Amos 6:6
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New International Version
You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

New Living Translation
You drink wine by the bowlful and perfume yourselves with fragrant lotions. You care nothing about the ruin of your nation.

English Standard Version
who drink wine in bowls and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!

Berean Study Bible
You drink wine by the bowlful and anoint yourselves with the finest oils, but you fail to grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

New American Standard Bible
Who drink wine from sacrificial bowls While they anoint themselves with the finest of oils, Yet they have not grieved over the ruin of Joseph.

King James Bible
That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

Christian Standard Bible
They drink wine by the bowlful and anoint themselves with the finest oils but do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

Contemporary English Version
You drink all the wine you want and wear expensive perfume, but you don't care about the ruin of your nation.

Good News Translation
You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest perfumes, but you do not mourn over the ruin of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They drink wine by the bowlful and anoint themselves with the finest oils but do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

International Standard Version
drinking wine from bowls, anointing themselves with the choicest of oils, but not grieving on the occasion of Joseph's ruin—

NET Bible
They drink wine from sacrificial bowls, and pour the very best oils on themselves. Yet they are not concerned over the ruin of Joseph.

New Heart English Bible
who drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the best oils; but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How horrible it will be for those who drink wine by the jugful. They rub the finest oils all over themselves and are not sorry for the ruin [of the descendants] of Joseph.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That drink wine in bowls, And anoint themselves with the chief ointments; But they are not grieved for the hurt of Joseph.

New American Standard 1977
Who drink wine from sacrificial bowls While they anoint themselves with the finest of oils, Yet they have not grieved over the ruin of Joseph.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments, but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

King James 2000 Bible
That drink wine in bowls, and anoint yourselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

American King James Version
That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

American Standard Version
that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief oils; but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the best ointments: and they are not concerned for the affliction of Joseph.

Darby Bible Translation
that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments; but are not grieved for the breach of Joseph.

English Revised Version
that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments; but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

Webster's Bible Translation
That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

World English Bible
who drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the best oils; but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

Young's Literal Translation
Who are drinking with bowls of wine, And with chief perfumes anoint themselves, And have not been pained for the breach of Joseph.
Study Bible
Woe to those at Ease in Zion
5You improvise songs on the harp like David and invent your own musical instruments. 6You drink wine by the bowlful and anoint yourselves with the finest oils, but you fail to grieve over the ruin of Joseph. 7Therefore, you will now go into exile as the first of the captives, and your feasting and lounging will come to an end.…
Cross References
Isaiah 5:12
At their feasts are the lyre and harp, tambourines and flutes and wine. They disregard the actions of the LORD, and fail to see the work of His hands.

Ezekiel 9:4
"Go throughout the city of Jerusalem," said the LORD, "and put a mark on the foreheads of the men sighing and groaning over all the abominations committed there."

Amos 2:8
They lie down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge, and in the house of their God, they drink the wine of the sanctioned.

Amos 4:1
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, who say to your husbands, "Bring us more to drink."

Treasury of Scripture

That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

drink. This probably refers to the costliness and magnificence of the drinking vessels, as well as to the quantity drank.

wine in bowls. or, in bowls of wine.

Hosea 3:1 Then said the LORD to me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, …

1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake …

chief.

Matthew 26:7-9 There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious …

John 12:3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and …

but.

Genesis 37:25-28 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and …

Genesis 42:21,22 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our …

Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose …

Esther 3:15 The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and …

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or …

affliction. or, breach.

2 Kings 15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, …

2 Kings 17:3-6 Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became …

Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even …

(6) Bowls.--The extent of their potations is indicated by the fact that they drink, not from wine-cups, but from large bowls (in which the wine was probably mixed). The same word is used in Exodus 38:3 to describe the sacrificial basons.

And anoint themselves . . .--Render, anoint themselves with the choicest of oils, and are not sick at heart for the ruin of Joseph. Self-indulgence is indifferent to the call of duty or danger.

