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Isaías 1

1Visión que recibió Isaías hijo de Amoz acerca de Judá y Jerusalén, durante los reinados de Uzías, Jotán, Acaz y Ezequías, reyes de Judá.

Judá, nación rebelde

¡Oigan, cielos! ¡Escucha, tierra!
    Así dice el Señor:
«Yo crié hijos hasta hacerlos hombres,
    pero ellos se rebelaron contra mí.
El buey conoce a su dueño
    y el asno el pesebre de su amo;
¡pero Israel no conoce,
    mi pueblo no entiende!»

¡Ay, nación pecadora,
    pueblo cargado de culpa,
generación de malhechores,
    hijos corruptos!
¡Han abandonado al Señor!
    ¡Han despreciado al Santo de Israel!
    ¡Se han vuelto atrás!

¿Para qué recibir más golpes?
    ¿Para qué insistir en la rebelión?
Toda su cabeza está herida,
    todo su corazón está enfermo.
Desde la planta del pie hasta la coronilla
    no les queda nada sano:
todo en ellos es heridas, moretones,
    y llagas abiertas,
que no les han sido curadas ni vendadas,
    ni aliviadas con aceite.

Su país está desolado,
    sus ciudades son presa del fuego;
ante sus propios ojos
    los extraños devoran sus campos;
su país está desolado,
    como si hubiera sido destruido por extranjeros.
La bella Sión ha quedado
    como cobertizo en un viñedo,
como choza en un melonar,
    como ciudad sitiada.
Si el Señor Todopoderoso
    no nos hubiera dejado algunos sobrevivientes,
seríamos ya como Sodoma,
    nos pareceríamos a Gomorra.

10 ¡Oigan la palabra del Señor,
    gobernantes de Sodoma!
¡Escuchen la ley de nuestro Dios,
    pueblo de Gomorra!
11 «¿De qué me sirven sus muchos sacrificios?
    —dice el Señor—.
Harto estoy de holocaustos de carneros
    y de la grasa de animales engordados;
la sangre de toros, corderos y cabras
    no me complace.
12 ¿Por qué vienen a presentarse ante mí?
    ¿Quién les mandó traer animales
    para que pisotearan mis atrios?
13 No me sigan trayendo vanas ofrendas;
    el incienso es para mí una abominación.
Luna nueva, día de reposo, asambleas convocadas;
    ¡no soporto que con su adoración me ofendan!
14 Yo aborrezco sus lunas nuevas y festividades;
    se me han vuelto una carga
    que estoy cansado de soportar.
15 Cuando levantan sus manos,
    yo aparto de ustedes mis ojos;
aunque multipliquen sus oraciones,
    no las escucharé,
    pues tienen las manos llenas de sangre.
16 ¡Lávense, límpiense!
    ¡Aparten de mi vista sus obras malvadas!
¡Dejen de hacer el mal!
17     ¡Aprendan a hacer el bien!
¡Busquen la justicia y reprendan al opresor!
    ¡Aboguen por el huérfano y defiendan a la viuda!

18 »Vengan, pongamos las cosas en claro
    —dice el Señor—.
¿Son sus pecados como escarlata?
    ¡Quedarán blancos como la nieve!
¿Son rojos como la púrpura?
    ¡Quedarán como la lana!
19 ¿Están ustedes dispuestos a obedecer?
    ¡Comerán lo mejor de la tierra!
20 ¿Se niegan y se rebelan?
    ¡Serán devorados por la espada!»
            El Señor mismo lo ha dicho.

21 ¡Cómo se ha prostituido la ciudad fiel!
    Antes estaba llena de justicia.
La rectitud moraba en ella,
    pero ahora solo quedan asesinos.
22 Tu plata se ha convertido en escoria;
    tu buen vino, en agua.
23 Tus gobernantes son rebeldes,
    cómplices de ladrones;
todos aman el soborno
    y van detrás de las prebendas.
No abogan por el huérfano,
    ni se ocupan de la causa de la viuda.

24 Por eso afirma el Señor,
    el Señor Todopoderoso, el Fuerte de Israel:
«Me desquitaré de mis adversarios,
    me vengaré de mis enemigos.
25 Volveré mi mano contra ti,
    limpiaré tus escorias con lejía
    y quitaré todas tus impurezas.
26 Restauraré a tus jueces como al principio,
    y a tus consejeros como al comienzo.
Entonces serás llamada “Ciudad de justicia”,
    “Ciudad fiel”».

27 Con justicia Sión será redimida,
    y con rectitud, los que se arrepientan.
28 Pero los rebeldes y pecadores a una serán quebrantados,
    y perecerán los que abandonan al Señor.
29 Se avergonzarán de las encinas que ustedes tanto aman;
    los jardines que eligieron serán para ellos una afrenta.
30 Serán como una encina con hojas marchitas,
    como un jardín sin agua.
31 El hombre fuerte se convertirá en estopa,
    y su trabajo en chispa;
arderán los dos juntos,
    y no habrá quien los apague.

