Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Psalms 73:8

Context
NET ©

They mock 1  and say evil things; 2  they proudly threaten violence. 3 

NIV ©

They scoff, and speak with malice; in their arrogance they threaten oppression.

NASB ©

They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high.

NLT ©

They scoff and speak only evil; in their pride they seek to crush others.

MSG ©

They jeer, using words to kill; they bully their way with words.

BBE ©

Their thoughts are deep with evil designs; their talk from their seats of power is of cruel acts.

NRSV ©

They scoff and speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression.

NKJV ©

They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression; They speak loftily.


KJV
They are corrupt
<04167> (8686)_,
and speak
<01696> (8762)
wickedly
<07451>
[concerning] oppression
<06233>_:
they speak
<01696> (8762)
loftily
<04791>_.
NASB ©
They mock
<04167>
and wickedly
<07451>
speak
<01696>
of oppression
<06233>
; They speak
<01696>
from on high
<04791>
.
HEBREW
wrbdy
<01696>
Mwrmm
<04791>
qse
<06233>
erb
<07451>
wrbdyw
<01696>
wqymy (73:8)
<04167>
LXXM
(72:8) dienohyhsan {V-API-3P} kai
<2532
CONJ
elalhsan
<2980
V-AAI-3P
en
<1722
PREP
ponhria
<4189
N-DSF
adikian
<93
N-ASF
eiv
<1519
PREP
to
<3588
T-ASN
uqov
<5311
N-ASN
elalhsan
<2980
V-AAI-3P
NET © [draft] ITL
They mock
<04167>
and say
<01696>
evil things
<07451>
; they proudly
<04791>
threaten
<01696>
violence
<06233>
.
NET ©

They mock 1  and say evil things; 2  they proudly threaten violence. 3 

NET © Notes

tn The verb מוּק (muq, “mock”) occurs only here in the OT.

tn Heb “and speak with evil.”

tn Heb “oppression from an elevated place they speak.” The traditional accentuation of the MT places “oppression” with the preceding line. In this case, one might translate, “they mock and speak with evil [of] oppression, from an elevated place [i.e., “proudly”] they speak.” By placing “oppression” with what follows, one achieves better poetic balance in the parallelism.



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