ISA-5:1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved

touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very

fruitful hill:

ISA-5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof,

and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the

midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked

that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild


ISA-5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah,

judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

ISA-5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I

have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should

bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

ISA-5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my

vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be

eaten up; [and] break down the wall thereof, and it shall be

trodden down:

ISA-5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor

digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also

command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

ISA-5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts [is] the house of

Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked

for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but

behold a cry.

ISA-5:8 Woe unto them that join house to house, [that] lay field

to field, till [there be] no place, that they may be placed

alone in the midst of the earth!

ISA-5:9 In mine ears [said] the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many

houses shall be desolate, [even] great and fair, without


ISA-5:10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and

the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.

ISA-5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, [that]

they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, [till]

wine inflame them!

ISA-5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and

wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the

LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

ISA-5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because

[they have] no knowledge: and their honourable men [are]

famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

ISA-5:14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her

mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and

their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

ISA-5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty

man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

ISA-5:16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and

God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

ISA-5:17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the

waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

ISA-5:18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity,

and sin as it were with a cart rope:

ISA-5:19 That say, Let him make speed, [and] hasten his work,

that we may see [it]: and let the counsel of the Holy One of

Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know [it]!

ISA-5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that

put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter

for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

ISA-5:21 Woe unto [them that are] wise in their own eyes, and

prudent in their own sight!

ISA-5:22 Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men

of strength to mingle strong drink:

ISA-5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the

righteousness of the righteous from him!

ISA-5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the

flame consumeth the chaff, [so] their root shall be as

rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they

have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the

word of the Holy One of Israel.

ISA-5:25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his

people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and

hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases

[were] torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger

is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still.

ISA-5:26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far,

and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold,

they shall come with speed swiftly:

ISA-5:27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall

slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be

loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:

ISA-5:28 Whose arrows [are] sharp, and all their bows bent,

their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their

wheels like a whirlwind.

ISA-5:29 Their roaring [shall be] like a lion, they shall roar

like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey,

 and shall carry [it] away safe, and none shall deliver [it].

ISA-5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the

roaring of the sea: and if [one] look unto the land, behold

darkness [and] sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens