12 They have harps and lyres at their banquets,
    pipes(A) and timbrels(B) and wine,
but they have no regard(C) for the deeds of the Lord,
    no respect for the work of his hands.(D)

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you town so full of commotion,
    you city of tumult(A) and revelry?(B)
Your slain(C) were not killed by the sword,(D)
    nor did they die in battle.

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13 But see, there is joy and revelry,(A)
    slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep,
    eating of meat and drinking of wine!(B)
“Let us eat and drink,” you say,
    “for tomorrow we die!”(C)

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Is this your city of revelry,(A)
    the old, old city,
whose feet have taken her
    to settle in far-off lands?

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The joyful timbrels(A) are stilled,
    the noise(B) of the revelers(C) has stopped,
    the joyful harp(D) is silent.(E)

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13 and for the land of my people,
    a land overgrown with thorns and briers(A)
yes, mourn(B) for all houses of merriment
    and for this city of revelry.(C)

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16 When they drink(A) it, they will stagger(B) and go mad(C) because of the sword(D) I will send among them.”

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27 “Then tell them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk(A) and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword(B) I will send among you.’

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39 But while they are aroused,
    I will set out a feast for them
    and make them drunk,(A)
so that they shout with laughter—
    then sleep forever(B) and not awake,”
declares the Lord.(C)

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57 I will make her officials(A) and wise(B) men drunk,(C)
    her governors, officers and warriors as well;
they will sleep(D) forever and not awake,”
    declares the King,(E) whose name is the Lord Almighty.

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While Belshazzar was drinking(A) his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets(B) that Nebuchadnezzar his father[a] had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines(C) might drink from them.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:2 Or ancestor; or predecessor; also in verses 11, 13 and 18
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