New International Version
Let their own eyes see their destruction; let them drink the cup of the wrath of the Almighty.
King James Bible
His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
Darby Bible Translation
His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the fury of the Almighty.
World English Bible
Let his own eyes see his destruction. Let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
Young's Literal Translation
His own eyes see his destruction, And of the wrath of the Mighty he drinketh.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His eyes shall see his destruction - He shall perceive its approach, and have the double punishment of fearing and feeling; feeling a Thousand deaths in fearing One.
He shall drink of the wrath - The cup of God's wrath, the cup of trembling, etc., is frequently expressed or referred to in the sacred writings, Deuteronomy 32:33; Isaiah 51:17-22; Jeremiah 25:15; Revelation 14:8. It appears to be a metaphor taken from those cups of poison which certain criminals were obliged to drink. A cup of the juice of hemlock was the wrath or punishment assigned by the Athenian magistrates to the philosopher Socrates.
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It is mainly my business, today, to deal with those who may wickedly continue in sin because their judgment tarries. If the Lord does not in this world visit the ungodly with stripes, this is but the surer evidence that in the world to come there is a solemn retribution for the impenitent. If the affliction which is here accorded to men be not the punishment of sin, we turn to Scripture and discover what that punishment will be, and we are soon informed that it is something far heavier than any calamities …
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they, too, will drink the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.
So tell them, 'As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say:
The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me.
For what do they care about the families they leave behind when their allotted months come to an end?
that the wicked are spared from the day of calamity, that they are delivered from the day of wrath?
You have shown your people desperate times; you have given us wine that makes us stagger.
In the hand of the LORD is a cup full of foaming wine mixed with spices; he pours it out, and all the wicked of the earth drink it down to its very dregs.
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