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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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
until [heb.] to find his iniquity to hate
LibrarySky, 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 Eternity of Heaven's Happiness.
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.
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
He says to himself, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."
Though while they live they count themselves blessed-- and people praise you when you prosper--
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