Thy choice showeth what thou lovest best, more certainly than thy tongue doth. In the text, notorious drinkers, bold, impudent wager-layers, boasters, &c., and those who have got the victory over the usual drinks, and now make them stronger to meet the cravings of appetite and to keep up the excitement. To such men it seemed a light matter to acquit the guilty and condemn the guiltless. 22. All sorts of deceits are the consequence. 90:5-6; 103:15; I Pet. ii. Woe unto them that are mighty to drink. To mingle, i.e. The context shows that they were doing the ceremonial things (Isaiah 1:11, 13; Amos 5:22).If Israel regarded the Sabbath as merely ceremonial, then they were at least keeping the Sabbath in a ceremonial way. 2. Observe—I. Isaiah 36. "Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink! 1808. mingle strong drink—not with water, but spices to make it intoxicating (Pr 9:2, 5; So 8:2). They boasted that they were able to drink, without injury, liquor of extraordinary intoxicating qualities. (NASB: Lockman)English Translation of the Greek (): For her captives shall be saved with judgement, and with mercy.. Amplified: Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and her [returned] converts with righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God). gibbor. Call, (1) evil good: drinks (poisons) are called beverages; evil things made by men are called God's good creatures. On the subject of the strong drink used in the East, "see Harmer's Observations," vol. It is the dish that a man greedily eateth of that he loveth, and not that which he commendeth but will not meddle with. Instead of looking to Yahweh, and seeking a word from Him, they proudly looked to their own wisdom and knowledge, and consequently guided him to disaster. for priest as for people, for the master as for his servant, for the mistress as for her servant, for seller as for buyer, for borrower as for lender, for debtor as for creditor. Q. But such men regularly reveal their folly by their lives. It was the aggravation of the first sin, that they would not deny so small a thing as the forbidden fruit, in obedience to God! (Amplified Bible - Lockman) Isaiah 31. tongue of fire Woe of a distracted mind. Isaiah 35. and totally plundered. A goodly prize surely, a fair commendation. . False qualities (Isa ), "Bitter for sweet." Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine.] Perhaps there was no evidence of reform; and it was needful to “repeat” the admonition, in order that people might be brought to regard it. And so it is of thine, that wilt not leave a forbidden cup for Him! Regard for men and reverence for God are destroyed. 5:22 "Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine" Isaiah is using sarcasm because the term "heroes" normally refers to "mighty men of war," but in this context it refers to "drinking bouts" and not military exploits. to drink; the antecedent being put for the consequent, which is usual; for they mingled it in order to drinking. The prophet dwells on the familiar truth, Judex damnatur cum nocens absolvitur. Hebrew, "mix shecar." ‘Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight.’. To drink to drown remorse is especially absurd, for all that the drunkard can expect from this course is the benefit of travelling some part of the road to eternal misery with his eyes covered. Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine,.... That can bear a great deal, and not be overcome and intoxicated with it; that try their strength this way with others, and get the mastery and glory in it: not mighty to fight their enemies, as Kimchi observes, and defend their country, but to drink wine; by which their strength was weakened: wherefore some think soldiers are particularly designed, given to drinking, who are derided and mocked, as being valiant in the warfare of Bacchus, and not of Mars: and men of strength, to mingle strong drink; in the cup, and then drink it: or "men of war"; the same with "mighty" before. 3. God trieth men's love to Him, by their keeping His commandments. iv. (22) Woe unto them that are mighty to drink. Lond. So, both in name and quality, and in effects, they call "evil good," &c. 1. 4. Woe of moral defects. (e) Fortes esse et strenuos non contra hostes, sed ad exhauriendos calices; gigantes esse non ad bellandum, sed ad potandum. 