New Living Translation

Isaiah 1

1These are the visions that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. He saw these visions during the years when Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah were kings of Judah.[a]

A Message for Rebellious Judah

Listen, O heavens! Pay attention, earth!
    This is what the Lord says:
“The children I raised and cared for
    have rebelled against me.
Even an ox knows its owner,
    and a donkey recognizes its master’s care—
but Israel doesn’t know its master.
    My people don’t recognize my care for them.”
Oh, what a sinful nation they are—
    loaded down with a burden of guilt.
They are evil people,
    corrupt children who have rejected the Lord.
They have despised the Holy One of Israel
    and turned their backs on him.

Why do you continue to invite punishment?
    Must you rebel forever?
Your head is injured,
    and your heart is sick.
You are battered from head to foot—
    covered with bruises, welts, and infected wounds—
    without any soothing ointments or bandages.
Your country lies in ruins,
    and your towns are burned.
Foreigners plunder your fields before your eyes
    and destroy everything they see.
Beautiful Jerusalem[b] stands abandoned
    like a watchman’s shelter in a vineyard,
like a lean-to in a cucumber field after the harvest,
    like a helpless city under siege.
If the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
    had not spared a few of us,[c]
we would have been wiped out like Sodom,
    destroyed like Gomorrah.

10 Listen to the Lord, you leaders of “Sodom.”
    Listen to the law of our God, people of “Gomorrah.”
11 “What makes you think I want all your sacrifices?”
    says the Lord.
“I am sick of your burnt offerings of rams
    and the fat of fattened cattle.
I get no pleasure from the blood
    of bulls and lambs and goats.
12 When you come to worship me,
    who asked you to parade through my courts with all your ceremony?
13 Stop bringing me your meaningless gifts;
    the incense of your offerings disgusts me!
As for your celebrations of the new moon and the Sabbath
    and your special days for fasting—
they are all sinful and false.
    I want no more of your pious meetings.
14 I hate your new moon celebrations and your annual festivals.
    They are a burden to me. I cannot stand them!
15 When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look.
    Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen,
    for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims.
16 Wash yourselves and be clean!
    Get your sins out of my sight.
    Give up your evil ways.
17 Learn to do good.
    Seek justice.
Help the oppressed.
    Defend the cause of orphans.
    Fight for the rights of widows.

18 “Come now, let’s settle this,”
    says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
    I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
    I will make them as white as wool.
19 If you will only obey me,
    you will have plenty to eat.
20 But if you turn away and refuse to listen,
    you will be devoured by the sword of your enemies.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!”

Unfaithful Jerusalem

21 See how Jerusalem, once so faithful,
    has become a prostitute.
Once the home of justice and righteousness,
    she is now filled with murderers.
22 Once like pure silver,
    you have become like worthless slag.
Once so pure,
    you are now like watered-down wine.
23 Your leaders are rebels,
    the companions of thieves.
All of them love bribes
    and demand payoffs,
but they refuse to defend the cause of orphans
    or fight for the rights of widows.

24 Therefore, the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies,
    the Mighty One of Israel, says,
“I will take revenge on my enemies
    and pay back my foes!
25 I will raise my fist against you.
    I will melt you down and skim off your slag.
    I will remove all your impurities.
26 Then I will give you good judges again
    and wise counselors like you used to have.
Then Jerusalem will again be called the Home of Justice
    and the Faithful City.”

27 Zion will be restored by justice;
    those who repent will be revived by righteousness.
28 But rebels and sinners will be completely destroyed,
    and those who desert the Lord will be consumed.

29 You will be ashamed of your idol worship
    in groves of sacred oaks.
You will blush because you worshiped
    in gardens dedicated to idols.
30 You will be like a great tree with withered leaves,
    like a garden without water.
31 The strongest among you will disappear like straw;
    their evil deeds will be the spark that sets it on fire.
They and their evil works will burn up together,
    and no one will be able to put out the fire.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 These kings reigned from 792 to 686 B.c.
  2. 1:8 Hebrew The daughter of Zion.
  3. 1:9 Greek version reads a few of our children. Compare Rom 9:29.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Isaaya 1

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

Wulira ggwe eggulu, mpuliriza ggwe ensi,
    kubanga bw’ati Mukama bw’ayogera nti,
“Nayonsa ne ndera abaana
    naye ne banjeemera.
Ente emanya nannyini yo
    n’endogoyi emanya ekisibo kya mukama waayo,
naye Isirayiri tammanyi,
    abantu bange tebantegeera.”

Woowe! Eggwanga erijjudde ebibi,
    abantu abajjudde obutali butuukirivu,
ezzadde eryabakola ebibi,
    abaana aboonoonyi!
Balese Mukama
    banyoomye Omutukuvu wa Isirayiri,
    basenguse bamuvuddeko bamukubye amabega.

