Psalms 64:6

6 They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

Psalms 64:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
ESV
6 They search out injustice, saying, "We have accomplished a diligent search." For the inward mind and heart of a man are deep!
NLT
6 As they plot their crimes, they say, “We have devised the perfect plan!” Yes, the human heart and mind are cunning.
MSG
6 no one can detect our perfect crime." The Detective detects the mystery in the dark of the cellar heart.
CSB
6 They devise crimes [and say,] "We have perfected a secret plan." The inner man and the heart are mysterious.

Psalms 64:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 64:6

They search out iniquities
The Targum adds,

``to destroy the just.''

Either occasions against them, by charging them with sin and hiring false witnesses against them, as did the enemies both of David and Christ; they sought for proper time and opportunity of committing the iniquities they were bent upon, and even searched for new sins, being inventors of evil things, ( Romans 1:30 ) ;

they accomplish a diligent search;
diligently searched out the perfect man, and found him; and also false witnesses against him, and carried their point; which was especially true with respect to Christ;

both the inward [thought] of everyone [of them], and the heart, [is]
deep;
being full of cunning, craftiness and wickedness, so as not to be searched out and fully known; see ( Psalms 5:9 ) ( Jeremiah 17:9 ) .

Psalms 64:6 In-Context

4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear.
5 They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see it ?”
6 They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
7 But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.
8 He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.