Psalm 36:3
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New International Version
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.

King James Bible
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

Darby Bible Translation
The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, to do good.

World English Bible
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Young's Literal Translation
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit, He ceased to act prudently -- to do good.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The words of his mouth are iniquity - In the principle; and deceit calculated to pervert others, and lead them astray.

He hath left off to be wise, and to do good - His heart is become foolish, and his actions wicked. He has cut off the connection between himself and all righteousness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The words

Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher...

Psalm 12:2,3 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak...

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Psalm 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Psalm 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

1 Samuel 18:21 And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him...

1 Samuel 19:6,7 And Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan: and Saul swore, As the LORD lives, he shall not be slain...

1 Samuel 26:21 Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do you harm, because my soul was precious in your eyes this day...

Matthew 22:15-18 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk...

Matthew 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

he hath

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity...

1 Samuel 11:6-13 And the Spirit of God came on Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly...

1 Samuel 13:13,14 And Samuel said to Saul, You have done foolishly: you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which he commanded you...

1 Samuel 15:26 And Samuel said to Saul, I will not return with you: for you have rejected the word of the LORD...

1 Samuel 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

Zephaniah 1:6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us...

Library
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
Psalm 10:7
His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.

Psalm 12:2
Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.

Psalm 50:19
You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.

Psalm 94:8
Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?

Jeremiah 4:22
"My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good."

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