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Compare Translations for Psalm 10:3

Psalm 10:3 ASV
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, [yea], contemneth Jehovah.
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Psalm 10:3 BBE
For the evil-doer is lifted up because of the purpose of his heart, and he whose mind is fixed on wealth is turned away from the Lord, saying evil against him.
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Psalm 10:3 CEB
The wicked brag about their body's cravings; the greedy reject the LORD, cursing.
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Psalm 10:3 CJB
For the wicked boasts about his lusts; he blesses greed and despises ADONAI.
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Psalm 10:3 RHE
(9-24) For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.
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Psalm 10:3 ESV
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.
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Psalm 10:3 GW
The wicked person boasts about his selfish desires. He blesses robbers, but he curses the LORD.
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Psalm 10:3 GNT
The wicked are proud of their evil desires; the greedy curse and reject the Lord.
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Psalm 10:3 HNV
For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings, He blesses the greedy, and condemns the LORD.
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Psalm 10:3 CSB
For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings; the one who is greedy curses and despises the Lord.
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Psalm 10:3 KJV
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous , whom the LORD abhorreth .
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Psalm 10:3 LEB
for [the] wicked boasts about the desire of his {heart}, and [the] one greedy for gain curses [and] treats Yahweh with contempt.
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Psalm 10:3 NAS
For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD .
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Psalm 10:3 NCV
They brag about the things they want. They bless the greedy but hate the Lord.
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Psalm 10:3 NIRV
He brags about what his heart longs for. He speaks well of those who always want more. He attacks the LORD with his words.
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Psalm 10:3 NIV
He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.
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Psalm 10:3 NKJV
For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord.
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Psalm 10:3 NLT
For they brag about their evil desires; they praise the greedy and curse the LORD.
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Psalm 10:3 NRS
For the wicked boast of the desires of their heart, those greedy for gain curse and renounce the Lord.
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Psalm 10:3 RSV
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his heart, and the man greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.
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Psalm 10:3 DBY
For the wicked boasteth of his soul's desire, and he blesseth the covetous; he contemneth Jehovah.
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Psalm 10:3 MSG
The wicked are windbags, the swindlers have foul breath.
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Psalm 10:3 WBT
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, [whom] the LORD abhorreth.
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Psalm 10:3 TMB
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous whom the LORD abhorreth.
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Psalm 10:3 TNIV
They boast about the cravings of their hearts; they bless the greedy and revile the LORD.
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Psalm 10:3 WEB
For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings, He blesses the greedy, and condemns Yahweh.
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Psalm 10:3 WYC
For why the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul; and the wicked is blessed. The sinner hath stirred the Lord to wrath; (For the sinner glorieth in the desires of his own soul; and he blesseth the wicked, who have stirred the Lord to anger.)
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Psalm 10:3 YLT
Because the wicked hath boasted Of the desire of his soul, And a dishonest gainer he hath blessed, He hath despised Jehovah.
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Psalms 10 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 10

The psalmist complains of the wickedness of the wicked. (1-11) He prays to God to appear for the relief of his people. (12-18)

Verses 1-11 God's withdrawings are very grievous to his people, especially in times of trouble. We stand afar off from God by our unbelief, and then complain that God stands afar off from us. Passionate words against bad men do more hurt than good; if we speak of their badness, let it be to the Lord in prayer; he can make them better. The sinner proudly glories in his power and success. Wicked people will not seek after God, that is, will not call upon him. They live without prayer, and that is living without God. They have many thoughts, many objects and devices, but think not of the Lord in any of them; they have no submission to his will, nor aim for his glory. The cause of this is pride. Men think it below them to be religious. They could not break all the laws of justice and goodness toward man, if they had not first shaken off all sense of religion.

Verses 12-18 The psalmist speaks with astonishment, at the wickedness of the wicked, and at the patience and forbearance of God. God prepares the heart for prayer, by kindling holy desires, and strengthening our most holy faith, fixing the thoughts, and raising the affections, and then he graciously accepts the prayer. The preparation of the heart is from the Lord, and we must seek unto him for it. Let the poor, afflicted, persecuted, or tempted believer recollect, that Satan is the prince of this world, and that he is the father of all the ungodly. The children of God cannot expect kindness, truth, or justice from such persons as crucified the Lord of glory. But this once suffering Jesus, now reigns as King over all the earth, and of his dominion there shall be no end. Let us commit ourselves unto him, humbly trusting in his mercy. He will rescue the believer from every temptation, and break the arm of every wicked oppressor, and bruise Satan under our feet shortly. But in heaven alone will all sin and temptation be shut out, though in this life the believer has a foretaste of deliverance.

Psalms 10 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


Psalms 10:1-18 . The Psalmist mourns God's apparent indifference to his troubles, which are aggravated by the successful malice, blasphemy, pride, deceit, and profanity of the wicked. On the just and discriminating providence of God he relies for the destruction of their false security, and the defense of the needy.

1. These are, of course, figurative terms (compare Psalms 7:6 , 13:1 , &c.).
hidest--Supply "thine eyes" or "face."

2. Literally, "In pride of the wicked they (the poor or humble, Psalms 10:17 , Psalms 12:5 ) shall be taken in the devices they (the proud) have imagined."

3. heart's--or, "soul's."
desire--that is, his success in evil.
and blesseth, &c.--he (the wicked) blesseth the covetous, he despiseth the Lord.

4. The face expresses the self-conceit, whose fruit is practical atheism ( Psalms 14:1 ).

5, 6. Such is his confidence in the permanence of his way or course of life, that he disregards God's providential government (out of sight, because he will not look, Isaiah 26:11 ), sneers at his enemies, and boasts perpetual freedom from evil.

7-10. The malignity and deceit ( Psalms 140:3 ) of such are followed by acts combining cunning, fraud, and violence (compare Proverbs 1:11 Proverbs 1:18 ), aptly illustrated by the habits of the lion, and of hunters taking their prey. "Poor," in Psalms 10:8 Psalms 10:10 Psalms 10:14 , represents a word peculiar to this Psalm, meaning the sad or sorrowful; in Psalms 10:9 , as usual, it means the pious or meek sufferer.

8. eyes . . . privily--He watches with half-closed eyes, appearing not to see.

10. croucheth--as a lion gathers himself into as small compass as possible to make the greater spring.
fall by his strong ones--The figure of the lion is dropped, and this phrase means the accomplices of the chief or leading wicked man.

11. As before, such conduct implies disbelief or disregard of God's government.

12. (Compare Psalms 9:19 , 3:7 ).
the humble--(Compare Psalms 10:17 , and Margin.)
lift up thine hand--exert thy power.

13, 14. It is in vain to suppose God will overlook sin, however forbearing; for He carefully examines or beholds all wickedness, and will mark it by His providential (Thine hand) punishment.

14. mischief and spite--provocation and trouble of the sufferer (compare Psalms 6:7 , 7:14 ).
committeth--or, "leaves (his burden) on Thee."

15. arm--power.
till thou find none--So far from not requiting ( Psalms 10:11 Psalms 10:13 ), God will utterly destroy the wicked and his deeds ( Psalms 9:5 Psalms 9:6 , 34:16 , 37:36 ).

16-18. God reigns. The wicked, if for a time successful, shall be cut off. He hears and confirms the hearts of His suffering people ( Psalms 112:7 ), executes justice for the feeble, and represses the pride and violence of conceited, though frail, men (compare Psalms 9:16 ).