You removed a (A)vine from Egypt;
You (B)drove out the [a]nations and (C)planted it.
You (D)cleared the ground before it,
And it (E)took deep root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shadow,
And [b]the cedars of God with its (F)boughs.
11 It was sending out its branches (G)to the sea
And its shoots to the River.
12 Why have You (H)broken down its [c]hedges,
So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?
13 A boar from the forest (I)eats it away
And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.

14 O God of hosts, (J)turn again now, we beseech You;
(K)Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
15 Even the [d](L)shoot which Your right hand has planted,
And on the [e]son whom You have [f]strengthened for Yourself.
16 It is (M)burned with fire, it is cut down;
They perish at the (N)rebuke of Your countenance.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 80:8 Or Gentiles
  2. Psalm 80:10 Or its boughs are like the cedars of God
  3. Psalm 80:12 Or walls, fences
  4. Psalm 80:15 Or root
  5. Psalm 80:15 Or figuratively: branch
  6. Psalm 80:15 Or secured

Parable of the Vineyard

Let me sing now for my well-beloved
A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard.
My well-beloved had a (A)vineyard on [a]a fertile hill.
He dug it all around, removed its stones,
And planted it with [b]the (B)choicest vine.
And He built a tower in the middle of it
And also hewed out a [c]wine vat in it;
Then He (C)expected it to produce good grapes,
But it produced only [d]worthless ones.

“And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,
(D)Judge between Me and My vineyard.
(E)What more was there to do for My vineyard [e]that I have not done in it?
Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce [f]worthless ones?
“So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard:
I will (F)remove its hedge and it will be consumed;
I will (G)break down its wall and it will become (H)trampled ground.
“I will (I)lay it waste;
It will not be pruned or hoed,
But briars and thorns will come up.
I will also charge the clouds to (J)rain no rain on it.”

For the (K)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, (L)bloodshed;
For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 5:1 Lit a horn, the son of fatness
  2. Isaiah 5:2 Lit a bright red grape
  3. Isaiah 5:2 Or wine press
  4. Isaiah 5:2 Or wild grapes
  5. Isaiah 5:4 Lit and I have not done
  6. Isaiah 5:4 Or wild grapes

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