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Isaiah 1:1-31

1The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

A Rebellious Nation

2Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!

For the Lord has spoken:

“I reared children and brought them up,

but they have rebelled against me.

3The ox knows its master,

the donkey its owner’s manger,

but Israel does not know,

my people do not understand.”

4Woe to the sinful nation,

a people whose guilt is great,

a brood of evildoers,

children given to corruption!

They have forsaken the Lord;

they have spurned the Holy One of Israel

and turned their backs on him.

5Why should you be beaten anymore?

Why do you persist in rebellion?

Your whole head is injured,

your whole heart afflicted.

6From the sole of your foot to the top of your head

there is no soundness—

only wounds and welts

and open sores,

not cleansed or bandaged

or soothed with olive oil.

7Your country is desolate,

your cities burned with fire;

your fields are being stripped by foreigners

right before you,

laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.

8Daughter Zion is left

like a shelter in a vineyard,

like a hut in a cucumber field,

like a city under siege.

9Unless the Lord Almighty

had left us some survivors,

we would have become like Sodom,

we would have been like Gomorrah.

10Hear the word of the Lord,

you rulers of Sodom;

listen to the instruction of our God,

you people of Gomorrah!

11“The multitude of your sacrifices—

what are they to me?” says the Lord.

“I have more than enough of burnt offerings,

of rams and the fat of fattened animals;

I have no pleasure

in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.

12When you come to appear before me,

who has asked this of you,

this trampling of my courts?

13Stop bringing meaningless offerings!

Your incense is detestable to me.

New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations—

I cannot bear your worthless assemblies.

14Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals

I hate with all my being.

They have become a burden to me;

I am weary of bearing them.

15When you spread out your hands in prayer,

I hide my eyes from you;

even when you offer many prayers,

I am not listening.

Your hands are full of blood!

16Wash and make yourselves clean.

Take your evil deeds out of my sight;

stop doing wrong.

17Learn to do right; seek justice.

Defend the oppressed.1:17 Or justice. / Correct the oppressor

Take up the cause of the fatherless;

plead the case of the widow.

18“Come now, let us settle the matter,”

says the Lord.

“Though your sins are like scarlet,

they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red as crimson,

they shall be like wool.

19If you are willing and obedient,

you will eat the good things of the land;

20but if you resist and rebel,

you will be devoured by the sword.”

For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

21See how the faithful city

has become a prostitute!

She once was full of justice;

righteousness used to dwell in her—

but now murderers!

22Your silver has become dross,

your choice wine is diluted with water.

23Your rulers are rebels,

partners with thieves;

they all love bribes

and chase after gifts.

They do not defend the cause of the fatherless;

the widow’s case does not come before them.

24Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty,

the Mighty One of Israel, declares:

“Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes

and avenge myself on my enemies.

25I will turn my hand against you;1:25 That is, against Jerusalem

I will thoroughly purge away your dross

and remove all your impurities.

26I will restore your leaders as in days of old,

your rulers as at the beginning.

Afterward you will be called

the City of Righteousness,

the Faithful City.”

27Zion will be delivered with justice,

her penitent ones with righteousness.

28But rebels and sinners will both be broken,

and those who forsake the Lord will perish.

29“You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks

in which you have delighted;

you will be disgraced because of the gardens

that you have chosen.

30You will be like an oak with fading leaves,

like a garden without water.

31The mighty man will become tinder

and his work a spark;

both will burn together,

with no one to quench the fire.”

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Isaaya 1:1-31

11:1 a Kbl 12:6 b Is 40:9 c Is 2:1 d 2By 26:22 e 2Bk 16:1Okwolesebwa 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

21:2 a Mi 1:2 b Is 30:1, 9; 65:2Wulira ggwe eggulu, mpuliriza ggwe ensi,

kubanga bw’ati Mukama bw’ayogera nti,

“Nayonsa ne ndera abaana

naye ne banjeemera.

31:3 Yer 8:7; 9:3, 6Ente emanya nannyini yo

n’endogoyi emanya ekisibo kya mukama waayo,

naye Isirayiri tammanyi,

abantu bange tebantegeera.”

41:4 a Is 14:20 b Is 5:19, 24Woowe! Eggwanga erijjudde ebibi,

abantu abajjudde obutali butuukirivu,

ezzadde eryabakola ebibi,

abaana aboonoonyi!

Balese Mukama

banyoomye Omutukuvu wa Isirayiri,

basenguse bamuvuddeko bamukubye amabega.

51:5 a Is 31:6 b Is 33:6, 24Lwaki mweyongera okujeema?

Mwagala mwongere okubonerezebwa?

Omutwe gwonna mulwadde,

n’omutima gwonna gunafuye.

61:6 a Zab 38:3 b Is 30:26; Yer 8:22 c Luk 10:34Okuva mu mala g’ekigere okutuuka ku mutwe

temuli bulamu

wabula ebiwundu, n’okuzimba,

n’amabwa agatiiriika amasira

agatanyigibwanga, okusibibwa,

wadde okuteekebwako eddagala.

71:7 Lv 26:34Ensi yammwe esigadde matongo,

ebibuga byammwe byokeddwa omuliro,

nga nammwe bennyini mulaba.

Bannamawanga1:7 Kino kyogera ku kulumbibwa kw’abantu b’omu Bwasuli mu biro bya Sennakeribu (2Bk 18:13). balidde ensi yammwe,

era ezise kubanga bannaggwanga bagisudde.

81:8 Yob 27:18Omuwala wa Sayuuni alekeddwa

ng’ensiisira esigadde mu nnimiro y’emizabbibu,

ng’ekiwummulirwamu mu nnimiro y’emyungu1:8 emyungu ziba bika bya nsujju; emu eyitibwa omungu,

ng’ekibuga ekizingiziddwa.

