Psalm 73:8
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New International Version
They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression.

New Living Translation
They scoff and speak only evil; in their pride they seek to crush others.

English Standard Version
They scoff and speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression.

New American Standard Bible
They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high.

King James Bible
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They mock, and they speak maliciously; they arrogantly threaten oppression.

International Standard Version
In their mockery they speak evil; from their arrogant position they speak oppression.

NET Bible
They mock and say evil things; they proudly threaten violence.

New Heart English Bible
They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They have conceived and have spoken evil and oppression; they have spoken against The Highest.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They ridicule. They speak maliciously. They speak arrogantly about oppression.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression; They speak as if there were none on high.

New American Standard 1977
They mock, and wickedly speak of oppression;
            They speak from on high.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They are lawless and speak wickedly of doing violence; they speak loftily.

King James 2000 Bible
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

American King James Version
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

American Standard Version
They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: They speak loftily.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high.

Darby Bible Translation
They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:

English Revised Version
They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: they speak loftily.

Webster's Bible Translation
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

World English Bible
They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.

Young's Literal Translation
They do corruptly, And they speak in the wickedness of oppression, From on high they speak.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
73:1-14 The psalmist was strongly tempted to envy the prosperity of the wicked; a common temptation, which has tried the graces of many saints. But he lays down the great principle by which he resolved to abide. It is the goodness of God. This is a truth which cannot be shaken. Good thoughts of God will fortify against Satan's temptations. The faith even of strong believers may be sorely shaken, and ready to fail. There are storms that will try the firmest anchors. Foolish and wicked people have sometimes a great share of outward prosperity. They seem to have the least share of the troubles of this life; and they seem to have the greatest share of its comforts. They live without the fear of God, yet they prosper, and get on in the world. Wicked men often spend their lives without much sickness, and end them without great pain; while many godly persons scarcely know what health is, and die with great sufferings. Often the wicked are not frightened, either by the remembrance of their sins, or the prospect of their misery, but they die without terror. We cannot judge men's state beyond death, by what passes at their death. He looked abroad, and saw many of God's people greatly at a loss. Because the wicked are so very daring, therefore his people return hither; they know not what to say to it, and the rather, because they drink deep of the bitter cup of affliction. He spoke feelingly when he spoke of his own troubles; there is no disputing against sense, except by faith. From all this arose a strong temptation to cast off religion. But let us learn that the true course of sanctification consists in cleansing a man from all pollution both of soul and body. The heart is cleansed by the blood of Christ laid hold upon by faith; and by the begun works of the Lord's Spirit, manifested in the hearty resolution, purpose, and study of holiness, and a blameless course of life and actions, the hands are cleansed. It is not in vain to serve God and keep his ordinances.
Study Bible
Surely God is Good to Israel
7Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot. 8They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high. 9They have set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue parades through the earth.…
Cross References
James 3:5
In the same way, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it boasts of great things. Consider how small a spark sets a great forest on fire.

2 Peter 2:18
With lofty but empty words, they appeal to the sensual passions of the flesh and entice the ones who are just escaping from those who live in error.

Jude 1:16
These men are discontented grumblers, following after their own lusts; their mouths spew arrogance; they flatter others for their own advantage.

Psalm 1:1
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Psalm 10:2
In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.

Psalm 12:4
Who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?"

Psalm 17:10
They have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.

Ezekiel 7:11
Violence has grown into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, none of their people, none of their wealth, nor anything eminent among them.
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