Bible: Isa 5:1-5

A Love Song Gone Sour

5:1 I 1  will sing to my love

a song to my lover about his vineyard. 2 

My love had a vineyard

on a fertile hill. 3 

5:2 He built a hedge around it, 4  removed its stones,

and planted a vine.

He built a tower in the middle of it,

and constructed a winepress.

He waited for it to produce edible grapes,

but it produced sour ones instead. 5 

5:3 So now, residents of Jerusalem, 6 

people 7  of Judah,

you decide between me and my vineyard!

5:4 What more can I do for my vineyard

beyond what I have already done?

When I waited for it to produce edible grapes,

why did it produce sour ones instead?

5:5 Now I will inform you

what I am about to do to my vineyard:

I will remove its hedge and turn it into pasture, 8 

I will break its wall and allow animals to graze there. 9 

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