“But just penalties
Will overtake them on two counts.
They thought wrongly
In devoting themselves to idols.
They swore unrighteously
Through contempt for holiness.
It is not the power of the things
By which people swear,
But the just penalty
For those who sin,
That always pursues the transgression
Of the unrighteous.”
These idol worshipers will be penalized for doing two evil things. First, they thought wrongly about God (περὶ Θεοῦ) in devoting themselves to idols (προσχόντες εἰδώλοις). Second, they swore unrighteously (ἀδίκως ὤμοσαν ἐν δόλῳ) in contempt of holy things. They will receive a just penalty for their sins, as these are the transgressions of the unrighteous (ἀδίκων).