Isaiah 5:17

“Then shall the lambes feed after their maner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eate.”

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Other Translations

Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
- King James Version

Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, And strangers will eat in the waste places of the wealthy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then shall the lambs feed as in their pasture, and the waste places of the fat ones shall wanderers eat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the lambs will get food as in their grass-lands, and the fat cattle will be feasting in the waste places.
- Basic English Bible

And the lambs shall feed as on their pasture, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
- Darby Bible

Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
- Webster's Bible

Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, and strangers will eat the ruins of the rich.
- World English Bible

And fed have lambs according to their leading, And waste places of the fat ones Do sojourners consume.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then shall the lambs feed as in their pasture, and the waste places of the fat ones shall wanderers eat.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 5:17


5:17 Then - When God shall have finished that work of judgment. The lambs - The poor and harmless people, who shall be left in the land when the rich are carried into captivity. Manner - Or, by their fold, as this word is manifestly used, #Mic 2:12|, the only place of scripture, except this, in which this word is found. Waste places - The lands left by their owners. Fat ones - Of the rich and great men. Strangers - The poor Israelites, who were left to be vine - dressers and husbandmen, #2Kings 25:12|, who are called strangers, because they were so, in reference to that hand, not being the proper owners of it.


Discussion for Isaiah 5

  • Fred scanlan
    Indeed,the church has failed to preach the truth. The tower has been disassembled in the vineyard! We are not justified by our works, but by faith are we saved. This is why our God created the second Adam . The Christ. Their is salvation in no other! Mans righteousness is as filthy rags. Who are we that our God is mindful of us. Who are we too tell our creator what is needful?Their is none right.
  • Maria Morales
    Because the Israelites or his vineyard in this parable disobeyed Him, he allowed the other nations to conquer or devour them. He took away the hedge or his protection. Nevertheless, he will still be merciful to them Is.14.
  • Theodore Douglas Barnett Jr.
    All nations that make the choice to turn from God, Will be turned into hell. That is not a threat, that is a promise. We in the USA live under this derision that God loves us as a nation so much and that because we have "In God We Trust " printed on our money, God will excuse sin. This is the hour of repentance. Hebrews says judgment must come to the church house first before the world.
  • A disciple
    "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" The cross of Christ is not our enemy. The opposition and contradiction of sinners against Him and His Word is a token of our salvation, and of God's approval and happiness with us. The things highly thought of by the world are abomination to God.
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIH 5:16 but THE LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgement and GOD that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness JOHN 17:19 and for their sakes I sanctify myself that they also might be sanctified through the truth ***** HEBREWS 12:14 follow peace with all men and --- holiness --- without which no man shall see THE LORD *****
  • Bryant Coots
    America today is in the same position as Judah when this passage was written. As they were God's chosen representatives for that day, America has had a special calling to be ambassadors of the Christian faith to the world. For decades now we have seen unfaithfulness to that calling. Society is becoming more and more corrupt, at every level. Sadly, we can expect the same judgment.

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