Psalm 73:8 {72:8}
Good News Translation
They laugh at other people and speak of evil things; they are proud and make plans to oppress others.

Contemporary English Version
They sneer and say cruel things, and because of their pride, they make violent threats.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high.

New American Bible
They scoff and spout their malice; from on high they utter threats.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high.

corrupt

Psalm 53:1-4 Unto the end, for Maeleth, understandings to David. The fool said in his heart: There is no God. [2] They are corrupted, and become abominable in iniquities: there is none that doth good. . . .

Proverbs 30:13,14 A generation, whose eyes are lofty, and their eyelids lifted up on high. . . .

speak wickedly

Psalm 10:2,10,11 Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise. . . .

Psalm 12:4,5 Who have said: We will magnify our tongue: our lips are our own: who is Lord over us? . . .

Exodus 1:9,10 And he said to his people: Behold the people of the children of Israel are numerous and stronger than we. . . .

1 Samuel 13:19 Now there was no smith to be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines had taken this precaution, lest the Hebrews should make them swords or spears.

1 Kings 21:7 Then Jezabel, his wife, said to him. Thou art of great authority indeed, and governest well the kingdom of Israel. Arise, and eat bread, and be of good cheer; I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezrahelite.

Jeremiah 7:9-11 To steal, to murder, to commit adultery, to swear falsely, to offer to Baalim, and to go after strange gods, which you know not. . . .

Hosea 7:16 They returned, that they might be without yoke: they became like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword, for the rage of their tongue. This is their derision in the land of Egypt.

speak loftily

2 Peter 2:10 And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise government: audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming.

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, full of complaints, walking according to their own desires: and their mouth speaketh proud things, admiring persons, for gain's sake.

Context
Endow the King with Your Justice
7Their iniquity hath come forth, as it were from fatness: they have passed into the affection of the heart. 8They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high.9They have set their mouth against heaven: and their tongue hath passed through the earth.…
Cross References
James 3:5
Even so the tongue is indeed a little member and boasteth great things. Behold how small a fire kindleth a great wood.

2 Peter 2:18
For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error:

Jude 1:16
These are murmurers, full of complaints, walking according to their own desires: and their mouth speaketh proud things, admiring persons, for gain's sake.

Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence:

Psalm 10:2
Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise.

Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of cursing, and of bitterness, and of deceit: under his tongue are labor and sorrow.

Psalm 12:4
Who have said: We will magnify our tongue: our lips are our own: who is Lord over us?

Psalm 17:10
They have shut up their fat: their mouth hath spoken proudly.

Ezekiel 7:11
Iniquity is risen up into a rod of impiety: nothing of them shall remain, nor of their people, nor of the noise of them: and there shall be no rest among them.

Additional Translations
They mock and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression.They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: They speak loftily.

They have taken counsel and spoken in wickedness: they have uttered unrighteousness loftily.

They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:

They scoff, and in wickedness utter oppression: they speak loftily.

They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.

They do corruptly, And they speak in the wickedness of oppression, From on high they speak.
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