Verse 6. - Wine in bowls (misraqim); sacrificial bowls; used in libations of wine and in the sprinkling of blood (comp. Exodus 38:3; Numbers 7:13, etc.; 1 Chronicles 28:17; 2 Chronicles 4:8, 22; Zechariah 9:15; Zechariah 14:20). These vessels the luxurious and sacrilegious princes employed in their feasts, proving thus their impiety and their excess (comp. Daniel 5:2). Septuagint, οἱ πίνοντες τὸν διυλισμένον οϊνον, "who drink strained wine." The chief ointments. Such as were used in Divine service (Exodus 30:23, etc.), and nowhere else. If they had felt as they ought to feel in this time of rebuke and sorrow, they would, like mourners, have refrained from anointing themselves (Ruth 3:3; 2 Samuel 14:2); but, on the contrary, they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. The coming ruin of the ten tribes affects them not; in their selfish voluptuousness they have no sympathy with calamity and suffering, and shut their eyes to coming evil. "The affliction of Joseph" is probably a proverbial expression derived from the narratives in Genesis 37:25, etc., and Genesis 40:14, 23 (comp. Genesis 42:21). That drink wine in bowls,.... Not in small cups or glasses, but in large bowls, that they might drink freely, even to drunkenness; hence we read of the drunkards of Ephraim, or the ten tribes, Isaiah 28:1; or "drink in bowls of wine"; which is much to the: same sense. The Targum is,

"that drink wine in silver phials;''

and anoint themselves with the, chief ointments; which Jarchi says was balsam, and the best is that which grew about Jericho; this they did not for moderate refreshment, but for pleasure, and to indulge themselves in luxury:

but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph; or the "breach" of him (z); that was made upon him by some enemy or another: either what had been already made; Kimchi thinks it respects the carrying captive of some before the reign of Jeroboam; or it may regard the distress Pul king of Assyria gave to Israel, in the times of Menahem; or the carrying captive the inhabitants of several places by Tiglathpileser, king of Assyria, in the times of Pekah, 2 Kings 15:19; or else, as Jarchi thinks, this refers to some breach and affliction to come, which these men were unconcerned about; even what they heard from the mouth of the prophets should come to them; that the kingdom of the house of Israel should case, and be utterly took away, Hosea 1:4; which was fulfilled by Shalmaneser, who carried Israel captive into the cities of the Medes, 2 Kings 17:6; but the prophecy of this did not trouble them, or make them sick at heart, as the word (a) signifies, nor any present affliction that might attend them; they did not weep with them that weep, were men of hard hearts, that had no sympathy with their brethren and fellow creatures. It is thought that here is some allusion to the attitude of Joseph's brethren to him, when in the pit, and sold by them into Egypt; or to the chief butler's forgetfulness of him, when advanced, and amidst his cups.

(z) "super contritione", Pagninus, Montanus; "propter confractienem Josephi", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "ob fractionem Josephi", Cocceius. (a) "neque afficiuntur argritudine", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius. 6. drink … in bowls—in the large vessels or basins in which wine was mixed; not satisfied with the smaller cups from which it was ordinarily drunk, after having been poured from the large mixer.

chief ointments—that is, the most costly: not for health or cleanliness, but wanton luxury.

not grieved for the affliction of Joseph—literally, "the breach," that is, the national wound or calamity (Ps 60:2; Eze 34:4) of the house of Joseph (Am 5:6); resembling in this the heartlessness of their forefathers, the sons of Jacob, towards Joseph, "eating bread" while their brother lay in the pit, and then selling him to Ishmaelites.6:1-7 Those are looked upon as doing well for themselves, who do well for their bodies; but we are here told what their ease is, and what their woe is. Here is a description of the pride, security, and sensuality, for which God would reckon. Careless sinners are every where in danger; but those at ease in Zion, who are stupid, vainly confident, and abusing their privileges, are in the greatest danger. Yet many fancy themselves the people of God, who are living in sin, and in conformity to the world. But the examples of others' ruin forbid us to be secure. Those who are set upon their pleasures are commonly careless of the troubles of others, but this is great offence to God. Those who placed their happiness in the pleasures of sense, and set their hearts upon them, shall be deprived of those pleasures. Those who try to put the evil day far from them, find it nearest to them.
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