New American Standard Bible
And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of a mast.
King James Bible
Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
Darby Bible Translation
and thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, and as he that lieth down upon the top of a mast:
World English Bible
Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, or as he who lies on top of the rigging:
Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast been as one lying down in the heart of the sea, And as one lying down on the top of a mast.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In the midst of the sea - i. e., When the ship is in the trough of the sea and the man is on the deck. The second clause varies the form of danger, the man is in the "cradle" at the top of the mast, and sleeps there, regardless of the danger.
LibraryThe Portrait of a Drunkyard
'Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30. They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34. Yea, thou shalt be as …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Heart: a Gift for God
A Sermon on a Text not Found in the Bible.
Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things.
"They struck me, but I did not become ill; They beat me, but I did not know it. When shall I awake? I will seek another drink."
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