New International Version

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.”

New Amharic Standard Version

ኢሳይያስ 1:1-31

1በይሁዳ ነገሥታት በዖዝያን፣ በኢዮአታም፣ በአካዝና በሕዝቅያስ ዘመን፣ የአሞጽ ልጅ ኢሳይያስ ስለ ይሁዳና ስለ ኢየሩሳሌም ያየው ራእይ፤

እምቢተኛ ሕዝብ

2ሰማያት ሆይ፤ ስሙ! ምድር ሆይ፤ አድምጪ!

እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ሲል ተናግሮአልና፤

“ልጆች ወለድሁ፣ አሳደግኋቸውም፤

እነርሱ ግን ዐመፁብኝ።

3በሬ ጌታውን፣

አህያ የባለቤቱን ጋጥ ያውቃል፤

እስራኤል ግን አላወቀም፤

ሕዝቤም አላስተዋለም።”

4እናንተ ኀጢአተኛ ሕዝብ፣

በደል የሞላበት ወገን፣

የክፉ አድራጊ ዘር፣

ምግባረ ብልሹ ልጆች ወዮላችሁ

እግዚአብሔርን ትተዋል፤

የእስራኤልን ቅዱስ አቃለዋል፤

ጀርባቸውንም በእርሱ ላይ አዙረዋል።

5ለምን ዳግመኛ ትመታላችሁ?

ለምንስ በዐመፅ ትጸናላችሁ?

ራሳችሁ በሙሉ ታሞአል፤

ልባችሁ ሁሉ ታውኮአል።

6ከእግር ጥፍራችሁ እስከ ራስ ጠጒራችሁ

ጤና የላችሁም፤

ቍስልና ዕባጭ እንዲሁም እዥ ብቻ ነው፤

አልታጠበም፤ አልታሰረም፤

በዘይትም አልለዘበም።

7አገራችሁ ባድማ፣

ከተሞቻችሁ በእሳት የተቃጠሉ ይሆናሉ፤

ዐይናችሁ እያየ፣

መሬታችሁ በባዕድ ይነጠቃል፤

ጠፍም ይሆናል።

8የጽዮን ሴት ልጅ

በወይን አትክልት ውስጥ እንዳለ ዳስ፣

በዱባ ተክል ወስጥ እንደሚገኝ ጐጆ፣

እንደ ተከበበም ከተማ ተተወች።

9የሰራዊት ጌታ እግዚአብሔር

ዘርን ባያስቀርልን ኖሮ፣

እንደ ሰዶም በሆንን

ገሞራንም በመሰልን ነበር።

10እናንተ የሰዶም ገዦች፤

የእግዚአብሔርን ቃል ስሙ፤

እናንተ የገሞራ ሰዎች፤

የእግዚአብሔርን ሕግ አድምጡ።

11“የመሥዋዕታችሁ ብዛት

ለእኔ ምኔ ነው?” ይላል እግዚአብሔር።

“የሚቃጠለውን የአውራ በግና

የሰቡ እንስሳትን ስብ ጠግቤአለሁ፤

በበሬ፣ በበግ ጠቦትና በፍየል ደም ደስ

አልሰኝም።

12በፊቴ ለመቅረብ ስትመጡ፣

ይህን ሁሉ እንድታመጡ፣

የመቅደሴን ደጅ እንድትረግጡ ማን ጠየቃችሁ?