91:9 a Is 10:20-22; 37:4, 31-32 b Lub 19:24; Bar 9:29*Singa Mukama ow’Eggye

teyatulekerawo bantu abatonotono abaasigalawo

twandibadde nga Sodomu,

twandifuuse nga Ggomola.

101:10 a Is 28:14 b Is 3:9; Ez 16:49; Bar 9:29; Kub 11:8 c Is 8:20Muwulirize ekigambo kya Katonda

mmwe abafuzi ba Sodomu!

Musseeyo omwoyo eri okuyigiriza kwa Katonda waffe

mmwe abantu b’e Ggomola!

111:11 a Zab 50:8 b Yer 6:20 c 1Sa 15:22; Mal 1:10“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.

121:12 Kuv 23:17Bwe mujja mu maaso gange,

ani aba abayise

ne mujja okulinnyirira empya zange?

131:13 a Is 66:3 b Yer 7:9 c 1By 23:31Mulekeraawo okuleeta ssaddaaka zammwe ezitaliimu;

obubaane bwammwe bwa muzizo gye ndi.

Omwezi Ogubonese ne Ssabbiiti n’enkuŋŋaana zammwe

zijjudde obutali butuukirivu.

141:14 a Lv 23:1-44; Kbl 28:11–29:39; Is 29:1 b Is 7:13; 43:22, 24Emyezi gyammwe Egibonese n’embaga zammwe ez’ennaku entukuvu,

emmeeme yange ebikyaye,

binfuukidde omugugu,

nkooye okubigumiikiriza.

151:15 a Is 8:17; 59:2; Mi 3:4 b Is 59:3Bwe munaayimusanga emikono gyammwe musabe

nnaabakwekanga amaaso gange,

era ne bwe munaasabanga ennyo

siiwulirenga

kubanga emikono gyammwe gisaabaanye omusaayi.

161:16 a Is 52:11 b Is 55:7; Yer 25:5Munaabe, mwetukuze

muggirewo ddala ebikolwa byammwe ebibi gye ndi,

mulekeraawo okukola ebibi.

171:17 a Zef 2:3 b Zab 82:3Muyige okukola obulungi, musalenga emisango n’amazima,

mudduukirirenga abajoogebwa,

musalenga omusango gw’atalina kitaawe,

muwolerezenga bannamwandu.

181:18 a Is 41:1; 43:9, 26 b Zab 51:7; Kub 7:14“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.

191:19 Ma 30:15-16; Is 55:2Bwe munaagondanga ne muwulira,

munaalyanga ebirungi eby’ensi;

201:20 a Is 3:25; 65:12 b Is 34:16; 40:5; 58:14; Mi 4:4naye bwe munaagaananga ne mujeemanga

ekitala kinaabalyanga,”

kubanga akamwa ka Mukama ke kakyogedde.

211:21 Is 57:3-9; Yer 2:20Laba ekibuga ekyesigwa

bwe kifuuse ng’omwenzi!

Oyo eyasalanga emisango mu bwenkanya!

Obutuukirivu bwatuulanga mu ye,

naye kaakano batemu bennyini nnyini!

22Effeeza yo efuuse masengere,

wayini wo afuuse wa lujjulungu.

231:23 a Kuv 23:8 b Is 10:2; Yer 5:28; Ez 22:6-7; Zek 7:10Abafuzi bo bajeemu,

mikwano gya babbi,

bonna bawoomerwa enguzi,

era banoonya kuweebwa birabo;

tebayamba batalina ba kitaabwe,

so n’ensonga za bannamwandu tebazifaako.

241:24 Is 35:4; 59:17; 61:2; 63:4Noolwekyo kyava ayogera Mukama, Mukama ow’Eggye,

ow’amaanyi owa Isirayiri nti,

“Ndifuka obusungu ku balabe bange,

era ne nesasuza abo abankyawa.

251:25 Ez 22:22; Mal 3:3Era ndikukwatamu n’omukono gwange,

ne nnoongoosereza ddala amasengere go gonna

ne nkuggyamu ebitali birungi byonna.

261:26 a Yer 33:7, 11 b Is 33:5; 62:1; Zek 8:3 c Is 60:14; 62:2Era ndikomyawo abalamuzi bo ng’olubereberye

n’abo abakuwa amagezi, nga bwe kyali okusooka.

Olwo olyoke oyitibwe

ekibuga eky’obutuukirivu,

ekibuga ekyesigwa.”

271:27 Is 35:10; 62:12; 63:4Sayuuni alinunulibwa lwa bwenkanya,

n’abantu baamu abalyenenya mu butuukirivu.

281:28 Zab 9:5; Is 24:20; 66:24; 2Bs 1:8-9Naye abeewaggula n’abakozi b’ebibi balizikirizibwa wamu,

n’abo abava ku Mukama Katonda, balimalibwawo.

291:29 a Is 57:5 b Is 65:3; 66:17“Kubanga mulikwatibwa ensonyi olw’emiti

mwe mwenyumiririzanga,

n’olw’ennimiro

ze mweroboza.

30Kubanga mulibeera ng’omuvule oguwotoka

era ng’ennimiro etaliimu mazzi.

311:31 Is 5:24; 9:18-19; 26:11; 33:14; 66:15-16, 24N’omusajja ow’amaanyi alifuuka ng’enfuuzi,

n’omulimu gwe ng’akasasi akavudde ku lyanda,

era byombi biriggiira wamu

so tewaliba azikiza omuliro ogwo.”