New International Version
"And do not enter a house where there is feasting and sit down to eat and drink.
King James Bible
Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt not go into the house of feasting, to sit with them, to eat and to drink.
World English Bible
You shall not go into the house of feasting to sit with them, to eat and to drink.
Young's Literal Translation
A house of banqueting thou dost not enter, To sit with them, to eat and to drink,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting - Funeral banquets were made to commemorate the dead, and comfort the surviving relatives; and the cup of consolation, strong mingled wine, was given to those who were deepest in distress, to divert their minds and to soothe their sorrows. These kinds of ceremonies were common among almost all the nations of the world on funeral occasions. The Canaanites, the Jews, the Persians, Arabians, New Zealanders, Huns, etc., etc.
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LibrarySome General Uses from this Useful Truth, that Christ is the Truth.
Having thus cleared up this truth, we should come to speak of the way of believers making use of him as the truth, in several cases wherein they will stand in need of him as the truth. But ere we come to the particulars, we shall first propose some general uses of this useful point. First. This point of truth serveth to discover unto us, the woful condition of such as are strangers to Christ the truth; and oh, if it were believed! For, 1. They are not yet delivered from that dreadful plague of …
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It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.
The Lord, the LORD Almighty, called you on that day to weep and to wail, to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth.
I never sat in the company of revelers, never made merry with them; I sat alone because your hand was on me and you had filled me with indignation.
You lie on beds adorned with ivory and lounge on your couches. You dine on choice lambs and fattened calves.
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