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Psalms 81:12

    Psalms 81:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, That they might walk in their own counsels.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So I gave them up to the desires of their hearts; that they might go after their evil purposes.

    Webster's Revision

    So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, That they might walk in their own counsels.

    World English Bible

    So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts, that they might walk in their own counsels.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, that they might walk in their own counsels.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 81:12

    Unto their own hearts' lust - To the obstinate wickedness of their heart.

    In their own counsels - God withdrew his restraining grace, which they had abused; and then they fulfilled the inventions of their wicked hearts.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 81:12

    So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust - Margin, as in Hebrew, to the hardness of their own hearts. Literally, "I sent them, or I dismissed them, to the hardness of their hearts." I suffered them to have what, in the hardness of their hearts they desired, or what their hard and rebellious hearts prompted them to desire: I indulged them in their wishes. I gave them what they asked, and left them to themselves to work out the problem about success and happiness in their own way - to let them see what must be the result of forsaking the true God. The world - and the church too - has been often suffered to make this experiment.

    And they walked in their own counsels - As they thought wise and best. Compare Acts 7:42; Acts 14:16; Romans 1:24; Psalm 78:26-37.