Isaiah 24:9
New International Version
No longer do they drink wine with a song; the beer is bitter to its drinkers.

New Living Translation
Gone are the joys of wine and song; alcoholic drink turns bitter in the mouth.

English Standard Version
No more do they drink wine with singing; strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.

Berean Study Bible
They no longer sing and drink wine; strong drink is bitter to those who consume it.

New American Standard Bible
They do not drink wine with song; Strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.

King James Bible
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

Christian Standard Bible
They no longer sing and drink wine; beer is bitter to those who drink it.

Contemporary English Version
They no longer sing as they drink their wine, and it tastes sour.

Good News Translation
There is no more happy singing over wine; no one enjoys its taste any more.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They no longer sing and drink wine; beer is bitter to those who drink it.

International Standard Version
No longer do they drink wine accompanied by singing; even beer tastes bitter to those who drink it.

NET Bible
They no longer sing and drink wine; the beer tastes bitter to those who drink it.

New Heart English Bible
They will not drink wine with a song. Strong drink will be bitter to those who drink it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People no longer drink wine when they sing. Liquor tastes bad to its drinkers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They drink not wine with a song; Strong drink is bitter to them that drink it.

New American Standard 1977
They do not drink wine with song; Strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They shall not drink wine with a song; the drink shall be bitter to them that would drink it.

King James 2000 Bible
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

American King James Version
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

American Standard Version
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They are ashamed, they have not drunk wine; strong drink has become bitter to them that drink it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall not drink wine with a song: the drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

Darby Bible Translation
They do not drink wine with a song; strong drink is bitter to them that drink it.

English Revised Version
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

Webster's Bible Translation
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

World English Bible
They will not drink wine with a song. Strong drink will be bitter to those who drink it.

Young's Literal Translation
With a song they drink not wine, Bitter is strong drink to those drinking it.
Study Bible
God's Judgment on the Earth
8The joyful tambourines have ceased; the noise of revelers has stopped; the joyful harp is silent. 9They no longer sing and drink wine; strong drink is bitter to those who consume it. 10The city of chaos is shattered; every house is closed to entry.…
Cross References
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 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness to light and light to darkness, who replace bitter with sweet and sweet with bitter.

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

Ezekiel 26:13
So I will silence the sound of your songs, and the music of your lyres will no longer be heard.

Treasury of Scripture

They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

Isaiah 5:11,12
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! …

Psalm 69:12
They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.







Lexicon
They no
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

longer sing
בַּשִּׁ֖יר (baš·šîr)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7892: A song, singing

and drink
יִשְׁתּוּ־ (yiš·tū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

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

strong drink
שֵׁכָ֖ר (šê·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7941: An intoxicant, intensely alcoholic liquor

is bitter
יֵמַ֥ר (yê·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4843: To be, bitter

to those who consume it.
לְשֹׁתָֽיו׃ (lə·šō·ṯāw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe
(9) They shall not drink wine with a song . . .--Literally, in their song they drink no wine; i.e., the music of the feasts (Amos 6:5) should cease, and if they sang at all it should be a chant of lamentation (Amos 8:10). The very appetite for "strong drink" (probably the palm-wine of the East) should pass away, and it would be bitter as the wine of gall (Deuteronomy 32:33).

Verse 9. - They shall not drink wine with a song. Men will still drink; they will seek to drown their care in wine; but they will not have the heart to attempt a song as they drink. Even in their cups they will be silent. Strong drink shall be bitter. By "strong drink" (shekar) seems to be meant any intoxicating liquor whatever, including wine. Many such liquors were drunk in Palestine (see 'Dict. of the Bible,' vol. 1. pp. 458, 459). All were more or less pleasant to the taste; but they would taste bitter to those who were warped and soured by the calamities of the time, which would prevent all enjoyment. 24:1-12 All whose treasures and happiness are laid up on earth, will soon be brought to want and misery. It is good to apply to ourselves what the Scripture says of the vanity and vexation of spirit which attend all things here below. Sin has turned the earth upside down; the earth is become quite different to man, from what it was when God first made it to be his habitation. It is, at the best, like a flower, which withers in the hands of those that please themselves with it, and lay it in their bosoms. The world we live in is a world of disappointment, a vale of tears; the children of men in it are but of few days, and full of trouble, See the power of God's curse, how it makes all empty, and lays waste all ranks and conditions. Sin brings these calamities upon the earth; it is polluted by the sins of men, therefore it is made desolate by God's judgments. Carnal joy will soon be at end, and the end of it is heaviness. God has many ways to imbitter wine and strong drink to those who love them; distemper of body, anguish of mind, and the ruin of the estate, will make strong drink bitter, and the delights of sense tasteless. Let men learn to mourn for sin, and rejoice in God; then no man, no event, can take their joy from them.
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