World English Bible
Isaiah 5 (WEBP)
 Let me sing for my well beloved a song of my beloved about his vineyard. My beloved had a vineyard on a very fruitful hill.
 He dug it up, gathered out its stones, planted it with the choicest vine, built a tower in the middle of it, and also cut out a wine press in it. He looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes.
 “Now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, please judge between me and my vineyard.
 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? Why, when I looked for it to yield grapes, did it yield wild grapes?
 Now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will take away its hedge, and it will be eaten up. I will break down its wall, and it will be trampled down.
 I will lay it a wasteland. It won’t be pruned or hoed, but it will grow briers and thorns. I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain on it.”
 For the vineyard of Yahweh of Armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant. He looked for justice, but behold, oppression, for righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.
 Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, until there is no room, and you are made to dwell alone in the middle of the land!
 In my ears, Yahweh of Armies says: “Surely many houses will be desolate, even great and beautiful, unoccupied.
 For ten acres° of vineyard shall yield one bath,° and a homer° of seed shall yield an ephah.”°
 Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink, who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them!
 The harp, lyre, tambourine, and flute, with wine, are at their feasts; but they don’t respect the work of Yahweh, neither have they considered the operation of his hands.
 Therefore my people go into captivity for lack of knowledge. Their honorable men are famished, and their multitudes are parched with thirst.
 Therefore Sheol° has enlarged its desire, and opened its mouth without measure; and their glory, their multitude, their pomp, and he who rejoices among them, descend into it.
 So man is brought low, mankind is humbled, and the eyes of the arrogant ones are humbled;
 but Yahweh of Armies is exalted in justice, and God the Holy One is sanctified in righteousness.
 Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, and strangers will eat the ruins of the rich.
 Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and wickedness as with cart rope,
 who say, “Let him make haste, let him hasten his work, that we may see it; let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, that we may know it!”
 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
 Woe to those who are mighty to drink wine, and champions at mixing strong drink;
 who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!
 Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as the dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust, because they have rejected the law of Yahweh of Armies, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
 Therefore Yahweh’s anger burns against his people, and he has stretched out his hand against them and has struck them. The mountains tremble, and their dead bodies are as refuse in the middle of the streets. For all this, his anger is not turned away, but his hand is still stretched out.
 He will lift up a banner to the nations from far away, and he will whistle for them from the end of the earth. Behold, they will come speedily and swiftly.
 No one shall be weary nor stumble among them; no one shall slumber nor sleep, neither shall the belt of their waist be untied, nor the strap of their sandals be broken,
 whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent. Their horses’ hoofs will be like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind.
 Their roaring will be like a lioness. They will roar like young lions. Yes, they shall roar, and seize their prey and carry it off, and there will be no one to deliver.
 They will roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea. If one looks to the land, behold, darkness and distress. The light is darkened in its clouds.
Isaiah 5:10a literally, ten yokes, or the amount of land that ten yokes of oxen can plow in one day, which is about 10 acres or 4 hectares.
Isaiah 5:10b 1 bath is about 22 liters or 5.8 U. S. gallons
Isaiah 5:10c 1 homer is about 220 liters or 6 bushels
Isaiah 5:10d 1 ephah is about 22 liters or 0.6 bushels or about 2 pecks—only one tenth of what was sown.
Isaiah 5:14 Sheol is the place of the dead.
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Isaiah 5 (KJVS)
 Now will I sing H7891 (8799) to my wellbeloved H3039 a song H7892 of my beloved H1730 touching his vineyard H3754. My wellbeloved H3039 hath a vineyard H3754 in a very fruitful H1121 H8081 hill H7161:
 And he fenced H5823 (8762) it, and gathered out the stones H5619 (8762) thereof, and planted H5193 (8799) it with the choicest vine H8321, and built H1129 (8799) a tower H4026 in the midst H8432 of it, and also made H2672 (8804) a winepress H3342 therein: and he looked H6960 (8762) that it should bring forth H6213 (8800) grapes H6025, and it brought forth H6213 (8799) wild grapes H891.
 And now, O inhabitants H3427 (8802) of Jerusalem H3389, and men H376 of Judah H3063, judge H8199 (8798), I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard H3754.
 What could have been done H6213 (8800) more to my vineyard H3754, that I have not done H6213 (8804) in it? wherefore H4069, when I looked H6960 (8765) that it should bring forth H6213 (8800) grapes H6025, brought it forth H6213 (8799) wild grapes H891?
 And now go to; I will tell H3045 (8686) you what I will do H6213 (8802) to my vineyard H3754: I will take away H5493 (8687) the hedge H4881 thereof, and it shall be eaten up H1197 (8763); [and] break down H6555 (8800) the wall H1447 thereof, and it shall be trodden down H4823:
 And I will lay H7896 (8799) it waste H1326: it shall not be pruned H2168 (8735), nor digged H5737 (8735); but there shall come up H5927 (8804) briers H8068 and thorns H7898: I will also command H6680 (8762) the clouds H5645 that they rain H4305 (8687) no rain H4306 upon it.
