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

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Isaya 1:1-31

11:1 1Sam 3:1; Hes 12:6; 2Fal 14:21; 16:1; 1Nya 3:12-13; 2Nya 26:22; 1Sam 22:1, 5; Oba 1:1; Nah 1:1; Isa 40:9; 44:26Maono kuhusu Yuda na Yerusalemu ambayo Isaya mwana wa Amozi aliyaona wakati wa utawala wa Uzia, Yothamu, Ahazi na Hezekia, wafalme wa Yuda.

Taifa Asi

21:2 Hag 1:12; Amu 11:10; Kum 4:26; Yer 42:5; Isa 23:4; 63:16; 65:2; Eze 24:3; Mik 1:2; Isa 63:16; Mal 1:6Sikieni, enyi mbingu! Sikilizeni, enyi dunia!

Kwa maana Bwana amesema:

“Nimewalisha watoto na kuwalea,

lakini wameniasi mimi.

31:3 Yer 4:22; 9:3-6; Hos 2:8; Ay 12:9; Mwa 42:27; Kum 32:28; Isa 42:25; Ay 12:9; Hos 4:1; Isa 48:8; Hos 4:6; 7:9Ngʼombe anamjua bwana wake,

naye punda anajua hori la mmiliki wake,

lakini Israeli hajui,

watu wangu hawaelewi.”

41:4 Yer 23:14; Eze 39:7; 2Fal 19:22; Isa 1:2; Za 14:3; Kum 32:15; Isa 5:19; 31:1; 5:18; 9:17; 14:20; Za 119:87Lo! Taifa lenye dhambi,

watu waliolemewa na uovu,

uzao wa watenda mabaya,

watoto waliozoelea upotovu!

Wamemwacha Bwana,

Wamemkataa kwa dharau

yeye Aliye Mtakatifu wa Israeli

na kumgeuzia kisogo.

51:5 Yer 2:20; 30:17; 44:16-17; 2:30; 5:3; Ebr 3:16; Isa 31:6; 44:16-17; Mit 20:30; Mao 2:11Kwa nini mzidi kupigwa?

Kwa nini kudumu katika uasi?

Kichwa chako chote kimejeruhiwa,

moyo wako wote ni mgonjwa.

61:6 Kum 28:35; Yer 8:22; 14:19; 30:17; Mao 2:13; Eze 34:4; Lk 10:34; 2Sam 14:2; Za 45:7; 104:15; 38:3; Isa 61:3; 53:5; 30:26Kutoka wayo wako wa mguu hadi kwenye utosi wa kichwa chako

hakuna uzima:

ni majeraha matupu na makovu

na vidonda vitokavyo damu,

havikusafishwa au kufungwa

wala kulainishwa kwa mafuta.

71:7 Kum 28:51; Amu 6:3-6; Isa 62:8; 2Fal 18:13; Law 26:34; 26:16; Yer 5:17; Za 109:11Nchi yenu imekuwa ukiwa,

miji yenu imeteketezwa kwa moto;

nchi yenu imeachwa tupu na wageni

mbele ya macho yenu,

imeharibiwa kama vile imepinduliwa na wageni.

81:8 Za 9:14; Isa 10:32; 30:17; 49:21; Ay 27:18Binti Sayuni ameachwa kama kipenu

katika shamba la mizabibu,

kama kibanda katika shamba la matikitimaji,

kama mji uliohusuriwa.

91:9 Rum 9:29; 2Fal 21:14; Mwa 45:7; 19:24; Isa 4:2; 6:13; 27:12; Yer 23:3; Yoe 2:32Kama Bwana Mungu Mwenye Nguvu Zote1:9 Bwana Mwenye Nguvu Zote hapa ni Yehova Sabaoth, yaani Bwana wa Majeshi; pia Warumi 9:29 na Yakobo 5:4.

asingelituachia walionusurika,

tungelikuwa kama Sodoma,

tungelifanana na Gomora.

101:10 Isa 30:9; 28:14; 5:24; 8:20; 13:19; Ufu 11:8; Mwa 13:13; Eze 16:49; Rum 9:29Sikieni neno la Bwana,

ninyi watawala wa Sodoma;

sikilizeni sheria ya Mungu wetu,

enyi watu wa Gomora!

111:11 Amo 6:4; Yer 6:20; Ebr 10:4; Za 50:8; 40:6; Ay 22:3; Isa 66:3; 1Sam 15:22; Mal 1:10Bwana anasema, “Wingi wa sadaka zenu,

ni kitu gani kwangu?

Ninazo sadaka za kuteketezwa nyingi kupita kiasi,

za kondoo dume na mafuta ya wanyama walionona.

Sipendezwi na damu za mafahali

wala za wana-kondoo na mbuzi.

121:12 Kut 23:17; Kum 31:11Mnapokuja kujihudhurisha mbele zangu,

ni nani aliyewataka ninyi mfanye hivyo,

huku kuzikanyaga nyua zangu?

131:13 Mit 15:8; 1Nya 23:31; Hag 2:14; Yer 18:15; 44:8; 1Fal 11:24; Mit 28:9; Yer 7:9; Isa 41:24; 66:3Acheni kuniletea sadaka zisizokuwa na maana!

Uvumba wenu ni chukizo kwangu.

Miandamo ya Mwezi, Sabato na makusanyiko ya ibada:

siwezi kuvumilia makusanyiko yenu maovu.

141:14 Za 69:3; Kut 12:16; Mal 3:14; Kum 16:1-7; Neh 10:33; Ay 7:12; Hes 28:11-29; Law 23:1-44Sikukuu zenu za Miandamo ya Mwezi, na sikukuu zenu zilizoamriwa:

moyo wangu unazichukia.

