Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, 1 and wine to those who are bitterly distressed; 2
Those who sit at the city gate gossip about me; drunkards mock me in their songs. 1
Those who are champions 1 at drinking wine are as good as dead, 2 who display great courage when mixing strong drinks.
They no longer sing and drink wine; 1 the beer tastes bitter to those who drink it.
“‘And its drink offering must be one quarter of a hin for each lamb. 1 You must pour out the strong drink 2 as a drink offering to the Lord in the holy place.
Wine 1 is a mocker 2 and strong drink is a brawler; whoever goes astray by them is not wise. 3
It is not for kings, 1 O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, 2 or for rulers to crave strong drink, 3
Those who get up early to drink beer are as good as dead, 1 those who keep drinking long after dark until they are intoxicated with wine. 2
You will be shocked and amazed! 1 You are totally blind! 2 They are drunk, 3 but not because of wine; they stagger, 4 but not because of beer.
Each one says, 1 ‘Come on, I’ll get some wine! Let’s guzzle some beer! Tomorrow will be just like today! We’ll have everything we want!’ 2
“You who force your neighbor to drink wine 1 are as good as dead 2 – you who make others intoxicated by forcing them to drink from the bowl of your furious anger, 3 so you can look at their genitals. 4
he must separate 1 himself from wine and strong drink, he must drink neither vinegar 2 made from wine nor vinegar made from strong drink, nor may he drink any juice 3 of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or raisins. 4
When Abigail went back to Nabal, he was holding a banquet in his house like that of the king. Nabal was having a good time 1 and was very intoxicated. She told him absolutely nothing 2 until morning’s light.