King James Version

Isaiah 1:1-31

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

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Isaia 1:1-31

11:1 Isa 2:1; 2Ath 16:1Maya nĩmo maũndũ marĩa maaguũrĩirio Isaia mũrũ wa Amozu, makoniĩ Juda na Jerusalemu hĩndĩ ya wathani wa Uzia, na wa Jothamu, na wa Ahazu, na wa Hezekia, arĩa maarĩ athamaki a Juda.

Rũrĩrĩ Rũremi

2Atĩrĩrĩ, wee igũrũ, ta thikĩrĩria! Nawe thĩ ta igua!

Nĩgũkorwo Jehova nĩarĩtie akoiga atĩrĩ:

“Niĩ heete ciana irio, ngacirera igakũra,

no cio ikaanemera.

31:3 Ayub 12:9; Jer 9:3, 6Ndegwa nĩyũũĩ mwene yo,

nayo ndigiri ĩkamenya mũharatĩ wa mwene yo,

no Isiraeli ndarĩ ũndũ ooĩ,

andũ akwa nĩmagĩte ũmenyo.”

41:4 Isa 5:18; Gũcook 32:15Hĩ! Kaĩ mũrĩ rũrĩrĩ rwĩhagia-ĩ.

Mũrĩ andũ matitikĩte mahĩtia,

na rũruka rwa andũ mekaga ũũru,

na ciana ciĩrutĩire gũthũkia maũndũ!

Nĩmatiganĩirie Jehova;

nĩmamenete Ũrĩa Mũtheru wa Isiraeli,

makamũhutatĩra, magacooka na thuutha.

51:5 Isa 31:6; Jer 30:17Nĩ kĩĩ gĩgũtũma mwende gũikara mũkĩhũũragwo?

Nĩ kĩĩ gĩgũtũma mũthiĩ o na mbere kũrema?

Mũtwe wothe nĩmũtihangie,

nayo ngoro yothe ĩkanyamarĩka.

61:6 Thab 38:3; Ezek 34:4; 2Sam 14:2Kuuma ikinya rĩa kũgũrũ nginya mũtwe

gũtirĩ handũ hagima:

no nguraro theri, na mĩtũnda,

na ironda cia ndĩĩra

itarĩ thambie, kana ikoohwo,

kana ikororoiyo na maguta.

7Bũrũri wanyu ũkirĩte ihooru,

matũũra manyu manene magacinwo na mwaki;

mĩgũnda yanyu ĩramathwo ĩgatigwo ũtheri nĩ andũ a kũngĩ

o mũkĩonaga,

ĩkoonũhwo ta ĩngʼaũranĩtio nĩ ageni.1:7 Ũndũ ũyũ wekĩkĩte rĩrĩa Senakeribu aatharĩkĩire Jerusalemu (1Ath 18:13).

81:8 Thab 9:14; Ayub 27:18Mwarĩ wa Zayuni atiganĩirio

ta gĩthũnũ kĩrĩ mũgũnda wa mĩthabibũ,

agatiganĩrio ta kanyũmba karĩ mũgũnda wa marenge,

o na ta itũũra inene rĩthiũrũrũkĩirio nĩ thũ ikĩenda kũrĩtunyana.

91:9 Kĩam 45:7; Arom 9:29Tiga Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe

aatũtigĩirie matigari manini ma andũ-rĩ,

tũngĩtuĩkĩte ta Sodomu,

na tũkahaana ta Gomora!

10Thikĩrĩriai kiugo kĩa Jehova,

inyuĩ mwathanaga Sodomu;

na mũigue watho wa Ngai witũ,

inyuĩ andũ a Gomora!

111:11 Amos 6:4; 1Sam 15:22“Magongona macio manyu mũndutagĩra maingĩ-rĩ,

nĩ ma kĩ kũrĩ niĩ?” Ũguo nĩguo Jehova ekũũria.

“Nĩnjiganĩtwo nĩ magongona ma njino,

na magongona ma ndũrũme, na maguta ma nyamũ noru;

niĩ ndikenagĩra thakame ya ndegwa,

na ya tũtũrũme, o na ya mbũri.

121:12 Thaam 23:17Nũũ ũkoragwo amwĩrĩte mũndutĩre magongona macio

rĩrĩa mũgũũka mbere yakwa kũũhooya,

mũkĩrangaga nja cia nyũmba yakwa?

131:13 Isa 66:3; 1Ath 14:24Tigai gũcooka kũrehe maruta ma tũhũ!

Ũbumba wanyu nĩ kĩndũ kĩa magigi harĩ niĩ.

Ndingĩhota gũkirĩrĩria ciũngano cianyu cia waganu:

mĩcemanio yanyu ya Karũgamo ka Mweri, na Thabatũ, o na ciathĩ iria njathane.

141:14 Ndar 28:11–29:39; Ayub 7:12Ngoro yakwa nĩĩthũire ciathĩ cianyu

cia Karũgamo ka Mweri, o na ciathĩ iria njathane.

