Isaiah 5:8

“Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Woe vnto them that ioyne house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Woe to those who add house to house {and} join field to field, Until there is no more room, So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no room, and ye be made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!
- American Standard Version (1901)

Cursed are those who are joining house to house, and putting field to field, till there is no more living-space for any but themselves in all the land!
- Basic English Bible

Woe unto them that add house to house, that join field to field, until there is no more room, and that ye dwell yourselves alone in the midst of the land!
- Darby Bible

Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there is no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
- Webster's Bible

Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, until there is no room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!
- World English Bible

Wo [to] those joining house to house, Field to field they bring near, till there is no place, And ye have been settled by yourselves In the midst of the land!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no room, and ye be made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 5:8


5:8 Alone - That they alone may be the lords and owners, and all others only their tenants and servants.


Discussion for Isaiah 5

  • Dianna Kuykendall
    Yes, but his forgiveness is not a license for us to continue in sin! 1 John 1:9
  • Noel Grant
    God has done everything and still doing for us to follow him. God is so good that if even we are unfaithful he forgive us, once we repent and ask forgiveness, he is always willing to forgive us our sins
  • Dianna Kuykendall
    What has God done to us that we should turn away from him? Should we expect less for our unfaithfulness to him? He loves us so much he sent his only begotten son to die in our place for our sins. Be faithful to him and turn not away. Our time draws nearer every moment.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Eagle rock, I think you are right on. It's last call here, especially with all the crud 2105-16 saw passed in the house. Rev. 9:21 ,they repented not of their murders (abortion), sorceries(Greek:pharmacist),fornications (Strong's doesn't call it regular immoral sex!) and their thefts. We live in a drug culture with the spirit of rebellion( to God's laws, man changed his to suit) God bless y'all
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! To my beloved brothers and sisters in and through Christ our Holy and Blessed Lord and near future Majesty King to come. Please read all of chapter five indeed amen. Shalom Yedda dim {beloved one}. SHALOM ISRAEL ZION ! COME LORD YESHUA AMEN AND AMEN !
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    BEHOLD THIS PARADOX INDEED ! ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE BROUGHT TO PASS IN THE END OF THIS AGE OF THE GENTILES INDEED, GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH IN THE HIGHEST, IN AND THROUGH HIS SON WHO LIVES AND REIGNS AT HIS RIGHT HAND NOW AND FOREVER MORE, THE ONLY KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, CHROST YESHUA JESUS, GLORY AMEN AND AMEN ! Shalom yedda dim.

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