Isaiah 32:5-7

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;

his mind plans out sinful deeds.

He commits godless deeds

and says misleading things about the Lord;

he gives the hungry nothing to satisfy their appetite

and gives the thirsty nothing to drink.

32:7 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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