They are worthless, objects to be ridiculed. When the time comes to punish them, they will be destroyed.
A worthless and wicked person
They are worthless, mere objects to be mocked.
I hate those who serve worthless idols,
And throw that worthless slave into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
But you, however, are inventors of lies;
who says to a king,
This is what the Lord says: “What fault could your ancestors
Those who worship
Turn my eyes away from what is worthless!
“It’s worthless! It’s worthless!”
But if it produces thorns and thistles, it is useless and about to be cursed;
Give us help against the enemy, for any help men might offer is futile.
The one who works
Egypt is totally incapable of helping.
Look, all of them are nothing,
Woe to the worthless shepherd who abandons the flock! May a sword fall on his arm and his right eye! May his arm wither completely away, and his right eye become completely blind!”
Lawless good-for-nothing men
If someone thinks he is religious yet does not bridle his tongue, and so deceives his heart, his religion is futile.
However, Saul and the army spared Agag, along with the best of the flock, the cattle, the fatlings,