Psalms 10:4

“The wicked through the pride of his countenance will not seeke after God: God is not in all his thoughts.”

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Other Translations

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek [after God]: God [is] not in all his thoughts.
- King James Version

The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek {Him.} All his thoughts are, "There is no God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, `saith', He will not require `it'. All his thoughts are, There is no God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The evil-doer in his pride says, God will not make a search. All his thoughts are, There is no God.
- Basic English Bible

The wicked [saith], in the haughtiness of his countenance, He doth not search out: all his thoughts are, There is no God!
- Darby Bible

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
- Webster's Bible

The wicked, in the pride of his face, has no room in his thoughts for God.
- World English Bible

The wicked according to the height of his face, inquireth not. `God is not!' [are] all his devices.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith: 'He will not require'; all his thoughts are: 'There is no God.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 10:4


10:4 Countenance - So called, because though pride be properly seated in the heart, yet it is manifest in the countenance.


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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