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Isaiah 5 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Parable of the Vineyard

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:1 - Let me sing now for my well-beloved
A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard.
My well-beloved had a vineyard on [fn]a fertile hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:2 - He dug it all around, removed its stones,
And planted it with [fn]the choicest vine.
And He built a tower in the middle of it
And also hewed out a [fn]wine vat in it;
Then He expected it to produce good grapes,
But it produced only [fn]worthless ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:3 - “And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,
Judge between Me and My vineyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:4 - “What more was there to do for My vineyard [fn]that I have not done in it?
Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce [fn]worthless ones?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:5 - “So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard:
I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed;
I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:6 - “I will lay it waste;
It will not be pruned or hoed,
But briars and thorns will come up.
I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:7 - For the vineyard 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, bloodshed;
For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

Woes for the Wicked

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:8 - Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field,
Until there is no more room,
So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:9 - In my ears the LORD of hosts has sworn, “Surely, many houses shall become desolate,
Even great and fine ones, without occupants.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:10 - “For ten acres of vineyard will yield only one [fn]bath of wine,
And a homer of seed will yield but an [fn]ephah of grain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:11 - Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink,
Who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:12 - Their banquets are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine;
But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD,
Nor do they consider the work of His hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:13 - Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge;
And [fn]their honorable men are famished,
And their multitude is parched with thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:14 - Therefore Sheol has enlarged its [fn]throat and opened its mouth without measure;
And [fn]Jerusalem’s splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry and the jubilant within her, descend into it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:15 - So the common man will be humbled and the man of importance abased,
The eyes of the proud also will be abased.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:16 - But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment,
And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:17 - Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture,
And strangers will eat in the waste places of the [fn]wealthy.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:18 - Woe to those who drag iniquity with the cords of [fn]falsehood,
And sin as if with cart ropes;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:19 - Who say, “Let Him make speed, let Him hasten His work, that we may see it;
And let the purpose of the Holy One of Israel draw near
And come to pass, that we may know it!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:20 - Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who [fn]substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who [fn]substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:21 - Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
And clever in their own sight!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:22 - Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine
And valiant men in mixing strong drink,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:23 - Who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And take away the [fn]rights of the ones who are in the right!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:24 - Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble
And dry grass collapses into the flame,
So their root will become like rot and their blossom [fn]blow away as dust;
For they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:25 - On this account the anger of the LORD has burned against His people,
And He has stretched out His hand against them and struck them down.
And the mountains quaked, and their corpses [fn]lay like refuse in the middle of the streets.
For all this His anger [fn]is not spent,
But His hand is still stretched out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:26 - He will also lift up a standard to the [fn]distant nation,
And will whistle for it from the ends of the earth;
And behold, it will come with speed swiftly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:27 - No one in it is weary or stumbles,
None slumbers or sleeps;
Nor is the belt at its waist undone,
Nor its sandal strap broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:28 - [fn]Its arrows are sharp and all its bows are bent;
The hoofs of its horses [fn]seem like flint and its chariot wheels like a whirlwind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:29 - Its roaring is like a lioness, and it roars like young lions;
It growls as it seizes the prey
And carries it off with no one to deliver it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:30 - And it will growl over it in that day like the roaring of the sea.
If one looks to the land, behold, there is darkness and distress;
Even the light is darkened by its clouds.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: a horn, the son of fatness
Literally: a bright red grape
Or, wine press
Or, wild grapes
Literally: and I have not done
Or, wild grapes
I.e. Approx 10 1/2 gal.
I.e. Approx one bu
Literally: their glory are men of famine
Or, appetite
Literally: her
Literally: the fat
Or, worthlessness
Literally: set
Literally: righteousness
Literally: ascend
Literally: were
Literally: has not turned away
Literally: nations; probably Assyria
Literally: Which, its arrows
Literally: are regarded as

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