8 You removed a vine from Egypt; You drove out the [a]nations and planted it. 9 You cleared the ground before it, And it took deep root and filled the land. 10 The mountains were covered with its shadow, And [b]the cedars of God with its boughs. 11 It was sending out its branches to the sea And its shoots to the River. 12 Why have You broken down its [c]hedges, So that all who pass that way pick its fruit? 13 A boar from the forest eats it away And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.
14 O God of hosts, turn again now, we beseech You; Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine, 15 Even the [d]shoot which Your right hand has planted, And on the [e]son whom You have [f]strengthened for Yourself. 16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down; They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.
5 Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on [a]a fertile hill. 2 He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with [b]the choicest vine. And He built a tower in the middle of it And also hewed out a [c]wine vat in it; Then He expected it to produce good grapes, But it produced only[d]worthless ones.
3 “And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, Judge between Me and My vineyard. 4 “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? 5 “So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed; I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground. 6 “I will lay it waste; It will not be pruned or hoed, But briars and thorns will come up. I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it.”
7 For the 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, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.
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