22 They are famous for drinking wine and are heroes known for mixing drinks. Isaiah 5:22 Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Ver. tabret--Hebrew, toph, from the use of which in drowning the cries of children sacrificed to Moloch, Tophet received its … They were heroes and valiant men only in and for their cups. (see Isaiah … That are mighty to drink wine; that can drink much without intoxication, in which they gloried, as too many do at this day. 1:24). This is the final stage downwards. By calling them strong or powerful to drink, he wittily accuses them of wasting their strength in bacchanalian warfare. 51:13 This may be a veiled allusion to the idolatry of God's people in worshiping Ba'al as creator, giver of life and fertility instead of … And take away justice from the righteous man! 24 So bad things will happen to them. . Consider, too, the spiritual evils that spring from and punish the vice of drunkenness. 24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. 3 The earth will be completely laid waste. . . strong drink. What Does Numbers 24:17 Mean? What are the consequences of rejecting God's Word? viol--an instrument with twelve strings [JOSEPHUS, Antiquities, 8.10]. pp. (c) Who are never weary, but show their strength, and brag in gluttony and drunkenness. O miserable wretch! To mingle.] Or, Valour. Observe, this is the great peril of moderate drinking. Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, [so] their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of … On the subject of the strong drink used in the East, “see Harmer‘s Observations,” vol. Only God's Word sustains life. The advantages of absolute temperance; 4. Amos 5:21-22. Was it to such that Ahaz listened when he turned to Assyria for help, binding and subjecting Judah to Assyria into the future? Man has replaced God in his own estimation. But they were intellectually great in spite, &c. Look at Milton, Sir Isaac Newton; look at the inspired prophets—the seraphic Isaiah, the writer of the text. It is the dish that a man greedily eateth of that he loveth, and not that which he commendeth but will not meddle with. How false! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine. But to do what? To mingle - To mix wine with spices, dates, drugs, etc., to make it more intoxicating; Proverbs 9:2, Proverbs 9:5. There is the—, 3. Hebrew. 1. Drink. d. And the year of My redeemed has come : In this, Isaiah prophetically explains why the Messiah can say, “ vengeance is in My heart .” The drunkard may make his company merry, but they laugh at, not with, him, and merely because they are delighted with the sight of one even sillier than themselves. Men of strength - The Chaldee understands this of “rich” men; but, probably, the reference is to those who boasted that they were able to bear “much” strong drink. Such men keep by no rule of life, and do not know why God gives them nourishment; for we eat and drink to support the body, and not to destroy it. God is no longer necessary. There are two kingdoms, two paths, two ways of life. The woe of God's malediction. 1808. But probably this was a prevailing sin. Where its journey is to end, we know; so that if the guilt and misery which attend it here, be not enough, there, at least, the drunkard, having opened his eyes and recovered the use of his reason, will perceive the truth of the text.—Skelton, in Clapham's Selected Sermons, ii. Isa . The prophet repeats a similar denunciation in Isaiah 56:12. The Scribes and Pharisees loved the cup and the platter, and to be at feasts, and to have the uppermost seats there, Matthew 23:6 and that those that sat in Moses's chair are intended appears from the following words. Chrestotes in Greek and hesed in Hebrew are most frequently translated into the English word "kindness." He had already denounced the intemperate in Isaiah 5:11. The guiding star eclipsed, the light obscured with darkness. And so it is of thine, that wilt not leave a forbidden cup for Him! Isaiah 5:22 King James Version (KJV). 3. Mighty to drink wine - "They show not," says Kimchi, "their strength in combating their enemies, but in drunkenness and debauchery.". * 5 This is what the true God, Jehovah, says, Isaiah 66:24 - And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. How does God call pagan nations to destroy His wayward Israeli nation? 24 Therefore, as the [ a]fire devours the stubble, And the flame consumes the chaff, So their root will be as rottenness, And their blossom will ascend like dust; Because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. 