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
1Saa anisoadehunu a ɛfa Yuda ne Yerusalem ho no baa Amos babarima Yesaia so wɔ Yuda ahemfo Usia, Yotam, Ahas ne Hesekia berɛ so.
2Ao, ɔsoro, montie! Ao, asase yɛ aso!
Na Awurade akasa:
“Matete mma ama wɔanyini,
nanso wɔate me so atua.
3Nantwie nim ne wura,
afunumu nso nim ne wura mmoa adididaka,
nanso Israel nnim,
me nkurɔfoɔ nte aseɛ.”
4Aa, amumuyɛ ɔman,
ɔman a afɔdie adesoa ahyɛ wɔn ma,
mma a porɔeɛ ahyɛ wɔn ma!
Wɔatwe wɔn ho afiri Awurade ho;
Wɔapo Israel Kronkronni no,
wɔadane wɔn akyi akyerɛ no.
5Adɛn enti na mopɛ sɛ wɔkɔ so boro mo?
Adɛn enti na moda so te atua?
Wɔapira mo tiri,
na mo akoma nso di yea.
6Ɛfiri mo nan ase kɔsi mo tiri so
ahomeka biara nni mu,
apirakuro ne nsoasoaeɛ nko ara
akuro a anim deda hɔ
na wɔnhohoro so anaa Wɔnkyekyereeɛ
anaa wɔmfaa ngo nsrasraa so.
7Mo ɔman ada mpan,
wɔde ogya ahyehye mo nkuropɔn;
ananafoɔ regye mo mfuo
a mo ani tua,
na asɛe sɛdeɛ ɛyɛɛ ɛberɛ a ahɔhoɔ tuu mo guiɛ no.
8Wɔagya Ɔbabaa Sion
te sɛ bobe turo mu sese
te sɛ akuraa a ɛsi ɛferɛ afuo mu,
te sɛ kuropɔn a atamfoɔ atwa ho ahyia.
tumfoɔ no annya yɛn asefoɔ a,
anka yɛayɛ sɛ Sodom,
na yɛadane ayɛ sɛ Gomora.
10Montie Awurade asɛm,
mo Sodom sodifoɔ;
montie yɛn Onyankopɔn mmara,
11“Mo afɔrebɔ ahodoɔ bebree no,
ɛdeɛn na ɛyɛ ma me?”
Sɛdeɛ Awurade seɛ nie.
“Mewɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔrebɔdeɛ ma ɛboro so,
deɛ ɛyɛ nnwennini ne mmoa a wɔadɔre sradeɛ;
anantwinini, nnwammaa ne mpapo mogya ho.
12Sɛ moba mʼanim a
hwan na ɔbisa yei firi mo hɔ?
Hwan na ɔsomaa mo sɛ monnantenante me efie yi?
13Monnyae afɔrebɔdeɛ a mode ba a ɛmfra no!
Mo aduhwam yɛ me tan.
Ɔbosome foforɔ, home nna ne nhyiamu ahodoɔ ne
mo nhyiamu fi no afono me.
14Mo bosome foforɔ afahyɛ ne mo apontoɔ a moahyehyɛ no,
me kra kyiri.
Ayɛ adesoa ama me;
15Sɛ mopagya mo nsa bɔ mpaeɛ a,
mɛyi mʼani ato nkyɛn.
Sɛ mobɔ mpaeɛ bebree mpo a
“Mogya bebree agu mo nsa ho fi.
16“Monnwira mo ho na mo ho nte.
Monnyi mo nnebɔne mfiri mʼani so!
Monnyae bɔne yɛ.
17Monyɛ papa; monhwehwɛ atɛntenenee
Monhyɛ wɔn a wɔhyɛ wɔn so nkuran.
Monni mma nwisiaa,
monka akunafoɔ nsɛm mma wɔn.
18“Afei mommra na yɛnnwene mmɔ mu,”
sɛdeɛ Awurade seɛ nie.
“Sɛ mo bɔne te sɛ kɔben a,
ɛbɛyɛ fitaa sɛ sukyerɛmma;
mpo sɛ ɛyɛ kɔkɔɔ te sɛ mogya a
ɛbɛyɛ fitaa sɛ asaawa foturo.
19Sɛ mopene so na moyɛ ɔsetie a,
mobɛdi asase no so nnepa.
20Na sɛ moampene na mote atua a,
akofena bɛdi mo nam.”
Awurade na wakasa.
21Hwɛ sɛdeɛ kuropɔn nokwafoɔ no
Ɛberɛ bi na atɛntenenee ahyɛ no ma
na anka tenenee te ne mu,
nanso seesei awudifoɔ ahyɛ mu ma!
22Wo dwetɛ adane adeɛ a ɛho nni mfasoɔ,
wɔde nsuo afra wo nsã papa mu.
23Wo sodifoɔ yɛ atuatefoɔ,
wɔn nyinaa pɛ adanmudeɛ,
na wɔpere akyɛdeɛ ho.
Wɔnni mma nwisiaa;
na akunafoɔ nsɛm nkɔ wɔn anim.
24Enti, Awurade, Otumfoɔ Awurade,
deɛ ɔyɛ Kɛseɛ ma Israel no ka sɛ,
“Aa, mɛnya ahomegyeɛ afiri mʼatamfoɔ hɔ
na matɔ wɔn so were.
25Mɛma me nsa so, atia mo;
mɛhohoro wo ho fi korakora
na mayi mo ho nkekaawa nyinaa.
26Mɛma mo atemmufoɔ bio sɛ kane no,
ne mo afutufoɔ sɛdeɛ na ɛteɛ, ahyɛaseɛ no.
Yei akyi no, wɔbɛfrɛ wo
27Wɔde atɛntenenee bɛgye Sion bio,
na wɔn a wɔnu wɔn ho no, wɔde tenenee bɛgye wɔn.
28Nanso atuatefoɔ ne nnebɔneyɛfoɔ deɛ, wɔbɛdwɛre wɔn abɔ mu,
na wɔn a wɔpa Awurade akyi bɛyera.
29“Mo ani bɛwu ɛsiane odum anyame a
monyaa wɔn mu anigyeɛ no;
wɔbɛgu mo anim ase ɛsiane nturo
a mosom abosom wɔ mu no enti.
30Mobɛyɛ sɛ odum a ne nhahan apo,
ne turo a ɛnnya nsuo.
31Ɔhoɔdenfoɔ bɛyɛ sɛ adeɛ a ɛhye ntɛm;
nʼadwuma bɛyɛ sɛ ogya nturueɛ;
ne mmienu no bɛhye abɔ mu,
a obiara rentumi nnum.”