But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink
Contrary to their vow and calling, and in contempt of it, and to
make them like themselves; they either persuaded them, or forced
them to it: and commanded the prophets, saying, prophesy
hard and heavy things, judgments and denunciations of vengeance,
only smooth things; by this authoritative language it appears
that this is said of the rulers and governors of the people, as
king, princes, and priests; see ( Amos 7:12Amos 7:13 ) .