New Living Translation
Are you amazed and incredulous? Don't you believe it? Then go ahead and be blind. You are stupid, but not from wine! You stagger, but not from liquor!
King James Bible
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
Darby Bible Translation
Be astounded and astonished, blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
World English Bible
Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
Young's Literal Translation
Tarry and wonder, look ye, yea, look, Be drunk, and not with wine, Stagger, and not with strong drink.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:9 Wonder - At the stupidity of this people. Cry - Cry out again and again through astonishment. They stagger - With giddiness or stupidity, which makes them like drunken men, insensible of their danger.
LibraryThe Upbringing of Jewish Children
The tenderness of the bond which united Jewish parents to their children appears even in the multiplicity and pictorialness of the expressions by which the various stages of child-life are designated in the Hebrew. Besides such general words as "ben" and "bath"--"son" and "daughter"--we find no fewer than nine different terms, each depicting a fresh stage of life. The first of these simply designates the babe as the newly--"born"--the "jeled," or, in the feminine, "jaldah"--as in Exodus 2:3, 6, 8. …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The New Testament Canon in the First Three Centuries.
Covenanting a Privilege of Believers.
Jesus Fails to Attend the Third Passover.
"What sorrow awaits Ariel, the City of David. Year after year you celebrate your feasts.
Wake up, wake up, O Jerusalem! You have drunk the cup of the LORD's fury. You have drunk the cup of terror, tipping out its last drops.
But now listen to this, you afflicted ones who sit in a drunken stupor, though not from drinking wine.
For the leaders of my people--the LORD's watchmen, his shepherds--are blind and ignorant. They are like silent watchdogs that give no warning when danger comes. They love to lie around, sleeping and dreaming.
I crushed the nations in my anger and made them stagger and fall to the ground, spilling their blood upon the earth."
"In that day," says the LORD, "the king and the officials will tremble in fear. The priests will be struck with horror, and the prophets will be appalled."
The LORD replied, "Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn't believe even if someone told you about it.
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