Maũndũ macio matuĩkĩte mũrigo harĩ niĩ,

nĩmanogetie.

151:15 Thaam 9:29; Joh 9:31Hĩndĩ ĩrĩa mwambararia moko manyu na igũrũ mũkĩhooya,

nĩndĩrĩmũhithaga maitho makwa ndikamuone;

o na mũngĩhooya mahooya maingĩ ndirĩmũiguaga.

Nĩgũkorwo moko manyu maiyũrĩtwo nĩ thakame;

161:16 Ruth 3:3; Isa 55:7mwĩthambei mwĩtherie.

Eheriai ciĩko cianyu njũru maitho-inĩ makwa!

Tigai gwĩka maũndũ mooru,

171:17 Thab 82:3; Ezek 18:31mwĩrutei gwĩkaga wega!

Thingatagai ciira wa kĩhooto,

na mũkoomĩrĩria arĩa ahinyĩrĩrie.

Tuagai ciira wa ciana cia ngoriai na kĩhooto,

na mũthaithanagĩrĩre mũtumia wa ndigwa.”

181:18 Thab 51:7; Isa 55:7Jehova ekuuga atĩrĩ,

“Ũkai tũciire.

O na mehia manyu mangĩkorwo matunĩhĩte ta gakarakũ-rĩ,

nĩmagathera o ta ira;

o na maatuĩka matunĩhĩte ta thakame,

nĩmakerũha o ta guoya wa ngʼondu.

191:19 Ayub 36:11; Gũcook 30:15-16Mũngĩnjigua na mũnjathĩkĩre,

nĩ mũrĩrĩĩaga indo iria njega mũno cia bũrũri;

201:20 Isa 3:25; Ndar 23:19no mũngĩrema na mũrege gwathĩka,

mũkaaniinwo na rũhiũ rwa njora.”

Nĩgũkorwo nĩ kanua ka Jehova koigĩte ũguo.

211:21 Jer 2:20; Hos 2:1-13Hĩ! Kaĩ itũũra inene rĩrĩa rĩĩhokeku

nĩrĩtuĩkĩte ta mũmaraya-ĩ!

Hĩndĩ ĩmwe rĩaiyũrĩte ũtuanĩri ciira wa kĩhooto;

ũthingu nĩguo watũũraga thĩinĩ warĩo,

no rĩu nĩ oragani matũũraga kuo!

22Betha yanyu ĩtuĩkĩte gĩko,

ndibei yanyu ĩrĩa njega mũno ĩgatukanio na maaĩ.

231:23 Jer 5:28; Mik 3:9Andũ anyu arĩa mamwathaga nĩ kũrema maremete,

magatuĩka a thiritũ ya aici;

othe nĩmendete mahaki,

nao mahanyũkanagia na indo cia kũheo.

Maticiiragĩra ciana cia ngoriai na kĩhooto;

na matithikagĩrĩria ciira wa mũtumia wa ndigwa.

241:24 Isa 35:4; Ezek 5:13Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, Mwathani, Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe,

O we Mwene Hinya wa Isiraeli, ekuuga atĩrĩ,

“Hĩ! Nĩngaitĩrĩria amuku akwa mangʼũrĩ makwa,

na ndĩĩrĩhĩrie harĩ thũ ciakwa.

251:25 2Maũ 29:15; Mal 3:3Nĩngagũũkĩrĩra na guoko gwakwa;

ngagũtheria gĩko gĩaku gĩthire biũ,

na maũndũ maku mothe marĩa matarĩ matheru ndĩmatherie.

261:26 Jer 33:7, 11; Zek 8:3Aciirithania aku ngaatũma matuĩke o ta ũrĩa maatariĩ matukũ-inĩ ma tene,

na aheani kĩrĩra aku o ta ũrĩa maatariĩ kĩambĩrĩria-inĩ.

Thuutha ũcio ũgeetagwo

Itũũra Inene rĩa Ũthingu,

o na Itũũra Inene Rĩĩhokeku.”

27Itũũra rĩa Zayuni rĩgaakũũrwo na ciira wa kĩhooto,

nao andũ a rĩo arĩa merirĩte makũũrwo na ũthingu.

281:28 Thab 9:5; 2Athe 1:8-9No andũ arĩa aremi na arĩa ehia makaaniinwo hamwe,

nao arĩa matiganagĩria Jehova nĩmagathira biũ.

291:29 Thab 97:7; Isa 63:3“Nĩmũgaconoka nĩ ũndũ wa mĩgandi ĩyo mĩamũre

mũtũire mũkenagĩra;

nĩmũkaigua thoni nĩ ũndũ wa mĩgũnda

ĩyo mwĩthuurĩire.

30Mũgaatuĩka ta mũgandi ũrahooha mathangũ,

mũtuĩke ta mũgũnda ũtarĩ maaĩ.

31Mũndũ ũrĩa ũrĩ hinya agaatuĩka maragara,

naguo wĩra wake ũtuĩke thandĩ;

we na wĩra wake nĩmakahĩa hamwe,

haage mũndũ wa kũhoria mwaki ũcio.”