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1 I will sing about the one I love, a song about my loved one's vineyard: The one I love had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. 1 I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard: My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside.
2 He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones, and planted it with the finest vines. He built a tower in the middle of it and even hewed out a winepress there. He expected it to yield good grapes, but it yielded worthless grapes. 2 He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit.
3 So now, residents of Jerusalem and men of Judah, please judge between Me and My vineyard. 3 "Now you dwellers in Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard.
4 What more could I have done for My vineyard than I did? Why, when I expected a yield of good grapes, did it yield worthless grapes? 4 What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it? When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?
5 Now I will tell you what I am about to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge, and it will be consumed; I will tear down its wall, and it will be trampled. 5 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; I will break down its wall, and it will be trampled.
6 I will make it a wasteland. It will not be pruned or weeded; thorns and briers will grow up. I will also give orders to the clouds that rain should not fall on it. 6 I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated, and briers and thorns will grow there. I will command the clouds not to rain on it."
7 For the vineyard of the Lord of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah, the plant He delighted in. He looked for justice but saw injustice, for righteousness, but heard cries of wretchedness. 7 The vineyard 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, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.
8 Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field until there is no more room and you alone are left in the land. 8 Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land.
9 In my hearing the Lord of Hosts [has taken an oath]: Indeed, many houses will become desolate, grand and lovely ones without inhabitants. 9 The LORD Almighty has declared in my hearing: "Surely the great houses will become desolate, the fine mansions left without occupants.
10 For a ten-acre vineyard will yield only six gallons, and 10 bushels of seed will yield only [one] bushel. 10 A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath of wine, a homer of seed only an ephah of grain."
11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning in pursuit of beer, who linger into the evening, inflamed by wine. 11 Woe 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.
12 At their feasts they have lyre, harp, tambourine, flute, and wine. They do not perceive the Lord's actions, and they do not see the work of His hands. 12 They have harps and lyres at their banquets, tambourines and flutes and wine, but they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the work of his hands.
13 Therefore My people go into exile because they lack knowledge; the dignitaries are starving, and the masses are parched with thirst. 13 Therefore my people will go into exile for lack of understanding; their men of rank will die of hunger and their masses will be parched with thirst.
14 Therefore Sheol enlarges its throat and opens wide its enormous jaws, and down go Zion's dignitaries, her masses, her crowds, and those who carouse in her! 14 Therefore the grave enlarges its appetite and opens its mouth without limit; into it will descend their nobles and masses with all their brawlers and revelers.
15 Humanity is brought low, man is humbled, and haughty eyes are humbled. 15 So man will be brought low and mankind humbled, the eyes of the arrogant humbled.
16 But the Lord of Hosts is exalted by His justice, and the holy God is distinguished by righteousness. 16 But the LORD Almighty will be exalted by his justice, and the holy God will show himself holy by his righteousness.
17 Lambs will graze as [if in] their own pastures, and strangers will eat [among] the ruins of the rich. 17 Then sheep will graze as in their own pasture; lambs will feed among the ruins of the rich.
18 Woe to those who drag wickedness with cords of deceit and [pull] sin along with cart ropes, 18 Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit, and wickedness as with cart ropes,
19 to those who say: "Let Him hurry up and do His work quickly so that we can see it! Let the plan of the Holy One of Israel take place so that we can know it!" 19 to those who say, "Let God hurry, let him hasten his work so we may see it. Let it approach, let the plan of the Holy One of Israel come, so we may know it."
20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. 20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own opinion and clever in their own sight. 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.
22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, who are fearless at mixing beer, 22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks,
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe and deprive the innocent of justice. 23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent.
24 Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes straw and as dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will become like something rotten and their blossoms will blow away like dust, for they have rejected the instruction of the Lord of Hosts, and they have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. 24 Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore the Lord's anger burns against His people. He raised His hand against them and struck them; the mountains quaked, and their corpses were like garbage in the streets. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike]. 25 Therefore the LORD's anger burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake, and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
26 He raises a signal flag for the distant nations and whistles for them from the ends of the earth. Look-how quickly and swiftly they come! 26 He lifts up a banner for the distant nations, he whistles for those at the ends of the earth. Here they come, swiftly and speedily!
27 None of them grows weary or stumbles; no one slumbers or sleeps. No belt is loose, and no sandal strap broken. 27 Not one of them grows tired or stumbles, not one slumbers or sleeps; not a belt is loosened at the waist, not a sandal thong is broken.
28 Their arrows are sharpened, and all their bows strung. Their horses' hooves are like flint; their [chariot] wheels are like a whirlwind. 28 Their arrows are sharp, all their bows are strung; their horses' hoofs seem like flint, their chariot wheels like a whirlwind.
29 Their roaring is like a lion's; they roar like young lions; they growl and seize their prey and carry [it] off, and no one can rescue [it]. 29 Their roar is like that of the lion, they roar like young lions; they growl as they seize their prey and carry it off with no one to rescue.
30 On that day they will roar over it, like the roaring of the sea. When one looks at the land, there will be darkness and distress; light will be obscured by clouds. 30 In that day they will roar over it like the roaring of the sea. And if one looks at the land, he will see darkness and distress; even the light will be darkened by the clouds.