Psalm 36:3
New International Version
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.

New Living Translation
Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good.

English Standard Version
The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good.

Berean Study Bible
The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and well-doing.

New American Standard Bible
The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

King James Bible
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

Christian Standard Bible
The words from his mouth are malicious and deceptive; he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.

Contemporary English Version
They tell deceitful lies, and they don't have the sense to live right.

Good News Translation
Their speech is wicked and full of lies; they no longer do what is wise and good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive; he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.

International Standard Version
The words from his mouth are vain and deceptive. He has abandoned behaving wisely and doing good.

NET Bible
The words he speaks are sinful and deceitful; he does not care about doing what is wise and right.

New Heart English Bible
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The answer of his mouth is disease and deceit and he does not want to do good.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The words from his mouth are [nothing but] trouble and deception. He has stopped doing what is wise and good.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; He hath left off to be wise, to do good.

New American Standard 1977
The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; he has left off to be wise and to do good.

King James 2000 Bible
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has ceased to be wise, and to do good.

American King James Version
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to be wise, and to do good.

American Standard Version
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: He hath ceased to be wise and to do good.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The words of his mouth are transgression and deceit: he is not inclined to understand how to do good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile : he would not understand that he might do well.

Darby Bible Translation
The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, to do good.

English Revised Version
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise and to do good.

Webster's Bible Translation
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath ceased to be wise, and to do good.

World English Bible
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Young's Literal Translation
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit, He ceased to act prudently -- to do good.
Study Bible
The Transgression of the Wicked
2For his eyes are too full of conceit to detect or hate his own sin. 3The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and well-doing. 4Even on his bed he plots wickedness; he sets himself on a path that is not good; he fails to reject evil.…
Cross References
Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and violence; trouble and malice are under his tongue.

Psalm 12:2
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and a double heart.

Psalm 50:19
You unleash your mouth for evil and unharness your tongue for deceit.

Psalm 94:8
Take notice, O senseless among the people! O fools, when will you be wise?

Jeremiah 4:22
"For My people are fools; they have not known Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing evil, but they do not know how to do good."

Treasury of Scripture

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to be wise, and to do good.

The words

Psalm 5:9
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 12:2,3
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak…

Psalm 55:21
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

he hath

Psalm 125:5
As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

1 Samuel 11:6-13
And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly…

1 Samuel 13:13,14
And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever…







Lexicon
The words
דִּבְרֵי־ (diḇ·rê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of his mouth
פִ֭יו (p̄îw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

are wicked
אָ֣וֶן (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

and deceitful;
וּמִרְמָ֑ה (ū·mir·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4820: Deceit, treachery

he has ceased
חָדַ֖ל (ḥā·ḏal)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

to be wise
לְהַשְׂכִּ֣יל (lə·haś·kîl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

[and] well-doing.
לְהֵיטִֽיב׃ (lə·hê·ṭîḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing
(3, 4) From the secret promptings of sin, the description of the ungodly passes on to its issues in words and deeds. It is an awful picture of wickedness of a man abandoning himself without check or remorse to the inspiration of his own evil heart. He goes from bad to worse. In a great English tragedy, the murderer, though he has determined to wade farther in blood, yet prays against the horror of nightly temptations:

"Merciful powers,

Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature

Gives way to in repose.

But this man "deviseth mischief upon his bed." When even the worst criminals shudder at their own deeds, whispering to their "deaf pillows" the agonies that creep over them with darkness and silence, this ungodly man of the Hebrew poet's picture is occupied rather in scheming fresh villainies; even then he abhorreth not evil, or better, rejecteth not, catches rather at every fresh suggestion, and shapes it to his end.

Verse 3. - The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit (comp. Psalm 12:2; Psalm 28:3). He hath left off to be wise, and to do good. There was a time when he occasionally acted wisely, and did what was right. But that time is gone by. Now he is consistently wicked. 36:1-4 From this psalm our hearts should be duly affected with hatred of sin, and seek satisfaction in God's loving-kindness. Here is the root of bitterness, from which all the wickedness of wicked men comes. It takes rise from contempt of God, and the want of due regard to him. Also from the deceit they put upon their own souls. Let us daily beg of God to preserve us from self-flattery. Sin is very hurtful to the sinner himself, and therefore ought to be hateful; but it is not so. It is no marvel, if those that deceive themselves, seek to deceive all mankind; to whom will they be true, who are false to their own souls? It is bad to do mischief, but worse to devise it, to do it with plot and management. If we willingly banish holy meditations in our solitary hours, Satan will soon occupy our minds with sinful imaginations. Hardened sinners stand to what they have done, as though they could justify it before God himself.
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