Psalm 10:3
New International Version
He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.

New Living Translation
For they brag about their evil desires; they praise the greedy and curse the LORD.

English Standard Version
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
For the wicked man boasts in the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.

King James Bible
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

New King James Version
For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
For the wicked boasts of his soul’s desire, And the greedy person curses and shows disrespect to the LORD.

NASB 1995
For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.

NASB 1977
For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.

Amplified Bible
For the wicked boasts and sings the praises of his heart’s desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns [and even despises] the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings; the one who is greedy curses and despises the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings; the one who is greedy curses and despises the LORD.

American Standard Version
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, yea , contemneth Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the wicked boasts in the lusts of his soul, the evil one is blessed and LORD JEHOVAH is angry.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Because the sinner praises himself for the desires of his heart; and the unjust one blesses himself.

Contemporary English Version
The wicked brag about their deepest desires. Those greedy people hate and curse you, LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.

English Revised Version
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and the covetous renounceth, yea, contemneth the LORD.

Good News Translation
The wicked are proud of their evil desires; the greedy curse and reject the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The wicked person boasts about his selfish desires. He blesses robbers, but he curses the LORD.

International Standard Version
For the wicked one boasts about his own desire; he blesses the greedy and despises the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous vaunteth himself, though he contemn the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
Because the wicked has boasted Of the desire of his soul, And he has blessed a dishonest gainer, He has despised YHWH.

NET Bible
Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings, and he blesses the greedy, scorning the LORD.

World English Bible
For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Because the wicked hath boasted Of the desire of his soul, And a dishonest gainer he hath blessed, He hath despised Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Perils of the Pilgrim
2In pride the wicked pursue the needy; let them be caught in the schemes they devise. 3For the wicked man boasts in the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD. 4In his pride the wicked man does not seek Him; in all his schemes there is no God.…

Cross References
Psalm 10:13
Why has the wicked man renounced God? He says to himself, "You will never call me to account."

Psalm 49:6
They trust in their wealth and boast in their great riches.

Psalm 49:18
Though in his lifetime he blesses his soul--and men praise you when you prosper--

Psalm 94:3
How long will the wicked, O LORD, how long will the wicked exult?

Psalm 94:4
They pour out arrogant words; all workers of iniquity boast.

Psalm 112:10
The wicked man will see and be grieved; he will gnash his teeth and waste away; the desires of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 140:8
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not promote their evil plans, lest they be exalted. Selah


Treasury of Scripture

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

boasteth

Psalm 35:21
Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

Psalm 49:6
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Psalm 52:1
To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

hearts.

Psalm 49:11-13,18
Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names…

Deuteronomy 29:19
And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:

1 Samuel 23:21
And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.

whom

Isaiah 57:17
For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.

Jeremiah 22:17
But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

Micah 6:10-12
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable? …

abhorreth

Psalm 5:6
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Leviticus 26:30
And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

Deuteronomy 32:19
And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.









(3) Afar off.--Comp. Psalm 22:1-2; Psalm 22:19; Psalm 35:22, &c

Hidest.--Isaiah 1:15 supplies the ellipsis, "thine eyes," used of a judge bribed to wink at offence 1Samuel 12:3; comp. Leviticus 20:4), of indifference to suffering (Proverbs 28:27); LXX. and Vulg. "to overlook." . . .

Verse 3. - For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire; rather, for the wicked sings praise over his own soul's greed. Instead of praising God, he praises his *own greed and its success (comp. Her., 'Sat.,' 1:1. 66, "At mihi plaudo ipse dotal, stimul ac nummos contemplor in area." And blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth; rather, and when he gets a gain blesses (but) despises the Lord (so Kay, Alexander, Cheyne, and Hengstenberg). Each time that he gets a gain, he says, "Thank God!" - but, in thanking God for an unjust gain, he shows that he despises him.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the wicked man
רָ֭שָׁע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

boasts
הִלֵּ֣ל (hil·lêl)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1984: To shine

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the cravings
תַּאֲוַ֣ת (ta·’ă·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8378: A longing, a delight

of his heart;
נַפְשׁ֑וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

he blesses
בֵּ֝רֵ֗ךְ (bê·rêḵ)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

the greedy
וּבֹצֵ֥עַ (ū·ḇō·ṣê·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1214: To cut off, break off, gain by violence

and reviles
נִ֘אֵ֥ץ ׀ (ni·’êṣ)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5006: To spurn, treat with contempt

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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