Psalm 80:12
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?

Berean Study Bible
Why have You broken down its walls, so that all who pass by 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?

New King James Version
Why have You broken down her hedges, So that all who pass by the way pluck her fruit?

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

NASB 1995
Why have You broken down its hedges, So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?

NASB 1977
Why hast Thou broken down its hedges, So that all who pass that way pick its fruit?

Amplified Bible
Why have You broken down its walls and hedges, So that all who pass by pick its fruit?

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

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wherefore hast thou broken down its hedge, while all that pass by the way pluck it?

Contemporary English Version
Our Lord, why have you torn down the wall from around the vineyard? You let everyone who walks by pick the grapes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why hast thou broken down the hedge thereof, so that all they 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?

Good News Translation
Why did you break down the fences around it? Now anyone passing by can steal its grapes;

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
Why hast Thou broken down her fences, So that all they that pass by the way do pluck her?

Literal Standard Version
Why have You broken down its hedges, And everyone passing by the way has plucked it?

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

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

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hear Us, O Shepherd of Israel
11It sent out its branches to the Sea, and its shoots toward the River. 12Why have You broken down its walls, so that all who pass by pick its fruit? 13The boar from the forest ravages it, and the creatures of the field feed upon it.…

Cross References
Psalm 89:40
You have broken down all his walls; You have reduced his strongholds to rubble.

Psalm 89:41
All who pass by plunder him; he has become a reproach to his neighbors.

Isaiah 5:5
Now I will tell you what I am about to do to My vineyard: I will take away its hedge, and it will be consumed; I will tear down its wall, and it will be trampled.

Amos 9:11
"In that day I will restore the fallen tent of David. I will repair its gaps, restore its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old,

Nahum 2:2
For the LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel, though destroyers have laid them waste and ruined the branches of their vine.


Treasury of Scripture

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

broken

Psalm 89:40,41
Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin…

Isaiah 5:5
And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

Isaiah 18:5,6
For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches…









(12) Pluck.--For the same image of the broken fence, and the fruit gathered by the passers by, see Psalm 89:40-41.

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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Why
לָ֭מָּה (lām·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

have You broken down
פָּרַ֣צְתָּ (pā·raṣ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6555: To break through

its walls,
גְדֵרֶ֑יהָ (ḡə·ḏê·re·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1447: A circumvallation, an inclosure

so that all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who pass by
עֹ֥בְרֵי (‘ō·ḇə·rê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

pick its fruit?
וְ֝אָר֗וּהָ (wə·’ā·rū·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural | third person feminine singular
Strong's 717: To gather, pluck


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