New International Version
Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.
King James Bible
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
Darby Bible Translation
He deviseth wickedness up on his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good: he abhorreth not evil.
World English Bible
He plots iniquity on his bed. He sets himself in a way that is not good. He doesn't abhor evil.
Young's Literal Translation
Iniquity he deviseth on his bed, He stationeth himself on a way not good, Evil he doth not refuse.'
Psalm 36:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He deviseth mischief upon his bed - He seeks the silent and undisturbed watches of the night, in order to fix his plans of wickedness.
He setteth himself - Having laid his plans he fixes his purpose to do what is bad; and he does it without any checks of conscience or abhorrence of evil. He is bent only on mischief, and lost to all sense of God and goodness. A finished character of a perfect sinner.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
mischief. or, vanity
LibrarySky, Earth, and Sea: a Parable of God
'Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 6. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; Thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, Thou preservest man and beast. 7. How excellent is Thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings.' --PSALM xxxvi. 5-7. This wonderful description of the manifold brightness of the divine nature is introduced in this psalm with singular abruptness. It is set side by side …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
The Eternity of Heaven's Happiness.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations--
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme.
Jump to PreviousAbhor Abhorreth Bed Commits Course Despise Deviseth Evil Gives Good Iniquity Mischief Path Plans Plots Refuse Reject Sets Sinful Spurns Stationeth Thought Way Wickedness Wrong
Jump to NextAbhor Abhorreth Bed Commits Course Despise Deviseth Evil Gives Good Iniquity Mischief Path Plans Plots Refuse Reject Sets Sinful Spurns Stationeth Thought Way Wickedness Wrong
LinksPsalm 36:4 NIV
Psalm 36:4 NLT
Psalm 36:4 ESV
Psalm 36:4 NASB
Psalm 36:4 KJV
Psalm 36:4 Bible Apps
Psalm 36:4 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 36:4 Chinese Bible
Psalm 36:4 French Bible
Psalm 36:4 German Bible
Psalm 36:4 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.