New Living Translation
No! You plot injustice in your hearts. You spread violence throughout the land.
King James Bible
Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.
World English Bible
No, in your heart you plot injustice. You measure out the violence of your hands in the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
Even in heart ye work iniquities, In the land the violence of your hands ye ponder.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
58:2 Heart - With free choice and consent. Hands - He intimates that they did great wrong under the pretence of justice, and while they seemed exactly to weigh the true proportion between the actions and the recompenses allotted to them, they turned the scale; and pronounced an unjust sentence. Land - Or, in this land, where God is present, and where you have righteous laws to govern you.
LibraryAn Address to the Regenerate, Founded on the Preceding Discourses.
James I. 18. James I. 18. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. I INTEND the words which I have now been reading, only as an introduction to that address to the sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty, with which I am now to conclude these lectures; and therefore shall not enter into any critical discussion, either of them, or of the context. I hope God has made the series of these discourses, in some measure, useful to those …
Philip Doddridge—Practical Discourses on Regeneration
The Necessity of Actual Grace
The Justice of God
Can unjust leaders claim that God is on their side--leaders whose decrees permit injustice?
What sorrow awaits the unjust judges and those who issue unfair laws.
Listen to me, you leaders of Israel! You hate justice and twist all that is right.
The law has become paralyzed, and there is no justice in the courts. The wicked far outnumber the righteous, so that justice has become perverted.
From now on we will call the arrogant blessed. For those who do evil get rich, and those who dare God to punish them suffer no harm.'"
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