New Living Translation
But these oppressors know nothing; they are so ignorant! They wander about in darkness, while the whole world is shaken to the core.
King James Bible
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
Darby Bible Translation
They know not, neither do they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are moved.
World English Bible
They don't know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Young's Literal Translation
They knew not, nor do they understand, In darkness they walk habitually, Moved are all the foundations of earth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
82:5 They - The magistrates of whom this psalm treats. Know not - The duty of their place. Nor will - Their ignorance is wilful. Walk on - They persist: it is their constant course. In darkness - In their sinful courses. The foundations - This corruption of the supreme rulers, flows from them to their inferior officers and members.
Of the Red Dragon with Seven Heads fighting with Michael about the new-born Child. The first vision of the little book, of which we treated in the eleventh chapter, ran through the whole Apocalyptical course, from the beginning to the end, and that, as we elsewhere observed, to point out its connexion with the seals and trumpets. Now to that vision the remaining prophecies of the same interval, and of the affairs of the Church are to be accommodated, in order to complete the system of the little …
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Of Civil Government.
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At the Feast of the Dedication of the Temple.
The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?"
Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread and wouldn't think of praying to the LORD.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
These men turn from the right way to walk down dark paths.
So there is no justice among us, and we know nothing about right living. We look for light but find only darkness. We look for bright skies but walk in gloom.
"My people are foolish and do not know me," says the LORD. "They are stupid children who have no understanding. They are clever enough at doing wrong, but they have no idea how to do right!"
"Therefore, the paths they take will become slippery. They will be chased through the dark, and there they will fall. For I will bring disaster upon them at the time fixed for their punishment. I, the LORD, have spoken!
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