New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
World English Bible
No, in your heart you plot injustice. You measure 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.
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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryOf Internal Acts
Of Internal Acts Acts are distinguished into External and Internal. External acts are those which bear relation to some sensible object, and are either morally good or evil, merely according to the nature of the principle from which they proceed. I intend here to speak only of Internal acts, those energies of the soul, by which it turns internally to some objects, and averts from others. If during my application to God I should form a will to change the nature of my act, I thereby withdraw myself …
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer
Faith the Sole Saving Act.
Can a corrupt throne be allied with you-- a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?
Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees,
Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right;
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.
But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.'"
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