New International Version
You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them.
King James Bible
Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt plant and till vineyards, but shalt drink no wine, nor gather [the fruit]; for the worms shall eat it.
World English Bible
You shall plant vineyards and dress them, but you shall neither drink of the wine, nor gather [the grapes]; for the worm shall eat them.
Young's Literal Translation
vineyards thou dost plant, and hast laboured, and wine thou dost not drink nor gather, for the worm doth consume it;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Can any thing be conceived more dreadful than the calamities threatened in these verses?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
for the worms
LibraryA Choice of Masters
'Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; 48. Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies ... in want of all things: and He shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until He have destroyed thee.'--DEUT. xxviii. 47, 48 The history of Israel is a picture on the large scale of what befalls every man. A service--we are all born to obedience, to depend on and follow some person or thing. There is only a choice of services; and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sin of Unbelief
Paul's Departure and Crown;
The Voice of Stern Rebuke
A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath of wine; a homer of seed will yield only an ephah of grain."
You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress. Therefore, though you set out the finest plants and plant imported vines,
though on the day you set them out, you make them grow, and on the morning when you plant them, you bring them to bud, yet the harvest will be as nothing in the day of disease and incurable pain.
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