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katapi HOME Isaiah 5:1-7 - The song of the vineyard.  Is.5.1-7

5 1 Let me sing for my beloved
a love song concerning his vineyard:
My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.
5 2 He digged it and cleared it of stones,
and planted it with choice vines;
he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
and hewed out a wine vat in it;
and he looked for it to yield grapes,
but it yielded wild grapes.

5 3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,
judge, I ask you, between me and my vineyard.
5 4 What more was there to do for my vineyard,
that I have not done in it?
When I looked for it to yield grapes,
why did it yield wild grapes?

5 5 And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard.
I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured;
I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.
5 6 I will make it a waste;
it shall not be pruned or hoed,
and briers and thorns shall grow up;
I will also command the clouds
that they rain no rain upon it.

5 7 For the vineyard of Yahweh of hosts is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah are his pleasant planting;
and he looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed;
for righteousness, but behold, a cry!

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