Isaiah 5:3
New International Version
"Now you dwellers in Jerusalem and people of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard.

New Living Translation
Now, you people of Jerusalem and Judah, you judge between me and my vineyard.

English Standard Version
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard.

Berean Study Bible
And now, O dwellers of Jerusalem and men of Judah, I exhort you to judge between Me and My vineyard.

New American Standard Bible
"And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, Judge between Me and My vineyard.

King James Bible
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

Christian Standard Bible
So now, residents of Jerusalem and men of Judah, please judge between me and my vineyard.

Contemporary English Version
Listen, people of Jerusalem and of Judah! You be the judge of me and my vineyard.

Good News Translation
So now my friend says, "You people who live in Jerusalem and Judah, judge between my vineyard and me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So now, residents of Jerusalem and men of Judah, please judge between Me and My vineyard.

International Standard Version
"So now, you inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge, won't you please, between me and my vineyard.

NET Bible
So now, residents of Jerusalem, people of Judah, you decide between me and my vineyard!

New Heart English Bible
"Now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, please judge between me and my vineyard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now then, you inhabitants of Jerusalem and Judah, judge between me and my vineyard!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, Judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

New American Standard 1977
“And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, Judge between Me and My vineyard.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard.

King James 2000 Bible
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard.

American King James Version
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard.

American Standard Version
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now, O ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and ye men of Juda, judge between me and my vineyard.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard.

English Revised Version
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

World English Bible
"Now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, please judge between me and my vineyard.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, O inhabitant of Jerusalem, and man of Judah, Judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Song of the Vineyard
2He dug it up and cleared the stones and planted the finest vines. He built a watchtower in the middle and dug out a winepress as well. He waited for the vineyard to yield good grapes, but the fruit it produced was sour! 3And now, O dwellers of Jerusalem and men of Judah, I exhort you to judge between Me and My vineyard. 4What more could have been done for My vineyard that I did not already do in it? Why, when I waited for it to yield good grapes, did it bring forth sour fruit?…
Cross References
Matthew 21:40
Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard returns, what will he do to those tenants?"

Isaiah 5:4
What more could have been done for My vineyard that I did not already do in it? Why, when I waited for it to yield good grapes, did it bring forth sour fruit?

Treasury of Scripture

And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard.

judge

Psalm 50:4-6 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he …

Psalm 51:4 Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your …

Jeremiah 2:4,5 Hear you the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families …

Micah 6:2,3 Hear you, O mountains, the LORD's controversy, and you strong foundations …

Matthew 21:40,41 When the lord therefore of the vineyard comes, what will he do to …

Mark 12:9-12 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and …

Luke 20:15,16 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore …

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself …

Romans 3:4 God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is …







Lexicon
And now,
וְעַתָּ֛ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

O dwellers
יוֹשֵׁ֥ב (yō·wō·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

of Jerusalem
יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

and men
וְאִ֣ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of Judah,
יְהוּדָ֑ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

I exhort
נָ֕א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

you to judge
שִׁפְטוּ־ (šip̄·ṭū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

between Me
בֵּינִ֖י (bê·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between

and My vineyard.
כַּרְמִֽי׃ (kar·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3754: A garden, vineyard
(3) And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem.--"The song of the vineyard" comes to an end and becomes the text of a discourse in which Jehovah, as the "Beloved" of the song, speaks through the prophet. Those to whom the parable applies are invited, as David was by Nathan, to pass an unconscious judgment on themselves. (Comp. Matthew 21:40-41, as an instance of the same method.)

Verse 3. - The prophet's "song" here ends, and Jehovah himself takes the word. As if the story told in the parable had been a fact, he calls on the men of Judah and Jerusalem to "judge between him and his vineyard." Compare Nathan's appeal to David by the parable of the ewe lamb (2 Samuel 12:1-4). 5:1-7 Christ is God's beloved Son, and our beloved Saviour. The care of the Lord over the church of Israel, is described by the management of a vineyard. The advantages of our situation will be brought into the account another day. He planted it with the choicest vines; gave them a most excellent law, instituted proper ordinances. The temple was a tower, where God gave tokens of his presence. He set up his altar, to which the sacrifices should be brought; all the means of grace are denoted thereby. God expects fruit from those that enjoy privileges. Good purposes and good beginnings are good things, but not enough; there must be vineyard fruit; thoughts and affections, words and actions, agreeable to the Spirit. It brought forth bad fruit. Wild grapes are the fruits of the corrupt nature. Where grace does not work, corruption will. But the wickedness of those that profess religion, and enjoy the means of grace, must be upon the sinners themselves. They shall no longer be a peculiar people. When errors and vice go without check or control, the vineyard is unpruned; then it will soon be grown over with thorns. This is often shown in the departure of God's Spirit from those who have long striven against him, and the removal of his gospel from places which have long been a reproach to it. The explanation is given. It is sad with a soul, when, instead of the grapes of humility, meekness, love, patience, and contempt of the world, for which God looks, there are the wild grapes of pride, passion, discontent, and malice, and contempt of God; instead of the grapes of praying and praising, the wild grapes of cursing and swearing. Let us bring forth fruit with patience, that in the end we may obtain everlasting life.
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