a song of my beloved about his vineyard.
My beloved had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill.
and men of Judah,
judge between me
and my vineyard.
that I have not done in it?
When I looked for it to yield grapes,
why did it yield wild grapes?
what I will do to my vineyard.
I will take away its hedge,
and it will be eaten up.
I will break down its wall,
and it will be trampled down.
It won’t be pruned nor hoed,
but it will grow briers and thorns.
I will also command the clouds
that they rain no rain on it.”
is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah
are his delightful plant.
And he looked for justice,
but behold, bloodshed;
but behold, a cry of distress.Woe to the Wicked
“Surely many houses will be desolate,
even great and beautiful ones will be unoccupied.
in pursuit of beer;
who stay up late into the night
until wine inflames them!
with wine, are at their feasts;
but they do not respect what Yahweh is doing,
neither have they considered the work of his hands.
because of lack of knowledge.
Their honorable men are starving,
and their multitudes are parched with thirst.
and the eyes of the arrogant ones are humbled,
and God the Holy One shows himself holy by righteousness.
as in their own pasture,
and strangers will eat
among the ruins of the rich.
with cords made of deceit,
and sin as if with cart ropes,
let him hasten his work,
that we may see it,
and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come,
that we may know it!”
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who substitute bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
and champions at mixing beer,
and deny justice for the innocent!
and he has stretched out his hand against them and has struck them.
The mountains tremble,
and their dead bodies are as refuse in the midst of the streets.
Despite all this, his anger is not turned away,
but his hand is still stretched out.
and he will whistle for them from the end of the earth.
Behold, they will come speedily and swiftly.
They will roar like young lions.
They will roar and seize their prey
and carry it off,
and there will be no one to rescue.
like the roaring of the sea.
If one looks to the land,
behold, darkness and distress;
and the light is darkened by its clouds.