Psalm 80:12
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New International Version
Why have you broken down its walls so that all who pass by pick its grapes?

New Living Translation
But now, why have you broken down our walls so that all who pass by may steal our fruit?

English Standard Version
Why then have you broken down its walls, so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?

New American Standard Bible
Why have You broken down its hedges, So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?

King James Bible
Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why have You broken down its walls so that all who pass by pick its fruit?

International Standard Version
Why did you break down its walls so that those who pass by pluck its fruits?

NET Bible
Why did you break down its walls, so that all who pass by pluck its fruit?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Why have you broken down its hedge and all those passing by the way have trampled it?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why did you break down the stone fences around this vine? All who pass by are picking its fruit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all those who pass by the way pluck her?

King James 2000 Bible
Why have you then broken down its hedges, so that all they who pass by the way do pluck its fruit?

American King James Version
Why have you then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

American Standard Version
Why hast thou broken down its walls, So that all they that pass by the way do pluck it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why hast thou broken down the hedge thereof, so that all they who pass by the way do pluck it?

Darby Bible Translation
Why hast thou broken down its fences, so that all who pass by the way do pluck it?

English Revised Version
Why hast thou broken down her fences, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why hast thou then broke down her hedges, so that all they who pass by the way do pluck her?

World English Bible
Why have you broken down its walls, so that all those who pass by the way pluck it?

Young's Literal Translation
Why hast Thou broken down its hedges, And all passing by the way have plucked it?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

80:8-16 The church is represented as a vine and a vineyard. The root of this vine is Christ, the branches are believers. The church is like a vine, needing support, but spreading and fruitful. If a vine do not bring forth fruit, no tree is so worthless. And are not we planted as in a well-cultivated garden, with every means of being fruitful in works of righteousness? But the useless leaves of profession, and the empty boughs of notions and forms, abound far more than real piety. It was wasted and ruined. There was a good reason for this change in God's way toward them. And it is well or ill with us, according as we are under God's smiles or frowns. When we consider the state of the purest part of the visible church, we cannot wonder that it is visited with sharp corrections. They request that God would help the vine. Lord, it is formed by thyself, and for thyself, therefore it may, with humble confidence, be committed to thyself.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Why hast thou then broken down her hedges? or, her fences. Vineyards in the East were fenced round with walls (see Isaiah 5:5). So all they which pass by the way do pluck her; i.e. "pluck off her grapes" - ravage her and plunder her (comp. Psalm 89:40, 41).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Why hast thou then broken down her hedges,.... After having done all this for her; which signifies the Lord's removing his presence, power, and protection, from Israel; which were the hedge he set about them, and by which they were secured and defended from their enemies; but these being gone, they became an easy prey to them; see Job 1:10, the hedge about the church and people of God are the angels that encamp about them; salvation, which is as walls and bulwarks to them; and the Lord himself, who is a wall of fire around them; which may be said to be broken down when he withdraws his presence, and does not exert his power in the protection of them; but suffers them to be exposed to the persecutions of men:

so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her? the hedge being broken down, all passengers and travellers plucked the fruit of the vine as they passed along, there being noticing to keep them off from it: this may denote the plunder of the Israelites by their enemies, when left of God, they fell into their hands; and the havoc persecutors make of the church of Christ, and their spoiling them of their goods and substance, when they are permitted to do it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. hedges—(Isa 5:5).

Psalm 80:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hear Us, Shepherd of Israel
11It was sending out its branches to the sea And its shoots to the River. 12Why have You broken down its hedges, So that all who pass that way pick its fruit? 13A boar from the forest eats it away And whatever moves in the field feeds on it.…
Cross References
Psalm 89:40
You have broken through all his walls and reduced his strongholds to ruins.

Psalm 89:41
All who pass by have plundered him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.

Isaiah 5:5
Now I will tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it will be destroyed; I will break down its wall, and it will be trampled.

Amos 9:11
"In that day I will restore David's fallen shelter-- I will repair its broken walls and restore its ruins-- and will rebuild it as it used to be,

Nahum 2:2
The LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and have ruined their vines.
Treasury of Scripture

Why have you then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

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Psalm 89:40,41 You have broken down all his hedges; you have brought his strong …

Isaiah 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will …

Isaiah 18:5,6 For before the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape …

Nahum 2:2 For the LORD has turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency …

Luke 20:16 He shall come and destroy these farmers, and shall give the vineyard …

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