Psalm 36:4
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New Living Translation
They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.

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.'

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

36:4 Deviseth - Freely, from his own inclination, when none are present to provoke him to it.

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Nor do they Attend to This, that if Another Should Say...
3. Nor do they attend to this, that if another should say, that the Lord indeed, speaking in parables and in similitudes concerning spiritual food and clothing, did warn that not on these accounts should His servants be solicitous; (as He saith, "When they shall drag you to judgment-seats, take no thought what ye shall speak. For it will be given you in that hour what ye shall speak: but it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you." [2479] For the discourse of spiritual
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

The Knowledge of God Stifled or Corrupted, Ignorantly or Maliciously.
1. The knowledge of God suppressed by ignorance, many falling away into superstition. Such persons, however, inexcusable, because their error is accompanied with pride and stubbornness. 2. Stubbornness the companion of impiety. 3. No pretext can justify superstition. This proved, first, from reason; and, secondly, from Scripture. 4. The wicked never willingly come into the presence of God. Hence their hypocrisy. Hence, too, their sense of Deity leads to no good result. 1. But though experience testifies
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

The Fourth Continental Journey.
1842-3. In the journey which now lay before them, John and Martha Yeardley were about to explore a part of Europe hitherto untried,--the province of Languedoc, conspicuous in past ages for its superior enlightenment, but now, owing to the temporary mastery of error, wrapt in ignorance and gloom. In this mission, the opportunities which they found for reviving and gathering together the scattered embers of truth, were nearly confined to social intercourse; in seeking occasions for which, they availed
John Yeardley—Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel

Epistle xvi. From Felix Bishop of Messana to St. Gregory.
From Felix Bishop of Messana [243] to St. Gregory. To the most blessed and honourable lord, the holy father Pope Gregory, Felix lover of your Weal and Holiness. The claims under God of your most blessed Weal and Holiness are manifest. For, though the whole earth was filled with observance of the true faith by the preaching and doctrine of the apostles, yet the orthodox Church of Christ, having been founded by apostolical institution and most firmly established by the faithful fathers, is further
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Romans 12:9
Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.

Psalm 52:3
You love evil more than good and lies more than truth. Interlude

Psalm 140:2
those who plot evil in their hearts and stir up trouble all day long.

Proverbs 4:16
For evil people can't sleep until they've done their evil deed for the day. They can't rest until they've caused someone to stumble.

Proverbs 14:22
If you plan to do evil, you will be lost; if you plan to do good, you will receive unfailing love and faithfulness.

Isaiah 65:2
All day long I opened my arms to a rebellious people. But they follow their own evil paths and their own crooked schemes.

Ezekiel 38:10
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: At that time evil thoughts will come to your mind, and you will devise a wicked scheme.

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