Thou Shalt Plant Vineyards But the Worms Shall Eat Them

Deuteronomy 28 39

Verse Thirty-Nine:

Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.

For ten acres of vineyard will yield but a bath of wine, and a homer of seed only an ephah of grain. For you have forgotten the God of your salvation And have not remembered the rock of your refuge.

Therefore you plant delightful plants And set them with vine slips of a strange god. In the day that you plant it you carefully fence it in, And in the morning you bring your seed to blossom, But the harvest will be a heap In a day of sickliness and incurable pain.

For before the harvest, when the blossom is gone and the flower becomes a ripening grape, He will cut off the shoots with a pruning knife, and remove and discard the branches. Indeed, they sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

Deuteronomy 28 39

There is no standing grain; what sprouts fails to yield flour. Even if it should produce, the foreigners would swallow it up. Be dismayed, O farmers, wail, O vinedressers, over the wheat and barley, because the harvest of the field has perished.

The seeds lie shriveled beneath the clods; the storehouses are in ruins; the granaries are broken down, for the grain has withered away.



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