New International Version
You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lieth down in the midst of the sea - He is utterly regardless of life; which is expressed very forcibly by one in a state of intoxication ascending the shrouds, clasping the mast-head, and there falling asleep; whence, in a few moments, he must either fall down upon the deck and be dashed to pieces, or fall into the sea and be drowned. Reader, if thou be a man given to this appetite, put a knife to thy throat.
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'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …
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Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things.
"They hit me," you will say, "but I'm not hurt! They beat me, but I don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?"
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