For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.
"For the company of the godless is barren, And fire consumes the tents of the corrupt.
For the godless are barren. Their homes, enriched through bribery, will be consumed by fire.
The godless are fruitless--a barren crew; a life built on bribes goes up in smoke.
For the band of the evil-doers gives no fruit, and the tents of those who give wrong decisions for reward are burned with fire.
For the company of the godless is barren, and fire consumes the tents of bribery.
For the company of hypocrites will be barren, And fire will consume the tents of bribery.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 tn The LXX renders this line: “for death is the witness of an ungodly man. “Death” represents “barren/sterile,” and “witness” represents “assembly.”
2 sn This may refer to the fire that struck Job (cf. 1:16).
3 tn Heb “the tents of bribery.” The word “bribery” can mean a “gift,” but most often in the sense of a bribe in court. It indicates that the wealth and the possessions that the wicked man has gained may have been gained unjustly.