3 The earth will be completely laid waste. And our King Edgar made an ordinance for putting pins in cups that none should quaff whole ones, or cause others to do so. 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! . 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. 140-148. ii. To mingle - To mix wine with spices, dates, drugs, etc., to make it more intoxicating; Proverbs 9:2, Proverbs 9:5. 1. 22. 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. "Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink! On the subject of the strong drink used in the East, "see Harmer's Observations," vol. 1. The drunkard's woe. Many a great thinker who has advised others has made shipwreck of his own personal life. 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! God trieth men's love to Him, by their keeping His commandments. To mingle - To mix wine with spices, dates, drugs, etc., to make it more intoxicating; Proverbs 9:2, Proverbs 9:5. What Does Numbers 24:17 Mean? 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? and men of strength, to mingle strong drink; in the cup, and then drink it: or "men of war"; the same with "mighty" before. 1808. mingle strong drink—not with water, but spices to make it intoxicating (Pr 9:2, 5; So 8:2). 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 Targum interprets it, "men of riches": who can afford to drink wine and strong drink; which carries the sense not to the strength of their bodies, but of their purses: the former sense seems best. (Aristophanes, Acharn. 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. Surely he that loveth Him not above ale, loveth Him not above all! strong drink. especially on a vice which notoriously impairs the memory and the sense of obligation, leads to the betrayal of secrets, and stirs up strife and contention? 2. It emphasizes the majesty and power of God, because the idea behind LORD of hosts is that God is "Commander in Chief" of heaven's armies. act. 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. A. Isaiah 5:22 = Destruction is coming. Isaiah 35. "mixing strong drink" There has been … (e) Fortes esse et strenuos non contra hostes, sed ad exhauriendos calices; gigantes esse non ad bellandum, sed ad potandum. What a sentence of condemnation dost thou pass upon thyself!—Baxter, 1615-1691. (See chapter 39). Mighty to drink wine - "They show not," says Kimchi, "their strength in combating their enemies, but in drunkenness and debauchery.". pp. The armchair savant becomes the lonely divorcee. There is the—, 3. 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. We live that we may yield worship and obedience to God, and that we may render assistance to our neighbors. 1. God is no longer necessary. 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. THE CHARACTERS INTRODUCED (Isa ). Isa . He is self-sufficient. People generally mixed wine and water. (See chapter 7). Ed. 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. The elements have distinct and specific parallels to phrases that are ubiquitous in the royal inscriptions' descriptions of Neo-Assyrian campaigns. To all we say, "One thing is needful;" "Except ye be converted," &c.—Jabez Burns, D.D., L.L.D., Sketches of Temperance Sermons. This context, like I Pet. Whether into their own wide gullets, or into the cup to make others drunk; for preventing whereof Minos, King of Crete, made a law that men should not drink one to another, εις μεθην, to drunkenness. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the people of Judah. 1:24-25, contrasts the power and eternality of God with that of His creation (i.e., YHWH as creator in v. 13). . 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. 22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Drunkenness travels with a whole train of other vices, and requires the whole width of the broad way to give it room. O miserable wretch! It often occurs with philanthropy; forbearance, and is the opposite of severity or cutting something short and quickly. . Or, Valour. I. 24 So bad things will happen to them. 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? 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. strong drink.—The words in part reproduce the “woe” of Isaiah 5:11-12, but with the distinctive feature that there the revellers were simply of the careless self-indulgent type, while here they are identified with the unjust and corrupt rulers. He no longer listens to God’s word. But this is real, abiding, and rational. False qualities (Isa ), "Bitter for sweet." Thy choice showeth what thou lovest best, more certainly than thy tongue doth. What are the consequences of rejecting God's Word? But the drunkard's care must arise either from his ill state of health, the unfortunate posture of his worldly affairs, or the stings of his guilty conscience; and, in either case, his temporary oblivion is purchased at the cost of an aggravation of the evils which cause him to desire it. 3. See the bloated faces, the diseased eyes, the sensual expression, the stupid look, the stupor. And art thou like to lay down thy life for Him that wilt not leave a cup of drink 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). This is made up of the miserable effects, as well temporal as spiritual, of his favourite vice. gibbor. 