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

New Living Translation
In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are.

English Standard Version
For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.

Berean Study Bible
For his eyes are too full of conceit to detect or hate his own sin.

New American Standard Bible
For it flatters him in his own eyes Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it.

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

Christian Standard Bible
For with his flattering opinion of himself, he does not discover and hate his iniquity.

Contemporary English Version
They like themselves too much to hate their own sins or even to see them.

Good News Translation
Because they think so highly of themselves, they think that God will not discover their sin and condemn it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to discover and hate his sin.

International Standard Version
He flatters himself too much to discover his transgression and hate it.

NET Bible
for he is too proud to recognize and give up his sin.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because it is hateful in his eyes to forsake his sins and to hate them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He flatters himself and does not hate or [even] recognize his guilt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For it flattereth him in his eyes, Until his iniquity be found, and he be hated.

New American Standard 1977
For it flatters him in his own eyes, Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he flatters himself in his own eyes until his iniquity is found to be hateful.

King James 2000 Bible
For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity is found to be hateful.

American King James Version
For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

American Standard Version
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, That his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he has dealt craftily before him, to discover his iniquity and hate it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in his sight he hath done deceitfully, that his iniquity may be found unto hatred.

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

English Revised Version
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, that his iniquity shall not be found out and be hated.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until 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.
Study Bible
The Transgression of the Wicked
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD. An oracle is in my heart regarding the transgression of the wicked man: There is no fear of God before his eyes. 2For his eyes are too full of conceit to detect or hate his own sin. 3The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and well-doing.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:19
because when such a person hears the words of this oath, he may invoke a blessing on himself, saying, 'I will have peace, even though I walk in the stubbornness of my own heart.' This 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 schemes there is no God.

Psalm 10:11
He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He hides His face and never sees."

Psalm 49:18
Though in his lifetime he blesses his soul--and men praise you when you prosper--

Treasury of Scripture

For he flatters himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.

For he

Psalm 10:3
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

Psalm 49:18
Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

Deuteronomy 29:19
And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:

until [heb.

1 Samuel 15:18-24
And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed…

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, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; …

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;







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

his eyes
בְּעֵינָ֑יו (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

are too full of conceit
הֶחֱלִ֣יק (he·ḥĕ·lîq)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

to detect
לִמְצֹ֖א (lim·ṣō)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

or hate
לִשְׂנֹֽא׃ (liś·nō)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

his own sin.
עֲוֺנ֣וֹ (‘ă·wō·nōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity
(2) For he flattereth . . .--Literally, For he (or, it) makes smooth to him in his eyes to find out his evil to hate. (See margin.) A sentence of great difficulty. We must seek for the key to the interpretation of these words in the balance of the two phrases, "before his eyes," "in his own eyes," and must take the two verses together. They form, in fact, an example of introverted parallelism. (See Gen. Introduction.)

Sin is the wicked man's oracle in his heart;

No fear of God is before his eyes;

He makes all smooth to himself in his eyes.

As to the discovery of his guilt that is his hate;

Or,

The discovery of his guilt is the only thing he hates.

This reading takes the two infinitives as subject and complement with the copula understood. It would be strange if Hebrew, which, above all languages, makes the infinitive do duty in various ways, offered no instance of such a use. (For matsa aven in the sense of the discovery of guilt, comp. Genesis 44:16; Hosea 12:8, etc.)

Verse 2. - For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. Another very obscure verse, explained in various ways. The rendering of Professor Alexander is to be preferred, "For he fiattereth himself in his own eyes, as to God's finding his sin and hating it;" i.e. he flatters himself that he will conceal his sin from God, so that God will not discover it to hate it (see also the comment of Dr. Kay, and the Revised Version) 36:1-4 From this psalm our hearts should be duly affected with hatred of sin, and seek satisfaction in God's loving-kindness. Here is the root of bitterness, from which all the wickedness of wicked men comes. It takes rise from contempt of God, and the want of due regard to him. Also from the deceit they put upon their own souls. Let us daily beg of God to preserve us from self-flattery. Sin is very hurtful to the sinner himself, and therefore ought to be hateful; but it is not so. It is no marvel, if those that deceive themselves, seek to deceive all mankind; to whom will they be true, who are false to their own souls? It is bad to do mischief, but worse to devise it, to do it with plot and management. If we willingly banish holy meditations in our solitary hours, Satan will soon occupy our minds with sinful imaginations. Hardened sinners stand to what they have done, as though they could justify it before God himself.
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