Psalms 10:3

“For the wicked boasteth of his hearts desire, and blesseth the couetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.”

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

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, And the greedy man curses {and} spurns the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, `yea', contemneth Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the evil-doer is lifted up because of the purpose of his heart, and he whose mind is fixed on wealth is turned away from the Lord, saying evil against him.
- Basic English Bible

For the wicked boasteth of his soul's desire, and he blesseth the covetous; he contemneth Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

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

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

Because the wicked hath boasted Of the desire of his soul, And a dishonest gainer he hath blessed, He hath despised Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and the covetous vaunteth himself, though he contemn the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 10:3


10:3 Boasteth - He glorieth in his very sins which are his shame, and especially in the satisfaction of his desires.


Discussion for Psalms 10

  • BSP
    Verse 1~This verse shows that when we are surrounded by wickedness and see bad things happening we can think that God is far away from us. It is ok to express these feelings in prayer to Jehovah God.
  • Barbara Breeden
    Always! Start my reading in psalms!!!!
  • Sunshine
    To me this reminds me that if we remain humble and holy in honorng him and making our requests known to him in prayer that he will do the same by honoring and hearing us when we do pray . As he speaks in his word 1 Peter 5:6-7 King James Version KJV 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him for he careth for you.
  • Mild Bill
    We see/experience the trouble caused by the wicked and,in our impatience,cry to God for justice,now.The wicked exist only in the mercy of God, as he withholds judgement,as with believers also.Known only to God is his plan for every person. "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."Rom9:15 Having grace we ought to pray,thy will be done.
  • A disciple
    "Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined." We thank the LORD for the hedge of protection that He's put around us. But as it went with so many of brothers and sisters before us, we too may soon be called upon to prove our faith by patient endurance.
  • A disciple
    Jesus came NOT to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. All manner of sin shall be forgiven the sons of men and blasphemies howsoever they have blasphemed; but the blasphemy of the Holy Ghost has NEVER forgiveness, neither in this world, nor the next. Love thy neighbor as thyself! Pray for those in authority, that we may have a quiet and peaceful world to live in all honesty and piety.

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