Psalm 36:4
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New International Version
Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.

King James Bible
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Darby Bible Translation
He deviseth wickedness up on his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good: he abhorreth not evil.

World English Bible
He plots iniquity on his bed. He sets himself in a way that is not good. He doesn't abhor evil.

Young's Literal Translation
Iniquity he deviseth on his bed, He stationeth himself on a way not good, Evil he doth not refuse.'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He deviseth mischief upon his bed - He seeks the silent and undisturbed watches of the night, in order to fix his plans of wickedness.

He setteth himself - Having laid his plans he fixes his purpose to do what is bad; and he does it without any checks of conscience or abhorrence of evil. He is bent only on mischief, and lost to all sense of God and goodness. A finished character of a perfect sinner.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

deviseth

Psalm 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things...

1 Samuel 19:11 Saul also sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying...

Esther 5:14 Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends to him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high...

Esther 6:4 And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king's house...

Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Hosea 7:6,7 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleeps all the night...

Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

Acts 23:12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse...

mischief. or, vanity
setteth

Proverbs 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Isaiah 65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day to a rebellious people, which walks in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein...

Jeremiah 8:6 I listened and heard, but they spoke not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done?...

Jeremiah 9:2-9 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people...

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy...

abhorreth

Psalm 97:10 You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate...

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same...

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good.

Revelation 2:2 I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you can not bear them which are evil...

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
Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Psalm 52:3
You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.

Psalm 140:2
who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.

Proverbs 4:16
For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.

Proverbs 14:22
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.

Isaiah 65:2
All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations--

Ezekiel 38:10
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme.

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