|Woe to those who rise early in the morning |
to run after their drinks,
who stay up late at night
till they are inflamed with wine.
|Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! |
|Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink, Who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them! |
|Isaiah 5:11 |
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (Is 5:11). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Misuses of Wine
The dangers of drunkenness are abundantly recognized in the Bible (Prov. 20:1; 23:29-35). Wine often enslaved the heart (Hos. 4:11). The prophets accused Israel of being overcome with wine (Is. 28:1), of drinking wine by bowlfuls (Amos 6:6), and of wanting prophets who spoke of wine (Mic. 2:11). Leaders were interested in drinking and were not concerned about the ruin of the country (Is. 5:11-12; 22:13). The list of those drunken with wine in the Bible begins with Noah and includes Lot, Nabal, and Amnon (Gen. 9:21; 1 Sam. 25:36-37; 2 Sam. 13:28).
Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary. Rev. ed. of: Nelson's illustrated Bible dictionary.; Includes index. Nashville: T. Nelson.