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

King James Bible
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong 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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Strong drink "Palm wine" - This is the proper meaning of the word שכר shechar, σικερα. See note on Isaiah 5:11. All enjoyment shall cease: the sweetest wine shall become bitter to their taste.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Isaiah 5:11,12 Woe to 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 your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works.

Amos 6:5-7 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of music, like David...

Amos 8:3,10 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, said the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place...

Zechariah 9:15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink...

Ephesians 5:18,19 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit...

June the Twenty-Fifth Desolations Wrought by Sin
"The Lord hath spoken this word." --ISAIAH xxiv. 1-12. "The Lord hath spoken this word," and it is a word of judgment. It unveils some of the terrible issues of sin. See the effects of sin upon the spirit of man. "The merry-hearted do sigh." Life loses its wings and its song. The buoyancy and the optimism die out of the soul. The days move with heavy feet, and duty becomes very stale and unwelcome. If only our ears were keen enough we should hear many a place of hollow laughter moaning with
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Visions of Future Glory
In the darkest days of her long conflict with evil, the church of God has been given revelations of the eternal purpose of Jehovah. His people have been permitted to look beyond the trials of the present to the triumphs of the future, when, the warfare having been accomplished, the redeemed will enter into possession of the promised land. These visions of future glory, scenes pictured by the hand of God, should be dear to His church today, when the controversy of the ages is rapidly closing and the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Isaiah 5:11
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.

Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

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

Ezekiel 26:13
I will put an end to your noisy songs, and the music of your harps will be heard no more.

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