New Living Translation
Be on guard! Turn back from evil, for God sent this suffering to keep you from a life of evil.
King James Bible
Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
Darby Bible Translation
Take heed, turn not to iniquity; for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.
World English Bible
Take heed, don't regard iniquity; for you have chosen this rather than affliction.
Young's Literal Translation
Take heed -- do not turn unto iniquity, For on this thou hast fixed Rather than on affliction.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
36:21 Chosen - Thou hast chosen rather to quarrel with God, and censure his judgments, than quietly to submit to them.
LibraryWhether Hypocrisy is the Same as Dissimulation?
Objection 1: It seems that hypocrisy is not the same as dissimulation. For dissimulation consists in lying by deeds. But there may be hypocrisy in showing outwardly what one does inwardly, according to Mat. 6:2, "When thou dost an alms-deed sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do." Therefore hypocrisy is not the same as dissimulation. Objection 2: Further, Gregory says (Moral. xxxi, 7): "Some there are who wear the habit of holiness, yet are unable to attain the merit of perfection. …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Great Teacher
"That which was from the Beginning,"
Whether Hypocrisy is Always a Mortal Sin?
He chose to share the oppression of God's people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin.
If they are bound in chains and caught up in a web of trouble,
He gets their attention and commands that they turn from evil.
But by means of their suffering, he rescues those who suffer. For he gets their attention through adversity.
I hate those who worship worthless idols. I trust in the LORD.
If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
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