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

New Living Translation
They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.

English Standard Version
He plots trouble while on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not reject evil.

Berean Study Bible
Even on his bed he plots wickedness; he sets himself on a path that is not good; he does not reject evil.

New American Standard Bible
He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Even on his bed he makes malicious plans. He sets himself on a path that is not good, and he does not reject evil.

Contemporary English Version
Those people stay awake, thinking up mischief, and they follow the wrong road, refusing to turn from sin.

Good News Translation
They make evil plans as they lie in bed; nothing they do is good, and they never reject anything evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even on his bed he makes malicious plans. He sets himself on a path that is not good and does not reject evil.

International Standard Version
He devises iniquity on his bed and is determined to follow a path that is not good. He does not resist evil.

NET Bible
He plans ways to sin while he lies in bed; he is committed to a sinful lifestyle; he does not reject what is evil.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He conceives disease upon his bed and walks in a way which is not beautiful that he may do evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He invents trouble while lying on his bed and chooses to go the wrong direction. He does not reject evil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He deviseth iniquity upon his bed; He setteth himself in a way that is not good; He abhorreth not evil.

New American Standard 1977
He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He devises iniquity upon his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not abhor evil.

King James 2000 Bible
He devises mischief upon his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.

American King James Version
He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.

American Standard Version
He deviseth iniquity upon his bed; He setteth himself in a way that is not good; He abhorreth not evil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He devises iniquity on his bed; he gives himself to every evil way; and does not abhor evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath devised iniquity on his bed, he hath set himself on every way that is not good : but evil he hath not hated.

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

English Revised Version
He deviseth iniquity upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
He deviseth mischief upon 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.'
Study Bible
The Transgression of the Wicked
3The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and well-doing. 4Even on his bed he plots wickedness; he sets himself on a path that is not good; he does not reject evil. 5Your loving devotion, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, Your steadfastness to the clouds.…
Cross References
Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere. Detest what is evil; cling to what is good.

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

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

Proverbs 4:16
For they cannot sleep unless they do evil, they are deprived of slumber until they make someone fall,

Proverbs 14:22
Do not those who contrive evil go astray? But those who plan goodness find loving devotion and truth.

Isaiah 65:2
All day long I have held out My hands to an obstinate people, who walk in the wrong path, who follow their own imaginations,

Ezekiel 38:10
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'On that day, thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.

Micah 2:1
Woe to those who devise iniquity and plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.

Treasury of Scripture

He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.

deviseth

Psalm 38:12
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

1 Samuel 19:11
Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.

Esther 5:14
Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

mischief.

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 unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

abhorreth

Psalm 97:10
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

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

Amos 5:15
Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.







Lexicon
Even on
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his bed
מִשְׁכָּ֫ב֥וֹ (miš·kā·ḇōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4904: Place of lying, a couch, act of lying

he plots
יַחְשֹׁ֗ב (yaḥ·šōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

wickedness;
אָ֤וֶן ׀ (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

he sets
יִ֭תְיַצֵּב (yiṯ·yaṣ·ṣêḇ)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3320: To set or station oneself, take one's stand

himself on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a path
דֶּ֣רֶךְ (de·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

that is not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

good;
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

he does not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

reject
יִמְאָֽס׃ (yim·’ās)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3988: To spurn, to disappear

evil.
רָ֝֗ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil
Verse 4. - He deviseth mischief upon his bed; rather, he deviseth iniquity - the same word as in the preceding verse. In the night, when he should be looked in innocent slumber, he lies awake, devising wicked schemes against others (comp. Proverbs 4:16; Micah 2:1). He setteth himself in a way that is not good. More correct than the Prayer-book Version, "He hath set himself in no good way." The wicked man is not merely negatively bad; he determinately chooses a path of life that is evil. He abhorroth not evil. He has no aversion to it, no horror of it, no shrinking from it. Whether a thing is right or wrong is to him a matter of complete indifference. So callous is he, so hardened. 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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