Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt; thou hast cast out the Gentiles and planted it.
Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard in the horn of the sons of oil;
And he began to speak this parable to the people: A certain man planted a vineyard and let it out to husbandmen and went into a far country for a long time.
Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary and have set up Jacob as anathema, and Israel as a reproach.
The people of thy holiness have possessed the promised land but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
Jod The enemy has spread out his hand upon all her precious things, and she saw the Gentiles enter into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.
Settle it therefore in your hearts not to meditate before what ye shall answer;
But leave out the court which is within the temple and measure it not, for it is given unto the Gentiles, and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty-two months.
But I said, How shall I place thee as sons and give thee the desirable land, the heritage that the hosts of Gentiles desire? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father, and shalt not turn away from following me.
And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.