Isaiah 5:7

“For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Uineyard of the Lord of hostes is the house of Israel, and the men of Iudah his pleasant plant: and he looked for iudgement, but beholde oppression; for righteousnesse, but behold a crie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the vineyard of Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the vine-garden of the Lord of armies is the people of Israel, and the men of Judah are the plant of his delight: and he was looking for upright judging, and there was blood; for righteousness, and there was a cry for help.
- Basic English Bible

For the vineyard of Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah the plant of his delight: and he looked for justice, and behold, blood-shedding; for righteousness, and behold, a cry.
- Darby Bible

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
- Webster's Bible

For the vineyard of Yahweh of Armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry of distress.
- World English Bible

Because the vineyard of Jehovah of Hosts [Is] the house of Israel, And the man of Judah His pleasant plant, And He waiteth for judgment, and lo, oppression, For righteousness, and lo, a cry.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah the plant of His delight; and He looked for justice, but behold violence; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 5:7


5:7 Pleasant - In whom God formerly delighted. A cry - From the oppressed, crying to men for help, and to God for vengeance.


Discussion for Isaiah 5

  • Eaglesrock
    To Me there is no greater punishment than when God removes His presence from a nation. Could theses things be coming to America, that happen to Israel? Some time in the near future? The shedding of innocent blood - abortion.
  • Mike Vs 13
    It was pointed out by David in Psalms that a lack of knowing about God leads to a lack of knowledge and understanding in general. It is interesting here to see that the Children of Israel have neglected God only to find that their rejection of God has led to a lack of knowledge. This knowledge is now leading to their captivity.
  • Jose
    After my husband left me home with the child to stay with another women, things started not moving well by my side and I prayed that, Lord, how does these all sufferings will end? Will my man and the lady enjoy to see me suffering forever? In the wee hours of the morning of the Night that I made such a prayer I heard a voice saying to me Read Isaiah 5 verse 5. It sounded loud and clear and I suddenly woke up a read it. Its been three years now that I received that message and I know that God spoke his word and it shall come to pass.
  • James Ndungu for verse 4
    God chose Israel to be His ambassador,but they didn 't recognize themselves as chosen generation, to represent God, but they did not,to seek and save,there for the Israelites received the course instead of blessing,the Israelites of today are repeating instead of taking advantage of reading the history, searching the scripture for the truth. May IAM intervene and make us to do what Elijah, John the Baptist did reprove the Church and state. Amen.
  • Cbaux
    The Lord woke me with this chapter on my mind. He said it was for America. This is in line with what the Lord had me write 15 or more ago with "Letters to the churches. " Which ended with the Lords quote about those letter. "Can the wind blow and the leaf quiver and it is not I says the Lord! " Soon you see these things come to pass.
  • E. H.
    All have sin and come short of Gods glory. We are deaf and blind. We, some refuse to repent a sinner is a sinner no matter what sin we commit. And you were already a sinner because we were born thanks to the original father and mother human.

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