Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees,
Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions,
Destruction is certain for the unjust judges, for those who issue unfair laws.
Doom to you who legislate evil, who make laws that make victims--
Cursed are those who make evil decisions, and the writers who make the records of their cruel acts:
Ah, you who make iniquitous decrees, who write oppressive statutes,
"Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, Who write misfortune, Which they have prescribed
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1 tn Heb “Woe [to] those who decree evil decrees.” On הוֹי (hoy, “woe, ah”) see the note on the first phrase of 1:4.
2 tn Heb “[to] the writers who write out harm.” The participle and verb are in the Piel, suggesting repetitive action.