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.
Darby Bible Translation
Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart:
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;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Their eyes stand out with fatness - As the fruit of their high living. They are not weakened and emaciated by toil and want, as other men often are. Compare the notes at Psalm 17:10.
They have more than heart could wish - Margin, "they pass the thoughts of the heart." Literally, "the imaginations or thoughts of the heart pass;" pass along; pass forth. The meaning seems to be, not that they have more than heart could desire, as in our translation - for that would not probably be true; nor, that the thoughts of the heart are "disclosed," as Prof. Alexander supposes - for that idea does not seem to be in the language; but that their thoughts, their plans, their purposes, pass freely along without any obstruction; their wishes are all gratified; their purposes are accomplished; they have all that they wish. Whatever comes into the mind as an object of desire is obtained without hindrance or trouble. They seem only to wish for a thing, or to think of a thing, and they have it.
Library"Let us Pray"
Nevertheless, prayer is the best used means of drawing near to God. You will excuse me, then, if in considering my text this morning, I confine myself entirely to the subject of prayer. It is in prayer mainly, that we draw near to God, and certainly it can be said emphatically of prayer, it is good for every man who knoweth how to practice that heavenly art, in it to draw near unto God. To assist your memories, that the sermon may abide with you in after days, I shall divide my discourse this morning …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860
Of a Low Estimation of Self in the Sight of God
Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Cæsarius of Arles.
"For he has covered his face with his fat And made his thighs heavy with flesh.
They have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.
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.
'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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