Psalm 10:4
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English Standard Version
In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sinner hath provoked the Lord according to the multitude of his wrath he will not seek him:

English Revised Version
The wicked, in the pride of his countenance, saith, He will not require it. All his thoughts are, There is no God.

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

Psalm 10:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 9:18-19) Just as in Psalm 9:8. the prospect of a final universal judgment was opened up by Jahve's act of judgment experienced in the present, so here the grateful retrospect of what has just happened passes over into a confident contemplation of the future, which is thereby guaranteed. The lxx translates ישׁוּבוּ by αποστραφήτωσαν, Jer. convertantur, a meaning which it may have (cf. e.g., 2 Chronicles 18:25); but why should it not be ἀναστραφήτωσαν, or rather: ἀναστραφήσονται, since Psalm 9:19 shows that Psalm 9:18 is not a wish but a prospect of that which is sure to come to pass? To be resolved into dust again, to sink away into nothing (redactio in pulverem, in nihilum) is man's return to his original condition, - man who was formed from the dust, who was called into being out of nothing. To die is to return to the dust, Psalm 104:29, cf. Genesis 3:19, and here it is called the return to Sheτl, as in Job 30:23 to death, and in Psalm 90:3 to atoms, inasmuch as the state of shadowy existence in Hades, the condition of worn out life, the state of decay is to a certain extent the renewal (Repristination) of that which man was before he came into being. As to outward form לשׁאולה may be compared with לישׁעתה in Psalm 80:3; the ל in both instances is that of the direction or aim, and might very well come before שׁאולה, because this form of the word may signify both ἐν ᾅδου and εἰς ᾅδου (cf. מבּבלה Jeremiah 27:16). R. Abba ben Zabda, in Genesis Rabba cap. 50, explains the double sign of the direction as giving intensity to it: in imum ambitum orci. The heathen receive the epithet of שׁכחי אלהים (which is more neuter than שׁכחי, Psalm 50:22); for God has not left them without a witness of Himself, that they could not know of Him, their alienation from God is a forgetfulness of Him, the guilt of which they have incurred themselves, and from which they are to turn to God (Isaiah 19:22). But because they do not do this, and even rise up in hostility against the nation and the God of the revelation that unfolds the plan of redemption, they will be obliged to return to the earth, and in fact to Hades, in order that the persecuted church may obtain its longed for peace and its promised dominion. Jahve will at last acknowledge this ecclesia pressa; and although its hope seems like to perish, inasmuch as it remains again and again unfulfilled, nevertheless it will not always continue thus. The strongly accented לא rules both members of Psalm 9:19, as in Psalm 35:19; Psalm 38:2, and also frequently elsewhere (Ewald 351, a). אביון, from אבה to wish, is one eager to obtain anything equals a needy person. The Arabic ‛bâ, which means the very opposite, and according to which it would mean "one who restrains himself," viz., because he is obliged to, must be left out of consideration.

Psalm 10:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the pride

Psalm 18:27 For you will save the afflicted people; but will bring down high looks.

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 21:4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

Proverbs 30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down...

Isaiah 3:9 The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not...

will not

Psalm 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

Psalm 27:8 When you said, Seek you my face; my heart said to you, Your face, LORD, will I seek.

Exodus 5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

Deuteronomy 8:14 Then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt...

Job 22:17 Which said to God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Jeremiah 2:31 O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel? a land of darkness? why say my people, We are lords...

Daniel 5:22,23 And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew all this...

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have worked his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness...

God. or, all his thoughts
are
There is no God

Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.

Psalm 53:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that does good.

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise...

thoughts

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...

Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity...

Isaiah 65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, which walks in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.

Romans 1:21,28 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

Cross References
Psalm 10:11
He says in his heart, "God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it."

Psalm 10:13
Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, "You will not call to account"?

Psalm 14:1
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.

Psalm 36:1
Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 36:2
For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.

Psalm 53:1
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.

Psalm 101:5
Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

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