Isaiah 5:11
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
What sorrow for those who get up early in the morning looking for a drink of alcohol and spend long evenings drinking wine to make themselves flaming drunk.

English Standard Version
Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may run after strong drink, who tarry late into the evening as wine inflames them!

Berean Study Bible
Woe to those who rise early in the morning in pursuit of strong drink, who linger into the evening, to be inflamed by wine.

New American Standard Bible
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!

King James Bible
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

Christian Standard Bible
Woe to those who rise early in the morning in pursuit of beer, who linger into the evening, inflamed by wine.

Contemporary English Version
You are in for trouble! You get up early to start drinking, and you keep it up late into the night.

Good News Translation
You are doomed! You get up early in the morning to start drinking, and you spend long evenings getting drunk.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Woe to those who rise early in the morning in pursuit of beer, who linger into the evening, inflamed by wine.

International Standard Version
"How terrible it will be for those who rise at dawn in order to grab a stiff drink, for those who stay up late at night as wine inflames them!

NET Bible
Those who get up early to drink beer are as good as dead, those who keep drinking long after dark until they are intoxicated with wine.

New Heart English Bible
Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, That they may follow strong drink; That tarry late into the night, Till wine inflame them!

New American Standard 1977
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!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may continue their drunkenness; that continue until night until wine inflames them!

King James 2000 Bible
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflames them!

American King James Version
Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

American Standard Version
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that tarry late into the night, till wine inflame them!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Woe to them that rise up in the morning, and follow strong drink; who wait at it till evening: for the wine shall inflame them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to you that rise up early in the morning to follow drunkenness, and to drink till the evening, to be inflamed with wine.

Darby Bible Translation
Woe unto them that, rising early in the morning, run after strong drink; that linger till twilight, [till] wine inflameth them!

English Revised Version
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that tarry late into the night, till wine inflame them!

Webster's Bible Translation
Woe to them that rise early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflameth them!

World English Bible
Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them!

Young's Literal Translation
Woe to those rising early in the morning, Strong drink they pursue! Tarrying in twilight, wine inflameth them!
Study Bible
Woes to the Wicked
10For ten acres of vineyard will yield but a bath of wine, and a homer of seed only an ephah of grain.” 11Woe to those who rise early in the morning in pursuit of strong drink, who linger into the evening, to be inflamed by wine. 12At 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.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 25:36
When Abigail returned to Nabal, there he was in the house, holding a feast fit for a king, in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing until morning light.

2 Samuel 19:35
I am now eighty years old. Can I discern what is good and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats or drinks? Can I still hear the voice of singing men and women? Why should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?

Proverbs 23:29
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has needless wounds? Who has bloodshot eyes?

Proverbs 23:30
Those who linger over wine, those who go to taste mixed drinks.

Ecclesiastes 10:16
Woe to you, O land whose king is a youth, and whose princes feast in the morning.

Ecclesiastes 10:17
Blessed are you, O land whose king is a son of nobles, and whose princes feast at the proper time--to be strong rather than to become drunk.

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

Isaiah 22:13
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!"

Isaiah 24:9
They no longer sing and drink wine; strong drink is bitter to those who consume it.

Isaiah 28:1
Woe to the majestic crown of Ephraim's drunkards, to the fading flower of his glorious splendor, set on the summit above the fertile valley, the pride of those overcome by wine.

Isaiah 28:3
The majestic crown of Ephraim's drunkards will be trampled underfoot.

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

Habakkuk 2:5
furthermore, wine betrays; an arrogant man is never at rest. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, and like Death, he is never satisfied. He gathers all nations to himself and collects all the peoples as his own.

Treasury of Scripture

Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

rise

Isaiah 5:22
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

Isaiah 28:1
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!

Proverbs 23:29,30
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? …

inflame.

Isaiah 28:7,8
But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment…

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Proverbs 23:32
At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.







