7:14 See the one who is pregnant with wickedness,
who conceives destructive plans,
and gives birth to harmful lies – 1
55:10 Day and night they walk around on its walls, 2
while wickedness and destruction 3 are within it.
1 tn Heb “and he conceives harm and gives birth to a lie.”
sn Pregnant with wickedness…gives birth to harmful lies. The psalmist metaphorically pictures the typical sinner as a pregnant woman, who is ready to give birth to wicked, destructive schemes and actions.
2 tn Heb “day and night they surround it, upon its walls.” Personified “violence and conflict” are the likely subjects. They are compared to watchmen on the city’s walls.
3 sn Wickedness and destruction. These terms are also closely associated in Ps 7:14.