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5 I will sing about the one I love,
a song about my loved one’s vineyard: r
The one I love had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill.
and planted it with the finest vines. s
He built a tower in the middle of it
and even dug out a winepress there.
He expected t it to yield good grapes,
but it yielded worthless grapes. u
and men of Judah,
please judge between Me
and My vineyard.
than I did? v
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, w
and it will be consumed;
I will tear down its wall, x
and it will be trampled.
6 I will make it a wasteland. y
It will not be pruned or weeded;
thorns and briers will grow up. z
I will also give orders to the clouds
that rain should not fall on it.
7 For the vineyard of the Lord of * Hosts
is the house of Israel, a
and the men b of Judah,
the plant He delighted in.
He looked for justice
but saw injustice,
but heard cries of wretchedness.
8 Woe to those who add house to house c
and join field to field
until there is no more room
and you alone are left in the land.
Indeed, many houses d will become desolate,
grand and lovely ones without inhabitants.
10 For a ten-acre e vineyard will yield
only six gallons, f
and 10 bushels g of seed will yield
only one bushel. h
in pursuit of beer, i
who linger into the evening,
inflamed by wine.
tambourine, flute, and wine.
They do not perceive the Lord’s actions, j
and they do not see the work of His hands. k
because they lack knowledge; l
her m dignitaries are starving,
and her n masses are parched with thirst.
14 Therefore * Sheol enlarges its throat
and opens wide its enormous jaws, o
and down go * Zion’s dignitaries, her masses,
her crowds, and those who carouse in her!
and haughty eyes are humbled. p
16 But the Lord of Hosts is exalted by His justice, q
and strangers v will eat
among the ruins of the rich.
with cords of deceit w
and pull sin along with cart ropes,
“Let Him hurry up and do His work quickly
so that we can see it!
so that we can know it!”
and good evil, z
who substitute darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who substitute bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
who are fearless at mixing beer, c
and deprive the innocent of justice.
and as dry grass shrivels in the flame,
so their roots will become like something rotten
and their blossoms will blow away like dust,
for they have rejected e
the instruction of the Lord of Hosts,
and they have despised
the word of the Holy One of Israel. f
25 Therefore the Lord’s anger burns g against His people.
He raised His hand against them and struck them;
the mountains quaked, h
and their corpses were like garbage in the streets.
In all this, His anger is not removed,
and His hand is still raised to strike. i
26 He raises a signal flag for the distant nations j
and whistles k for them from the ends of the earth.
Look—how quickly and swiftly they come!
27 None of them grows weary or stumbles; l
no one slumbers or sleeps.
No belt is loose
and no sandal strap broken.
and all their bows strung.
Their horses’ hooves are like flint;
their chariot wheels are like a whirlwind.
29 Their roaring is like a lion’s; m
they roar like young lions; n
they growl and seize their prey
and carry it off,
and no one can rescue it.
like the roaring of the sea.
When one looks at the land,
there will be darkness and distress;
light will be obscured by clouds. o
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