed cattle [without your obedience];
And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls or lambs or goats [offered without repentance].
12 
“When you come to appear before Me,
Who requires this of you, this trampling of My [temple] courts [by your sinful feet]?
13 
“Do not bring worthless offerings again,
[Your] incense is repulsive to Me;
[Your] New Moon and Sabbath [observances], the calling of assemblies—
I cannot endure wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing] and [the squalor of] the festive assembly.
14 
“I hate [the hypocrisy of] your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts.
They have become a burden to Me;
I am weary of bearing them.
15 
“So when you spread out your hands [in prayer, pleading for My help],
I will hide My eyes from you;
Yes, even though you offer many prayers,
I will not be listening.
Your hands are full of blood!

16 
“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Get your evil deeds out of My sight.
Stop doing evil,
17 
Learn to do good.
Seek justice,
Rebuke the ruthless,
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the [rights of the] widow [in court].

“Let Us Reason”

18 
“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord.
[a]Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be like wool.
19 
“If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the best of the land;
20 
But if you refuse and rebel,
You shall be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Zion Corrupted, to Be Redeemed

21 
How the faithful city has become a prostitute [idolatrous, despicable],
She who was full of justice!
Right standing with God once lodged in her,
But now murderers.
22 
Your silver has turned to [b]lead,
Your wine is diluted with water.
23 
Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves bribes
And chases after gifts.
They do not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the widow’s cause come before them [instead they delay or turn a deaf ear].

24 
Therefore the Lord God of hosts,
The Mighty One of Israel, declares:
“Ah, I will be freed of My adversaries
And avenge Myself on My enemies.
25 
“And I will turn My hand against you,
And will [thoroughly] purge away your dross as with lye
And remove all your tin (impurity).
26 
“Then I will restore your judges as at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning;
Afterward you will be called the city of righteousness,
The faithful city.”

27 
Zion will be redeemed with justice
And her repentant ones with righteousness.
28 
But rebels and sinners will be crushed and destroyed together,
And those who abandon (turn away from) the Lord will be consumed (perish).
29 
For you will be ashamed [of the degradation] of the oaks in which you took [idolatrous] pleasure,
And you will be ashamed of the gardens [of passion] which you have chosen [for pagan worship].
30 
For you will be like an oak whose leaf withers and dies
And like a garden that has no water.
31 
The strong man will become tinder,
And his work a spark.
So both will burn together
And there will be none to quench them.

Notas al pie

  1. Isaiah 1:18 There was a legend among the rabbis that on the Day of Atonement a scarlet woolen thread was tied to the door of the temple, and when the scapegoat reached the wilderness (Lev 16:10), if the sins of Israel were forgiven the thread would miraculously turn white.
  2. Isaiah 1:22 Lit galena.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Isaaya 1

1Okwolesebwa kwa Isaaya, mutabani wa Amozi, kwe yafuna okukwata ku Yuda ne Yerusaalemi mu bufuzi bwa Uzziya, ne Yosamu, ne Akazi ne Keezeekiya, bassekabaka ba Yuda.

Eggwanga Ejjeemu

Wulira ggwe eggulu, mpuliriza ggwe ensi,
    kubanga bw’ati Mukama bw’ayogera nti,
“Nayonsa ne ndera abaana
    naye ne banjeemera.
Ente emanya nannyini yo
    n’endogoyi emanya ekisibo kya mukama waayo,
naye Isirayiri tammanyi,
    abantu bange tebantegeera.”

Woowe! Eggwanga erijjudde ebibi,
    abantu abajjudde obutali butuukirivu,
ezzadde eryabakola ebibi,
    abaana aboonoonyi!
Balese Mukama
    banyoomye Omutukuvu wa Isirayiri,
    basenguse bamuvuddeko bamukubye amabega.

Lwaki mweyongera okujeema?
    Mwagala mwongere okubonerezebwa?
Omutwe gwonna mulwadde,
    n’omutima gwonna gunafuye.
Okuva mu mala g’ekigere okutuuka ku mutwe
    temuli bulamu
wabula ebiwundu, n’okuzimba,
    n’amabwa agatiiriika amasira
agatanyigibwanga, okusibibwa,
    wadde okuteekebwako eddagala.

Ensi yammwe esigadde matongo,
    ebibuga byammwe byokeddwa omuliro,
nga nammwe bennyini mulaba.
    Bannamawanga[a] balidde ensi yammwe,
    era ezise kubanga bannaggwanga bagisudde.
Omuwala wa Sayuuni alekeddwa
    ng’ensiisira esigadde mu nnimiro y’emizabbibu,
ng’ekiwummulirwamu mu nnimiro y’emyungu[b],
    ng’ekibuga ekizingiziddwa.
Singa Mukama ow’Eggye
    teyatulekerawo bantu abatonotono abaasigalawo
twandibadde nga Sodomu,
    twandifuuse nga Ggomola.

