Now I will tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it will be destroyed;1 I will break down its wall,2 and it will be trampled.36
I will make it a wasteland,4 neither pruned nor cultivated, and briers and thorns5 will grow there. I will command the clouds not to rain6 on it."
The vineyard7 of the LORD Almighty is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the garden of his delight. And he looked for justice,8 but saw bloodshed; for righteousness,9 but heard cries of distress.10
Woe11 to you who add house to house and join field to field12 till no space is left and you live alone in the land.
The LORD Almighty13 has declared in my hearing:14 "Surely the great houses will become desolate,15 the fine mansions left without occupants.
A ten-acrea vineyard will produce only a bathb of wine, a homerc of seed only an ephahd of grain."1611
Woe17 to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine.1812
They have harps and lyres at their banquets, tambourines19 and flutes20 and wine, but they have no regard21 for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the work of his hands.2213
Therefore my people will go into exile23 for lack of understanding;24 their men of rank25 will die of hunger and their masses will be parched with thirst.2614
Therefore the gravee27 enlarges its appetite and opens its mouth28 without limit; into it will descend their nobles and masses with all their brawlers and revelers.2915
So man will be brought low30 and mankind humbled,31 the eyes of the arrogant32 humbled.