Let me sing of my well-beloved, a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard in a very fruitful hill. ISAIAH 5:1 (The Israel Bible™)
Isaiah chapter 5 presents one of the most famous parables in the Bible, the song of the vineyard. Isaiah gathers the people together to pass judgment on a disobedient vineyard. Despite the owner’s efforts to care for the vineyard that he loves, it produces unripe grapes. Therefore, the owner announces that he will tear down the walls protecting the vineyard from the thorns and dangers of the forest. So too, God will remove His protection from Israel and allow for its enemies enter. The theme of oppression leading to destruction plays a prominent role in Isaiah’s prophecies.