Isaiah 22:13

ESV and behold, joy and gladness, killing oxen and slaughtering sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine. “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
NIV But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! 'Let us eat and drink,' you say, 'for tomorrow we die!'
NASB Instead, there is joy and jubilation, Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, Eating of meat and drinking of wine: 'Let’s eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die.'
CSB But look: joy and gladness, butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep and goats, eating of meat, and drinking of wine -- "Let's eat and drink, for tomorrow we die! "
NLT But instead, you dance and play; you slaughter cattle and kill sheep. You feast on meat and drink wine. You say, 'Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!'
KJV And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

What does Isaiah 22:13 mean?

With an unbeatable enemy amassed at the gates in a siege of the city, did the people of Jerusalem finally admit all hope was lost except their hope in the Lord (Isaiah 22:5–7)? Did they finally turn to Him, repent of their sin, and plead for His assistance in saving their city? They did not.

Instead, they prepared for the siege as best they could and then began to party (Isaiah 22:8–11). This course of action is apparently a desperate attempt to escape their reality and enjoy themselves before the end. Isaiah writes that they engaged in forced joy and gladness. They prepared expensive and sumptuous feasts and said to each other, "Let's eat and drink for tomorrow we die." There wasn't even a pause to reach out to their Lord.

Could there be a more godless response to impending disaster and death? Instead of pleading for their Maker to save them or soberly making peace with God before the end comes, the people of Jerusalem throw themselves into feasting and drunkenness. They choose to try to forget and hide from their fate. Their refusal to turn to the Lord in such a moment reveals just how little faith God's people had in Him at this time.
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