Isaiah 5:1-7 ESV

The Vineyard of the Lord Destroyed

1 Let me sing for my beloved my love song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had 1a vineyard on a very fertile hill.

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2 He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with 2choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; and 3he looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes.

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3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard.
4 4What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it? 5When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes?

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      5 And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove 6its hedge, and it shall be devoured;a 7I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.

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        • o 5:5 - Or grazed over; compare Exodus 22:5
          6 I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and 8briers and thorns shall grow up; 9I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

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          7 10For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are his pleasant planting; and he looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed;b for righteousness, but behold, an outcry!c

          References for Isaiah 5:7

            • p 5:7 - The Hebrew words for justice and bloodshed sound alike
            • q 5:7 - The Hebrew words for righteous and outcry sound alike