 For the vineyard H3754 of the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 [is] the house H1004 of Israel H3478, and the men H376 of Judah H3063 his pleasant H8191 plant H5194: and he looked H6960 (8762) for judgment H4941, but behold oppression H4939; for righteousness H6666, but behold a cry H6818.
 Woe H1945 unto them that join H5060 (8688) house H1004 to house H1004, [that] lay H7126 (8686) field H7704 to field H7704, till [there be] no H657 place H4725, that they may be placed H3427 (8717) alone in the midst H7130 of the earth H776!
 In mine ears H241 [said] the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, Of a truth H3808 many H7227 houses H1004 shall be desolate H8047, [even] great H1419 and fair H2896, without inhabitant H3427 (8802).
 Yea H3588, ten H6235 acres H6776 of vineyard H3754 shall yield H6213 (8799) one H259 bath H1324, and the seed H2233 of an homer H2563 shall yield H6213 (8799) an ephah H374.
 Woe H1945 unto them that rise up early H7925 (8688) in the morning H1242, [that] they may follow H7291 (8799) strong drink H7941; that continue H309 (8764) until night H5399, [till] wine H3196 inflame H1814 (8686) them!
 And the harp H3658, and the viol H5035, the tabret H8596, and pipe H2485, and wine H3196, are in their feasts H4960: but they regard H5027 (8686) not the work H6467 of the LORD H3068, neither consider H7200 (8804) the operation H4639 of his hands H3027.
 Therefore my people H5971 are gone into captivity H1540 (8804), because [they have] no knowledge H1847: and their honourable H3519 men H4962 [are] famished H7458, and their multitude H1995 dried up H6704 with thirst H6772.
 Therefore hell H7585 hath enlarged H7337 (8689) herself H5315, and opened H6473 (8804) her mouth H6310 without measure H2706: and their glory H1926, and their multitude H1995, and their pomp H7588, and he that rejoiceth H5938, shall descend H3381 (8804) into it.
 And the mean man H120 shall be brought down H7817 (8735), and the mighty man H376 shall be humbled H8213 (8799), and the eyes H5869 of the lofty H1364 shall be humbled H8213 (8799):
 But the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 shall be exalted H1361 (8799) in judgment H4941, and God H410 that is holy H6918 shall be sanctified H6942 (8738) in righteousness H6666.
 Then shall the lambs H3532 feed H7462 (8804) after their manner H1699, and the waste places H2723 of the fat ones H4220 shall strangers H1481 (8802) eat H398 (8799).
 Woe H1945 unto them that draw H4900 (8802) iniquity H5771 with cords H2256 of vanity H7723, and sin H2403 as it were with a cart H5699 rope H5688:
 That say H559 (8802), Let him make speed H4116 (8762), [and] hasten H2363 (8686) his work H4639, that we may see H7200 (8799) [it]: and let the counsel H6098 of the Holy One H6918 of Israel H3478 draw nigh H7126 (8799) and come H935 (8799), that we may know H3045 (8799) [it]!
 Woe H1945 unto them that call H559 (8802) evil H7451 good H2896, and good H2896 evil H7451; that put H7760 (8802) darkness H2822 for light H216, and light H216 for darkness H2822; that put H7760 (8802) bitter H4751 for sweet H4966, and sweet H4966 for bitter H4751!
 Woe H1945 unto [them that are] wise H2450 in their own eyes H5869, and prudent H995 (8737) in their own sight H6440!
 Woe H1945 unto [them that are] mighty H1368 to drink H8354 (8800) wine H3196, and men H582 of strength H2428 to mingle H4537 (8800) strong drink H7941:
 Which justify H6663 (8688) the wicked H7563 for H6118 reward H7810, and take away H5493 (8686) the righteousness H6666 of the righteous H6662 from him!
 Therefore as the fire H784 devoureth H398 (8800) the stubble H7179, and the flame H3956 H3852 consumeth H7503 (8799) the chaff H2842, [so] their root H8328 shall be as rottenness H4716, and their blossom H6525 shall go up H5927 (8799) as dust H80: because they have cast away H3988 (8804) the law H8451 of the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, and despised H5006 (8765) the word H565 of the Holy One H6918 of Israel H3478.
 Therefore is the anger H639 of the LORD H3068 kindled H2734 (8804) against his people H5971, and he hath stretched forth H5186 (8799) his hand H3027 against them, and hath smitten H5221 (8686) them: and the hills H2022 did tremble H7264 (8799), and their carcases H5038 [were] torn H5478 in the midst H7130 of the streets H2351. For all this his anger H639 is not turned away H7725 (8804), but his hand H3027 [is] stretched out H5186 (8803) still.
