wicked [rasha`] walk [halak] on every side,
[cabiyb] when the vilest [zulluwth] men [ben]['adam] are exalted. [ruwm] KJV-Interlinear
wicked strut about on every side, When vileness is exalted among the sons of
The word for vile, 'zulluwth,' means to shake out, to tremble, tempest, to loose morally, glutton, scatter, treat lightly.
This comes to means one who considers lightly, anything of value, and shakes out of their life everything that is worthless, to cast out, to produce and spread that which is worthless. In the maximum sense, it means trembling terror.
When nothing good exists in the life, then only bad, and that means the darkest of the dark only, remains. And extreme darkness, that which is without light or truth, is evil to the maximum. And that means suffering and pain and trouble to the maximum for everyone.
Therefore, when society has dropped so low that only that which is without truth is exalted, then trouble is not only on the horizon, but trouble is in a position to saturate all of life. And that is bad for everyone.
To exhalt, 'ruwm,' means to lift up, to make priority, to accept excluding all else.
Thus when truth is rejected, then evil reigns.
When evil reigns then trouble and suffering and difficulties of all sorts reign.
This was true back in David's day, it is true in our day, and it will be brought to the maximum of evil when the Tribulation occurs when evil becomes unrestrained.
Today we have some semblance of restraint, courtesy of Gods grace. But as humanity continues to reject God through each succeeding generation, then one day, God will allow humanity to have its way. He will remove all believers, remove all restraint, and let humanity have its way, and that will occur in the Tribulation. And as a result, things will be so bad, that humanity will come very, very close to making itself extinct, literally.
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