Isaiah 5:10
ContextNET © | Indeed, a large vineyard^{ 1 } will produce just a few gallons,^{ 2 } and enough seed to yield several bushels^{ 3 } will produce less than a bushel.”^{ 4 } |
NIV © | A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath of wine, a homer of seed only an ephah of grain." |
NASB © | "For ten acres of vineyard will yield only one bath of wine, And a homer of seed will yield but an ephah of grain." |
NLT © | Ten acres of vineyard will not produce even six gallons of wine. Ten measures of seed will yield only one measure of grain." |
MSG © | A ten-acre vineyard will produce a pint of wine, a fifty-pound sack of seed, a quart of grain." |
BBE © | For ten fields of vines will only give one measure of wine, and a great amount of seed will only give a small measure of grain. |
NRSV © | For ten acres of vineyard shall yield but one bath, and a homer of seed shall yield a mere ephah. |
NKJV © | For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, And a homer of seed shall yield one ephah." |
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NET © | Indeed, a large vineyard^{ 1 } will produce just a few gallons,^{ 2 } and enough seed to yield several bushels^{ 3 } will produce less than a bushel.”^{ 4 } |
NET © Notes |
^{1 }tn Heb “a ten-yoke vineyard.” The Hebrew term צֶמֶד (tsemed, “yoke”) is here a unit of square measure. Apparently a ten-yoke vineyard covered the same amount of land it would take ten teams of oxen to plow in a certain period of time. The exact size is unknown. ^{2 }tn Heb “one bath.” A bath was a liquid measure. Estimates of its modern equivalent range from approximately six to twelve gallons. ^{3 }tn Heb “a homer.” A homer was a dry measure, the exact size of which is debated. Cf. NCV “ten bushels”; CEV “five bushels.” ^{4 }tn Heb “an ephah.” An ephah was a dry measure; there were ten ephahs in a homer. So this verse envisions major crop failure, where only one-tenth of the anticipated harvest is realized. |