Lexicon
Woe
ה֛וֹי (hō·w)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 1945: Ah! alas! ha!

to those who rise early
מַשְׁכִּימֵ֥י (maš·kî·mê)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7925: To load up, to start early in the morning

in the morning
בַבֹּ֖קֶר (ḇab·bō·qer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

in pursuit of
יִרְדֹּ֑פוּ (yir·dō·p̄ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

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

who linger
מְאַחֲרֵ֣י (mə·’a·ḥă·rê)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 309: To loiter, to procrastinate

into the evening,
בַנֶּ֔שֶׁף (ḇan·ne·šep̄)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5399: A breeze, dusk

to be inflamed
יַדְלִיקֵֽם׃ (yaḏ·lî·qêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1814: To burn, hotly pursue

by wine.
יַ֖יִן (ya·yin)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3196: Wine, intoxication
(11) Woe unto them that rise up early.--The same class as in Isaiah 5:8 meets us under another aspect. In Judah, as elsewhere, the oppressors were conspicuous for their luxury (Amos 6:5-6). They shocked public feeling by morning banquets (Ecclesiastes 10:16-17; Acts 2:14). Not wine only, but the "strong drink" made from honey and from dates and other fruits (possibly including, as a generic term, the beer for which Egypt was famous) was seen on their tables. The morning feast was followed, perhaps with hardly a break, by an evening revel. (Comp. Isaiah 22:13; Isaiah 28:7.)

Verse 11. - Woe unto them that... follow strong drink. We have here the second woe. It is pronounced on drunkenness and revelry. Drunkenness is an infrequent Oriental vice; but it seems to have been one whereto many among the Jews were at all times prone (see Proverbs 20:1; Proverbs 23:29-32; Ecclesiastes 10:17; Hosea 4:11; Isaiah 28:7, etc.). Even the priests and the soi-disant prophets erred through strong drink and were swallowed up of wine" (Isaiah 28:7). That rise up early in the morning. Great banquets were held by the "princes" and "nobles," beginning at an early hour (Ecclesiastes 10:10), and accompanied by music of an exciting kind (Amos 6:5, 6), which were "continued until night," or rather, "into the night" (Revised Version), and terminated in general drunkenness, perhaps in general licentiousness. (See Proverbs 23:27-30 and Hosea 4:11 for the connection of inebriety with whoredom.) Two kinds of intoxicating liquor seem to have been consumed at these banquets, viz. ordinary grape wine, and a much stronger drink, which is said to have been "made of dates, pomegranates, apples, honey, barley, and other ingredients," which was known as shekar (Greek, σίκερα), and is called "strong drink" in the Authorized Version. Till wine inflame them; or, the wine inflaming them. 5:8-23 Here is a woe to those who set their hearts on the wealth of the world. Not that it is sinful for those who have a house and a field to purchase another; but the fault is, that they never know when they have enough. Covetousness is idolatry; and while many envy the prosperous, wretched man, the Lord denounces awful woes upon him. How applicable to many among us! God has many ways to empty the most populous cities. Those who set their hearts upon the world, will justly be disappointed. Here is woe to those who dote upon the pleasures and the delights of sense. The use of music is lawful; but when it draws away the heart from God, then it becomes a sin to us. God's judgments have seized them, but they will not disturb themselves in their pleasures. The judgments are declared. Let a man be ever so high, death will bring him low; ever so mean, death will bring him lower. The fruit of these judgments shall be, that God will be glorified as a God of power. Also, as a God that is holy; he shall be owned and declared to be so, in the righteous punishment of proud men. Those are in a woful condition who set up sin, and who exert themselves to gratify their base lusts. They are daring in sin, and walk after their own lusts; it is in scorn that they call God the Holy One of Israel. They confound and overthrow distinctions between good and evil. They prefer their own reasonings to Divine revelations; their own devices to the counsels and commands of God. They deem it prudent and politic to continue profitable sins, and to neglect self-denying duties. Also, how light soever men make of drunkenness, it is a sin which lays open to the wrath and curse of God. Their judges perverted justice. Every sin needs some other to conceal it.
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