10 Muwulirize ekigambo kya Katonda
    mmwe abafuzi ba Sodomu!
Musseeyo omwoyo eri okuyigiriza kwa Katonda waffe
    mmwe abantu b’e Ggomola!
11 “Ssaddaaka enkumu ze munsalira
    zingasa ki?
Nkooye endiga ennume
    enjokye eziweebwayo,
so sisanyukira musaayi gwa nte,
    newaakubadde ogw’abaana b’endiga, newaakubadde ogw’embuzi ennume,” bw’ayogera Mukama.
12 Bwe mujja mu maaso gange,
    ani aba abayise
    ne mujja okulinnyirira empya zange?
13 Mulekeraawo okuleeta ssaddaaka zammwe ezitaliimu;
    obubaane bwammwe bwa muzizo gye ndi.
Omwezi Ogubonese ne Ssabbiiti n’enkuŋŋaana zammwe
    zijjudde obutali butuukirivu.
14 Emyezi gyammwe Egibonese n’embaga zammwe ez’ennaku entukuvu,
    emmeeme yange ebikyaye,
binfuukidde omugugu,
    nkooye okubigumiikiriza.
15 Bwe munaayimusanga emikono gyammwe musabe
    nnaabakwekanga amaaso gange,
era ne bwe munaasabanga ennyo
    siiwulirenga
kubanga emikono gyammwe gisaabaanye omusaayi.

16 Munaabe, mwetukuze
    muggirewo ddala ebikolwa byammwe ebibi gye ndi,
    mulekeraawo okukola ebibi.
17 Muyige okukola obulungi, musalenga emisango n’amazima,
    mudduukirirenga abajoogebwa,
musalenga omusango gw’atalina kitaawe,
    muwolerezenga bannamwandu.

18 “Mujje nno tukubaganye ebirowoozo,”
    bw’ayogera Mukama;
“ebibi byammwe ne bwe biba ng’olugoye olumyufu
    binaafuuka byeru ng’omuzira,
ne bwe binaaba bitwakaavu nga langi emyufu enkwafu,
    binaatukula ng’ebyoya by’endiga.
19 Bwe munaagondanga ne muwulira,
    munaalyanga ebirungi eby’ensi;
20 naye bwe munaagaananga ne mujeemanga
    ekitala kinaabalyanga,”
kubanga akamwa ka Mukama ke kakyogedde.

21 Laba ekibuga ekyesigwa
    bwe kifuuse ng’omwenzi!
Oyo eyasalanga emisango mu bwenkanya!
    Obutuukirivu bwatuulanga mu ye,
    naye kaakano batemu bennyini nnyini!
22 Effeeza yo efuuse masengere,
    wayini wo afuuse wa lujjulungu.
23 Abafuzi bo bajeemu,
    mikwano gya babbi,
bonna bawoomerwa enguzi,
    era banoonya kuweebwa birabo;
tebayamba batalina ba kitaabwe,
    so n’ensonga za bannamwandu tebazifaako.
24 Noolwekyo kyava ayogera Mukama, Mukama ow’Eggye,
    ow’amaanyi owa Isirayiri nti,
“Ndifuka obusungu ku balabe bange,
    era ne nesasuza abo abankyawa.
25 Era ndikukwatamu n’omukono gwange,
    ne nnoongoosereza ddala amasengere go gonna
    ne nkuggyamu ebitali birungi byonna.
26 Era ndikomyawo abalamuzi bo ng’olubereberye
    n’abo abakuwa amagezi, nga bwe kyali okusooka.
Olwo olyoke oyitibwe
    ekibuga eky’obutuukirivu,
    ekibuga ekyesigwa.”

27 Sayuuni alinunulibwa lwa bwenkanya,
    n’abantu baamu abalyenenya mu butuukirivu.
28 Naye abeewaggula n’abakozi b’ebibi balizikirizibwa wamu,
    n’abo abava ku Mukama Katonda, balimalibwawo.

29 “Kubanga mulikwatibwa ensonyi olw’emiti
    mwe mwenyumiririzanga,
n’olw’ennimiro
    ze mweroboza.
30 Kubanga mulibeera ng’omuvule oguwotoka
    era ng’ennimiro etaliimu mazzi.
31 N’omusajja ow’amaanyi alifuuka ng’enfuuzi,
    n’omulimu gwe ng’akasasi akavudde ku lyanda,
era byombi biriggiira wamu
    so tewaliba azikiza omuliro ogwo.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:7 Kino kyogera ku kulumbibwa kw’abantu b’omu Bwasuli mu biro bya Sennakeribu (2Bk 18:13).
  2. 1:8 emyungu ziba bika bya nsujju; emu eyitibwa omungu