+ 1 Now I will sing to my beloved a song of my beloved concerning my vineyard.
+ 8 Woe to them that join house to house, and add field to field, that they may take away something of their neighbor’s: will ye dwell alone upon the land? + 9 For these things have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts: for though many houses should be built, many and fair houses shall be desolate, and there shall be no inhabitants in them. + 10 For where ten yoke of oxen plough the land shall yield one jar-full, and he that sows six homers shall produce three measures.
+ 11 Woe to them that rise up in the morning, and follow strong drink; who wait at it till evening: for the wine shall inflame them. + 12 For they drink wine with harp, and psaltery, and drums, and pipes: but they regard not the works of the Lord, and consider not the works of his hands.
+ 13 Therefore my people have been taken captive, because they know not the Lord: and there has been a multitude of dead bodies, because of hunger and of thirst for water. + 14 Therefore hell has enlarged its desire and opened its mouth without ceasing: and her glorious and great, and her rich and her pestilent men shall go down into it. + 15 And the mean man shall be brought low, and the great man shall be disgraced, and the lofty eyes shall be brought low. + 16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgement, and the holy God shall be glorified in righteousness. + 17 And they that were spoiled shall be fed as bulls, and lambs shall feed on the waste places of them that are taken away.
+ 18 Woe to them that draw sins to them as with a long rope, and iniquities as with a thong of the heifer’s yoke: + 19 who say, Let him speedily hasten what he will do, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel come, that we may know it. + 20 Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; who make darkness light, and light darkness; who make bitter sweet, and sweet bitter. + 21 Woe to them that are wise in their own conceit, and knowing in their own sight. + 22 Woe to the strong ones of you that drink wine, and the mighty ones that mingle strong drink: + 23 who justify the ungodly for rewards, and take away the righteousness of the righteous.
+ 24 Therefore as stubble shall be burnt by a coal of fire, and shall be consumed by a violent flame, their root shall be as chaff, and their flower shall go up as dust: for they rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, and insulted the word of the Holy One of Israel. + 25 Therefore the Lord of hosts was greatly angered against his people, and he reached forth his hand upon them, and smote them: and the mountains were troubled, and their carcasses were as dung in the midst of the way: yet for all this his anger has not been turned away, but his hand is yet raised.
+ 26 Therefore shall he lift up a signal to the nations that are afar, and shall hiss for them from the end of the earth; and, behold, they are coming very quickly. + 27 They shall not hunger nor be weary, neither shall they slumber nor sleep; neither shall they loose their girdles from their loins, neither shall their shoe-latchets be broken. + 28 Whose arrows are sharp, and their bows bent; their horses’ hoofs are counted as solid rock: their chariot-wheels are as a storm. + 29 They rage as lions, and draw nigh as a lion’s whelps: and he shall seize, and roar as a wild beast, and he shall cast them forth, and there shall be none to deliver them. + 30 And he shall roar on account of them in that day, as the sound of the swelling sea; and they shall look to the land, and, behold, there shall be thick darkness in their perplexity.