1 Cantabo dilecto meo canticum amici mei de vinea sua: Vinea facta est dilecto meo in colle pingui;
2 et saepivit eam et lapides elegit ex illa et plantavit in ea vites electas et aedificavit turrim in medio eius et torcular exstruxit in ea; et exspectavit, ut faceret uvas, et fecit labruscas.
3 Nunc ergo, habitator Ierusalem et vir Iudae, iudicate inter me et vineam meam.
4 Quid est quod debui ultra facere vineae meae et non feci ei? Cur exspectavi, ut faceret uvas, et fecit labruscas?
5 Et nunc ostendam vobis quid ego faciam vineae meae: auferam saepem eius, et erit in direptionem; diruam maceriam eius, et erit in conculcationem.
6 Et ponam eam desertam: non putabitur et non fodietur, et ascendent vepres et spinae; et nubibus mandabo, ne pluant super eam imbrem.
7 Vinea enim Domini exercituum domus Israel est, et vir Iudae germen eius delectabile; et exspectavi, ut faceret iudicium, et ecce iniquitas, et iustitiam, et ecce nequitia.
8 Vae, qui coniungunt domum ad domum et agrum agro copulant usque ad terminum loci! Numquid habitabitis vos soli in medio terrae?
9 In auribus meis iuravit Dominus exercituum: "Certe domus multae desertae erunt, grandes et pulchrae absque habitatore".
10 Decem enim iugera vinearum facient lagunculam unam, et triginta modii sementis facient modios tres.
11 Vae, qui consurgunt mane ad ebrietatem sectandam et ad potandum usque ad vesperam, ut vinum inflammet eos!
12 Cithara et lyra et tympanum et tibia et vinum in conviviis eorum, et opus Domini non respiciunt, nec opera manuum eius considerant.
13 Propterea captivus ductus est populus meus, quia non habuit scientiam, et nobiles eius interierunt fame, et multitudo eius siti exaruit.
14 Propterea dilatavit infernus fauces suas et aperuit os suum absque ullo termino; et descendunt fortes Ierusalem, et populus eius, et sublimes et tripudiantes in ea.
15 Et incurvabitur homo, et humiliabitur vir, et oculi sublimium deprimentur;
16 et exaltabitur Dominus exercituum in iudicio, et Deus sanctus sanctificabitur in iustitia,
17 et pascentur agni iuxta ordinem suum velut in prato suo, et alieni comedent in ruinis pinguium.
18 Vae, qui trahunt iniquitatem in funiculis vanitatis et quasi vinculum plaustri peccatum!
19 Qui dicunt: "Festinet et cito veniat opus eius, ut videamus; et appropiet et veniat consilium Sancti Israel, et sciemus illud!".
20 Vae, qui dicunt malum bonum et bonum malum, ponentes tenebras in lucem et lucem in tenebras, ponentes amarum in dulce et dulce in amarum!
21 Vae, qui sapientes sunt in oculis suis et coram ipsis prudentes!
22 Vae, qui potentes sunt ad bibendum vinum, et viri fortes ad miscendam ebrietatem!
23 Qui absolvunt impium pro muneribus et iustitiam iusti auferunt ab eo!
24 Propter hoc, sicut devorat stipulam lingua ignis, et palea flamma consumitur, sic radix eorum quasi tabes erit, et flos eorum sicut putredo ascendet; abiecerunt enim legem Domini exercituum et eloquium Sancti Israel blasphemaverunt.
25 Ideo exarsit furor Domini in populum suum, et extendit manum suam super eum et percussit eum, et conturbati sunt montes; et facta sunt morticina eorum quasi stercus in medio platearum. In his omnibus non est aversus furor eius, sed adhuc manus eius extenta.
26 Et levabit signum nationibus procul; et sibilabit ad eum de finibus terrae; et ecce festinus velociter veniet.
27 Non est deficiens neque laborans in eo, non dormitabit neque dormiet; neque solvetur cingulum renum eius, nec rumpetur corrigia calceamenti eius.
28 Sagittae eius acutae, et omnes arcus eius extenti; ungulae equorum eius ut silex reputantur, et rotae eius quasi impetus tempestatis.
29 Rugitus eius ut leonis: rugiet ut catuli leonum et frendet; et arripiet praedam et in tuto collocabit, et non erit qui eruat.
30 Et sonabit super eum in die illa sicut sonitus maris. Aspiciet in terram: et ecce tenebrae tribulationis, et lux obtenebrata est in caligine eius.
King James Version
1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:
2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
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!
9 In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
11 ¶ Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.
13 ¶ Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
20 ¶ 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!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
26 ¶ And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:
27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:
29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.
30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.