Psalm 94:11
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English Standard Version
the LORD—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath.

King James Bible
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

American Standard Version
Jehovah knoweth the thoughts of man, That they are vanity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.

English Revised Version
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The second strophe describes those over whom the first prays that the judgment of God may come. הבּיע (cf. הטּיף) is a tropical phrase used of that kind of speech that results from strong inward impulse and flows forth in rich abundance. The poet himself explains how it is here (cf. Psalm 59:8) intended: they speak עתק, that which is unrestrained, unbridled, insolent (vid., Psalm 31:19). The Hithpa. התאמּר Schultens interprets ut Emiri (Arab. 'mı̂r, a commander) se gerunt; but אמיר signifies in Hebrew the top of a tree (vid., on Isaiah 17:9); and from the primary signification to tower aloft, whence too אמר, to speak, prop. effere equals effari, התאמּר, like התימּר in Isaiah 61:6, directly signifies to exalt one's self, to carry one's self high, to strut. On ודכּאוּ cf. Proverbs 22:22; Isaiah 3:15; and on their atheistical principle which ויּאמרוּ places in closest connection with their mode of action, cf. Psalm 10:11; Psalm 59:8 extrem. The Dagesh in יּהּ, distinct from the Dag. in the same word in Psalm 94:12, Psalm 118:5, Psalm 118:18, is the Dag. forte conjunct. according to the rule of the so-called דחיק.

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Psalm 49:10-13 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others...

Job 11:11,12 For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it...

Romans 1:21,22 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

1 Corinthians 1:19,21,25 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:20
and again, "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile."

Job 11:11
For he knows worthless men; when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?

Psalm 139:2
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

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