Isaiah 5:8 Woes and Judgements

Isa 5:10 The grapevines growing on five acres of land will yield only five gallons of wine. Ten bushels of seed will produce only one bushel of grain.”
Isa 5:11 You are doomed! You get up early in the morning to start drinking, and you spend long evenings getting drunk.
Isa 5:12 At your feasts you have harps and tambourines and flutes—and wine. But you don’t understand what the LORD is doing,

v.10 The grapevines growing on five acres of land will yield only five gallons of wine. Ten bushels of seed will produce only one bushel of grain.”

Notes: a five acres of vineyard will only produce a bath of wine. i.e. 5 gallons or 22 litres. A homer (6 bushels or 22 litres) of seed will only produce an ephah (3/5 bushel or 22 litres of grain.

The results of backsliding and apostasy will be the failure of crops and famine in the land. Greed pauperises the soul and covetousness is folly. Don’t be stupid enough to think that if you seize field from the poor and add property to property that your yield will increase. No there will be famine and drought and you will be destined for a horrible end.


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Isa 5:11 You are doomed! You get up early in the morning to start drinking, and you spend long evenings getting drunk.

v. 11 Woe unto them – The prophet, having denounced “avarice,” proceeds now to another vice – that of “intemperance, or dissipation.”
That rise up early … – That rise “for this purpose,” when nothing else would rouse them. It may illustrate this somewhat, to remark, that it was not common among the ancients to become intoxicated at an early hour of the day; see the note at Act_2:15; compare 1Th_5:7. It indicated then, as it does now, a confirmed and habitual state of intemperance when a man would do this early in the morning. ‘The Persians, when they commit a debauch, arise betimes, and esteem the morning as the best time for beginning to drink wine, by which means they carry on their excess until night.’ – “Morier.”
That they may follow strong drink – – שׁכר shêkār, or sichar. This word is derived from a verb signifying to drink, to become intoxicated. All nations have found out some intoxicating drink. That which was used by the Hebrews was made from grain, fruit, honey, dates, etc., prepared by fermentation. The word sometimes means the same as wine Num_28:7, but more commonly it refers to a stronger drink, and is distinguished from it, as in the common phrase, ‘wine and strong drink;’ Lev_10:9; Num_6:3; Jdg_13:4, Jdg_13:7. Sometimes it may be used for “spiced wine” – a mixture of wine with spices, that would also speedily produce intoxication. The Chaldee renders the words עתיק חמר chămar ‛atı̂yq, ‘old fermented liquor;’ denoting the “mode” in which strong drink was usually prepared. Barnes notes

Isa 5:12 At your feasts you have harps and tambourines and flutes—and wine. But you don’t understand what the LORD is doing,

Note: Here at their debauched Parties they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD. They don’t value His creative Acts or His providential Care and daily mercies. Nor do they for the Work of Christ on the Cross of Calvary nor the salvation God has provided. Psa 28:5 They take no notice of what the LORD has done or of what he has made; so he will punish them and destroy them forever.

Isa 5:13 and so you will be carried away as prisoners. Your leaders will starve to death, and the common people will die of thirst.

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