The Passion Translation
6 He will be a Spirit of justice
for judges to render right decisions.
And he will be strength and bravery
for those who turn back the battle at the gate.
Judah’s Drunken Prophets
7 Moreover, the prophets and priests are drunk.
They stagger because of wine
and stumble around because of strong drink.
They are confused[a] with wine,
stumbling because of strong drink.
They’re too drunk to understand their prophetic visions.
They’re too drunk to render right decisions in judgment.
8 All of their banqueting tables are covered with filthy vomit;
vomit is everywhere!
- Isaiah 28:7 This is a play on words, for the word bala’ is a homophone for “confused” and “to swallow (wine).” It could be translated “The wine they swallow swallows them.”