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When they drink, they forget the laws and ignore the rights of people in need.
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And lest they drink and forget judgments, and pervert the cause of the children of the poor.
Habakkuk 2:5 And as wine deceiveth him that drinketh it: so shall the proud man be, and he shall not be honoured: who hath enlarged his desire like hell: and is himself like death, and he is never satisfied: but will gather together unto him all nations, and heap together unto him all people.
ContextThe Words of King Lemuel
…4Give not to kings, O Lamuel, give not wine to kings: because there is no secret where drunkenness reigneth: 5And lest they drink and forget judgments, and pervert the cause of the children of the poor.6Give strong drink to them that are sad; and wine to them that are grieved in mind:…
Thou shalt not go aside in the poor man's judgment.
You shall not drink wine nor any thing that may make drunk, thou nor thy sons, when you enter into the tabernacle of the testimony, lest you die. Because it is an everlasting precept; through your generations:
And not go aside to either part. Thou shalt not accept person nor gifts: for gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and change the words of the just.
1 Kings 20:12
And it came to pass, when Benadad heard this word, that he and the kings were drinking in pavilions, and he said to his servants: Beset the city. And they beset it.
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to decline from the truth of judgment.
Additional Translationslest they drink and forget what is decreed, and deprive all the oppressed of justice.Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
Lest they drink, and forget the law, And pervert the justice due to any that is afflicted.
lest they drink, and forget wisdom, and be not able to judge the poor rightly.
lest they drink And forget the law, And pervert the judgment of any of the children of affliction.
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any that is afflicted.
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted.
Lest he drink, and forget the decree, And change the judgment of any of the sons of affliction.
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