Psalm 73:8
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.

Berean Study Bible
They mock and speak with malice; with arrogance 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
They sneer and say cruel things, and because of their pride, they make violent threats.

Good News Translation
They laugh at other people and speak of evil things; they are proud and make plans to oppress others.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They have taken counsel and spoken in wickedness: they have uttered unrighteousness 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.
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
7From their callous hearts proceeds iniquity; the imaginations of their hearts run wild. 8They mock and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. 9They set their mouths against the heavens, and their tongues strut across 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 ablaze.

2 Peter 2:18
With lofty but empty words, they appeal to the sensual passions of the flesh and entice those who are just escaping from others 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
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.

Psalm 10:2
In pride the wicked pursue the needy; let them be caught in the schemes they devise.

Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and violence; trouble and malice are under his tongue.

Psalm 12:4
They say, "With our tongues we will prevail. We own our lips--who can be our master?"

Psalm 17:10
They have closed their callous hearts; their mouths speak with arrogance.

Ezekiel 7:11
Their violence has grown into a rod to punish their wickedness. None of them will remain: none of their multitude, none of their wealth, and nothing of value.

Treasury of Scripture

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

corrupt

Psalm 53:1-4
To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good…

Proverbs 30:13,14
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up…

speak wickedly

Psalm 10:2,10,11
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined…

Psalm 12:4,5
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? …

Exodus 1:9,10
And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: …

speak loftily

2 Peter 2:10
But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

Jude 1:16
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.







Lexicon
They mock
יָמִ֤יקוּ ׀ (yā·mî·qū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4167: To jeer, blaspheme

and speak
וִידַבְּר֣וּ (wî·ḏab·bə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

with malice;
בְרָ֣ע (ḇə·rā‘)
Preposition-b | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

with arrogance
מִמָּר֥וֹם (mim·mā·rō·wm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4791: Altitude

they threaten
יְדַבֵּֽרוּ׃ (yə·ḏab·bê·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

oppression.
עֹ֑שֶׁק (‘ō·šeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6233: Injury, fraud, distress, unjust gain
(8) They are corrupt . . .--This, which is the Rabbinical rendering, is now universally abandoned in favour of another derivation of the verb. The Masoretic arrangement of the clauses may be also improved on:

"They scoff and speak of wickedness,

Of violence from their eminence they speak,"

where the first clause means, they speak mockingly of wickedness, or make a jest of sin.

Verse 8. - They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily; rather, they scoff, and speak wickedly; of oppression do they speak from heaven's height; i.e. "they scoff at the righteous, and speak wickedly concerning them; they talk of the oppressive acts which they meditate, as though they were Divine beings, speaking from the heavenly height" (Cheyne). 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.
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