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Psalm 36:3

3 The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.

Read Psalm 36:3 Using Other Translations

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good.
Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good.

What does Psalm 36:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 36:3

The words of his mouth [are] iniquity and deceit
Not only sinful, but sin itself; his mouth is full of cursing and bitterness, of filthy and unchaste words, of corrupt communication, lying, deceit, and flattery; out of the abundance of the wickedness of his heart his mouth speaketh; and which shows the badness of it, and proves all that is said before of him;

he hath left off to be wise, [and] to do good;
by which the psalmist seems to intend one that had been a professor of religion, who, besides the light of nature he had acted contrary to, had had the advantage of a divine revelation, and had been enlightened into the knowledge of divine things, and had done many things externally good, particularly acts of beneficence; but now had dropped his profession of religion, denied the truths he had been enlightened into, and ceased from doing good; otherwise a natural man understandeth not; and, though he is wise to do evil, to do good he has no knowledge.

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