Indeed 1 Israel 2 is the vineyard of the Lord who commands armies, the people 3 of Judah are the cultivated place in which he took delight. He waited for justice, but look what he got – disobedience! 4 He waited for fairness, but look what he got – cries for help! 5
Do not build houses. Do not plant crops. Do not plant a vineyard or own one. 1 Live in tents all your lives. If you do these things you will 2 live a long time in the land that you wander about on.’ 3
They will live securely in it; they will build houses and plant vineyards. They will live securely 1 when I execute my judgments on all those who scorn them and surround them. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.’”
I will bring back my people, Israel; 1 they will rebuild the cities lying in rubble 2 and settle down. 3 They will plant vineyards and drink the wine they produce; 4 they will grow orchards 5 and eat the fruit they produce. 6
You will be engaged to a woman and another man will rape 1 her. You will build a house but not live in it. You will plant a vineyard but not even begin to use it.
Saul said to his servants who were stationed around him, “Listen up, you Benjaminites! Is Jesse’s son giving fields and vineyards to all of you? Or is he making all of you 1 commanders and officers? 2
1 This will be your confirmation that I have spoken the truth: 2 This year you will eat what grows wild, 3 and next year 4 what grows on its own from that. But in the third year you will plant seed and harvest crops; you will plant vines and consume their produce. 5
Let us rise early to go to the vineyards, to see if the vines have budded, to see if their blossoms have opened, if the pomegranates are in bloom – there I will give you my love.
From there I will give back her vineyards to her, and turn the “Valley of Trouble” 1 into an “Opportunity 2 for Hope.” There she will sing as she did when she was young, 3 when 4 she came up from the land of Egypt.
But he 1 left behind some of the poor of the land and gave them fields and vineyards.
Therefore, because you make the poor pay taxes on their crops 1 and exact a grain tax from them, you will not live in the houses you built with chiseled stone, nor will you drink the wine from the fine 2 vineyards you planted. 3
1 “This will be your reminder that I have spoken the truth: 2 This year you will eat what grows wild, 3 and next year 4 what grows on its own. But the year after that 5 you will plant seed and harvest crops; you will plant vines and consume their produce. 6
“‘Your mother was like a vine in your vineyard, 1 planted by water. It was fruitful and full of branches because it was well-watered.
But in the seventh year 1 you must let it lie fallow and leave it alone so that the poor of your people may eat, and what they leave any animal in the field 2 may eat; you must do likewise with your vineyard and your olive grove.
until I come and take you to a land just like your own – a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey. Then you will live and not die. Don’t listen to Hezekiah, for he is misleading you when he says, “The Lord will rescue us.”
They captured fortified cities and fertile land. They took possession of houses full of all sorts of good things – wells previously dug, vineyards, olive trees, and fruit trees in abundance. They ate until they were full 1 and grew fat. They enjoyed to the full your great goodness.