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People will no longer call a fool[a] noble,
    nor will a bad person be declared honorable.
For fools utter contempt,
    and their minds plot[b] wrong things:
practicing ungodliness,
    spreading lies about the Lord,
leaving the pangs of hungry people unsatisfied,
    and depriving thirsty people of drink.
Furthermore, the crimes of bad people are evil;
    and[c] they devise wicked schemes,
destroying the poor[d] with lying words,
    even when needy people plead[e] a just cause.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 32:5 So 1QIsaa LXX; MT reads No longer will a fool will be called
  2. Isaiah 32:6 So 1QIsaa LXX; MT reads work
  3. Isaiah 32:7 So 1QIsaa LXX; the Heb. lacks and
  4. Isaiah 32:7 1QIsaa and MT use two different synonyms
  5. Isaiah 32:7 So 1QIsaa; cf. LXX; MT reads a needy one pleads

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