Psalm 10:4
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New International Version
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

New Living Translation
The wicked are too proud to seek God. They seem to think that God is dead.

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

New American Standard Bible
The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In all his scheming, the wicked arrogantly thinks:" There is no accountability, since God does not exist."

International Standard Version
With haughty arrogance, the wicked thinks, "God will not seek justice." He always presumes "There is no God."

NET Bible
The wicked man is so arrogant he always thinks, "God won't hold me accountable; he doesn't care."

New Heart English Bible
The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek. All his thoughts are "There is no God."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the wicked in his pride does not make inquiry and there is no God in all his thoughts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He turns up his nose [and says], "God doesn't care." His every thought [concludes], "There is no God."

JPS Tanakh 1917
The wicked, in the pride of his countenance [, saith]: 'He will not require'; All his thoughts are: 'There is no God.'

New American Standard 1977
The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him.
            All his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, does not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

King James 2000 Bible
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in any of his thoughts.

American King James Version
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:

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

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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
The wicked according to the height of his face, inquireth not. 'God is not!' are all his devices.
Study Bible
Why Do You Stand Far Off?
3For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD. 4The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, "There is no God." 5His ways prosper at all times; Your judgments are on high, out of his sight; As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.…
Cross References
Psalm 10:11
He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it."

Psalm 10:13
Why has the wicked spurned God? He has said to himself, "You will not require it."

Psalm 14:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.

Psalm 36:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 36:2
For it flatters him in his own eyes Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it.

Psalm 53:1
For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God," They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good.

Psalm 101:5
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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 …

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 …

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

Isaiah 3:9 The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they …

will not

Psalm 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if …

Psalm 27:8 When you said, Seek you my face; my heart said to you, Your face, …

Exodus 5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to …

Deuteronomy 8:14 Then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God, which …

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 …

Jeremiah 2:31 O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness …

Daniel 5:22,23 And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though …

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have worked his …

God. or, all his thoughts
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There is no God

Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, …

Psalm 53:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, …

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the …

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: …

Isaiah 65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, which …

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. …

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

Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps …

Romans 1:21,28 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

(4) The wicked.--The Authorised Version has quite missed the meaning of this verse. Translate, the wicked in his haughtiness (literally, height of his nostril. Comp. the common expression, 'to turn up one's nose at a person') saith He will not requite it (i.e., punish; comp. Psalm 10:13). There is no God in all his thought. (Comp. Psalm 14:1; Psalm 53:1.)

Verse 4. - The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. The construction is concise to abruptness, and it is hard to determine the ellipses. The passage in the original runs thus: "The wicked, in the height of his scorn - will not require - no God - all his thoughts.' Of the various attempts to supply the ellipses, and obtain a satisfactory sense, the following (that of the 'Speaker's Commentary') is probably the best: "As for the wicked in the height of his scorn - 'God will not require' - 'There is no God' - such are all his thoughts." (Compare the Revised Version, which is not very different.) The general sense is that his pride conducts the wicked man to absolute atheism, or at least to practiced atheism (comp. vers. 11, 13). The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God,.... We supply it, "after God"; as do the Targum and Kimchi on the place: the sense is, he will not seek to God for counsel or assistance, he will not pray unto him; which is the character of every unregenerate man, Romans 3:11; or, he will not inquire into the will of God, to know what is right or what is wrong, but will do what seems best in his own eyes: and this arises from the pride of his heart, which shows itself in his countenance, in his proud and haughty look. It is said of the little horn, who is antichrist, that he has a look more stout than his fellows, Daniel 7:20. The words may be rendered, "the wicked inquires not into the height of his anger"; so Ainsworth observes; that is, of God's anger; he is not concerned about it; he neither fears God nor regards men. Jarchi's sense of the words is,

"all his thoughts say unto him, God will not inquire into everything that I shall do, for there is no judgment.''

God is not in all his thoughts; nor in any of them, for they are evil continually; and if he does at any time think of him, his thoughts of him are wrong; he thinks he is altogether such an one as himself: or, "all his thoughts are, there is no God" (z): though he does not choose to say so, he thinks so; at least, he wishes it may be so; and he works himself into such impiety and atheism as to deny the providence of God, and thinks that he does not govern the world, nor concern himself with what is done below; that he takes no notice of men's actions, nor will call them to an account for them; and that there will be no future state or judgment, in which secret as well as open things will be made manifest: or, as the Chaldee paraphrase glosses it, "that all his thoughts are not manifest before the Lord".

(z) "non Deus, omnes cogitationes ejus", Montanus, Vatablus, Muis; "nullum esse Deum hae sunt omnes cogitationes ejus", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Ainsworth. 4. The face expresses the self-conceit, whose fruit is practical atheism (Ps 14:1).10:1-11 God's withdrawings are very grievous to his people, especially in times of trouble. We stand afar off from God by our unbelief, and then complain that God stands afar off from us. Passionate words against bad men do more hurt than good; if we speak of their badness, let it be to the Lord in prayer; he can make them better. The sinner proudly glories in his power and success. Wicked people will not seek after God, that is, will not call upon him. They live without prayer, and that is living without God. They have many thoughts, many objects and devices, but think not of the Lord in any of them; they have no submission to his will, nor aim for his glory. The cause of this is pride. Men think it below them to be religious. They could not break all the laws of justice and goodness toward man, if they had not first shaken off all sense of religion.
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