The New Living Translation (1996, International Bible Society, Colorado Springs) is sometimes fun to read, though not the most reliable or scholarly of the translations available in English.
But this, which we read in church yesterday morning, is shocking in its directness – and relevance.
They go about their evil deeds with both hands.
How skilled they are … Officials and judges alike demand bribes.
he people with money and inflence pay them off,
and together they scheme to twist justice.
Well, actually I copied the info out of the front of my paperback NLT. As I recheck that I see the publisher is Int’l Bible Society, but the copyright owner is Tyndale Charitable Trust. Thanks for the feedback!
Yes, a very good passage and rendering… however I think you posted the NIV copyright info. See: