Isaiah 5:17

“Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shall the lambes feed after their maner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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.
  • Laine
    It has been well over 2,000 years, when certain prophesies, were predicted and have now come to pass. Yahweh, is a loving GOD, who has given us a Savior. Lord JESUS, who is the only alternative. If you know anyone, who has not repented and confess JESUS, as Lord and Savior, and the son of the living GOD. Tell them to run for their life, even though there is know where to hide!
  • 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.
  • 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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