They that tarry long at the wine
At drinking it. Do not care to stir from it when at it; spend whole days and nights in it, and are overcome by it, and so bring upon them all the above evils; they that go to seek mixed wine,
not wine mixed with water, as used commonly by temperate people in hot countries; but either mixed with spices, to make it more palatable, or with different sorts of wine, some very strong, and more heady and intoxicating; or mere wine meant; wine "poured out", as the word F17 signifies, where there is plenty of it; and such as are given to wine go and seek out such places, and where the best is to be had. So the Targum,
``they go and seek the house of mixture, or mixed wine;''or, as the Syriac version,
``the house of feasting;''and so the Arabic:
``where there are junketing and drinking bouts,''as the Septuagint.
F17 (Komm) "calicibus epotandi", V. L.