Bible: Isaiah 5:18-23

5:18 Those who pull evil along using cords of emptiness are as good as dead, 1 

who pull sin as with cart ropes. 2 

5:19 They say, “Let him hurry, let him act quickly, 3 

so we can see;

let the plan of the Holy One of Israel 4  take shape 5  and come to pass,

then we will know it!

5:20 Those who call evil good and good evil are as good as dead, 6 

who turn darkness into light and light into darkness,

who turn bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter. 7 

5:21 Those who think they are wise are as good as dead, 8 

those who think they possess understanding. 9 

5:22 Those who are champions 10  at drinking wine are as good as dead, 11 

who display great courage when mixing strong drinks.

5:23 They pronounce the guilty innocent for a payoff,

they ignore the just cause of the innocent. 12 

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