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Isaiah 5:2

And dhe ||fenced it, and egathered out the stones thereof,

And dplanted it with fthe choicest vine,

And dbuilt a tower in the midst of it,

And dalso made ga winepress therein:

And hhe looked that it should bring forth grapes,

And it brought forth wild grapes.

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Isaiah 5:2 — The New International Version (NIV)

He dug it up and cleared it of stones

and planted it with the choicest vines.

He built a watchtower in it

and cut out a winepress as well.

Then he looked for a crop of good grapes,

but it yielded only bad fruit.

Isaiah 5:2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

He dug it and cleared it of stones,

and planted it with choice vines;

he built a watchtower in the midst of it,

and hewed out a wine vat in it;

and he looked for it to yield grapes,

but it yielded wild grapes.

Isaiah 5:2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

He plowed the land, cleared its stones,

and planted it with the best vines.

In the middle he built a watchtower

and carved a winepress in the nearby rocks.

Then he waited for a harvest of sweet grapes,

but the grapes that grew were bitter.

Isaiah 5:2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

He dug it up and cleared out its stones,

And planted it with the choicest vine.

He built a tower in its midst,

And also made a winepress in it;

So He expected it to bring forth good grapes,

But it brought forth wild grapes.

Isaiah 5:2 — New Century Version (NCV)

He dug and cleared the field of stones

and planted the best grapevines there.

He built a tower in the middle of it

and cut out a winepress as well.

He hoped good grapes would grow there,

but only bad ones grew.

Isaiah 5:2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

and he digged it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also hewed out a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

Isaiah 5:2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And he dug it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine; and he built a tower in the midst of it, and also hewed out a winepress therein; and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, but it brought forth wild grapes.

Isaiah 5:2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

He dug it up, removed its stones,

planted it with the choicest vines,

built a watchtower in it,

and made a winepress in it.

Then he waited for it to produce good grapes,

but it produced only sour, wild grapes.

Isaiah 5:2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones,

and planted it with the finest vines.

He built a tower in the middle of it

and even dug out a winepress there.

He expected it to yield good grapes,

but it yielded worthless grapes.

Isaiah 5:2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He dug it and cleared it of stones,

and planted it with choice vines;

he built a watchtower in the midst of it,

and hewed out a wine vat in it;

he expected it to yield grapes,

but it yielded wild grapes.

Isaiah 5:2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And he dug it and cleared it of stones,

and he planted it with choice vines,

and he built a watchtower in the middle of it,

and he even hewed out a wine vat in it,

and he waited for it to yield grapes—

but it yielded wild grapes.

Isaiah 5:2 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

He dug up the soil and removed its stones.

He planted the very best vines in it.

He built a lookout tower there.

He also cut out a winepress for it.

Then he kept looking for a crop of good grapes.

But the vineyard produced only bad fruit.

Isaiah 5:2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

He dug it all around, removed its stones,

And planted it with the choicest vine.

And He built a tower in the middle of it

And also hewed out a wine vat in it;

Then He expected it to produce good grapes,

But it produced only worthless ones.