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28 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, “Watch now, when Amnon’s (A)heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon!’ then kill him. Do not be afraid. Have I not commanded you? Be courageous and [a]valiant.”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 13:28 Lit. sons of valor

Wine Is a Mocker

20 Wine (A)is a mocker,
Strong drink is a brawler,
And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

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11 (A)Woe to those who rise early in the morning,
That they may [a]follow intoxicating drink;
Who continue until night, till wine inflames them!

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 5:11 pursue

Belshazzar’s Feast

Belshazzar the king (A)made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the presence of the thousand.

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The Idolatry of Israel

11 “Harlotry, wine, and new wine (A)enslave the heart.

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