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 5:8

  • Adesina for verse 8
    This verse have to teach the true believer in Christ not to amount much wealth in other not to involve in building too many houses and acquiring land everywhere so that these curses would not be on them.

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