Verse 18. "Their drink is sour" - Or rather, he is gone after their wine. The enticements of idolatry have carried them away.
"Her rulers with shame do love" - Rather, have loved shame; they glory in their abominations.
"Give ye." - Perhaps it would be better to read, Her rulers have committed, &c. They have loved gifts. What a shame! These were their rulers, literally, their shields. Justice and judgment were perverted.
Verse 19. "The wind hath bound her" - A parching wind has blasted them in their wings-coasts, borders; or they are carried away into captivity, as with the most rapid blight. These two last verses are very obscure.