Parable of the Vineyard

1 Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a 1vineyard on a fertile * hill.
References for Isaiah 5:1
    • a 5:1 - Lit "a horn, the son of fatness"
      2 He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the 2choicest vine. And He built a tower in the middle of it And also hewed out a wine vat in it; Then He 3expected it to produce good grapes, But it produced only worthless ones.
      References for Isaiah 5:2
        • b 5:2 - Lit "a bright red grape"
        • c 5:2 - Or "wine press"
        • d 5:2 - Or "wild grapes"
          3 "And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, 4Judge between Me and My vineyard.
          References for Isaiah 5:3
          4 "5What more was there to do for My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce worthless ones?
          References for Isaiah 5:4
            • e 5:4 - Lit "and I have not done"
            • f 5:4 - Or "wild grapes"
              5 "So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will 6remove its hedge and it will be consumed; I will 7break down its wall and it will become 8trampled ground.
              6 "I will 9lay it waste; It will not be pruned or hoed, But briars and thorns will come up. I will also charge the clouds to 10rain no rain on it."
              7 For the 11vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, 12bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.
              References for Isaiah 5:7