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. A goodly prize surely, a fair commendation. Luke xvi, 9), for the “reward” of the Hebrew. 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. July 12, 2020 Hope Lutheran Church Pastor Mary Erickson Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23; Isaiah 55:10-13 The Sower’s Hope Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in … The horrors associated with strong drink; 2. II. Regard for men and reverence for God are destroyed. There is—, 2. The drunkard has other excuses: he says that he is so exposed to company and business, that he cannot avoid drinking to excess, or that he is of so easy and flexible a temper, that he cannot resist the importunities of his friends, as he calls them. . Human depravity and iniquity have existed in all ages and countries. It is disgraceful and beastly ambition, when a man of vigorous health makes a display of his strength by drinking largely. 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. Is that loving God as God, when thou lovest a cup of drink better? 23 And if you pay them enough money, they will forgive a criminal. benignity, kindness, usefulness. App-14. 1. Isaiah 24:9 . And so they call, (2) good evil; despise the really good and safe; pour contempt on water and safe fluids, and treat them as evil or worthless. 22. Employing a figure of speech (synecdoche) which is frequent in the Prophets, and indeed in the whole of Scripture, he takes a part for the whole; as if he had said, “Wo to gluttony; Wo to intemperance.” But he purposely mentioned that which was disgraceful in the highest degree, in order to render that vice generally hated and abhorred; for, as we have said, nothing is more base or disgraceful than for a man to make trial of his strength in swallowing food or in guzzling wine, and thus struggling with himself so as to cram down as much as his belly can hold. How drinks have secured the most alluring titles—strong cordials, dew, &c., generous. ii. 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? Amos 5:21-22. Or, To pour in. Not content with ordinary wine, they mix spices with it to enhance its flavor and increase its strength."[12]. Thy choice showeth what thou lovest best, more certainly than thy tongue doth. Just because He calls them your Sabbaths, or your feast days, does not necessarily mean that they were not even meeting on the correct days. Many of these sots take it for a great glory that they are mighty to drink wine; as did Darius King of Persia, who caused it to be written upon his tomb, I was a great hunter; I could also drink much wine, and bear it bravely. 4. 22 They are famous for drinking wine and are heroes known for mixing drinks. 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. 4 He will not grow dim or be crushed until he establishes justice in the earth;+ And the islands keep waiting for his law. Reason beclouded; reflection, perception, all marred. Lond. Only God's Word sustains life. The woe of perverted powers. 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. Isaiah 5:22 Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Ver. Was it to such that Hezekiah looked when he laid bare to the Babylonians what was in his treasure house? Was it to such that Ahaz listened when he turned to Assyria for help, binding and subjecting Judah to Assyria into the future? 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. Instead of promoting conversation it destroys it by destroying the very capability of communicating rational and agreeable thoughts. A. Isaiah 5:24 = Rejecters of God's Word die by their own hands. Ed. (22) Woe unto them that are mighty to drink. . ‘Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight.’. 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. On the subject of the strong drink used in the East, “see Harmer‘s Observations,” vol. Lond. . . By calling them strong or powerful to drink, he wittily accuses them of wasting their strength in bacchanalian warfare. 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. . Now man propagates his own ways, and calls on all to follow. 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. The woe of God's malediction. There is—. . (c) Who are never weary, but show their strength, and brag in gluttony and drunkenness. 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. Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine. Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine.] And art thou like to lay down thy life for Him that wilt not leave a cup of drink for Him? Not only false names, but. O miserable wretch! (2) They who drink say their drinks lighten the heart, give social joyousness. Isaiah 29. But such men regularly reveal their folly by their lives. 