By the weapons of Jehovah of Hosts Do not many houses a desolation become? Great and good without inhabitant!
Isaiah 5:9 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In mine ears. "To mine ear" - The sentence in the Hebrew text seems to be imperfect in this place; as likewise in Isaiah 22:14 (note), where the very same sense seems to be required as here. See the note there; and compare 1 Samuel 9:15 (note). In this place the Septuagint supply the word ηκουσθη, and the Syriac אשתמע eshtama, auditus est Jehovah in auribus meis, i.e., נגלה niglah, as in Isaiah 22:14.
Many houses - This has reference to what was said in the preceding verse: "In vain are ye so intent upon joining house to house, and field to field; your houses shall be left uninhabited, and your fields shall become desolate and barren; so that a vineyard of ten acres shall produce but one bath (not eight gallons) of wine, and the husbandman shall reap but a tenth part of the seed which he has sown." Kimchi says this means such an extent of vineyard as would require ten yoke of oxen to plough in one day.
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in mine ears, said. or. This is in mine ears, saith, etc.
Isaiah 22:14 And it was revealed in my ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till you die...
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.
of a truth, etc. Heb. if not many houses desolate, etc.
Isaiah 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor dig; but there shall come up briers and thorns...
Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defended city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed...
2 Chronicles 36:21 To fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths...
Amos 5:11 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take from him burdens of wheat: you have built houses of hewn stone...
Amos 6:11 For, behold, the LORD commands, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.
Matthew 22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Matthew 23:38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate.
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