13ከንቱውን መባ አታቅርቡ፤

ዕጣናችሁን እጸየፋለሁ፤

የወር መባቻ በዓላችሁን፣

ሰንበቶቻችሁን፣ ጉባኤያችሁንና

በክፋት የተሞላውን ስብሰባችሁን መታገሥ

አልቻልሁም።

14የወር መባቻችሁንና የተደነገጉ በዓሎቻችሁን

ነፍሴ ጠልታለች፤

ሸክም ሆነውብኛል፤

መታገሥም አልቻልሁም።

15እጆቻቸሁን ለጸሎት ወደ እኔ ስትዘረጉ፣

ዐይኖቼን ከእናንተ እሰውራለሁ፤

አብዝታችሁ ብትጸልዩም እንኳ አልሰማችሁም፤

እጆቻችሁ በደም ተበክለዋል፤

16ታጠቡ፤ ራሳችሁንም አንጹ፤

ክፉ ሥራችሁን ከፊቴ አርቁ፤

ክፉ ማድረጋችሁን ተዉ፤

17መልካም ማድረግን ተማሩ፤

ፍትሕን እሹ፣

የተገፉትን አጽናኑ1፥17 ወይም፣ ጨቋኙን ገሥጹ ማለት ነው።

አባት ለሌላቸው ቁሙላቸው፤

ለመበለቶችም ተሟገቱ።

18“ኑና እንዋቀስ”

ይላል እግዚአብሔር

“ኀጢአታችሁ እንደ ዐለላ ቢቀላ

እንደ በረዶ ይነጣል፤

እንደ ደም ቢቀላም

እንደ ባዘቶ ነጭ ይሆናል።

19እሺ ብትሉ፣ ብትታዘዙም

የምድርን በረከት ትበላላችሁ፤

20እምቢ ብላችሁ ብታምፁ ግን

ሰይፍ ይበላችኋል።”

የእግዚአብሔር አፍ ይህን ተናግሮአልና።

21ታማኝ የነበረችው ከተማ

እንዴት አመንዝራ እንደሆነች ተመልከቱ

ቀድሞ ፍትሕ የሞላባት፣

ጽድቅ የሰፈነባት ነበረች፤

አሁን ግን የነፍሰ ገዳዮች ማደሪያ ሆነ

22ብርሽ ዝጎአል፣

ምርጥ የወይን ጠጅሽ ውሃ ገባው፤

23ገዥዎችሽ ዐመፀኞችና

የሌባ ግብረ ዐበሮች ናቸው፤

ሁሉም ጒቦን ይወዳሉ፤

እጅ መንሻንም በብርቱ ይፈልጋሉ፤

አባት ለሌላቸው አይቆሙም፤

የመበለቶችንም አቤቱታ አይሰሙም።

24ስለዚህ ጌታ፣ የሰራዊት ጌታ እግዚአብሔር፣

የእስራኤል ኀያል እንዲህ ይላል፤

“በባላንጣዎቼ ላይ ቍጣዬን እገልጣለሁ፤

ጠላቶቼንም እበቀላለሁ።

25እጄን በአንቺ ላይ አነሣለሁ፣

ዝገትሽን ፈጽሜ አጠራለሁ፤

ጒድፍሽንም ሁሉ አስወግዳለሁ።

26ፈራጆችሽን እንደ ጥንቱ፣

አማካሪዎችሽንም እንደ ቀድሞው እመልሳለሁ፤

ከዚያም የጽድቅ መዲና፣

የታመነች ከተማ

ተብለሽ ትጠሪያለሽ።

27ጽዮን በፍትሕ፣

በንስሓ የሚመለሱ ነዋሪዎቿም በጽድቅ ይዋጃሉ።

28ዐመፀኞችና ኀጢአታኞች ግን በአንድነት ይደቃሉ፤

እግዚአብሔርንም የሚተዉ ይጠፋሉ።

29“ደስ በተሰኛችሁባቸው የአድባር ዛፎች

ታፍራላችሁ፤

በመረጣችኋቸውም የአትክልት ቦታዎች

ትዋረዳላችሁ።

30ቅጠሉ እንደ ጠወለገ ወርካ፣

ውሃም እንደሌለው የአትክልት ቦታ ትሆናላችሁ።

31ብርቱ ሰው እንደ ገለባ፣

ሥራውም እንደ ብልጭታ ይሆናል፤

ሁለቱም አብረው ይቃጠላሉ፤

እሳቱንም የሚያጠፋው የለም።