Therefore, because you trample on the poor and exact from him a tax of grain, you will never live in the stone houses you have built; you will never drink the wine from the lush vineyards you have planted.
Cross ReferencesDeuteronomy 28:30
You will be pledged in marriage to a woman, but another man will violate her. You will build a house but not live in it. You will plant a vineyard but not enjoy its fruit.
Joy and gladness are removed from the orchard; no one sings or shouts in the vineyards. No one tramples the grapes in the winepresses; I have put an end to the cheering.
They will plunder your wealth and pillage your merchandise. They will demolish your walls, tear down your beautiful homes, and throw your stones and timber and soil into the water.
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Israel, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because they sell the righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals.
Proclaim to the citadels of Ashdod as well as the citadels of Egypt: 'Assemble on the mountains of Samaria; see the great unrest in the city and the acts of oppression in her midst.
I will tear down the winter house along with the summer house; the houses of ivory will also perish, and the mansions will come to an end," declares the LORD.
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, who say to your husbands, "Bring us more to drink."
For the LORD gives a command: "The great house will be smashed to pieces, and the small house to rubble."
"Do horses gallop on the cliffs? Does one plow the sea with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood--
Hear this, you who trample on the needy, who do away with the poor of the land,
Therefore I will make Samaria a heap of rubble in the open field, a planting area for a vineyard. I will pour her stones into the valley and expose her foundations.
You will sow but not reap; you will press olives but not anoint yourselves with oil; you will tread grapes but not drink the wine.
Their wealth will be plundered and their houses laid waste. They will build houses but not inhabit them, and plant vineyards but never drink their wine.
Though Edom may say, "We have been devastated, but we will rebuild the ruins," this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Land of Wickedness, and a people toward whom the LORD is indignant forever.
Chapter Outline1. A lamentation for Israel.
4. An exhortation to repentance.
21. God rejects their hypocritical service.
Jump to PreviousBuilt Burdens Cut Drink Dwell Exact Exactions Forasmuch Grain Heavy Hewn Houses Impose Live Planted Pleasant Poor Rent Stone Taxes Thereof Trample Treading Tribute Vineyards Wheat Wine
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 5:7, 8
Isaiah 59:13, 14
ye have built.
Deuteronomy 28:30, 38, 39
Isaiah 65:21, 22
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