Isaiah 32:7
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New International Version
Scoundrels use wicked methods, they make up evil schemes to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.

New Living Translation
The smooth tricks of scoundrels are evil. They plot crooked schemes. They lie to convict the poor, even when the cause of the poor is just.

English Standard Version
As for the scoundrel—his devices are evil; he plans wicked schemes to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right.

Berean Study Bible
The weapons of the scoundrel are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.

New American Standard Bible
As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; He devises wicked schemes To destroy the afflicted with slander, Even though the needy one speaks what is right.

King James Bible
The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

Christian Standard Bible
The scoundrel's weapons are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the needy with lies, even when the poor person says what is right.

Contemporary English Version
Cruel people tell lies--they do evil things, and make cruel plans to destroy the poor and needy, even when they beg for justice.

Good News Translation
A stupid person is evil and does evil things; he plots to ruin the poor with lies and to keep them from getting their rights.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The scoundrel's weapons are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the needy with lies, even when the poor says what is right.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, the crimes of bad people are evil; and they devise wicked schemes, destroying the poor with lying words, even when needy people plead a just cause.

NET Bible
A deceiver's methods are evil; he dreams up evil plans to ruin the poor with lies, even when the needy are in the right.

New Heart English Bible
The ways of the scoundrel are evil. He devises wicked devices to destroy the humble with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The tricks of scoundrels are evil. They devise wicked plans in order to ruin poor people with lies, even when needy people plead for justice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The instruments also of the churl are evil; He deviseth wicked devices To destroy the poor with lying words, And the needy when he speaketh right.

New American Standard 1977
As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; He devises wicked schemes To destroy the afflicted with slander, Even though the needy one speaks what is right.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Certainly the greedy use evil measures: he devises wicked devices to ensnare the simple with lying words and to speak in judgment against the poor.

King James 2000 Bible
The schemes also of the schemer are evil: he devises wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks justly.

American King James Version
The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.

American Standard Version
And the instruments of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the meek with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The vessels of the deceitful are most wicked: for he hath framed devices to destroy the meek, with lying words, when the poor man speaketh judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the meek with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

English Revised Version
The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the meek with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

Webster's Bible Translation
The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

World English Bible
The ways of the scoundrel are evil. He devises wicked devices to destroy the humble with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.

Young's Literal Translation
And the miser -- his instruments are evil, He hath counselled wicked devices, To corrupt the poor with lying sayings, Even when the needy speaketh justly.
Study Bible
A Righteous King
6For a fool speaks foolishness; his mind plots iniquity. He practices ungodliness and speaks falsely about the LORD; he leaves the hungry empty and deprives the thirsty of drink. 7The weapons of the scoundrel are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just. 8But a noble man makes honorable plans; he stands up for worthy causes.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:95
The wicked wait to destroy me, but I will ponder Your testimonies.

Isaiah 5:23
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice.

Isaiah 11:4
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide in favor of the earth's oppressed. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.

Isaiah 26:10
Though grace is shown to the wicked man, he does not learn righteousness. In the land of righteousness he acts unjustly and fails to see the majesty of the LORD.

Isaiah 29:21
those who indict a man with a word, who ensnare the mediator at the gate, and with empty charges deprive the righteous of justice.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked man forsake his own way and the unrighteous man his own thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that He may have compassion, and to our God, for He will freely pardon.

Isaiah 59:15
Truth is missing, and whoever turns from evil makes himself prey. The LORD looked and was offended that there was no justice.

Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release from darkness to the prisoners,

Jeremiah 5:26
For My people are among wicked men. They watch like fowlers lying in wait; they set a trap; they catch men.

Daniel 12:10
Many will be purified, made spotless, and refined, but the wicked will continue to act wickedly. None of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand.

Micah 2:1
Woe to those who devise iniquity and plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.

Micah 7:3
Both hands are skilled at evil; the prince and the judge demand a bribe; when the powerful utters his evil desire, they all conspire together.

Treasury of Scripture

The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.

instruments

Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one …

Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness …

Jeremiah 5:26-28 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that …

Micah 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will …

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

Matthew 26:14-16,59,60 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests…

deviseth

Psalm 10:7-10 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue …

Psalm 64:4-6 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot …

Psalm 82:2-5 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah…

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright …

Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

lying

Isaiah 59:3,4 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; …

1 Kings 21:10-14 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against …

Acts 6:11-13 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous …

the needy speaketh right. or, he speaketh against the poor in judgment







(7) To destroy the poor with lying words . . .--The words, though perfectly generic in their form, are probably not without an implied reference to those who had thus acted towards Isaiah himself, making even him an "offender for a word" (Isaiah 29:21).

Verse 7. - The instruments. Mr. Cheyne translates, "the machinations," which gives a better sense; but the rendering is scarcely borne out by any parallel use of the term c'li in Scripture or elsewhere. C'li properly means "vessels," "weapons," "implements." He deviseth wicked devices; rather, he deviseth plots. The word "he" is emphatic. Unlike the fool, who passively does evil through thoughtlessness, the miser actively devises crafty plans against his fellow-men. He seeks to cheat the poor out of their rights by false witness (comp. Isaiah 1:17, 23; Isaiah 3:14, 15; Isaiah 5:28, etc.), Even when the needy speaketh right; i.e. "has right on his side." The translation in the text is to be preferred to that in the margin. The instruments also of the churl are evil,.... Not his vessels or measures he sells by, which are small and deficient, as Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret it; nor his servants, his tools in doing his wickedness, which are fit for his purpose, wicked men; but rather these are much the same with "the instruments of the foolish shepherd", Zechariah 11:15 and may signify the evil ways and methods which covetous pastors or shepherds take to fleece the flock, and to increase their own gain:

he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right; he consults, contrives, and forms schemes with all craft and cunning, on purpose, to corrupt, as the word (h) signifies, the poor and meek, humble and afflicted souls, with false doctrines; even when these poor and needy ones, who want to have sound and comfortable doctrine delivered to them, speak and ask for that which is right and just, agreeably to the oracles of God, and the analogy of faith, but can not have it; wherefore such a man is unfit to be a ruler in the house of God.

(h) "ad corrumpendum afflictos in eloquiis falsitaits", Montanus. 7. churl—"the fraudulent"; this verse refers to the last clause of Isa 32:5; as Isa 32:6 referred to its first clause.

speaketh right—pleadeth a just cause (Isa 29:21); spiritually, "the poor man's cause" is the divine doctrine, his rule of faith and practice.32:1-8 Christ our righteous King, and his true disciples, are evidently here intended. The consolations and graces of his Spirit are as rivers of water in this dry land; and as the overhanging rock affords refreshing shade and shelter to the weary traveller in the desert, so his power, truth, and love, yield the believer the only real protection and refreshment in the weary land through which he journeys to heaven. Christ bore the storm himself, to keep it off from us. To him let the trembling sinner flee for refuge; for he alone can protect and refresh us in every trial. See what pains sinners take in sin; they labour at it, their hearts are intent upon it, and with art they work iniquity; but this is our comfort, that they can do no more mischief than God permits. Let us seek to have our hearts more freed from selfishness. The liberal soul devises liberal things concerning God, and desires that He will grant wisdom and prudence, the comforts of his presence, the influence of his Spirit, and in due time the enjoyment of his glory.
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