New International Version
how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt, who drink up evil like water!
King James Bible
How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
Darby Bible Translation
How much less the abominable and corrupt, -- man, that drinketh unrighteousness like water!
World English Bible
how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water!
Young's Literal Translation
Also -- surely abominable and filthy Is man drinking as water perverseness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How much more abominable and filthy is man - As in the preceding verse it is said, he putteth no trust in his saints, it has appeared both to translators and commentators that the original words, אף כי aph ki, should be rendered how much Less, not how much More: How much less would he put confidence in man, who is filthy and abominable in his natures and profligate in his practice, as he drinks down iniquity like water? A man who is under the power of sinful propensities commits sin as greedily as the thirsty man or camel drinks down water. He thinks he can never have enough. This is a finished character of a Bad man; he hungers and thirsts after Sin: on the contrary, the Good man hungers and thirsts after Righteousness.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
How much (Rather, 'How much less (aph kee,) abominable and filthy man,' who, under the influence of sinful propensities, commits sin as greedily as a thirsty man or camel drinks down water.)
LibraryJuly 26 Evening
Give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.--PSA. 97:12. The heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?--Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness?--Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts. As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
All are Sinners.
The Character of Its Teachings Evidences the Divine Authorship of the Bible
Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to be Seriously Convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.
"Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen,
"Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue,
Is there anyone like Job, who drinks scorn like water?
For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
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