GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
How horrible it will be for the arrogant drunks of Ephraim. Their glorious beauty is [like] a withered flower. They are at the entrance to a fertile valley where they lie drunk from wine.
King James Bible
Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
Darby Bible Translation
Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious adornment, which is on the head of the fat valley of them that are overcome with wine.
World English Bible
Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley of those who are overcome with wine!
Young's Literal Translation
Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim. And the fading flower of the beauty of his glory, That is on the head of the fat valley of the broken down of wine.
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I will crush your arrogance. You will have no rain, and your land will be as hard as cement.
How horrible it will be for those who get up early to look for a drink, who sit up late until they are drunk from wine.
All the people of Ephraim and the people who live in Samaria will know it. With arrogant and conceited hearts they will say,
Priests and prophets stagger from wine and wobble from too much liquor. They stagger from too much liquor and become confused from too much wine. They wobble because of their liquor. They stagger when they see visions. They swerve as they judge.
Ephraim will become a wasteland when the time for punishment comes. I will make the truth known among the tribes of Israel.
On the day of the king's celebration, the officials become drunk from wine, and the king joins mockers.
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