New American Standard Bible
"For ten acres of vineyard will yield only one bath of wine, And a homer of seed will yield but an ephah of grain."
King James Bible
Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and a homer of seed shall yield an ephah.
World English Bible
For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and a homer of seed shall yield an ephah."
Young's Literal Translation
For ten acres of vineyard do yield one bath, And an homer of seed yieldeth an ephah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Yea, ten acres - In this verse a reason is rendered why the houses mentioned in the previous verse should become desolate. The reason is, that the land would become sterile and barren, as a divine judgment for their oppression. To what particular time the prophet refers, here, is not apparent. It is certain, however, that the land of Canaan was frequently given up to sterility. The withholding of the early and latter rains, or the neglect of cultivation from any cause, would produce this. At present, this formerly fertile country is among the most unproductive on the face of the earth.
Ten acres - An "acre," among the Hebrews, was what could be plowed by one yoke of oxen in a day. It did not differ materially from our acre.
Shall yield one bath - One bath of wine. The "bath" was a Jewish measure for liquids, containing about seven gallons and a half. To say that "ten acres" should produce no more wine than this; was the same as to say that it would produce almost nothing.
And the seed of an homer - An "homer" was a Hebrew measure for grain, containing about eight bushels.
An ephah - The "ephah" contained about three pecks. Of course, to say that an homer of seed should produce about three pecks, would be the same as saying that it would produce almost nothing.
LibraryThe Well-Beloved's vineyard.
AN ADDRESS TO A LITTLE COMPANY OF BELIEVERS, IN MR. SPURGEON'S OWN ROOM AT MENTONE."My Well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill."--Isaiah v. 1. THE WELL-BELOVED'S VINEYARD. WE recognize at once that Jesus is here. Who but He can be meant by "My Well-beloved"? Here is a word of possession and a word of affection,--He is mine, and my Well-beloved. He is loveliness itself, the most loving and lovable of beings; and we personally love Him with all our heart, and mind, and soul, and strength: …
Charles Hadden Spurgeon—Till He Come
Letter Xlviii to Magister Walter De Chaumont.
The Call of Isaiah
'When I break your staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread in rationed amounts, so that you will eat and not be satisfied.
"You shall bring out much seed to the field but you will gather in little, for the locust will consume it.
"You shall plant and cultivate vineyards, but you will neither drink of the wine nor gather the grapes, for the worm will devour them.
And it will come about in that day, that every place where there used to be a thousand vines, valued at a thousand shekels of silver, will become briars and thorns.
For the land of my people in which thorns and briars shall come up; Yea, for all the joyful houses and for the jubilant city.
"So gladness and joy are taken away From the fruitful field, even from the land of Moab. And I have made the wine to cease from the wine presses; No one will tread them with shouting, The shouting will not be shouts of joy.
"You shall have just balances, a just ephah and a just bath.
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