You have shown your people desperate times; you have given us wine that makes us stagger.
You have made Your people experience hardship; You have given us wine to drink that makes us stagger.
You have been very hard on us, making us drink wine that sent us reeling.
You made your people look doom in the face, then gave us cheap wine to drown our troubles.
You have made the people see hard times; you have given us the wine of shaking for our drink.
You have made your people suffer hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us reel.
You have shown Your people hard things; You have made us drink the wine of confusion.
|NET © [draft] ITL
|NET © Notes
1 tn Heb “you have caused your people to see [what is] hard.”
2 tn Heb “wine of staggering,” that is, intoxicating wine that makes one stagger in drunkenness. Intoxicating wine is here an image of divine judgment that makes its victims stagger like drunkards. See Isa 51:17-23.