24 Therefore, as the tongue of fire licks up stubble, as dry grass shrivels in the flame, Their root shall rot. This is the final stage downwards. The advantages of absolute temperance; 4. Isaiah 1:27 Zion will be redeemed with justice and her repentant ones with righteousness. And he thinks that he knows exactly what to do. Isaiah 5:22 King James Version (KJV). In the last verses there is reference to confirmed drunkards, daily, early, and late; the sensual debauchees—their ignorance, want of thought and reflection. How does God call pagan nations to destroy His wayward Israeli nation? The Targum, it may be noticed, has “the mammon of falsehood” (comp. Observe, they call sweet bitter; things really so are treated as insipid. A similar idea is expressed in Isaiah 56:12. "It drowns care." Canst thou burn at a stake for Him, that canst not leave an alehouse, or vain company, or excess for Him? … Isaiah 34. This is not the only evil; temperance not the only good. 90:5-6; 103:15; I Pet. —The words in part reproduce the “woe” of Isaiah 5:11-12, but with the distinctive feature that there the revellers were simply of the careless self-indulgent type, while here they are identified with the unjust and corrupt rulers.They were heroes and valiant men only in and for their cups. 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. Drink. And when one was commended to King Alphonsus for a great drinker, and able to bear it, he answered that that was a good praise in a sponge, but not in a prince. Pινειν και βινειν μονον, (e) as the comedian hath it: To drink and do worse only. When Wine is used to Symbolize Doctrine it is “Old Wine” or fermented grape juice, that is False Doctrine and “New Wine” or Unfermented grape juice, that is True Doctrine. 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. Gifts, talents, &c., all poisoned; influence deadly; the man a curse—a curse to all. 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. Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink. 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). 23 I will drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will become a seat of honor for the house of his father. Isaiah 5:11 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! Surely he that loveth Him not above ale, loveth Him not above all! So they put light for darkness. Ask the spirit-drinker to take milk or tea, or water, and see how his poisoned taste revolts, &c. 3. tongue of fire To be carpet knights, not of Mars, but of Bacchus, and fitter for a canopy than a camp. 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. Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Explanation and Commentary of Isaiah 5:20. Chrestotes in Greek and hesed in Hebrew are most frequently translated into the English word "kindness." Canst thou burn at a stake for Him, that canst not leave an alehouse, or vain company, or excess for Him? Hence we ought to conclude, that when warnings produce no good effect, we ought to employ greater earnestness in addressing the obstinate and disobedient, and that we must not be afraid of giving offense by our eagerness, but must frequently repeat the reproofs, until they either yield or manifest incurable malice. So did Lycurgus at Lacedemon. Isaiah 33. They think they are very intelligent. But they will not let good people be judged fairly. 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. The specific phrase here - the Lord, the LORD of hosts - is used more than 15 times in the Old Testament, and often by Isaiah (Isaiah 1:24, 3:1, 3:15, 10:23-24, 10:33, 19:4, 22:5, 22:12, 22:14-15, and 28:22). Is that loving God as God, when thou lovest a cup of drink better? Chrestotes, according to The Complete Word Study Dictionary by Spiros Zodhiates, p. 1482, means . (see Isaiah … Iterate taxat hoc vitium, eo quod invaluerat. 4. and 5. ultra) --- Cyrus the younger boasted to the Greek ambassadors, that "he could drink and bear more wine than his brother." 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 … Observe, this is the great peril of moderate drinking. The guiding star eclipsed, the light obscured with darkness. All sorts of deceits are the consequence. He had already denounced the intemperate in Isaiah 5:11. Strong drink - Note, Isaiah 5:11. Isaiah 31. Q. The vices flowing therefrom have been much the same—selfishness, pride, sensualism, oppression, drunkenness. Consider, too, the spiritual evils that spring from and punish the vice of drunkenness. 22.Wo to them that are mighty to drink wine! Galatians 5:22. He therefore returns to the same reproofs which he had previously noticed; for he again discourses about drunkenness, luxury, covetousness, and other corruptions. Woe of moral defects. 2. 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. Isaiah 6:1-8: 2019-10-08 Wounds: Isaiah 53:1-6; John 20:19-20: 2019-08-31 The Bridegroom and the Bride: Isaiah 62:1-5 ii. (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). 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. It is the dish that a man greedily eateth of that he loveth, and not that which he commendeth but will not meddle with. 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. “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.” God trieth men's love to Him, by their keeping His commandments. 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. . 