Psalm 10:3
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English Standard Version
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.

King James Bible
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

American Standard Version
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, yea , contemneth Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.

English Revised Version
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and the covetous renounceth, yea, contemneth the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

Psalm 10:3 Parallel
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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.

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boasteth

Psalm 35:21 Yes, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye has seen it.

Psalm 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Psalm 52:1 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

Psalm 73:8,9 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily...

Psalm 94:4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Exodus 15:9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied on them; I will draw my sword...

Isaiah 10:7-11 However, he means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few...

Isaiah 37:23 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high?...

James 4:13,16 Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain...

hearts. Heb. soul's
and blesseth. or, the covetous blesseth himself, he abhorreth the Lord

Psalm 49:11-13,18 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations...

Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace...

1 Samuel 23:21 And Saul said, Blessed be you of the LORD; for you have compassion on me.

Job 31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;

Proverbs 23:4 Labor not to be rich: cease from your own wisdom.

Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress...

Zechariah 11:5-8 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich...

Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Romans 1:29,32 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder...

2 Timothy 3:2-4 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy...

1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

whom

Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth...

Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence...

Micah 6:10-12 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable...

Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high...

Matthew 26:15,16 And said to them, What will you give me, and I will deliver him to you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver...

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness...

Luke 16:14,15 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him...

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater...

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

abhorreth

Psalm 5:6 You shall destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Leviticus 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols...

Deuteronomy 32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.

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

Psalm 49:6
those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?

Psalm 49:18
For though, while he lives, he counts himself blessed--and though you get praise when you do well for yourself--

Psalm 94:3
O LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?

Psalm 94:4
They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast.

Psalm 112:10
The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish!

Psalm 140:8
Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah

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