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And dbuilt a tower in the midst of it,
And hhe looked that it should bring forth grapes,
And it brought forth wild grapes.
Judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
That I have not done in it?
Wherefore, hwhen I looked that it should bring forth grapes,
Brought it forth wild grapes?
It shall not be pruned, nor digged;
But there shall come up lbriers and thorns:
I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
7 For mthe vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel,
And the men of Judah †his pleasant plant:
And he looked for judgment, but behold †oppression;
For righteousness, but behold a cry.
8 Woe unto them that join ohouse to house,
That lay ofield to field, till there be no place,
That †they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
9 ||In mine ears said the Lord of hosts,
†Of a truth many houses shall be desolate,
Even great and fair, without inhabitant.
10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one pbath,
11 rWoe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink;
And wine, are in their feasts:
13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, cbecause they have no knowledge:
And †their honourable men are famished,
And their multitude dried up with thirst.
14 Therefore dhell hath enlarged herself,
And ffhe that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
15 And hthe mean man shall be brought down,
And the mighty man shall be humbled,
And the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
16 But ithe Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment,
17 Then shall the lambs feed after jtheir manner,
And msin as it were with a cart rope:
19 nThat say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work,
That we may see it:
And let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come,
That we may know it!
20 Woe unto them †that call evil good, and good evil;
oThat put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
That put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are pwise in their own eyes,
And prudent †in their own sight!
And men of strength to mingle strong drink:
And take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
And their blossom shall go up as dust:
Because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts,
25 gTherefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people,
And he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them:
iFor all this his anger is not turned away,
But his hand is stretched out still.
And, behold, they shall come nnwith speed swiftly:
None shall qslumber nor sleep;
Neither rshall the girdle of their loins be loosed,
Nor sthe latchet of their shoes be broken:
Their horses’ hoofs shall be counted like flint,
And their wheels vlike a whirlwind:
They shall roar like xyoung lions:
Yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey,
And shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.
30 And yin that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea:
||And the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
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