And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you, and you do dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
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George Leo Haydock
Scorpions. This people is no less destructive (Haydock) and hardened, Psalm cxvii. 12.
For might be better rendered, "though. "(Calmet)