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Psalms 36:3

    Psalms 36:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In the words of his mouth are evil and deceit; he has given up being wise and doing good.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Psalms 36:3

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 36:3

    The words of his mouth are iniquity - In the principle; and deceit calculated to pervert others, and lead them astray.

    He hath left off to be wise, and to do good - His heart is become foolish, and his actions wicked. He has cut off the connection between himself and all righteousness.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 36:3

    The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit - Are false and wicked. See the notes at Psalm 12:2. It is words do not fairly represent or express what is in his heart.

    He hath left off to be wise - To act wisely; to do right.

    And to do good - To act benevolently and kindly. This would seem to imply that there had been a change in his conduct, or that he was not what he once professed to be, and appeared to be. This language would be applicable to the change in the conduct of Saul toward David after he became envious and jealous of him 1 Samuel 18; and it is possible, as Amyraldus supposed, that this may have had particular reference to him. But such instances of a change, of feeling and conduct are not very uncommon in the world, and it may doubtless have happened that David experienced this more than once in his life.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 36:3

    36:3 Left off - Once he had some degrees of wisdom, but now he is become an open apostate.