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Judgment on Alcoholics

11 “How terrible it will be for those who rise at dawn
    in order to grab[a] a stiff drink,
for those who stay up late at night
    as wine inflames them!
12 They have the lyre and harp,
    the tambourine and flute,
        as well as wine at their festivals,
but they don’t respect what the Lord is doing,
    nor do they consider his actions.[b]
13 Therefore my people go into exile
    because they lack understanding;
my[c] honored men go hungry,
    and the crowd is parched with thirst.

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  1. Isaiah 5:11 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX may run after
  2. Isaiah 5:12 Lit. consider the work of his hands
  3. Isaiah 5:13 So 1QIsaa; MT reads their

11 Woe(A) 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.(B)
12 They have harps and lyres at their banquets,
    pipes(C) and timbrels(D) and wine,
but they have no regard(E) for the deeds of the Lord,
    no respect for the work of his hands.(F)
13 Therefore my people will go into exile(G)
    for lack of understanding;(H)
those of high rank(I) will die of hunger
    and the common people will be parched with thirst.(J)

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