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The wicked are proud of their evil desires; the greedy curse and reject the LORD.
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For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.
Psalm 35:21 And they opened their mouth wide against me; they said: Well done, well done, our eyes have seen it.
Psalm 49:6 They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,
Psalm 52:1 Unto the end, understanding for David,  When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house of Achimelech.  Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?
Psalm 73:8,9 They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high. . . .
Psalm 94:4 Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?
Exodus 15:9 The enemy said: I will pursue and overtake, I will divide the spoils, my soul shall have its fill: I will draw my sword, my hand shall slay them.
Isaiah 10:7-11 But he shall not take it so, and his heart shall not think so: but his heart shall be set to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few. . . .
Isaiah 37:23 Whom hast thou reproached, and whom hast thou blasphemed, and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thy eyes on high? Against the Holy One of Israel.
James 4:13,16 But who art thou that judgest thy neighbour? Behold, now you that say: To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and there we will spend a year and will traffic and make our gain. . . .
Psalm 49:11-13,18 And their sepulchres shall be their houses for ever. Their dwelling places to all generations: they have called their lands by their names. . . .
Deuteronomy 29:19 And when he shall hear the words of this oath, he should bless himself in his heart saying: I shall have peace, and will walk on in the naughtiness of my heart: and the drunken may consume the thirsty,
1 Samuel 23:21 And Saul said: Blessed be ye of the Lord, for you have pitied my case.
Job 31:24 If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence:
Proverbs 23:4 Labour not to be rich: but set bounds to thy prudence.
Hosea 12:7,8 He is like Chanaan, there is a deceitful balance in his hand, he hath loved oppression. . . .
Zechariah 11:5-8 Which they that possessed, slew, and repented not, and they sold them, saying: Blessed be the Lord, we are become rich: and their shepherds spared them not. . . .
Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink, make good cheer.
Romans 1:29,32 Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness: full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity: whisperers, . . .
2 Timothy 3:2-4 Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, . . .
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.
Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry, and I struck him: I hid my face from thee, and was angry: and he went away wandering in his own heart.
Jeremiah 22:17 But thy eyes and thy heart are set upon covetousness, and upon shedding innocent blood, and upon oppression, and running after evil works.
Micah 6:10-12 As yet there is a fire in the house of the wicked, the treasures of iniquity, and a scant measure full of wrath. . . .
Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that gathereth together an evil covetousness to his house, that his nest may be on high, and thinketh he may be delivered out of the hand of evil.
Matthew 26:15,16 And said to them: What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But they appointed him thirty pieces of silver. . . .
Luke 12:15 And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth.
Luke 16:14,15 Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. . . .
1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor the effeminate nor liers with mankind nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor railers nor extortioners shall possess the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:5 For know you this and understand: That no fornicator or unclean or covetous person (which is a serving of idols) hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is the service of idols.
1 Timothy 6:9,10 For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition. . . .
Psalm 5:6 Thou hatest all the workers of iniquity: thou wilt destroy all that speak a lie. The bloody and the deceitful man the Lord will abhor.
Leviticus 26:30 I will destroy your high places, and break your idols. You shall fall among the ruins of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
Deuteronomy 32:19 The Lord saw, and was moved to wrath: because his own sons and daughters provoked him.
ContextThe Perils of the Pilgrim
…2Whilst the wicked man is proud, the poor is set on fire: they are caught in the counsels which they devise. 3For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.4The sinner hath provoked the Lord according to the multitude of his wrath he will not seek him:…
Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? for he hath said in his heart: He will not require it.
They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,
For in his lifetime his soul will be blessed: and he will praise thee when thou shalt do well to him.
How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?
Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?
The wicked shall see, and shall be angry, he shall gnash with his teeth and pine away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Give me not up, O Lord, from my desire to the wicked: they have plotted against me; do not thou forsake me, lest they should triumph.
Additional TranslationsFor the wicked man boasts in the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, yea , contemneth Jehovah.
Because the sinner praises himself for the desires of his heart; and the unjust one blesses himself.
For the wicked boasteth of his soul's desire, and he blesseth the covetous; he contemneth Jehovah.
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and the covetous renounceth, yea, contemneth the LORD.
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns Yahweh.
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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