Even on his bed he plots evil; he commits himself to a sinful course and does not reject what is wrong.
He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.
They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their course of action is never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.
Every time he goes to bed, he fathers another evil plot. When he's loose on the streets, nobody's safe. He plays with fire and doesn't care who gets burned.
He gives thought to evil on his bed; he takes a way which is not good; he is not a hater of evil.
They plot mischief while on their beds; they are set on a way that is not good; they do not reject evil.
He devises wickedness on his bed; He sets himself in a way that is not good; He does not abhor evil.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn Heb “he takes a stand in a way [that is] not good.” The word “way” here refers metaphorically to behavior or life style.
2 tn The three imperfect verbal forms in v. 4 highlight the characteristic behavior of the typical evildoer.