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Isaiah 32:5-7

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32:5 A fool will no longer be called honorable;

a deceiver will no longer be called principled.

32:6 For a fool speaks disgraceful things; 1 

his mind plans out sinful deeds. 2 

He commits godless deeds 3 

and says misleading things about the Lord;

he gives the hungry nothing to satisfy their appetite 4 

and gives the thirsty nothing to drink. 5 

32:7 A deceiver’s methods are evil; 6 

he dreams up evil plans 7 

to ruin the poor with lies,

even when the needy are in the right. 8 

1 tn Or “foolishness,” in a moral-ethical sense. See 9:17.

2 tn Heb “and his heart commits sin”; KJV, ASV “his heart will work iniquity”; NASB “inclines toward wickedness.”

3 tn Heb “in order to do [or “so that he does”] what is godless [or “defiled”].”

4 tn Heb “so that he leaves empty the appetite [or “desire”] of the hungry.”

5 tn Heb “and the drink of the thirsty he causes to fail.”

6 tn Heb “as for a deceiver, his implements [or “weapons”] are evil.”

7 tn Or “he plans evil things”; NIV “he makes up evil schemes.”

8 tn Heb “to ruin the poor with words of falsehood, even when the needy speak what is just.”



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