Woe to those who rise early in the morning so that they may pursue intoxicating drink, Who stay up late in the evening so that wine may inflame them!
Their banquets are accompanied by
lyre and harp, by
tambourine and flute, and by
wine; But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD, Nor do they consider the work of His hands.
Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge; And their nobles are famished, And their multitude is parched with thirst.
Therefore Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth beyond measure; And Jerusalem’s splendor, her multitude, her noise of revelry,
and the jubilant within her, descend into it.
So the common
people will be humbled and the
person of importance
brought low, The eyes of the haughty also will be brought low.
But the LORD of armies will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.
Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, And strangers will eat in the ruins of the wealthy.
Woe to those who drag wrongdoing with the cords of deceit, And sin as if with cart ropes;
Who say, 'Let Him hurry, let Him do His work quickly, so that we may see it;
And let the plan of the Holy One of Israel approach And come to pass, so that we may know it!
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight!