I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard:1 My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside.
He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines.2 He built a watchtower3 in it and cut out a winepress4 as well. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit.53
"Now you dwellers in Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard.64
What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it?7 When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?8