The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 73:8
They are corrupt…
In themselves, in their principles, and
in their practices, being shapen and conceived in sin, and born of the
flesh; and are corrupters, or "corrupt" themselves, and their ways, and
also others by their corrupt speech, evil communications, and bad
examples: or "they consume away"; like smoke, or into it, as (Psalms 37:20)
or as wax melteth at the fire, (Psalms 68:2) (Zechariah 14:12) , where the same word
is used as here: or "they cause to consume away" F15; "they melt or
dissolve others"; they consume them, and waste their estates by their
oppression and violence; they make their hearts to melt with their
threatening and terrifying words; or they make them dissolute in their
lives by keeping them company:
and speak wickedly concerning oppression;
they speak oppression and
revolt, threaten with it, (Isaiah 59:13) , and speak in vindication of it,
and in a boasting glorying manner; so Arama; which is speaking wickedly
they speak loftily:
proudly, arrogantly, in a haughty and imperious
manner: or "from on high" F16; as if they were in heaven, and above all
creatures, and even God himself; and as if what they said were oracles, and
to be received as such, without any scruple and hesitation. Thus Pharaoh,
Sennacherib, and Nebuchadnezzar spake, (Exodus 5:2) (Isaiah 36:20) (Daniel 3:15) and
the little horn, or antichrist, (Daniel 7:20) (2 Thessalonians 2:4) (Revelation 13:6) .
F15 (wqymy) "dissolutos reddunt", Vatablus; "reddent se dissolutos",
Montanus; "faciunt tabescere", Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.
F16 (Mwrmm) "a sublimi", Musculus, Tigurine version, Junius &
Tremellius, Piscator; "ex alto", Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 73:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=073&verse=008>. 1999.