New American Standard Bible
For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.
King James Bible
For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
Darby Bible Translation
For their heart was not firm toward him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
World English Bible
For their heart was not right with him, neither were they faithful in his covenant.
Young's Literal Translation
And their heart hath not been right with Him, And they have not been stedfast in His covenant.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For their heart was not right with him - Luther renders this, "Not fast with him." The Hebrew word means "to fit, to prepare;" and the idea is, that the heart was not "adjusted" to such a profession, or did not "accord" with such a promise or pledge. It was a mere profession made by the lips, while the heart remained unaffected. See the notes at Psalm 78:8.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
"You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not prepare its heart And whose spirit was not faithful to God.
"They come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain.
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