The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 32:6–8


For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise ungodliness, and to utter wickedness against YHWH, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

For the fool shall speak foolish words, and his heart shall meditate vanities, and to perform lawless deeds and to speak error against the Lord, to scatter hungry souls, and he will cause the thirsty souls to be empty.

For the fool will speak folly, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy and to utter error, to make empty the soul of the hungry and to deprive the thirsty of drink.


The instruments also of the churl are evil; he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, and the needy when he speaketh right.

For the counsel of the wicked will devise iniquity, to destroy the poor with unjust words, and ruin the cause of the poor in judgement.

The tools of the deceitful are very wicked. For they have concocted plans to destroy the meek by lying words, though the poor speak judgment.


But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Yet truly, the prince will plan things that are worthy of a prince, and he will stand above the rulers.

But a great person devises great things, and on his greatness shall he stand.