|New International Version (© 2011)|
No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth.
King James Bible
Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
American Standard Version
Nay, in heart ye work wickedness; Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
Even in heart ye work iniquities, In the land the violence of your hands ye ponder.
Psalm 58:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Yea, in heart ye work wickedness - With their tongues they had spoken maliciously, and given evil counsel. In their hearts they meditated nothing but wickedness. And though in their hands they held the scales of justice, yet in their use of them they were balances of injustice and violence. This is the fact to which the psalmist alludes, and the figure which he uses is that of justice with her scales or balances, which, though it might be the emblem of the court, yet it did not prevail in the practice of these magistrates and counsellors.
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Psalm 21:11 For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness...
Isaiah 59:4-6 None calls for justice, nor any pleads for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief...
Jeremiah 22:16,17 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? said the LORD...
Ezekiel 22:12,27 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase...
Micah 3:1-3,9-12 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment...
John 11:47-53 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles...
Psalm 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames mischief by a law?
Isaiah 10:1 Woe to them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the path of the just.
Psalm 58:2 Parallel CommentariesCruel Deal Devise Doings Earth Evil Full Hands Heart Hearts Iniquities Injustice Measure Mete Plot Ponder Purposes Unrighteousness Violence Weigh Wickedness Work WrongsCruel Deal Devise Doings Earth Evil Full Hands Heart Hearts Iniquities Injustice Measure Mete Plot Ponder Purposes Unrighteousness Violence Weigh Wickedness Work WrongsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Psalm 94:20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you-- a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?
Isaiah 10:1 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees,
Micah 3:9 Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right;
Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.
Malachi 3:15 But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.'"