Psalm 36:2
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New International Version
In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin.

King James Bible
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

Darby Bible Translation
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, [even] when his iniquity is found to be hateful.

World English Bible
For he flatters himself in his own eyes, too much to detect and hate his sin.

Young's Literal Translation
For he made it smooth to himself in his eyes, To find his iniquity to be hated.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For he flattereth himself - He is ruled by the suggestion already mentioned; endeavours to persuade himself that he may safely follow the propensities of his own heart, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. He sins so boldly, that at last he becomes detestable. Some think the words should be thus understood: "He smootheth over in his own eyes with respect to the finding out of his iniquity, to hate it. That is, he sets such a false gloss in his own eyes upon his worst actions, that he never finds out the blackness of his iniquity; which were it perceived by him, would be hateful even to himself." - Bishop Horsley.

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Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

Psalm 49:18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you do well to yourself.

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...

Jeremiah 2:23,34,35 How can you say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see your way in the valley, know what you have done...

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

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

Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

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

Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

until [heb.] to find his iniquity to hate

1 Samuel 15:18-24 And the LORD sent you on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites...

1 Chronicles 10:13,14 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not...

Romans 3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

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Sky, Earth, and Sea: a Parable of God
'Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 6. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; Thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, Thou preservest man and beast. 7. How excellent is Thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings.' --PSALM xxxvi. 5-7. This wonderful description of the manifold brightness of the divine nature is introduced in this psalm with singular abruptness. It is set side by side
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
The sixth case, that we shall speak a little to, is a deadness, occasioned by the Lord's hiding of himself, who is their life, and "the fountain of life," Ps. xxxvi. 9, and "whose loving-kindness is better than life," Ps. lxiii. 3, and "in whose favour is their life," Ps. xxx. 5. A case, which the frequent complaints of the saints manifest to be rife enough, concerning which we shall, 1. Shew some of the consequences of the Lord's hiding his face, whereby the soul's case will appear. 2. Shew the
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Of Self-Surrender
Of Self-Surrender We should now begin to abandon and give up our whole existence unto God, from the strong and positive conviction, that the occurrence of every moment is agreeable to His immediate will and permission, and just such as our state requires. This conviction will make us resigned in all things; and accept of all that happens, not as from the creature, but as from God Himself. But I conjure you, my dearly beloved, who sincerely wish to give up yourselves to God, that after you have made
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

The Eternity of Heaven's Happiness.
Having endeavored, in the foregoing pages, to form to ourselves some idea of the glorious happiness reserved for us in heaven, there still remains to say something of its crowning glory--the eternity of its duration. This is not only its crowning glory, but it is, moreover, an essential constituent of that unspeakable joy which now inebriates the souls of the blessed. A moment's reflection will make this evident. Let us suppose, for the sake of illustration, that on the last day, God should thus
F. J. Boudreaux—The Happiness of Heaven

Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:19
When such a person hears the words of this oath and they invoke a blessing on themselves, thinking, "I will be safe, even though I persist in going my own way," they will bring disaster on the watered land as well as the dry.

Psalm 10:4
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

Psalm 10:11
He says to himself, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."

Psalm 49:18
Though while they live they count themselves blessed-- and people praise you when you prosper--

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