King James Bible

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:
 
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 grapes.
 
5:3 
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
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?
 
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:
 
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.
 
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.
 
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!
 
5:9 
In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
 
5:10 
Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
 
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!
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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:
 
5:16 
But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
 
5:17 
Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
 
5:18 
Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
 
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!
 
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!
 

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