New American Standard Bible
They do not drink wine with song; Strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
drink wine with a song - That is, accompanied with a song, as the usual mode was in their feasts.
Strong drink - On the word שׁכר shêkār see the note at Isaiah 5:11.
Shall be bitter ... - They shall cease to find pleasure in it in consequence of the general calamitics that have come upon the nation.
LibraryThe Impending Conflict
From the very beginning of the great controversy in heaven it has been Satan's purpose to overthrow the law of God. It was to accomplish this that he entered upon his rebellion against the Creator, and though he was cast out of heaven he has continued the same warfare upon the earth. To deceive men, and thus lead them to transgress God's law, is the object which he has steadfastly pursued. Whether this be accomplished by casting aside the law altogether, or by rejecting one of its precepts, the result …
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy
Desolation of the Earth
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!
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine And valiant men in mixing strong drink,
"So I will silence the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps will be heard no more.
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