Isaiah 5:17
Good News Translation
In the ruins of the cities lambs will eat grass and young goats will find pasture.

Contemporary English Version
His people will be like sheep grazing in their own pasture, and they will take off what was left by others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the lambs shall feed according to their order, and strangers shall eat the deserts turned into fruitfulness.

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And the lambs shall feed according to their order, and strangers shall eat the deserts turned into fruitfulness.

shall the lambs

Isaiah 7:21,22,25 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep. . . .

Isaiah 17:2 The cities of Aroer shall be left for flocks, and they shall rest there, and there shall be none to make them afraid.

Isaiah 32:14 For the house is forsaken, the multitude of the city is left, darkness and obscurity are come upon its dens for ever. A joy of wild asses, the pastures of flocks.

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather together the lambs with his arm, and shall take them up in his bosom, and he himself shall carry them that are with young.

Isaiah 65:10 And the plains shall be turned to folds of flocks, and the valley of Achor into a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

Zephaniah 2:6,14 And the sea coast shall be the resting place of shepherds, and folds for cattle: . . .

the waste

Isaiah 10:16 Therefore the sovereign Lord, the Lord of hosts, shall send leanness among his fat ones: and under his glory shall be kindled a burning, as it were the burning of a fire.

Deuteronomy 32:15 The beloved grew fat, and kicked: he grew fat, and thick and gross, he forsook God who made him, and departed from God his saviour.

Psalm 17:10,14 They have shut up their fat: their mouth hath spoken proudly. . . .

Psalm 73:7 Their iniquity hath come forth, as it were from fatness: they have passed into the affection of the heart.

Psalm 119:70 Their heart is curdled like milk: but I have meditated on thy law.

Jeremiah 5:28 They are grown gross and fat: and have most wickedly transgressed my words. They have not judged the cause of the widow, they have not managed the cause of the fatherless, and they have not judged the judgment of the poor.

Amos 4:1-3 Hear this word, ye fat kine that are in the mountains of Samaria: you that oppress the needy, and crush the poor: that say to your masters: Bring, and we will drink. . . .

strangers

Isaiah 1:7 Your land is desolate, your cities are burnt with fire: your country strangers devour before your face, and it shall be desolate as when wasted by enemies.

Deuteronomy 28:33 May a people which thou knowest not, eat the fruits of thy land, and all thy labours: and mayst thou always suffer oppression, and be crushed at all times.

Nehemiah 9:37 And the fruits thereof grow up for the kings, whom thou hast set over us for our sins, and they have dominion over our bodies, and over our beasts, according to their will, and we are in great tribulation.

Lamentations 5:2 Our inheritance is turned to aliens: our houses to strangers.

Hosea 8:7 For they shall sow wind, and reap a whirlwind, there is no standing stalk in it, the bud shall yield no meal; and if it should yield, strangers shall eat it.

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captives into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles till the times of the nations be fulfilled.

Context
Woes to the Wicked
16And the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and the holy God shall be sanctified in justice. 17And the lambs shall feed according to their order, and strangers shall eat the deserts turned into fruitfulness.18Woe to you that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as the rope of a cart.…
Cross References
Isaiah 7:25
And as for the hills that shall be raked with a rake, the fear of thorns and briers shall not come thither, but they shall be for the ox to feed on, and the lesser cattle to tread upon.

Hosea 4:16
For Israel hath gone astray like a wanton heifer now will the Lord feed them, as a lamb in a spacious place.

Micah 2:12
Would God I were not a man that hath the spirit, and that I rather spoke a lie: I will let drop to thee of wine, and of drunkenness: and it shall be this people upon whom it shall drop.

Zephaniah 2:6
And the sea coast shall be the resting place of shepherds, and folds for cattle:

Additional Translations
Lambs will graze as in their own pastures, and strangers will feed in the ruins of the wealthy.Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

Then shall the lambs feed as in their pasture, and the waste places of the fat ones shall wanderers eat.

And they that were spoiled shall be fed as bulls, and lambs shall feed on the waste places of them that are taken away.

And the lambs shall feed as on their pasture, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

Then shall the lambs feed as in their pasture, and the waste places of the fat ones shall wanderers eat.

Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, and strangers will eat the ruins of the rich.

And fed have lambs according to their leading, And waste places of the fat ones Do sojourners consume.
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