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Isaiah 5:11

11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning to run after their drinks, who stay up late at night till they are inflamed with wine.

Read Isaiah 5:11 Using Other Translations

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may run after strong drink, who tarry late into the evening as wine inflames them!
What sorrow for those who get up early in the morning looking for a drink of alcohol and spend long evenings drinking wine to make themselves flaming drunk.

What does Isaiah 5:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 5:11

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning
To rise up early in the morning is healthful, and to rise to do business is commendable; but to spend the day in drunkenness and intemperance is very criminal, which is here meant: [that] they may follow, strong drink;
not only drink it, but follow on to drink; diligently seek after it, where the best is to be had; go from house to house till they have found it; closely follow the drinking of it, till inebriated with it: that continue until night;
at their pots, with their drinking companions, even all the day till night comes, the twilight either of the evening or of the morning: [till] wine inflame them;
their bodies with heat, and their souls with lust.

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