As for a rogue, the weapons are evil

Isaiah 32:5-10
New American Standard Bible

5No longer will the fool be called noble,
Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.
6For a fool speaks nonsense,
And his heart inclines toward wickedness:
To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD,
To keep the hungry person unsatisfied
And to withhold drink from the thirsty.

7As for a rogue, his weapons are evil;
He devises wicked schemes
To destroy the afflicted with slander,
Even though the needy one speaks what is right.

8But the noble man devises noble plans;
And by noble plans he stands.

9Rise up, you women who are at ease,
And hear my voice;
Give ear to my word,
You complacent daughters.

10Within a year and a few days
You will be troubled, O complacent daughters;

http://biblebrowser.com/isaiah/32-5.htm

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Syrin
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 13:18:54

    Isaiah 55:11
    The LORD says, “This is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

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  2. climber357
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 13:27:09

    The Bible is the most widely read book in the Western world. You cannot consider yourself ¨educated¨ unless you are familiar with it.

    Nor can you consider yourself ¨cultured.¨

    There, I said it.

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    • Kate (@AKRNHSNC)
      Sep 16, 2012 @ 14:49:40

      Just because you said it, that certainly doesn’t mean it’s true. That’s your opinion and we know what those are worth.

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      • climber357
        Sep 16, 2012 @ 19:06:59

        Almost every book of the Old Testament is represented in poetry. Verses both famous and unfamiliar to you, from Milton’s Paradise Lost and Lord Byron’s Hebrew Melodies to Christopher Smart’s hymns and Mary Herbert’s psalms.

        There are the prominent religious poets–among them, John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Edward Taylor, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. There are devotional and visionary works from a wide range of vintage poets–Robert Burns, William Blake, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Tennyson, and Robert Browning.

        Modern and contemporary poets were also inspired by the the Bible, such as Marianne Moore, Delmore Schwartz, Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Countee Cullen, e.e. cummings, William Butler Yeats, Robert Lowell, Hugh McDiarmid, Laura (Riding) Jackson, Charles Reznikoff, A.D. Hope, Geoffrey Hill, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, John Ashbery, and Derek Walcott.

        You will find the same influence in music, too.

      • WakeUpAmerica
        Sep 16, 2012 @ 20:11:14

        Wow, Kate! I think there is plenty of room here for your beliefs without being snarky to climber. It’s not like she said, “So fuck you!”

    • Syrin
      Sep 16, 2012 @ 15:36:25

      I for one appreciate you saying it! The Bible said it first.. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.. Proverb 9:10
      Because throughout the ages it’s been true!

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    • Dis Gusted
      Sep 17, 2012 @ 06:40:31

      It is unknown whether the Quran or the Bible is the most widely read book in the world. They are equal in their respective religions. The US is home to 270,000 religions and is better off because of it. Religious Freedom.

      The Rogue is evil. No doubt about it.

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  3. climber357
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 07:17:23

    The Bible is the most widely read book in the history of Western civilization. Biblical allusions permeate Western literature, music, and art. This is indisputable. Some of the greatest masterpieces created by man were inspired by the Bible.

    And, unfortunately, the Bible is in American politics.

    Whether or not you find anything of value in the Bible is irrelevant. One must have some familiarity with the Bible to understand our culture, history, and politics.

    Likewise, whether or not you find anything of value in the Quran is irrelevant. One must have some familiarity with the Quran and Islamic teachings to understand the current events in the Middle East.

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  4. Dis Gusted
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 11:15:10

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_most_widely_read_book_in_the_world

    Read BOTH books or read neither. Religion does not belong in politics.

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  5. climber357
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 12:27:46

    The most widely read book in the history of the ¨Western¨ world is the Bible. Period.

    The most widely read book in the whole world? Who knows? The Bible has been translated into 471 languages which covers 4.8 billion people, while the the Quran exists in at least 112 languages. In terms of language availability, it seems unlikely that any work exceeds the Bible.

    Then again, India´s Mahabharata could leave both in the dust.

    And China´s Four Books and Five Classics could eclipse all three.l

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