5 I will sing about the one I love,
a song about my loved one’s vineyard:ai
The one I love had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill.
and planted it with the finest vines.aj
He built a tower in the middle of it
and even dug out a winepress there.
He expectedak it to yield good grapes,
but it yielded worthless grapes.al
and men of Judah,
and my vineyard.
than I did?a
Why, when I expected a yield of good grapes,
did it yield worthless grapes?
what I am about to do to my vineyard:
I will remove its hedge,b
and it will be consumed;
I will tear down its wall,c
and it will be trampled.
6 I will make it a wasteland.d
It will not be pruned or weeded;
thorns and briers will grow up.e
I will also give orders to the clouds
that rain should not fall on it.
is the house of Israel,f
and the menA of Judah,
the plant he delighted in.
He expected justice
but saw injustice;
he expected righteousness
but heard cries of despair.