5:8 This is the first of six exclamations of woe, proclaiming God’s displeasure on greed, drunkenness, and other sins. The first woe condemns greed.
add field to field. The land belonged to God (Lev. 25:23), had been allotted to specific families by patrimony (Num. 33:54), and was the basis of livelihood. Deprived of their land, small farmers in Israel became day laborers or slaves.