And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.
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George Leo Haydock
And did. Hebrew, "and corrupted themselves. "Septuagint, "were more depraved than "
By which, is put instead of the Hebrew, "their stubborn (or hard) (Haydock) Chaldean, 'corrupt' way. "This hard and rough path denotes the labours which the wicked have to encounter, in the pursuit of pleasure, as they themselves confess. We wearied ourselves in the way of iniquity. And have walked through hard ways, Wisdom v. 7. (Calmet)
Though the life of the libertine seem delightful, it draws on the most serious evils and provokes the anger of God. (Menochius)