Isaiah 22:13
New International Version
But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! "Let us eat and drink," you say, "for tomorrow we die!"

New Living Translation
But instead, you dance and play; you slaughter cattle and kill sheep. You feast on meat and drink wine. You say, “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

English Standard Version
and behold, joy and gladness, killing oxen and slaughtering sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine. “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”

Berean Study Bible
But look, there is joy and gladness, butchering of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine: “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

King James Bible
And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

New King James Version
But instead, joy and gladness, Slaying oxen and killing sheep, Eating meat and drinking wine: “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

New American Standard Bible
Instead, there is joy and jubilation, Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, Eating of meat and drinking of wine: “Let’s eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die.”

NASB 1995
Instead, there is gaiety and gladness, Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, Eating of meat and drinking of wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die."

NASB 1977
Instead, there is gaiety and gladness, Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, Eating of meat and drinking of wine: “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die.”

Amplified Bible
Instead, there is joy and jubilation, Killing of oxen and slaughtering of sheep, Eating meat and drinking wine, saying, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die.”

Christian Standard Bible
But look: joy and gladness, butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep and goats, eating of meat, and drinking of wine — “Let’s eat and drink, for tomorrow we die! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But look: joy and gladness, butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep, eating of meat, and drinking of wine--" Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"

American Standard Version
and behold, joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we shall die.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And behold, a banquet and joy, the slaughter of oxen and the slaughter of sheep, food of meat and drinking of wine! We will eat and drink because tomorrow we shall die!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but they engaged in joy and gladness, slaying calves, and killing sheep, so as to eat flesh, and drink wine; saying, Let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.

Contemporary English Version
But instead, you celebrated by feasting on beef and lamb and by drinking wine, because you said, "Let's eat and drink today! Tomorrow we may die."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold joy and gladness, killing calves, and slaying rams, eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

English Revised Version
and behold, joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die.

Good News Translation
Instead, you laughed and celebrated. You killed sheep and cattle to eat, and you drank wine. You said, "We might as well eat and drink! Tomorrow we'll be dead."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, you will rejoice, celebrate, slaughter cattle, and butcher sheep. You will eat meat, drink wine, and say, "Let's eat and drink because tomorrow we're going to die."

International Standard Version
But look! There is joy and festivity, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating meat and drinking wine. "Let us eat and drink, you say, because we die tomorrow."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And behold joy and gladness, Slaying oxen and killing sheep, Eating flesh and drinking wine-- 'Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die!'

Literal Standard Version
And behold, joy and gladness, slaying of oxen, "" And slaughtering of sheep, "" Eating of flesh, and drinking of wine, "" Eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

NET Bible
But look, there is outright celebration! You say, "Kill the ox and slaughter the sheep, eat meat and drink wine. Eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"

New Heart English Bible
The LORD of hosts revealed himself in my ears, "Surely this iniquity will not be forgiven you until you die," says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.

World English Bible
and behold, joy and gladness, killing cattle and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die."

Young's Literal Translation
And lo, joy and gladness, slaying of oxen, And slaughtering of sheep, Eating of flesh, and drinking of wine, Eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Valley of Vision
12On that day the Lord GOD of Hosts called for weeping and wailing, for shaven heads and the wearing of sackcloth. 13But look, there is joy and gladness, butchering of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine: “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” 14The LORD of Hosts has revealed in my hearing: “Until your dying day, this sin of yours will never be atoned for,” says the Lord GOD of Hosts.…

Cross References
Luke 17:26
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man:

1 Corinthians 15:32
If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus for human motives, what did I gain? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."

Isaiah 5:11
Woe to those who rise early in the morning in pursuit of strong drink, who linger into the evening, to be inflamed by wine.

Isaiah 5:22
Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine and champions in mixing beer,

Isaiah 26:10
Though grace is shown to the wicked man, he does not learn righteousness. In the land of righteousness he acts unjustly and fails to see the majesty of the LORD.

Isaiah 28:7
These also stagger from wine and stumble from strong drink: Priests and prophets reel from strong drink and are befuddled by wine. They stumble because of strong drink, muddled in their visions and stumbling in their judgments.

Isaiah 28:8
For all their tables are covered with vomit; there is not a place without filth.

Isaiah 29:1
Woe to you, O Ariel, the city of Ariel where David camped! Year upon year let your festivals recur.

Isaiah 47:8
So now hear this, O lover of luxury who sits securely, who says to herself, 'I am, and there is none besides me. I will never be a widow or know the loss of children.'

Isaiah 56:12
"Come, let me get the wine, let us imbibe the strong drink, and tomorrow will be like today, only far better!"

Isaiah 58:3
"Why have we fasted, and You have not seen? Why have we humbled ourselves, and You have not noticed?" "Behold, on the day of your fast, you do as you please, and you oppress all your workers.

Ezekiel 16:49
Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and complacent; they did not help the poor and needy.

Hosea 9:1
Do not rejoice, O Israel, with exultation like the nations, for you have played the harlot against your God; you have made love for hire on every threshing floor.


Treasury of Scripture

And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

behold

Isaiah 5:12
And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

Isaiah 21:4,5
My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me…

Isaiah 56:12
Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

let

Isaiah 56:12
Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

1 Corinthians 15:32
If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

James 5:5
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.









(13) And behold joy and gladness . . .--As things were, however, the danger, imminent as it was, led, as in the plague at Athens in the time of Pericles, and that of Florence in the time of Boccaccio, not to repentance, but to recklessness and sensuality. The cry of the baser form of epicureanism in all ages (1Corinthians 15:32) was uttered, or acted on, and the prophet echoes the spoken words, or gives utterance to the unspoken thought, in tones of burning indignation.

Verse 13. - And behold joy and gladness (comp. ver. 2). "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die," is a common sentiment, if not a common expression. It has been supposed to have given rise to the Egyptian practice of carrying round the model of a mummy to the guests at feasts. According to the Greeks, Sardanapalus had a phrase very like it engraved upon his tomb ('Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 2. p. 500). Sailors have often acted upon it, when they found it impossible to save their ship. On seeing their city invested, a portion of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, despairing of safety, did as sailors have done so frequently.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But look,
וְהִנֵּ֣ה ׀ (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

there is joy
שָׂשׂ֣וֹן (śā·śō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8342: Cheerfulness, welcome

and gladness,
וְשִׂמְחָ֗ה (wə·śim·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8057: Blithesomeness, glee

butchering
הָרֹ֤ג ׀ (hā·rōḡ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 2026: To smite with deadly intent

of cattle
בָּקָר֙ (bā·qār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1241: Beef cattle, ox, a herd

and slaughtering
וְשָׁחֹ֣ט (wə·šā·ḥōṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7819: To slaughter, beat

of sheep,
צֹ֔אן (ṣōn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

eating
אָכֹ֥ל (’ā·ḵōl)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 398: To eat

of meat
בָּשָׂ֖ר (bā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

and drinking
וְשָׁת֣וֹת (wə·šā·ṯō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 8354: To imbibe

of wine:
יָ֑יִן (yā·yin)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3196: Wine, intoxication

“Let us eat
אָכ֣וֹל (’ā·ḵō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 398: To eat

and drink,
וְשָׁת֔וֹ (wə·šā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 8354: To imbibe

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

tomorrow
מָחָ֖ר (mā·ḥār)
Adverb
Strong's 4279: Deferred, the morrow, tomorrow, hereafter

we die!”
נָמֽוּת׃ (nā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


Jump to Previous
Cattle Death Delight Die Drink Drinking Eat Eating Feasting Flesh Food Gaiety Gladness Instead Joy Killing Meat Morrow Oxen Ready Rejoicing Revelry Sheep Slaughtering Slaying Tomorrow To-Morrow Wine
Jump to Next
Cattle Death Delight Die Drink Drinking Eat Eating Feasting Flesh Food Gaiety Gladness Instead Joy Killing Meat Morrow Oxen Ready Rejoicing Revelry Sheep Slaughtering Slaying Tomorrow To-Morrow Wine
Links
Isaiah 22:13 NIV
Isaiah 22:13 NLT
Isaiah 22:13 ESV
Isaiah 22:13 NASB
Isaiah 22:13 KJV

Isaiah 22:13 BibleApps.com
Isaiah 22:13 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 22:13 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 22:13 French Bible
Isaiah 22:13 Clyx Quotations

OT Prophets: Isaiah 22:13 And behold joy and gladness killing cattle (Isa Isi Is)
Isaiah 22:12
Top of Page
Top of Page