Psalm 73:7
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New International Version
From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits.

New Living Translation
These fat cats have everything their hearts could ever wish for!

English Standard Version
Their eyes swell out through fatness; their hearts overflow with follies.

New American Standard Bible
Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot.

King James Bible
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their eyes bulge out from fatness; the imaginations of their hearts run wild.

International Standard Version
Their eyes bulge from obesity and the imaginations of their mind cross the border into sin.

NET Bible
Their prosperity causes them to do wrong; their thoughts are sinful.

New Heart English Bible
Their sin proceeds forth from fatness. Their hearts overflow with imaginations.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their evil comes through like grease and they have done according to the thought of the heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their eyes peer out from their fat faces, and their imaginations run wild.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Their eyes stand forth from fatness; They are gone beyond the imaginations of their heart.

New American Standard 1977
Their eye bulges from fatness;
            The imaginations of their heart run riot.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their eyes stand out with fatness; they easily obtain the desires of their heart.

King James 2000 Bible
Their eyes stand out with abundance: they have more than heart could wish.

American King James Version
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

American Standard Version
Their eyes stand out with fatness: They have more than heart could wish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their iniquity hath come forth, as it were from fatness: they have passed into the affection of the heart.

Darby Bible Translation
Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart:

English Revised Version
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

Webster's Bible Translation
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

World English Bible
Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.

Young's Literal Translation
Their eye hath come out from fat. The imaginations of the heart transgressed;
Study Bible
Surely God is Good to Israel
6Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them. 7Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot. 8They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high.…
Cross References
Job 15:27
"For he has covered his face with his fat And made his thighs heavy with flesh.

Psalm 17:10
They have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.

Ecclesiastes 6:2
a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction.

Jeremiah 5:28
'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.
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Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

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Psalm 17:10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your law.

Job 15:27 Because he covers his face with his fatness, and makes bulges of …

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

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the …

Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom, pride, fullness …

have, etc. Heb. pass the thoughts of the heart.

Psalm 73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase …

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which …

1 Samuel 25:2,36 And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and …

Luke 12:16-19 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich …

(7) Stand out with fatness.--Literally, go out from fat. Which, if referring to the appearance, is exactly the opposite to what we should expect. Sunken in fat would express the idea of gross sensuality. The eyes and heart are evidently used as in Jeremiah 22:17, the eyes as giving the outward index of what the heart wishes; and if we take the eyes here to mean not the organs of sight, but, by metonymy, the looks (comp. Song of Solomon 4:9), "they look out of fatness," the expression is intelligible enough. Or we might perhaps take the eyes to stand for the countenance. (See Gesenius, sub voc.), their countenance stands out because of fatness. Or, by taking this clause in direct parallelism with the following, we might understand that restless looking about for fresh excitement which comes of satiety. The following lines illustrate the whole verse:

"Triumphant plenty, with a cheerful grace,

Basks in their eyes, and sparkles in their face;

How sleek they look, how goodly is their mien,

When big they strut behind a double chin."

--DRYDEN.

They have more.--See margin. Or the verb may be intransitive: the imaginations of their hearts overflow.

Verse 7. - Their eyes stand out with fatness. Their eyes, which gloat upon the luxuries around them, seem to stand out from their fat and bloated faces (comp. Job 15:27; Psalm 17:10). They have more than heart could wish; literally, the imaginations of their heart overflew. The exact meaning is doubtful. Or their face, the eyes being put for the whole face; so the Targum,

"their face is changed, because of fatness;''

see Job 15:27, otherwise through fatness the eyes are almost enclosed: or "it goes forth out of the fatness of their eyes" (i); that is, either "pride", which shows itself in haughty looks and scornful airs, through the abundance possessed; or "violence", seen in the fierceness of the eyes, and fury of the countenance; or "their eyes go out through fatness" (k) that is, through the plenty they enjoy, their eyes go out in lust after lawful objects:

they have more than heart could wish; that they themselves could have wished for heretofore, though not now; for what is it that a worldly covetous heart cannot and does not wish for? if it had all the world, it would not satisfy it: or "the imaginations of the heart go on" (l); that is, after more, not being content with such things as they have; or "they", i.e. their pride and violence,

exceed the imaginations of the heart (m); they are more than can be conceived of, they overpass the deeds of the wicked, Jeremiah 5:28 or "they transgress by the imaginations of the heart" (n); which are evil, and that continually.

(i) "prodit vel exit e pinguedine oculorum eorum", Michaelis. (k) "Exivit prae adipe oculus eorum", Montanus; "egreditur prae pinguedine", Gejerus. (l) "pergunt cogitationes cordis eorum", Piscator. (m) "Excesserunt imaginationes cordis", Cocceius; "excedunt", Michaelis. (n) "Transgrediuntur cogitationibus cordis", Gejerus. 73:1-14 The psalmist was strongly tempted to envy the prosperity of the wicked; a common temptation, which has tried the graces of many saints. But he lays down the great principle by which he resolved to abide. It is the goodness of God. This is a truth which cannot be shaken. Good thoughts of God will fortify against Satan's temptations. The faith even of strong believers may be sorely shaken, and ready to fail. There are storms that will try the firmest anchors. Foolish and wicked people have sometimes a great share of outward prosperity. They seem to have the least share of the troubles of this life; and they seem to have the greatest share of its comforts. They live without the fear of God, yet they prosper, and get on in the world. Wicked men often spend their lives without much sickness, and end them without great pain; while many godly persons scarcely know what health is, and die with great sufferings. Often the wicked are not frightened, either by the remembrance of their sins, or the prospect of their misery, but they die without terror. We cannot judge men's state beyond death, by what passes at their death. He looked abroad, and saw many of God's people greatly at a loss. Because the wicked are so very daring, therefore his people return hither; they know not what to say to it, and the rather, because they drink deep of the bitter cup of affliction. He spoke feelingly when he spoke of his own troubles; there is no disputing against sense, except by faith. From all this arose a strong temptation to cast off religion. But let us learn that the true course of sanctification consists in cleansing a man from all pollution both of soul and body. The heart is cleansed by the blood of Christ laid hold upon by faith; and by the begun works of the Lord's Spirit, manifested in the hearty resolution, purpose, and study of holiness, and a blameless course of life and actions, the hands are cleansed. It is not in vain to serve God and keep his ordinances.
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