Isaiah 5:20-22

Woe to the Wicked

20 Woe to w those who call evil good
and good evil,
x who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are y wise in their own eyes,
and shrewd in their own sight!
22 Woe to those who are z heroes at drinking wine,
and valiant men in mixing strong drink,

  1. Cross References
    Amos 5:7
    O you who turn justice to wormwood and cast down righteousness to the earth!
  2. Cross References
    Job 17:12
    They make night into day: 'The light,' they say, 'is near to the darkness.
    Matthew 6:22 - 23
    The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.
    Luke 11:34 - 35
    Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.
  3. Cross References
    Proverbs 3:7
    Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
    Romans 12:16
    Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 5:11
    Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may run after strong drink, who tarry late into the evening as wine inflames them!
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