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Psalms 73:8

    Psalms 73:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 73:8

    They are corrupt - ימיקו yamiku, they mock, act dissolutely.

    And speak wickedly concerning oppression - They vindicate excessive acts of government: they push justice to its rigour. They neither show equity, lenity, nor mercy; they are cruel, and they vindicate their proceedings.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 73:8

    They are corrupt - literally, "they mock." The word rendered "they are corrupt" never has this signification. It is the very word - מוק mûq - from which our word mock is derived, and means the same thing. The idea is that they deride religion, or mock at all that pertains to God, and to the retributions of the future world.

    And speak wickedly concerning oppression ... - literally, "they speak in wickedness; oppression they speak from on high." That is, they use arrogant language; they speak in a proud manner, as if they were above others; they use harsh and violent language, not regarding the feelings or the rights of others.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 73:8

    73:8 And speak - Boasting of their oppressions.