English Standard Version
Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?
King James Bible
Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
American Standard Version
Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it ?
Wherefore hath the wicked provoked God? for he hath said in his heart: He will not require it.
English Revised Version
Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, and say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it?
Webster's Bible Translation
Why doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.
Psalm 10:13 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Then in his boundless carnal security he gives free course to his wicked tongue. That which the believer can say by reason of his fellowship with God, בּל־אמּוט (Psalm 30:7; Psalm 16:8), is said by him in godless self-confidence. He looks upon himself in age after age, i.e., in the endless future, as אשׁר לא ברע, i.e., as one who (אשׁר as in Isaiah 8:20) will never be in evil case (ברע as in Exodus 5:19; 2 Samuel 16:8). It might perhaps also be interpreted according to Zechariah 8:20, Zechariah 8:23 (vid., Kצhler, in loc.): in all time to come (it will come to pass) that I am not in misfortune. But then the personal pronoun (אני or הוּא) ought not be omitted; whereas with our interpretation it is supplied from אמּוט, and there is no need to supply anything if the clause is taken as an apposition: in all time to come he who.... In connection with such unbounded self-confidence his mouth is full of אלה, cursing, execratio (not perjury, perjurium, a meaning the word never has), מרמות, deceit and craft of every kind, and תּך, oppression, violence. And that which he has under his tongue, and consequently always in readiness for being put forth (Psalm 140:4, cf. Psalm 66:17), is trouble for others, and in itself matured wickedness. Paul has made use of this Psalm 10:7 in his contemplative description of the corruptness of mankind, Romans 3:14.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.
In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, "There is no God."
Ah, you who hide deep from the LORD your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, "Who sees us? Who knows us?"
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