59:5 They hatch the eggs of a poisonous snake
and spin a spider’s web.
Whoever eats their eggs will die,
a poisonous snake is hatched. 1
59:6 Their webs cannot be used for clothing;
they cannot cover themselves with what they make.
Their deeds are sinful;
they commit violent crimes. 2
quick to shed innocent blood. 4
Their thoughts are sinful;
they crush and destroy. 5
1 tn Heb “that which is pressed in hatches [as] a snake.”
2 tn Heb “their deeds are deeds of sin, and the work of violence [is] in their hands.”
3 tn Heb “their feet run to evil.”
4 tn Heb “they quickly pour out innocent blood.”
5 tn Heb “their thoughts are thoughts of sin, destruction and crushing [are] in their roadways.”