Isaiah 5:1-7 NIV

The Song of the Vineyard

1 I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard:1 My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside.

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2 He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines.2 He built a watchtower3 in it and cut out a winepress4 as well. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit.5

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3 "Now you dwellers in Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard.6

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4 What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it?7 When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?8

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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;9 I will break down its wall,10 and it will be trampled.11

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6 I will make it a wasteland,12 neither pruned nor cultivated, and briers and thorns13 will grow there. I will command the clouds not to rain14 on it."

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7 The vineyard15 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,16 but saw bloodshed; for righteousness,17 but heard cries of distress.18

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