1 I will sing now to my beloved a song of my love for his vineyard. There was a vineyard to my beloved in the horn of the son of oil: 2 And he will dig it up, and he will free it from stones, and he will plant it with a vine of purple grapes, and build a tower in its midst, and he will also hew out a wine-vat in it: and he will wait for grapes to be made, and it will make wild grapes.
3 And now, ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge ye now, between me and between my vineyard 4 What to do more to my vineyard, and did I not in it? wherefore I waited for grapes to be made, and it will make wild grapes. 5 And now I will make known to you now what I do to my vineyard, taking away its hedge, and it was for consuming, breaking down its wall, and it was for a treading down. 6 And I will make it a desolation; it shall not be pruned and it shall not be dressed, and there came up sharp points and thorns: and upon the clouds I will command from raining rain upon it 7 For the vineyard of Jehovah of armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah the plant of his pleasures: and he will wait for judgment, and behold bloodshed; for justice, and behold a cry.
8 Wo to those touching house upon house, they will bring near field upon field, till no more place, and ye dwelt yourselves alone in the midst of the earth.
9 In the ears of Jehovah of armies, If not many houses shall be for desolation, great and good from none dwelling. 10 For ten measures of a vineyard shall make one bath, and the seed of an omer shall make an ephah.
11 Wo to those rising early in the morning, they will follow strong drink; remaining in the evening, wine will inflame them. 12 And there was the harp and the lyre, the drum and the pipe, and the wine of their drinking's: but the work of Jehovah they will not look at, and the work of his hands they saw not
13 For this my people were carried into exile from not knowing; and their honor, men of famine, and their multitude dry with thirst 14 For this, hades enlarged her soul, and opened wide her mouth without bound: and her honor shall go down, and her multitude, and her tumult, and he rejoicing, into her. 15 And man shall bow down, and man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the haughty shall be humbled. 16 And Jehovah of armies shall be exalted in judgment, and the holy God consecrated in justice. 17 And the lambs feed according to their word, and the deserts of the fat ones shall strangers eat
18 Wo to those drawing iniquity with cords of evil, and sin as the cords of a wagon: 19 Saying, He shall hasten, he shall urge on his work, so that we shall see: and the counsel of the holy one of Israel shall draw near and come and we shall know. 20 Wo to those saying, to evil, good, and to the good, evil; putting darkness for light, and light for darkness; putting bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitten 21 Wo to the wise in their eyes, and knowing before their face. 22 Wo to the strong to drink wine, and men of strength to mix strong drink: 23 Justifying the unjust on account of a gift, and they will take away the justice of the just from him.
24 For this as the tongue of fire consumes the straw, and the dry grass of flame will collapse: their root shall be as rottenness, and their flower shall go up as dust: for they rejected the law of Jehovah of armies, and the saying of the Holy One of Israel they despised. 25 For this the anger of Jehovah was kindled against his people, and he will stretch forth his hand against them and strike them: and the mountains will be moved and their carcasses shall be as dung in the midst of the streets. In all this his anger was not turned back, and his hand was yet stretched out.
26 And he lifted up a signal to the nations from far off, and he hissed to them from the extremity of the earth; and behold, they shall come swift from haste. 27 None fainted, and none were weak among them; none shall slumber and none shall sleep; and the girdle of their loins was not loosed, and the thong of their shoes was not broken: 28 Whose arrows were sharpened, and all their bows bent, the hoofs of their horses were reckoned as the rock, and their wheels as the whirlwind. 29 The roaring to him as the lion, and he roared as the young lions: and they shall groan and shall lay hold of the prey, and it shall escape, and none delivering. 30 And they shall groan against them in that day as the groaning of the sea: and they looked to the land and, behold, straitened darkness, and the light darkened in its clouds.