Isaiah 5:6-16 (New International Version)

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6 I will make it a wasteland,1 neither pruned nor cultivated, and briers and thorns2 will grow there. I will command the clouds not to rain3 on it." 7 The vineyard4 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,5 but saw bloodshed; for righteousness,6 but heard cries of distress.7

Woes and Judgments

8 Woe8 to you who add house to house and join field to field9 till no space is left and you live alone in the land. 9 The LORD Almighty10 has declared in my hearing:11 "Surely the great houses will become desolate,12 the fine mansions left without occupants. 10 A ten-acrea vineyard will produce only a bathb of wine, a homerc of seed only an ephahd of grain."13 11 Woe14 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.15 12 They have harps and lyres at their banquets, tambourines16 and flutes17 and wine, but they have no regard18 for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the work of his hands.19 13 Therefore my people will go into exile20 for lack of understanding;21 their men of rank22 will die of hunger and their masses will be parched with thirst.23 14 Therefore the gravee24 enlarges its appetite and opens its mouth25 without limit; into it will descend their nobles and masses with all their brawlers and revelers.26 15 So man will be brought low27 and mankind humbled,28 the eyes of the arrogant29 humbled. 16 But the LORD Almighty will be exalted30 by his justice,31 and the holy God will show himself holy32 by his righteousness.
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