The wicked are described in contrast to the descriptions of God. While God is described as righteous, just, beautiful, and compassionate on human beings allowing the sun to rise and set for us, but the wicked are described in opposite terms. The wicked are perverting the justice of God, slandering their neighbors, stealing from others—if all the earth belongs to God, then they are stealing from God—and they are in complete opposite to the nature of who God is. In verse 16,it is God who says: “What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant on your lips? This is an important question as God’s covenant people when reading the Law must obey its commands: the commands for purity, holiness, justice, compassion, and imitating the nature of God. “Be holy as I am holy,” says God.