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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 bruises

and open sores,

not cleansed or bandaged

or soothed with 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.

Afterwards 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.’

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.”