 And he will lift up H5375 (8804) an ensign H5251 to the nations H1471 from far H7350, and will hiss H8319 (8804) unto them from the end H7097 of the earth H776: and, behold, they shall come H935 (8799) with speed H4120 swiftly H7031:
 None shall be weary H5889 nor stumble H3782 (8802) among them; none shall slumber H5123 (8799) nor sleep H3462 (8799); neither shall the girdle H232 of their loins H2504 be loosed H6605 (8738), nor the latchet H8288 of their shoes H5275 be broken H5423 (8738):
 Whose arrows H2671 [are] sharp H8150 (8802), and all their bows H7198 bent H1869 (8803), their horses H5483’ hoofs H6541 shall be counted H2803 (8738) like flint H6862, and their wheels H1534 like a whirlwind H5492:
 Their roaring H7581 [shall be] like a lion H3833, they shall roar H7580 (8799) (8675) H7580 (8804) like young lions H3715: yea, they shall roar H5098 (8799), and lay hold H270 (8799) of the prey H2964, and shall carry [it] away safe H6403 (8686), and none shall deliver H5337 (8688) [it].
 And in that day H3117 they shall roar H5098 (8799) against them like the roaring H5100 of the sea H3220: and if [one] look H5027 (8765) unto the land H776, behold darkness H2822 [and] sorrow H6862, and the light H216 is darkened H2821 (8804) in the heavens H6183 thereof.
Young’s Literal Translation
Isaiah 5 (YLT)
 Let me sing, I pray you, for my beloved, A song of my beloved as to his vineyard: My beloved hath a vineyard in a fruitful hill,
 And he fenceth it, and casteth out its stones, And planteth it with a choice vine, And buildeth a tower in its midst, And also a wine press hath hewn out in it, And he waiteth for the yielding of grapes, And it yieldeth bad ones!
 And now, O inhabitant of Jerusalem, and man of Judah, Judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard.
 What-to do still to my vineyard, That I have not done in it! Wherefore, I waited to the yielding of grapes, And it yieldeth bad ones!
 And now, pray, let me cause you to know, That which I am doing to my vineyard, To turn aside its hedge, And it hath been for consumption, To break down its wall, And it hath been for a treading-place.
 And I make it a waste, It is not pruned, nor arranged, And gone up have brier and thorn, And on the thick clouds I lay a charge, From raining upon it rain.
 Because the vineyard of Jehovah of Hosts Is the house of Israel, And the man of Judah His pleasant plant, And He waiteth for judgment, and lo, oppression, For righteousness, and lo, a cry.
 Woe to those joining house to house, Field to field they bring near, till there is no place, And ye have been settled by yourselves In the midst of the land!
 By the weapons of Jehovah of Hosts Do not many houses a desolation become? Great and good without inhabitant!
 For ten acres of vineyard do yield one bath, And an homer of seed yieldeth an ephah.
 Woe to those rising early in the morning, Strong drink they pursue! Tarrying in twilight, wine inflameth them!
 And harp, and psaltery, tabret, and pipe, And wine, have been their banquets, And the work of Jehovah they behold not, Yea, the work of His hands they have not seen.
 Therefore my people removed without knowledge, And its honourable ones are famished, And its multitude dried up of thirst.
 Therefore hath Sheol enlarged herself, And hath opened her mouth without limit. And gone down hath its honour, and its multitude, And its noise, and its exulting one-into her.
 And bowed down is the low, and humbled the high, And the eyes of the haughty become low,
 And Jehovah of Hosts is high in judgment, And the Holy God sanctified in righteousness,
 And fed have lambs according to their leading, And waste places of the fat ones Do sojourners consume.
 Woe to those drawing out iniquity with cords of vanity, And as with thick ropes of the cart-sin.
 Who are saying, ‘Let Him hurry, Let Him hasten His work, that we may see, And let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel Draw near and come, and we know.’
 Woe to those saying to evil ‘good,’ And to good ‘evil,’ Putting darkness for light, and light for darkness, Putting bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.
 Woe to the wise in their own eyes, And-before their own faces-intelligent!
 Woe to the mighty to drink wine, And men of strength to mingle strong drink.
 Declaring righteous the wicked for a bribe, And the righteousness of the righteous They turn aside from him.
 Therefore, as a tongue of fire devoureth stubble, And flaming hay falleth, Their root is as muck, And their flower as dust goeth up. Because they have rejected the law of Jehovah of Hosts, And the saying of the Holy One of Israel despised.
 Therefore hath the anger of Jehovah burned among His people, And He stretcheth out His hand against it, And smiteth it, and the mountains tremble, And their carcase is as filth in the midst of the out-places. With all this His anger did not turn back, And still His hand is stretched out!
 And He lifted up an ensign to nations afar off, And hissed to it from the end of the earth, And lo, with haste, swift it cometh.
 There is none weary, nor stumbling in it, It doth not slumber, nor sleep, Nor opened hath been the girdle of its loins, Nor drawn away the latchet of its sandals.
 Whose arrows are sharp, and all its bows bent, Hoofs of its horses as flint have been reckoned, And its wheels as a hurricane!
 Its roaring is like a lioness, It roareth like young lions, And it howleth, and seizeth prey, And carrieth away safely, and there is none delivering.
 And it howleth against it in that day as the howling of a sea, And it hath looked attentively to the land, And lo, darkness-distress, And light hath been darkened by its abundance!