That is how 1 they have grown fat and sleek. 2 There is no limit to the evil things they do. 3 They do not plead the cause of the fatherless in such a way as to win it. They do not defend the rights of the poor.
De 32:15; Job 12:6; Job 15:27,28; Job 21:23,24; Job 29:12-14; Ps 72:4; Ps 73:6,7,12; Ps 73:12; Ps 82:2-4; Ps 119:70; Isa 1:23; Jer 2:33; Jer 12:1; Jer 22:15-19; Eze 5:6,7; Eze 16:47-52; Am 4:1; Zec 7:10; 1Co 5:1; Jas 5:4,5
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1 tn These words are not in the text but are supplied in the translation to show that this line is parallel with the preceding.
2 tn The meaning of this word is uncertain. This verb occurs only here. The lexicons generally relate it to the word translated “plate” in Song 5:14 and understand it to mean “smooth, shiny” (so BDB 799 s.v. I עֶשֶׁת) or “fat” (so HALOT 850 s.v. II עֶשֶׁת). The word in Song 5:14 more likely means “smooth” than “plate” (so TEV). So “sleek” is most likely here.
3 tn Heb “they cross over/transgress with respect to matters of evil.”
sn There is a wordplay in the use of this word which has twice been applied in v. 22 to the sea not crossing the boundary set for it by God.