Lwaki mweyongera okujeema?
    Mwagala mwongere okubonerezebwa?
Omutwe gwonna mulwadde,
    n’omutima gwonna gunafuye.
Okuva mu mala g’ekigere okutuuka ku mutwe
    temuli bulamu
wabula ebiwundu, n’okuzimba,
    n’amabwa agatiiriika amasira
agatanyigibwanga, okusibibwa,
    wadde okuteekebwako eddagala.

Ensi yammwe esigadde matongo,
    ebibuga byammwe byokeddwa omuliro,
nga nammwe bennyini mulaba.
    Bannamawanga[a] balidde ensi yammwe,
    era ezise kubanga bannaggwanga bagisudde.
Omuwala wa Sayuuni alekeddwa
    ng’ensiisira esigadde mu nnimiro y’emizabbibu,
ng’ekiwummulirwamu mu nnimiro y’emyungu[b],
    ng’ekibuga ekizingiziddwa.
Singa Mukama ow’Eggye
    teyatulekerawo bantu abatonotono abaasigalawo
twandibadde nga Sodomu,
    twandifuuse nga Ggomola.

10 Muwulirize ekigambo kya Katonda
    mmwe abafuzi ba Sodomu!
Musseeyo omwoyo eri okuyigiriza kwa Katonda waffe
    mmwe abantu b’e Ggomola!
11 “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.
12 Bwe mujja mu maaso gange,
    ani aba abayise
    ne mujja okulinnyirira empya zange?
13 Mulekeraawo okuleeta ssaddaaka zammwe ezitaliimu;
    obubaane bwammwe bwa muzizo gye ndi.
Omwezi Ogubonese ne Ssabbiiti n’enkuŋŋaana zammwe
    zijjudde obutali butuukirivu.
14 Emyezi gyammwe Egibonese n’embaga zammwe ez’ennaku entukuvu,
    emmeeme yange ebikyaye,
binfuukidde omugugu,
    nkooye okubigumiikiriza.
15 Bwe munaayimusanga emikono gyammwe musabe
    nnaabakwekanga amaaso gange,
era ne bwe munaasabanga ennyo
    siiwulirenga
kubanga emikono gyammwe gisaabaanye omusaayi.

16 Munaabe, mwetukuze
    muggirewo ddala ebikolwa byammwe ebibi gye ndi,
    mulekeraawo okukola ebibi.
17 Muyige okukola obulungi, musalenga emisango n’amazima,
    mudduukirirenga abajoogebwa,
musalenga omusango gw’atalina kitaawe,
    muwolerezenga bannamwandu.

18 “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.
19 Bwe munaagondanga ne muwulira,
    munaalyanga ebirungi eby’ensi;
20 naye bwe munaagaananga ne mujeemanga
    ekitala kinaabalyanga,”
kubanga akamwa ka Mukama ke kakyogedde.

21 Laba ekibuga ekyesigwa
    bwe kifuuse ng’omwenzi!
Oyo eyasalanga emisango mu bwenkanya!
    Obutuukirivu bwatuulanga mu ye,
    naye kaakano batemu bennyini nnyini!
22 Effeeza yo efuuse masengere,
    wayini wo afuuse wa lujjulungu.
23 Abafuzi bo bajeemu,
    mikwano gya babbi,
bonna bawoomerwa enguzi,
    era banoonya kuweebwa birabo;
tebayamba batalina ba kitaabwe,
    so n’ensonga za bannamwandu tebazifaako.
24 Noolwekyo kyava ayogera Mukama, Mukama ow’Eggye,
    ow’amaanyi owa Isirayiri nti,
“Ndifuka obusungu ku balabe bange,
    era ne nesasuza abo abankyawa.
25 Era ndikukwatamu n’omukono gwange,
    ne nnoongoosereza ddala amasengere go gonna
    ne nkuggyamu ebitali birungi byonna.
26 Era ndikomyawo abalamuzi bo ng’olubereberye
    n’abo abakuwa amagezi, nga bwe kyali okusooka.
Olwo olyoke oyitibwe
    ekibuga eky’obutuukirivu,
    ekibuga ekyesigwa.”

27 Sayuuni alinunulibwa lwa bwenkanya,
    n’abantu baamu abalyenenya mu butuukirivu.
28 Naye abeewaggula n’abakozi b’ebibi balizikirizibwa wamu,
    n’abo abava ku Mukama Katonda, balimalibwawo.

29 “Kubanga mulikwatibwa ensonyi olw’emiti
    mwe mwenyumiririzanga,
n’olw’ennimiro
    ze mweroboza.
30 Kubanga mulibeera ng’omuvule oguwotoka
    era ng’ennimiro etaliimu mazzi.
31 N’omusajja ow’amaanyi alifuuka ng’enfuuzi,
    n’omulimu gwe ng’akasasi akavudde ku lyanda,
era byombi biriggiira wamu
    so tewaliba azikiza omuliro ogwo.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:7 Kino kyogera ku kulumbibwa kw’abantu b’omu Bwasuli mu biro bya Sennakeribu (2Bk 18:13).
  2. 1:8 emyungu ziba bika bya nsujju; emu eyitibwa omungu