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?
Darby Bible Translation
Why hast thou broken down its fences, so that all who pass by the way do pluck it?
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?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Why hast thou then broken down her hedges? - Why hast thou dealt with thy people as one would with a vineyard who should break down all its enclosures, and leave it open to wild beasts? The word rendered hedges means wall or enclosure. Compare the notes at Isaiah 5:2.
So that all they which pass by the way - All travelers; or, wild beasts. So that there is nothing to prevent their coming up to the vine and plucking the grapes.
Do pluck her - Pluck, or pick off the grapes; or, if the phrase "all which pass by the way" denotes wild beasts, then the meaning is, that they eat off the leaves and branches of the vine.
LibraryThe Blessing of God.
NUMB. VI. 22-27. We have already seen the grace of GOD making provision that His people, who had lost the privilege of priestly service, might draw near to Him by Nazarite separation and consecration. And not as the offence was the free gift: those who had forfeited the privilege of priestly service were the males only, but women and even children might be Nazarites; whosoever desired was free to come, and thus draw near to GOD. We now come to the concluding verses of Numb. vi, and see in them one …
James Hudson Taylor—Separation and Service
Discourse on the Good Shepherd.
You have broken down all his walls; You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
"So now let Me tell you what I am going to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge and it will be consumed; I will break down its wall and it will become trampled ground.
"In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, And wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins And rebuild it as in the days of old;
For the LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob Like the splendor of Israel, Even though devastators have devastated them And destroyed their vine branches.
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