1:1 The vision which Esaias the son of Amos saw, which he saw against
Juda, and against Jerusalem, in the reign of Ozias, and Joatham, and
Achaz, and Ezekias, who reigned over Judea.
1:2 Hear, O heaven, and hearken, O earth: for the Lord has spoken,
[saying], I have begotten and reared up children, but they have rebelled
1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel
does not know me, and the people has not regarded me.
1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people full of sins, an evil seed, lawless
children: ye have forsaken the Lord, and provoked the Holy One of
1:5 Why should ye be smitten [any] more, transgressing more and more?
the whole head is pained, and the whole heart sad.
1:6 From the feet to the head, there is no soundness in them; neither
wound, nor bruise, nor festering ulcer [are healed]: it is not possible
to apply a plaister, nor oil, nor bandages.
1:7 Your land is desolate, your cities burned with fire: your land,
strangers devour it in your presence, and it is made desolate,
overthrown by strange nations.
1:8 The daughter of Sion shall be deserted as a tent in a vineyard, and
as a storehouse of fruits in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
1:9 And if the Lord of Sabaoth had not left us a seed, we should have
been as Sodom, and we should have been made like Gomorrha.
1:10 Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodoma; attend to the law
of God, thou people of Gomorrha.
1:11 Of what [value] to me is the abundance of your sacrifices? saith
the Lord: I am full of whole-burnt-offerings of rams; and I delight not
in the fat of lambs, and the blood of bulls and goats:
1:12 neither shall ye come [with these] to appear before me; for who has
required these things at your hands? Ye shall no more tread my court.
1:13 Though ye bring fine flour, [it is] vain; incense is an abomination
to me; I cannot bear your new moons, and your sabbaths, and the great
1:14 [your] fasting, and rest from work, your new moons also, and your
feasts my soul hates: ye have become loathsome to me; I will no more
pardon your sins.
1:15 When ye stretch forth your hands, I will turn away mine eyes from
you: and though ye make many supplications, I will not hearken to you;
for your hands are full of blood.
1:16 Wash you, be clean; remove your iniquities from your souls before
mine eyes; cease from your iniquities;
1:17 learn to do well; diligently seek judgement, deliver him that is
suffering wrong, plead for the orphan, and obtain justice for the widow.
1:18 And come, let us reason together, saith the Lord: and though your
sins be as purple, I will make them white as snow; and though they be as
scarlet, I will make [them] white as wool.
1:19 And if ye be willing, and hearken to me, ye shall eat the good of
1:20 but if ye be not willing, nor hearken to me, a sword shall devour
you: for the mouth of the Lord has spoken this.
1:21 How has the faithful city Sion, [once] full of judgement, become a
harlot! wherein righteousness lodged, but now murderers.
1:22 Your silver is worthless, thy wine merchants mix the wine with
1:23 Thy princes are rebellious, companions of thieves, loving bribes,
seeking after rewards; not pleading for orphans, and not heeding the
cause of widows.
1:24 Therefore thus saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, Woe to the mighty
[men] of Israel; for my wrath shall not cease against min adversaries,
and I will execute judgement on mine enemies.
1:25 And I will bring my hand upon thee, and purge thee completely, and
I will destroy the rebellious, and will take away from thee all
1:26 And I will establish thy judges as before, and thy counsellors as
at the beginning: and afterward thou shalt be called the city of
righteousness, the faithful mother-city of Sion.
1:27 For her captives shall be saved with judgement, and with mercy.
1:28 And the transgressors and the sinners shall be crushed together,
and they that forsake the Lord shall be utterly consumed.
1:29 For they shall be ashamed of their idols, which they delighted in,
and they are made ashamed of the gardens which they coveted.
1:30 For they shall be as a turpentine tree that has cast its leaves,
and as a garden that has no water.
1:31 And their strength shall be as a thread of tow, and their works as
sparks, and the transgressors and the sinners shall be burnt up
together, and there shall be none to quench [them].
1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning
Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah,
kings of Judah.
1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I
have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against
1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel
doth not know, my people doth not consider.
1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers,
children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have
provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
1:5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more:
the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness
in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been
closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
1:7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your
land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as
overthrown by strangers.
1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a
lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we
should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
1:10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the
law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith
the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed
beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of
1:12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your
hand, to tread my courts?
1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me;
the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away
with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a
trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from
you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are
full of blood.
1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from
before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the
fatherless, plead for the widow.
1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your
sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red
like crimson, they shall be as wool.
1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword:
for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
1:21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment;
righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
1:22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
1:23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one
loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the
fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
1:24 Therefore saith the LORD, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of
Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine
1:25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross,
and take away all thy tin:
1:26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors
as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of
righteousness, the faithful city.
1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with
1:28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall
be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.
1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye
shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.
1:30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that
hath no water.
1:31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and
they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.