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Therefore the Lord ['Adonay] shall have no joy [samach]
in their young men, [bachuwr] neither shall
have mercy [racham] on their fatherless [yathowm] and widows: ['almanah] for
every one is an hypocrite [chaneph] and an
evildoer, [ra`a`] and every mouth [peh] speaketh [dabar] folly. [nabalah] For all this his anger ['aph] is not turned away, [shuwb] but his hand
[yad] is stretched out still. [natah] KJV-Interlinear
Therefore the Lord does not take pleasure in their young men, Nor does He have
pity on their orphans or their widows; For every one of them is godless and an
evildoer, And every mouth is speaking foolishness. In spite of all this His
anger does not turn away, And His hand is still stretched out. NASB
When a society has turned away from truth, it inevitably turns away from all of the fundamental principles that God has in place to secure and sustain society.
This does not apply only to violations in crime or lascivious behavior, it includes even more so, toward violations of the fundamental principles of establishment. These include alternate life styles that reject concepts of marriage and family and parenting, of social philosophies that violate principles of liberty and freedom and choice, of principles of privacy giving way to gossip and maligning and judging, of religious alternatives that reject the very fabric of truth, of failures in individual responsibility and accountability.
The young men, refers to the youth and vigor of a nation going into the next generation. When the present is evil the future is even more corrupt.
Mercy is Gods grace in action. Grace is favor, and when God favors you, He does things in abundance for you. When God withholds His actions, then His favor ceases and you are left on your own. This comes from continued rejection of God.
Widows and orphans are symbols of the helpless of society. They have no one to turn to and nowhere to go. And when God turns his back even on them, then even they, the helpless have become so vulgar and corrupt, that demonstrates that society on the whole has gone far too far off the path or truth.
Every mouth speaking folly, is the collective attitudes and thought processes of society. When truth is not known, then stupidity is the norm, and when stupidity is the norm, then society is nothing more than a collection of the blind leading and following and chasing after blindness.
And for all of these things, Gods anger, which is language of policy, the policy of judgment and justice, continues and continues and continues. His hand stretched out, is that policy of continued application of divine policy.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.