Isaiah 5

  1. Compare Isaiah’s song of the vineyard with Christ’s parables of the wicked husbandmen (Mark 12:1-9) and the barren fig tree (Luke 13:6-9). Note the differences, and then work out the one great lesson taught in all three passages. How can it be applied to our lives today? Cf. John 15:8.
  2. Make a list of six ‘Woes’ in verses 8-24, finding twentieth-century words to describe each sin denounced.


Verse 14. ‘Grave’ or ‘Sheol’ (Greek ‘Hades’) is the place where all the dead go. It is depicted as a dim and shadowy underworld.