Psalm 64:6
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New International Version
They plot injustice and say, "We have devised a perfect plan!" Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

King James Bible
They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

Darby Bible Translation
They devise iniquities: We have it ready, the plan is diligently sought out. And each one's inward [thought] and heart is deep.

World English Bible
They plot injustice, saying, "We have made a perfect plan!" Surely man's mind and heart are cunning.

Young's Literal Translation
They search out perverse things, 'We perfected a searching search,' And the inward part of man, and the heart are deep.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search - The word חפש chaphash, which is used three times, as a noun and a verb, in this sentence, signifies to strip off the clothes. "They investigate iniquities; they perfectly investigate an investigation." Most energetically translated by the old Psalter: Thai ransaked wickednesses: thai failled ransakand in ransaking. To ransack signifies to search every corner, to examine things part by part, to turn over every leaf, to leave no hole or cranny unexplored. But the word investigate fully expresses the meaning of the term, as it comes either from in, taken privately, and vestire, to clothe, stripping the man bare, that he may be exposed to all shame, and be the more easily wounded; or from the word investigo, which may be derived from in, intensive, and vestigium, the footstep or track of man or beast. A metaphor from hunting the stag; as the slot, or mark of his foot, is diligently sought out, in order to find whither he is gone, and whether he is old or young, for huntsmen can determine the age by the slot. Tuberville, in his Treatise on Hunting, gives rules to form this judgment, To this the next verse seems to refer.

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Psalm 35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

1 Samuel 22:9 Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob...

1 Samuel 24:9 And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?

1 Samuel 25:10 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse?...

Daniel 6:4,5 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom...

Matthew 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

John 18:29,30 Pilate then went out to them, and said, What accusation bring you against this man...

John 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

they accomplish, or we are consumed by that which they have thoroughly searched

a diligent search [heb.] a search searched
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Psalm 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher...

Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Isaiah 29:15 Woe to them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us?...

Jeremiah 17:9,10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it...

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness...

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Touching a Special Sort of Internal Prayer Prescribed by Antonio De Rojas...
[N.B. The instructions contained in this chapter are to be received with the utmost caution; and let the note which is inserted in § 2 be attended to.--J. N. S.] §§ 1, 2. Touching a special sort of internal prayer prescribed by Antonio de Rojas, a Spanish priest, with approbations given to it. §§ 3, 4. The order for preparation to the said prayer of internal silence. §§ 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. How the said prayer itself is to be exercised. §§ 11, 12. The great
Ven. F. Augustine Baker—Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the Prayer of Contemplation

Cross References
Psalm 49:11
Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves.

Daniel 11:27
The two kings, with their hearts bent on evil, will sit at the same table and lie to each other, but to no avail, because an end will still come at the appointed time.

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