22 I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. Isaiah 28. Infatuated results. O miserable wretch! But this is real, abiding, and rational. He therefore returns to the same reproofs which he had previously noticed; for he again discourses about drunkenness, luxury, covetousness, and other corruptions. Wo unto them that are mighty … - This is the sixth specification of crime. To mingle - To mix wine with spices, dates, drugs, etc., to make it more intoxicating; Proverbs 9:2, Proverbs 9:5. Good fellowship. "I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near; A star shall come forth from Jacob, A scepter shall rise from Israel, And shall crush through the forehead of Moab, And tear down all the sons of Sheth. Now man propagates his own ways, and calls on all to follow. App-14. Isaiah 25. It often occurs with philanthropy; forbearance, and is the opposite of severity or cutting something short and quickly. Was it to such that Hezekiah looked when he laid bare to the Babylonians what was in his treasure house? The light is artificial, momentary, false—no better than the effects of certain gases or deadly stimulants, as opium, Indian hemp, &c. But they refer to men, to Burns, Pitt, Sheridan, and other drinking wits. Drunkenness travels with a whole train of other vices, and requires the whole width of the broad way to give it room. Put darkness for light; men plead and say these drinks—. This is made up of the miserable effects, as well temporal as spiritual, of his favourite vice. (Aristophanes, Acharn. Isaiah now censures another vice, namely, drunkenness and excess in eating, of which he had spoken before; so that probably this chapter is collected from various sermons, and the leading topics only are briefly touched; for when the Prophet saw no repentance, he was forced to repeat and frequently inculcate the same instructions. Canst thou burn at a stake for Him, that canst not leave an alehouse, or vain company, or excess for Him? Such were some in Isaiah’s day, and sadly they were often advisers to the king (Isaiah 28:14-15 compare Isaiah 29:14). Is that loving God as God, when thou lovest a cup of drink better? 22. Strong drink - Note, Isaiah 5:11. Isaiah 33. It was the aggravation of the first sin, that they would not deny so small a thing as the forbidden fruit, in obedience to God! 23 And if you pay them enough money, they will forgive a criminal. The Drunkard's excuses, by which he endeavours to defend or palliate his crime. They boasted that they were able to drink, without injury, liquor of extraordinary intoxicating qualities. An untimely death. Thus he is for softening his vice into a sort of virtue, and calling that good nature, which his creditor calls villany, and his family cruelty. The Targum, it may be noticed, has “the mammon of falsehood” (comp. Luke xvi, 9), for the “reward” of the Hebrew. . "mixing strong drink" There has been … What a sentence of condemnation dost thou pass upon thyself!—, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary. When men act so as not to maintain their strength, but to destroy it by trying how much food and wine they can bear, most certainly they are worse than beasts. Isaiah 32. And art thou like to lay down thy life for Him that wilt not leave a cup of drink for Him? A similar idea is expressed in Isaiah 56:12. Drunkards also are a sottish kind of creatures, and had therefore more than need to be double dealt with; like as physicians use to give double quantities to such as have palsies or epilepsies, so to awaken their dull, drowsy senses. The encouragement for labours—staying curses, bringing down blessings; The necessity of immediate decision; The solemn importance of earnest prayer for the Divine benediction; 7. How base a price dost thou set upon thy Saviour and salvation, that will not forbear so much as a cup of drink for them? To get what Isaiah 24:21 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. Iterate taxat hoc vitium, eo quod invaluerat. ", Peake described these characters as "Drunkards, heroes, not for the fray, but for the debauch, having the hard head of the hard drinker. I. (22) Woe unto them that are mighty to drink. 4. and their blossom scatter like dust; For they have rejected the instruction of the LORD of hosts, and scorned the word of the Holy One of Israel. But can friendship be founded on vice? Now intoxicating drinks are not sweet or palatable to the natural taste; they blister the mouth of children; do burn the delicate nerves of the stomach; the tongue and lips have to be trained, drilled, hardened. There are certain vices which the customs of certain countries seem to place only in the number of human infirmities; and yet, if we look at their effects, we shall see that really they are as black as those sins which God and man visits with the severest punishments. There is the woe of physical consequences. A closer look at the relationship between the two passages, Isaiah 11:2 and Galatians 5:22-23, can help us step back and gain a broader perspective of the Holy Spirit’s work in believers. And our King Edgar made an ordinance for putting pins in cups that none should quaff whole ones, or cause others to do so. benignity, kindness, usefulness. The woe of perverted powers. The Lord has spoken this word. Is that loving God as God, when thou lovest a cup of drink better? . It is disgraceful and beastly ambition, when a man of vigorous health makes a display of his strength by drinking largely. Ask the spirit-drinker to take milk or tea, or water, and see how his poisoned taste revolts, &c. 3. . A similar idea is expressed in Isaiah 56:12. Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: To mingle — To drink: the antecedent being put for the consequent: for they mingled it in order to drinking. 1. Surely he that loveth Him not above ale, loveth Him not above all! . Right; but is it not sensual, spurious, evanescent, ends in darkness? And art thou like to lay down thy life for Him that wilt not leave a cup of drink for Him? "It drowns care." Iterate taxat hoc vitium, eo quod invaluerat. Isaiah 27. The vices flowing therefrom have been much the same—selfishness, pride, sensualism, oppression, drunkenness. The Scribes and Pharisees loved the cup and the platter, and to be at feasts, and to have the uppermost seats there, Matthew 23:6 and that those that sat in Moses's chair are intended appears from the following words. A. Isaiah 5:24 = Rejecters of God's Word die by their own hands. . See the bloated faces, the diseased eyes, the sensual expression, the stupid look, the stupor. dost thou not know thou canst not be Christ's disciple, if thou forsake not all for Him, and hate not even thy life in comparison of Him, and wouldst not rather die than forsake Him! God trieth men's love to Him, by their keeping His commandments. A. Isaiah 5:22 = Destruction is coming. The calm, equable sobriety of soul they called dulness, darkness. 4. and 5. ultra) --- Cyrus the younger boasted to the Greek ambassadors, that "he could drink and bear more wine than his brother." While Christians tend to be familiar with the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23, they are ignorant of the nature of the Spirit from Isaiah 11:2. We rarely think of vengeance being in the heart of Jesus, but He said the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son (John 5:22). Or, To pour in. Strong drink - Note, Isaiah 5:11. Ed. . The understanding is depraved and darkened. (See chapter 39). 140-148. Mighty - Perhaps those who prided themselves on their ability to drink “much” without becoming intoxicated; who had been so accustomed to it, that they defied its effects, and boasted of their power to resist its usual influence. Art thou not ashamed of thy hypocrisy, when thou sayest thou lovest God above all, when thou lovest Him not so well as thy wine and ale? (a) This was, as one well saith, to glory in his shame; it being rather the commendation of a tun (b) than of a man, for a beast will scarce abide it, to be able to take in and contain much liquor. In the New Testament, the word for wine is “oinos” G3631, and can mean either fermented, or unfermented grape juice. Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine And valiant men in mixing strong drink, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, and men of strength, to mingle strong drink. Reason beclouded; reflection, perception, all marred. Man has become the ultimate arbiter, the all-wise one. Q. (Plut.[Plutarch?] 22.Wo to them that are mighty to drink wine! take away the righteousness—set aside the just claims of those having a righteous cause. 4. Isaiah 22:13 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. Mighty - Perhaps those who prided themselves on their ability to drink "much" without becoming intoxicated; who had been so accustomed to it, that they defied its effects, and boasted of their power to resist its usual influence. Scripture: Revelation 5:1-14, 2 Timothy 3:5, Jeremiah 6:24, Isaiah 5:20, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 2 Timothy 3:3-8, 1 Timothy 4:1-5 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Brethren ¿quÉ MÁs PodrÍa Haber Hecho A Mi ViÑedo Que No Haya Hecho AÚn? Ed. 4 He will not grow dim or be crushed until he establishes justice in the earth;+ And the islands keep waiting for his law. The horrors associated with strong drink; 2. The smallness of the thing showeth the smallness of thy love to God, and the smallness of thy regard to His Word and to thy soul. 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