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

  • 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.
  • Faithful
    I think Isaiah is a truly a likeness of what is happening in the world today .verse 20.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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