That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
There is a little pool in a mountain chasm, so completely enclosed within its high and rocky walls that no sound reaches it from the great outer world. Yet the slightest noise started within its environ ment — the cry of the heron, the splash of the muskrat, or the roll of the pebbles under the feet of the deer — reverberates over the water and is echoed from the cliff. Some minds are so enclosed within their own selfishness as to be silent to the great things which stir the world — the calls of human need, the summons of God to public duty, and all the onrolling cause of human progress in many lands. They live only among their own thoughts, desires, and prejudices. To them their little concerns are great.
(L. A. Banks, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.