Isaiah 5:22
New International Version
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks,

New Living Translation
What sorrow for those who are heroes at drinking wine and boast about all the alcohol they can hold.

English Standard Version
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink,

Berean Study Bible
Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, and champions in mixing beer,

New American Standard Bible
Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine And valiant men in mixing strong drink,

King James Bible
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

Christian Standard Bible
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, who are champions at pouring beer,

Contemporary English Version
And you are great at drinking and mixing drinks. But you are in for trouble.

Good News Translation
You are doomed! Heroes of the wine bottle! Brave and fearless when it comes to mixing drinks!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, who are fearless at mixing beer,

International Standard Version
"How terrible it will be for those who are heroes at drinking wine, and champions in mixing strong drink,

NET Bible
Those who are champions at drinking wine are as good as dead, who display great courage when mixing strong drinks.

New Heart English Bible
Woe to those who are mighty to drink wine, and champions at mixing strong drink;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How horrible it will be for those who are heroes at drinking wine, who are champions at mixing drinks,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, And men of strength to mingle strong drink;

New American Standard 1977
Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, And valiant men in mixing strong drink;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Woe unto those that are mighty to drink wine and men of strength to mingle strong drink;

King James 2000 Bible
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mix strong drink:

American King James Version
Woe to them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

American Standard Version
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Woe to the strong ones of you that drink wine, and the mighty ones that mingle strong drink:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to you that are mighty to drink wine, and stout men at drunkenness.

Darby Bible Translation
Woe unto them that are mighty for drinking wine, and men valiant to mix strong drink;

English Revised Version
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

Webster's Bible Translation
Woe to them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

World English Bible
Woe to those who are mighty to drink wine, and champions at mixing strong drink;

Young's Literal Translation
Woe to the mighty to drink wine, And men of strength to mingle strong drink.
Study Bible
Woes to the Wicked
21Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. 22Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, and champions in mixing beer, 23who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:8
Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

Proverbs 23:20
Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat.

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

Proverbs 31:4
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to crave strong drink,

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 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 28:7
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 2:15
Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbors, pouring it from the wineskin until they are drunk, in order to gaze at their nakedness!

Treasury of Scripture

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

mighty

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

Isaiah 28:1-3,7
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 23:19,20
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way…







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

to those who are heroes
גִּבּוֹרִ֖ים (gib·bō·w·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

in drinking
לִשְׁתּ֣וֹת (liš·tō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

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

and champions
וְאַנְשֵׁי־ (wə·’an·šê-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

in mixing
לִמְסֹ֥ךְ (lim·sōḵ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 4537: To mix, produce by mixing

beer,
שֵׁכָֽר׃ (šê·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7941: An intoxicant, intensely alcoholic liquor
(22) Woe unto them that are mighty to drink. . . . strong drink.--The words in part reproduce the "woe" of Isaiah 5:11-12, but with the distinctive feature that there the revellers were simply of the careless self-indulgent type, while here they are identified with the unjust and corrupt rulers. They were heroes and valiant men only in and for their cups. To such men it seemed a light matter to acquit the guilty and condemn the guiltless. The prophet dwells on the familiar truth, Judex damnatur cum nocens absolvitur. The Targum, it may be noticed, has "the mammon of falsehood" (comp. Luke xvi, 9), for the "reward" of the Hebrew.

Verse 22. - Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine. The sixth woe seems at first sight a repetition of the second. But there is this difference, that the drinkers in the present verse do not succumb to their liquor, or remain at the banquet all day, but proceed to the business of their lives, attend courts and judge causes, but with brain obfuscated and moral vision bedimmed, so that they are easily induced to pervert justice on receipt of a bribe. The sixth woe may be considered to be pronounced rather upon their corruption than upon their drinking, and so to be really quite distinct from the second (comp. Proverbs 31:4, 5). 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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