Psalms 78:37

37 Their 1heart was not 2steadfast toward him; they were not faithful to his covenant.

Psalms 78:37 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:37

For their heart was not right with him
Neither prepared and ready to any good work, but reprobate thereunto; nor steady, fixed, and established, as a good man's heart is, trusting in the Lord; but wavering, fickle, and inconstant; nor true, faithful, and upright; but turning aside like a deceitful bow, as is afterwards said, ( Psalms 78:57 ) ,

neither were they steadfast in his covenant;
which was made with them at Sinai, though they promised to be obedient, and to do all the Lord said unto them; but this covenant they broke, though he were an husband to them; see ( Exodus 24:7 ) ( Jeremiah 31:32 ) .

Psalms 78:37 In-Context

35 They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God their redeemer.
36 But they flattered him with their mouths; they lied to him with their tongues.
37 Their heart was not steadfast toward him; they were not faithful to his covenant.
38 Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath.
39 He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and comes not again.

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