New International Version

Isaiah 55:1-13

Invitation to the Thirsty

1“Come, all you who are thirsty,

come to the waters;

and you who have no money,

come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

without money and without cost.

2Why spend money on what is not bread,

and your labor on what does not satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,

and you will delight in the richest of fare.

3Give ear and come to me;

listen, that you may live.

I will make an everlasting covenant with you,

my faithful love promised to David.

4See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,

a ruler and commander of the peoples.

5Surely you will summon nations you know not,

and nations you do not know will come running to you,

because of the Lord your God,

the Holy One of Israel,

for he has endowed you with splendor.”

6Seek the Lord while he may be found;

call on him while he is near.

7Let the wicked forsake their ways

and the unrighteous their thoughts.

Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,

and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

8“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my ways,”

declares the Lord.

9“As the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways

and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10As the rain and the snow

come down from heaven,

and do not return to it

without watering the earth

and making it bud and flourish,

so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

11so is my word that goes out from my mouth:

It will not return to me empty,

but will accomplish what I desire

and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

12You will go out in joy

and be led forth in peace;

the mountains and hills

will burst into song before you,

and all the trees of the field

will clap their hands.

13Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,

and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.

This will be for the Lord’s renown,

for an everlasting sign,

that will endure forever.”

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Yesaia 55:1-13

Osukɔm Ho Ɔfrɛ

1“Mommra, mo a osukɔm de mo nyinaa,

mommra nsuo no ho;

na mo a monni sika,

mommra mmɛtɔ na monni!

Mommra mmɛtɔ nsã ne nufosuo

a monntua hwee.

2Adɛn enti na mosɛe sika wɔ deɛ ɛnyɛ aduane ho

ne mo ahoɔden wɔ deɛ ɛmmee ho?

Montie, montie me na monni deɛ ɛyɛ,

na mo kra ani bɛgye nnepa a ɛwɔ akatua pa ho.

3Monyɛ aso, na mommra me nkyɛn;

montie me, na mo kra anya nkwa.

Me ne mo bɛyɛ apam a ɛte hɔ daa,

me dɔ a ɛtoɔ ntwa da a mede hyɛɛ Dawid bɔ no.

4Hwɛ, mede no ayɛ adansedie ama nnipa no,

wɔn ɔkandifoɔ ne ɔsahene.

5Ampa ara mobɛfrɛ aman a monnim wɔn,

na aman a wonnim mo no bɛyɛ ntɛm aba mo nkyɛn,

Awurade, mo Onyankopɔn enti,

Israel Ɔkronkronni no,

ɛfiri sɛ wahyɛ mo animuonyam.”

6Monhwehwɛ Awurade ɛberɛ a mobɛhunu no.

Momfrɛ no ɛberɛ a ɔbɛn.

7Ma omumuyɛfoɔ ntwe ne ho mfiri nʼakwan ho

na ɔbɔnefoɔ nso mfiri ne nsusuiɛ ho.

Ma ɔnnane nkɔ Awurade nkyɛn, na ɔbɛhunu no mmɔbɔ,

ɔnnane nkɔ yɛn Onyankopɔn nkyɛn, na ɔde ne ho bɛkyɛ no.

8“Na mʼadwene nnyɛ mo adwene,

na mo akwan nso nnyɛ mʼakwan,”

sɛdeɛ Awurade seɛ nie.

9“Sɛdeɛ ɔsoro korɔn sene asase no,

saa ara na mʼakwan korɔn sene mo akwan,

na mʼadwene nso korɔn sene mo adwene.

10Osuo ne sukyerɛmma

tɔ firi soro gu fam,

na ɛnsane nkɔ hɔ bio

gye sɛ afɔ asase

ama afifideɛ ɛgu nhwiren,

sɛdeɛ ɛbɛso aba ama ogufoɔ na aduane nso aba ama deɛ ɔdie.

11Saa ara na mʼasɛm a ɛfiri mʼanum teɛ:

Ɛrensane mma me nkyɛn kwa.

Mmom ɛbɛyɛ deɛ mepɛ

na awie botaeɛ a ɛno enti mesomaa no.

12Mode ahosɛpɛ bɛpue

na wɔagya mo kwan asomdwoeɛ mu;

mmepɔ ne nkokoɔ

bɛto nnwom wɔ mo anim,

na mfuo so nnua nyinaa

bɛbɔ wɔn nsam.

13Nkyɛkyerɛ ananmu, pepeaa bɛfifiri,

na nnɛnkyɛnse ananmu, ohwam dua bɛfifiri.

Yei bɛyɛ deɛ ɛhyɛ Awurade animuonyam,

ɛbɛyɛ daapem nsɛnkyerɛnneɛ,

a ɛrentwam da.”