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A fool will no longer be called honorable;
a deceiver will no longer be called principled.
For a fool speaks disgraceful things;[a]
his mind plans out sinful deeds.[b]
He commits godless deeds[c]
and says misleading things about the Lord;
he gives the hungry nothing to satisfy their appetite[d]
and gives the thirsty nothing to drink.[e]
A deceiver’s methods are evil;[f]
he dreams up evil plans[g]
to ruin the poor with lies,
even when the needy are in the right.[h]

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  1. Isaiah 32:6 tn Or “foolishness,” in a moral-ethical sense. See 9:17.
  2. Isaiah 32:6 tn Heb “and his heart commits sin”; KJV, ASV “his heart will work iniquity”; NASB “inclines toward wickedness.”
  3. Isaiah 32:6 tn Heb “in order to do [or “so that he does”] what is godless [or “defiled”].”
  4. Isaiah 32:6 tn Heb “so that he leaves empty the appetite [or “desire”] of the hungry.”
  5. Isaiah 32:6 tn Heb “and the drink of the thirsty he causes to fail.”
  6. Isaiah 32:7 tn Heb “as for a deceiver, his implements [or “weapons”] are evil.”
  7. Isaiah 32:7 tn Or “he plans evil things”; NIV “he makes up evil schemes.”
  8. Isaiah 32:7 tn Heb “to ruin the poor with words of falsehood, even when the needy speak what is just.”

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