Psalm 81:12
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New International Version
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.

New Living Translation
So I let them follow their own stubborn desires, living according to their own ideas.

English Standard Version
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.

New American Standard Bible
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own plans.

International Standard Version
So I allowed them to continue in their stubbornness, living by their own advice.

NET Bible
I gave them over to their stubborn desires; they did what seemed right to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they walked in the desire of their heart and in the counsel of their souls.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I let them go their own stubborn ways and follow their own advice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So I gave them up unto the hardness of their heart, and they walked in their own counsels.

King James 2000 Bible
So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
So I let them go according to the desires of their heart: they shall walk in their own inventions.

Darby Bible Translation
So I gave them up unto their own hearts' stubbornness: they walked after their own counsels.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
So I gave them up to their own hearts lust: and they walked 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.

Young's Literal Translation
And I send them away in the enmity of their heart, They walk in their own counsels.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

81:8-16 We cannot look for too little from the creature, nor too much from the Creator. We may have enough from God, if we pray for it in faith. All the wickedness of the world is owing to man's wilfulness. People are not religious, because they will not be so. God is not the Author of their sin, he leaves them to the lusts of their own hearts, and the counsels of their own heads; if they do not well, the blame must be upon themselves. The Lord is unwilling that any should perish. What enemies sinners are to themselves! It is sin that makes our troubles long, and our salvation slow. Upon the same conditions of faith and obedience, do Christians hold those spiritual and eternal good things, which the pleasant fields and fertile hills of Canaan showed forth. Christ is the Bread of life; he is the Rock of salvation, and his promises are as honey to pious minds. But those who reject him as their Lord and Master, must also lose him as their Saviour and their reward.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust. God's Spirit will not always strive with men (Genesis 6:3). After a time, if they persist in evil courses and disobedience to his commands, he "gives them up," withdraws from them, leaves them to themselves, to the "lust," or rather "stubbornness" of their own hearts - to their own perverse wills and imaginations. And they walked in their own counsels (comp. Jeremiah 7:24). This result is inevitable. If God no longer guides their thoughts and enlightens their understandings, they can but follow their own foolish counsels, and the result cannot but be disastrous.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust,.... Sometimes God gave them up, when they sinned, into the hands of the Moabites, or Ammonites, or Philistines, or other neighbouring nations, for their chastisement; but to be delivered up unto their own hearts' lust is worse than that; nay, than to be delivered to Satan: salvation may be the consequence of that, but damnation of this; and yet it is a righteous judgment; for as men like not to retain God in their knowledge, it is but just with him to give them up to vile affections, to a reprobate mind, to do things not convenient, Romans 1:24 there is nothing men are more desirous of than to have their hearts' lusts; and there is no greater judgment can befall them than to be left to the power of them, which must unavoidably issue in their ruin here and hereafter: and they walked in their own counsels; which were bad; after the imagination of their own evil hearts, and not after the counsels and directions of God in his word, and by his servants.



Psalm 81:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sing Aloud to God, Our Strength!
11"But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me. 12"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices. 13"Oh that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!…
Cross References
Acts 7:42
But God turned away from them and gave them over to the worship of the sun, moon and stars. This agrees with what is written in the book of the prophets: "'Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel?

Acts 14:16
In the past, he let all nations go their own way.

Romans 1:24
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.

Romans 1:26
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.

Job 8:4
When your children sinned against him, he gave them over to the penalty of their sin.

Psalm 106:43
Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.

Isaiah 44:18
They know nothing, they understand nothing; their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds closed so they cannot understand.

Isaiah 65:2
All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations--

Ezekiel 20:25
So I gave them other statutes that were not good and laws through which they could not live;

Hosea 4:17
Ephraim is joined to idols; leave him alone!
Treasury of Scripture

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

I gave

Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for …

Acts 7:42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; …

Acts 14:16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

Romans 1:24,26,27 Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

their own hearts' lust. or, the hardness of their hearts. or imaginations.

they walked

Exodus 11:9 And the LORD said to Moses, Pharaoh shall not listen to you; that …

Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, said the LORD, that take counsel, …

Jeremiah 7:24 But they listened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the …

Jeremiah 44:16-17 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, …

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