Psalm 58:3
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New International Version
Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.

King James Bible
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Darby Bible Translation
The wicked go astray from the womb; they err as soon as they are born, speaking lies.

World English Bible
The wicked go astray from the womb. They are wayward as soon as they are born, speaking lies.

Young's Literal Translation
The wicked have been estranged from the womb, They have erred from the belly, speaking lies.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The wicked are estranged from the womb - "This," says Dr. Kennicott, "and the next two verses, I take to be the answer of Jehovah to the question in the two first verses, as the Psalm 58:6, Psalm 58:7, and Psalm 58:8, are the answer of the psalmist, and the remainder contains the decree of Jehovah." He calls these wicked men, men who had been always wicked, originally and naturally bad, and brought up in falsehood, flattery, and lying. The part they acted now was quite in character.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

estranged

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Isaiah 48:8 Yes, you heard not; yes, you knew not; yes, from that time that your ear was not opened...

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind...

as soon [heb.] from the belly

Psalm 22:10 I was cast on you from the womb: you are my God from my mother's belly.

Isaiah 46:3 Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly...

Library
Of Internal Acts
Of Internal Acts Acts are distinguished into External and Internal. External acts are those which bear relation to some sensible object, and are either morally good or evil, merely according to the nature of the principle from which they proceed. I intend here to speak only of Internal acts, those energies of the soul, by which it turns internally to some objects, and averts from others. If during my application to God I should form a will to change the nature of my act, I thereby withdraw myself
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Faith the Sole Saving Act.
JOHN vi. 28, 29.--"Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." In asking their question, the Jews intended to inquire of Christ what particular things they must do, before all others, in order to please God. The "works of God," as they denominate them, were not any and every duty, but those more special and important acts, by which the creature might secure
William G.T. Shedd—Sermons to the Natural Man

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 14:3
All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Psalm 51:5
Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Psalm 52:3
You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.

Psalm 53:3
Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Isaiah 48:8
You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ears have not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.

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