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. The mean man refers to the lower class of society and the great man to the upper class. 4. Put darkness for light; men plead and say these drinks—. Woe of a distracted mind. 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. (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. mighty = strong men. Isaiah 24. The prophet inveigheth against this vice a second time, because it was grown so common. And so it is of thine, that wilt not leave a forbidden cup for Him! The prophet repeats a similar denunciation in Isaiah 56:12. Isaiah 5:22 Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Ver. He has said in his heart that “there is no God” (Psalms 14:1). There are two kingdoms, two paths, two ways of life. The prophet inveigheth against this vice a second time, because it was grown so common. Both were bowing to idols and in danger of God’s judgment. Isaiah 32. But can friendship be founded on vice? Woe unto them that are mighty to drink. Iterate taxat hoc vitium, eo quod invaluerat. Call, (1) evil good: drinks (poisons) are called beverages; evil things made by men are called God's good creatures. strong drink. Q. 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. Observe—I. viol--an instrument with twelve strings [JOSEPHUS, Antiquities, 8.10]. 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. So, both in name and quality, and in effects, they call "evil good," &c. 1. Man has replaced God in his own estimation. 1808. "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. tabret--Hebrew, toph, from the use of which in drowning the cries of children sacrificed to Moloch, Tophet received its … To such men it seemed a light matter to acquit the guilty and condemn the guiltless. Isaiah 25. The prophet dwells on the familiar truth, Judex damnatur cum nocens absolvitur. But probably this was a prevailing sin. The passions are inflamed and rendered ungovernable. (22) Woe unto them that are mighty to drink. 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. That are mighty to drink wine; that can drink much without intoxication, in which they gloried, as too many do at this day. 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. (Plut.[Plutarch?] 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. An untimely death. (1) Brighten the intellect. 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 5:3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and … And so it is of thine, that wilt not leave a forbidden cup for Him! Wo unto them that are mighty … - This is the sixth specification of crime. They boasted that they were able to drink, without injury, liquor of extraordinary intoxicating qualities. The seed and the harvest, the poisons and their effects, fire, deranged stomach, plague, diseased liver, excited heart, fevered brain, all tending to a host of maladies, shortened life, and an early grave. to drink; the antecedent being put for the consequent, which is usual; for they mingled it in order to drinking. 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? 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. (d) This, if Alexander the Great and Tiberius the Emperor - those great drinkers and encouragers of others to that vice - had well remembered, they would not have been so infamous as they are and will be to all posterity. The man is vitiated, made worse and worse; his affections, his desires, his conscience, his heart, the whole soul. . When Bonosus the drunken Roman had hanged himself, it went for a by-word Amphoram pendere non hominem, (c) that a tun or tankard hung there, and not a man. The Targum interprets it, "men of riches": who can afford to drink wine and strong drink; which carries the sense not to the strength of their bodies, but of their purses: the former sense seems best. Music was common at ancient feasts ( Isaiah 24:8 Isaiah 24:9, Amos 6:5 Amos 6:6). The calm, equable sobriety of soul they called dulness, darkness. 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. Hebrew. God's anger burns against these folks and captivity is next to come to them. take away the righteousness—set aside the just claims of those having a righteous cause. Isaiah 7:1-14; 8:9-10: 2019-12-06 A Righteous Man: Genesis 6:5-22: 2019-11-14 Whom Shall I Send? God's woe, His displeasure, His threatening, His curse; this is written in both volumes of the Scriptures—in frightful representation, in declared eternal condemnation. There is the woe of physical consequences. 4. And so instead of trusting in God they trusted in their own wisdom and Judah and Jerusalem were led back into bondage. 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. He has finally become the ultimate fool. # fire: Heb. iv. 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? 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! 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. Observe also Isa 5:11-12. 1:24). The understanding is depraved and darkened. They boasted that they were able to drink, without injury, liquor of extraordinary intoxicating qualities. This sentence is short but it is vibrant with significance. 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