5 I will sing for the one I love
a song about his vineyard:r
My loved one had a vineyard
on a fertile hillside.
and planted it with the choicest vines.s
He built a watchtowert in it
and cut out a winepressu as well.
Then he looked for a crop of good grapes,
but it yielded only bad fruit.v
judge between me and my vineyard.w
than I have done for it?x
When I looked for good grapes,
why did it yield only bad?y
what I am going to do to my vineyard:
I will take away its hedge,
and it will be destroyed;z
I will break down its wall,a
and it will be trampled.b
6 I will make it a wasteland,c
neither pruned nor cultivated,
and briers and thornsd will grow there.
I will command the clouds
not to raine on it.”
7 The vineyardf of the Lord Almighty
is the nation of Israel,
and the people of Judah
are the vines he delighted in.
And he looked for justice,g but saw bloodshed;