Zimekuwa mzigo kwangu,

nimechoka kuzivumilia.

151:15 Ay 27:9; Kum 31:17; 1:45; Mik 3:4; Hos 4:2; Isa 57:17; 59:2; Kut 9:29; Yoe 3:21; 1Sam 8:18Mnaponyoosha mikono yenu katika maombi,

nitaficha macho yangu nisiwaone;

hata mkiomba maombi mengi

sitasikiliza.

Mikono yenu imejaa damu;

161:16 Yer 4:14; 25:5; Hes 19:11-16; Isa 52:11; Rut 3:3; Yak 4:8; Mt 27:24jiosheni na mkajitakase.

Yaondoeni matendo yenu maovu

mbele zangu!

Acheni kutenda mabaya,

171:17 Mik 6:8; Sef 2:3; Ay 22:9; Isa 33:5; Kut 22:22; Amo 5:14-15; Za 34:14; 72:1; Isa 11:4jifunzeni kutenda mema!

Tafuteni haki,

watieni moyo walioonewa.

Teteeni shauri la yatima,

wateteeni wajane.

181:18 1Sam 2:25; Isa 41:21; 55:7; Ufu 7:14; Za 51:7; Isa 43:9; 41:1; 43:26“Njooni basi tuhojiane,”

asema Bwana.

“Ingawa dhambi zenu ni kama rangi nyekundu,

zitakuwa nyeupe kama theluji;

ingawa ni nyekundu sana kama damu,

zitakuwa nyeupe kama sufu.

191:19 Ezr 9:12; Za 34:10; Ay 36:11; Isa 50:10; 62:9; Kum 30:15-16; Isa 58:14; 65:13; 30:32Kama mkikubali na kutii,

mtakula mema ya nchi,

201:20 Yer 17:27; Hes 23:19; Ay 15:22; 1Sam 12:15; Isa 3:25; 21:17; 34:16; 27:1; 65:12lakini kama mkikataa na kuasi,

mtaangamizwa kwa upanga.”

Kwa kuwa kinywa cha Bwana kimenena.

211:21 Isa 57:3-9; Yer 2:20; 3:2-9; 13:27; Eze 23:3; Hos 2:1-13; Amo 6:12; Isa 46:13; 59:14; Mit 6:17Tazama jinsi mji uliokuwa mwaminifu

umekuwa kahaba!

Mwanzoni ulikuwa umejaa unyofu,

haki ilikuwa inakaa ndani yake,

lakini sasa ni wauaji!

221:22 Za 119:119Fedha yenu imekuwa takataka,

divai yenu nzuri imechanganywa na maji.

231:23 Kum 19:14; Amo 5:8; Yer 5:28; Mik 2:1-2; 6:12; Kut 23:8; Isa 10:2; Eze 22:6-7; Isa 1:2; Mik 3:9; Amo 5:12; Hab 1:4Watawala wenu ni waasi,

rafiki wa wevi,

wote wanapenda rushwa

na kukimbilia hongo.

Hawatetei yatima,

shauri la mjane haliletwi mbele yao lisikilizwe.

241:24 Mwa 49:24; Isa 34:2, 8; 47:3; 59:17; 63:4; Yer 51:6; Eze 5:13; Kum 32:43Kwa hiyo Bwana, Bwana Mwenye Nguvu Zote,

Mwenye Nguvu wa Israeli, asema hivi:

“Lo, nitapata faraja kutoka kwa adui zangu

na kujilipizia kisasi juu ya watesi wangu.

251:25 Yer 9:7; 6:29; Ufu 3:19; Isa 48:10; Kum 28:63; Za 78:38; 2Nya 29:15; Eze 22:22; Za 119:119Nitauelekeza mkono wangu dhidi yenu,

nitawasafisha takataka zenu zote

na kuwaondolea unajisi wenu wote.

261:26 Mik 4:8; Zek 8:3; Yer 31:23; 33:7; Kum 9:24; Mwa 32:28; Isa 32:16; 46:13; 4:3; 48:2Nitawarudishia waamuzi wenu kama ilivyokuwa siku za zamani,

nao washauri wenu kama ilivyokuwa mwanzoni.

Baadaye utaitwa,

Mji wa Haki,

Mji Mwaminifu.”

271:27 Isa 31:6; 59:20; 35:10; 41:14; 62:12; 63:4; 30:15; Hos 2:19; Eze 18:30Sayuni itakombolewa kwa haki,

wale waliomo ndani yake waliotubu kwa uaminifu.

281:28 Yer 4:18; 44:12; 2The 1:8-9; Isa 33:14; 43:27; 48:8; 16:2; Kum 32:18; 32:15; Za 9:5; Yer 16:4Lakini waasi na wenye dhambi wote wataangamizwa,

nao wanaomwacha Bwana wataangamia.

291:29 Eze 6:13; Hos 4:13; Isa 65:3; 42:17; 44:9; 57:5; Za 97:7; Yer 10:14; Za 97:7“Mtaaibika kwa sababu ya hiyo mialoni

ambayo mlifurahia,

mtafadhaika kwa sababu ya bustani

mlizozichagua.

301:30 Za 1:3Mtakuwa kama mwaloni wenye majani yanayonyauka,

kama bustani isiyokuwa na maji.

311:31 Isa 4:4; 5:24; 9:18-19; 24:6; 33:14; 66:15-16, 24; Yer 5:14; 7:20; Mal 3:2; Mt 25:41Mtu mwenye nguvu atatoweka kama majani makavu yawakayo moto,

na kazi yake kama cheche ya moto;

vyote vitaungua pamoja,

wala hakuna wa kuuzima huo moto.”