Isaiah 32:7
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the counsel of the wicked will devise iniquity, to destroy the poor with unjust words, and ruin the cause of the poor in judgment.

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
Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

Isaiah 5:23
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Jeremiah 5:26-28
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men…

deviseth

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

Psalm 64:4-6
That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not…

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

lying

Isaiah 59:3,4
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness…

1 Kings 21:10-14
And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die…

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

the needy speaketh right.







Lexicon
The weapons
כֵּלָ֣יו (kê·lāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

of the scoundrel
וְכֵלַ֖י (wə·ḵê·lay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3596: Niggardly

are destructive;
רָעִ֑ים (rā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

he
ה֚וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

hatches
יָעָ֔ץ (yā·‘āṣ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

plots
זִמּ֣וֹת (zim·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2154: A plan, device, wickedness

to destroy
לְחַבֵּ֤ל (lə·ḥab·bêl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2254: To wind tightly, to bind, a pledge, to pervert, destroy, to writhe in pain

the poor
עֲנִיִּים֙ (‘ă·nî·yîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6035: Poor, afflicted, humble, meek

with lies,
בְּאִמְרֵי־ (bə·’im·rê-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 561: Something said

even when the plea
וּבְדַבֵּ֥ר (ū·ḇə·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

of the needy
אֶבְי֖וֹן (’eḇ·yō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

is just.
מִשְׁפָּֽט׃ (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style
(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. 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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