New International Version
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.
King James Bible
For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
Darby Bible Translation
for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night;
World English Bible
For those who sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.
Young's Literal Translation
for those sleeping, by night do sleep, and those making themselves drunk, by night are drunken,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For they that sleep - Sleepers and drunkards seek the night season; so the careless and the profligate persons indulge their evil propensities, and avoid all means of instruction; they prefer their ignorance to the word of God's grace, and to the light of life. There seems to be here an allusion to the opinion mentioned under 1 Thessalonians 5:4 (note), to which the reader is requested to refer. It may be remarked, also, that it was accounted doubly scandalous, even among the heathen, to be drunk in the day time. They who were drunken were drunken in the night.
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they that sleep.
"Lord, when we leave the world and come to thee, How dull, how slur, are we! How backward! How prepost'rous is the motion Of our ungain devotion! Our thoughts are millstones, and our souls are lead, And our desires are dead: Our vows are fairly promis'd, faintly paid, Or broken, or not made. * * * * * * * Is the road fair, we loiter; clogged with mire, We stick or else retire; A lamb appeals a lion, and we fear Each bush we see's a bear. When our dull souls direct our thoughts to …
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and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."
These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning!
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
2 Peter 2:13
They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.
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