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Isaiah 1

Rebellion of God’s People

1The vision of [the prophet] Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning [the kingdom of] Judah and [its capital] Jerusalem, which he saw [as revealed by God] during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.


Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth;
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have reared and brought up sons,
But they have rebelled against Me and have broken away.

“The ox [instinctively] knows its owner,
And the donkey its master’s feeding trough,
But Israel does not know [Me as Lord],
My people do not understand.”


Ah, sinful nation,
A people loaded down with wickedness [with sin, with injustice, with wrongdoing],
Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who behave corruptly!
They have abandoned (rejected) the Lord,
They have despised the Holy One of Israel [provoking Him to anger],
They have turned away from Him.


Why should you be stricken and punished again [since no change results from it]?
You [only] continue to rebel.
The whole head is sick
And the whole heart is faint and sick.

From the sole of the foot even to the head
There is nothing healthy in the nation’s body,
Only bruises, welts, and raw wounds,
Not pressed out or bandaged,
Nor softened with oil [as a remedy].


Your land lies desolate [because of your disobedience],
Your cities are burned with fire,
Your fields—strangers are devouring them in your very presence;
It is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

The Daughter of Zion (Jerusalem) is left like a [deserted] shelter in a vineyard,
Like a watchman’s hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city [isolated, surrounded by devastation].

If the Lord of hosts
Had not left us a few survivors,
We would be like Sodom,
We would be like Gomorrah.

God Has Had Enough

10 
Hear the word of the Lord [rulers of Jerusalem],
You rulers of [another] Sodom,
Listen to the law and instruction of our God,
You people of [another] Gomorrah.
11 
“What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me [without your repentance]?”
Says the Lord.
“I have had enough of [your] burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of well-fed cattle [without your obedience];
And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls or lambs or goats [offered without repentance].
12 
“When you come to appear before Me,
Who requires this of you, this trampling of My [temple] courts [by your sinful feet]?
13 
“Do not bring worthless offerings again,
[Your] incense is repulsive to Me;
[Your] New Moon and Sabbath [observances], the calling of assemblies—
I cannot endure wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing] and [the squalor of] the festive assembly.
14 
“I hate [the hypocrisy of] your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts.
They have become a burden to Me;
I am weary of bearing them.
15 
“So when you spread out your hands [in prayer, pleading for My help],
I will hide My eyes from you;
Yes, even though you offer many prayers,
I will not be listening.
Your hands are full of blood!

16 
“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Get your evil deeds out of My sight.
Stop doing evil,
17 
Learn to do good.
Seek justice,
Rebuke the ruthless,
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the [rights of the] widow [in court].

“Let Us Reason”

18 
“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord.
[a]Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be like wool.
19 
“If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the best of the land;
20 
But if you refuse and rebel,
You shall be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Zion Corrupted, to Be Redeemed

21 
How the faithful city has become a prostitute [idolatrous, despicable],
She who was full of justice!
Right standing with God once lodged in her,
But now murderers.
22 
Your silver has turned to [b]lead,
Your wine is diluted with water.
23 
Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves bribes
And chases after gifts.
They do not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the widow’s cause come before them [instead they delay or turn a deaf ear].

24 
Therefore the Lord God of hosts,
The Mighty One of Israel, declares:
“Ah, I will be freed of My adversaries
And avenge Myself on My enemies.
25 
“And I will turn My hand against you,
And will [thoroughly] purge away your dross as with lye
And remove all your tin (impurity).
26 
“Then I will restore your judges as at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning;
Afterward you will be called the city of righteousness,
The faithful city.”

27 
Zion will be redeemed with justice
And her repentant ones with righteousness.
28 
But rebels and sinners will be crushed and destroyed together,
And those who abandon (turn away from) the Lord will be consumed (perish).
29 
For you will be ashamed [of the degradation] of the oaks in which you took [idolatrous] pleasure,
And you will be ashamed of the gardens [of passion] which you have chosen [for pagan worship].
30 
For you will be like an oak whose leaf withers and dies
And like a garden that has no water.
31 
The strong man will become tinder,
And his work a spark.
So both will burn together
And there will be none to quench them.

Notas al pie

  1. Isaiah 1:18 There was a legend among the rabbis that on the Day of Atonement a scarlet woolen thread was tied to the door of the temple, and when the scapegoat reached the wilderness (Lev 16:10), if the sins of Israel were forgiven the thread would miraculously turn white.
  2. Isaiah 1:22 Lit galena.