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Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:
A proud man
Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
It is not for kings, Lemuel; it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to say, 'Where is strong drink?'
Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them!
They prepare the table. They set the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield!
When they are heated, I will make their feast, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says Yahweh.
Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
What do you plot against Yahweh? He will make a full end. Affliction won't rise up the second time.
A proud man
Behold, his soul is puffed up. It is not upright in him, but the righteous will live by his faith.
For though Yahweh is high, yet he looks after the lowly; but the proud, he knows from afar.
There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes! Their eyelids are lifted up.
The lofty looks of man will be brought low, the haughtiness of men will be bowed down, and Yahweh alone will be exalted in that day.
We have heard of the pride of Moab, that he is very proud; even of his arrogance, his pride, and his wrath. His boastings are nothing.
Call together the archers against Babylon, all those who bend the bow; encamp against her all around; let none of it escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do to her; for she has been proud against Yahweh, against the Holy One of Israel.
But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, until there is no room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!
However he doesn't mean so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off not a few nations.
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and a man's eyes are never satisfied.
"The leach has two daughters: 'Give, give.' "There are three things that are never satisfied; four that don't say, 'Enough:'
He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.
Because you have plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples will plunder you, because of men's blood, and for the violence done to the land, to the city and to all who dwell in it.
Those who see you will stare at you. They will ponder you, saying, "Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, who shook kingdoms;
behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, says Yahweh, and [I will send] to Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against its inhabitants, and against all these nations around; and I will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.