They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high.
These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.
He said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we.
Now no blacksmith could be found in all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears.”
Jezebel his wife said to him, “ Do you now reign over Israel? Arise, eat bread, and let your heart be joyful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”
In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
He crouches, he bows down, And the unfortunate fall by his mighty ones.
Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”
They have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.
For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,” They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good.
There is a kind—oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.
Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods that you have not known,
They turn, but not upward, They are like a deceitful bow; Their princes will fall by the sword Because of the insolence of their tongue. This will be their derision in the land of Egypt.
and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,