|Isaiah 5:1-10 |
1 "Now will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My well beloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill.
2 And he fenced it, gathered out the stones from it, planted it with the choicest vine, built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress in it; and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard.
4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? Why, when I looked, should it bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
5 Now it come to this, where I will tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard. I will take away its hedges, and it will be eaten up; and break down its walls, and it shall be trodden down.
6 I will lay it waste. It shall not be pruned, nor dug; but briers and thorns shall come up. I will also command the clouds that they will not rain upon it.
7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are his pleasant plant; and he looked for judgment, but beheld oppression; and looked for righteousness, but beheld a cry.
8 Woe to those who join house to house, that lay field to field, until there is no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
9 In my ears says the Lord of hosts, "Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without any inhabitants.
10 Yes, ten acres of vineyard will yield thirty quarts, and the 75 gallons of seed shall yield one bushel of grain.