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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.”

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Isaaya 55:1-13

Abalumwa Ennyonta Bayitibwa

155:1 a Yk 4:14; 7:37 b Kgb 5:4; Mat 13:44; Kub 3:18 c Lu 5:1 d Kos 14:4; Mat 10:8; Kub 21:6“Kale mujje,

mmwe mwenna abalumwa ennyonta, mujje eri amazzi.

Mujje mmwe abatalina ssente zigula,

mujje muweebwe bye mwagala,

envinnyo oba amata ebitali bya kugula

ebitaliiko miwendo gya kusasula.

255:2 a Zab 22:26; Mub 6:2; Kos 8:7 b Is 1:19Lwaki musaasaanya ensimbi zammwe ku ebyo ebitali bya kulya

muteganira ebyo ebitakkusa?

Mumpulirize, mumpulirize n’obwegendereza mulye ebyo ebirungi,

emmeeme yammwe eneesanyuka nnyo.

355:3 a Lv 18:5; Bar 10:5 b Is 61:8 c Is 54:8 d Bik 13:34*Mumpulirize mujje gye ndi.

Muwulirize mubeere balamu;

nnaabakolera endagaano ey’olubeerera,

era egyo gy’emikisa gyange n’okwagala bye nasuubiza Dawudi.

455:4 Yer 30:9; Ez 34:23-24Laba namufuula omujulirwa eri abantu,

omukulembeze era omugabe w’abantu.

555:5 a Is 49:6 b Is 60:9Laba oliyita amawanga g’otomanyi,

era amawanga g’otomanyi galyanguwa okujja gy’oli.

Kiribaawo olw’obuyinza bwa Mukama Katonda wo

era Omutukuvu wa Isirayiri

kubanga akugulumizza.”

655:6 a Zab 32:6; Is 49:8; 2Ko 6:1-2 b Is 65:24Munoonye Mukama nga bw’akyayinzika okulabika,

mumukaabirire nga bw’akyali okumpi.

755:7 a Is 32:7; 59:7 b Is 44:22 c Is 54:10 d Is 1:18; 40:2Omubi aleke ekkubo lye,

n’atali mutuukirivu aleke ebirowoozo bye.

Leka adde eri Mukama naye anaamusaasira, adde eri Katonda waffe

kubanga anaamusonyiyira ddala.

855:8 Is 53:6“Kubanga ebirowoozo byange si birowoozo byammwe

era n’amakubo gammwe si ge makubo gange,”

bw’ayogera Mukama.

955:9 Zab 103:11“Ng’eggulu bwe liri waggulu okukira n’ensi,

bwe gatyo amakubo gange bwe gali ewala ennyo n’amakubo gammwe,

n’ebirowoozo byange bwe biri eri ebirowoozo byammwe.

1055:10 a Is 30:23 b 2Ko 9:10Era ng’enkuba bwetonnya

n’omuzira ne gugwa okuva mu ggulu

n’ebitaddayo,

wabula ne bifukirira ettaka, ebirime ne bikula,

ne bimerusa ensigo z’omusizi,

era ne biwa omuli emmere,

1155:11 a Is 45:23 b Is 44:26bwe kityo ekigambo kyange ekiva mu kamwa kange bwe kiri;

tekiriddayo bwereere,

naye kirikola ekyo kye njagala

era kirituukiriza ekyo kye nakituma.

1255:12 a Is 54:10, 13 b 1By 16:33 c Zab 98:8Kubanga mulifuluma n’essanyu

ne mugenda mirembe,

ensozi n’obusozi nabyo

ne bitandika okuyimba nga bibalabye,

n’emiti gyonna

ne gitendereza n’essanyu.

1355:13 a Is 5:6 b Is 41:19 c Is 63:12Mu kifo ky’omweramannyo mulimeramu olusambya,

ne mu kifo ky’omutovu mulimeramu omumwanyi.

Era kino kiribaawo erinnya lya Mukama limanyibwe

era ako ke kaliba akabonero akataliggwaawo

ak’emirembe n’emirembe.”