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Isaiah 24:9

    Isaiah 24:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There is no more drinking of wine with a song; strong drink will be bitter to those who take it.

    Webster's Revision

    They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

    World English Bible

    They will not drink wine with a song. Strong drink will be bitter to those who drink it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 24:9

    Strong drink "Palm wine" - This is the proper meaning of the word שכר shechar, σικερα. See note on Isaiah 5:11. All enjoyment shall cease: the sweetest wine shall become bitter to their taste.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 24:9

    drink wine with a song - That is, accompanied with a song, as the usual mode was in their feasts.

    Strong drink - On the word שׁכר shêkār see the note at Isaiah 5:11.

    Shall be bitter ... - They shall cease to find pleasure in it in consequence of the general calamitics that have come upon the nation.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 24:9

    24:9 Bitter - Because of the fears and miseries wherewith it is mixed.