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

New Living Translation
As they plot their crimes, they say, “We have devised the perfect plan!” Yes, the human heart and mind are cunning.

English Standard Version
They search out injustice, saying, “We have accomplished a diligent search.” For the inward mind and heart of a man are deep.

Berean Study Bible
They devise injustice and say, “We have perfected a secret plan.” For the inner man and the heart are mysterious.

New American Standard Bible
They devise injustices, saying, "We are ready with a well-conceived plot"; For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.

New King James Version
They devise iniquities: “We have perfected a shrewd scheme.” Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
They devise crimes and say, "We have perfected a secret plan." The inner man and the heart are mysterious.

Contemporary English Version
They make evil plans and say, "We'll commit a perfect crime. No one knows our thoughts."

Good News Translation
They make evil plans and say, "We have planned a perfect crime." The human heart and mind are a mystery.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They devise crimes and say," We have perfected a secret plan." The inner man and the heart are mysterious.

International Standard Version
They devise wicked schemes, saying, "We have completed our plans, hiding them deep in our hearts."

NET Bible
They devise unjust schemes; they disguise a well-conceived plot. Man's inner thoughts cannot be discovered.

New Heart English Bible
They plot injustice; they hide a well-conceived plan. Surely man's mind and heart are cunning.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They have conceived evils and they are consumed with searching evil from within a man, and from within the depths of his heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They search for the perfect crime and say, "We have perfected a foolproof scheme!" Human nature and the human heart are a mystery!

JPS Tanakh 1917
They search out iniquities, they have accomplished a diligent search; Even in the inward thought of every one, and the deep heart.

New American Standard 1977
They devise injustices, saying, “We are ready with a well-conceived plot”; For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They search out iniquities; they perfect and put into effect that which they have invented in the inward thought of each one of them and that which they have devised in their heart.

King James 2000 Bible
They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, are deep.

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

American Standard Version
They search out iniquities; We have accomplished,'say they , a diligent search: And the inward thought and the heart of every one is deep.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They have searched out iniquity; they have wearied themselves with searching diligently, a man shall approach and the heart is deep,

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have searched after iniquities: they have failed in their search. Man shall come to a deep heart:

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.

English Revised Version
They search out iniquities; We have accomplished, say they, a diligent search: and the inward thought of every one, and the heart, is deep.

Webster's Bible Translation
They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the 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.
Study Bible
The Hurtful Tongue
5They hold fast to their evil purpose; they speak of hiding their snares. “Who will see them?” they say. 6They devise injustice and say, “We have perfected a secret plan.” For the inner man and the heart are mysterious. 7But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly they will be wounded.…
Cross References
Psalm 49:11
Their graves are their eternal homes--their dwellings for endless generations--even though their lands were their namesakes.

Daniel 11:27
And the two kings, with their hearts bent on evil, will speak lies at the same table, but to no avail, for still the end will come at the appointed time.

Treasury of Scripture

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

search

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, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.

1 Samuel 24:9
And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

a diligent search [heb.

Psalm 5:9
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

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 unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?







Lexicon
They devise
יַֽחְפְּֽשׂוּ־ (yaḥ·pə·śū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2664: To seek, to conceal oneself, mask

injustice [and say],
עוֹלֹ֗ת (‘ō·w·lōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

“We have perfected
תַּ֭מְנוּ (tam·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8552: To be complete or finished

a secret
חֵ֣פֶשׂ (ḥê·p̄eś)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2664: To seek, to conceal oneself, mask

plan.”
מְחֻפָּ֑שׂ (mə·ḥup·pāś)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2665: Something covert, a trick

For the inner
וְקֶ֥רֶב (wə·qe·reḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

man
אִ֝֗ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

and the heart
וְלֵ֣ב (wə·lêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

are mysterious.
עָמֹֽק׃ (‘ā·mōq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6013: Deep
(6) They search out iniquities--i.e., they plan wicked schemes.

They accomplish a diligent search.--See margin, which indicates the difficulty in this clause. The versions and some MSS. also suggest a corruption of the tent. Read "They have completed their subtle measures" (literally, the planned plan).

Verse 6. - They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search; rather, they devise iniquities. We have accomplished (they say) a well devised device. So modern critics generally (Hengstenberg, Kay, Cheyne, Canon Cook, Revised Version). Both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. Therefore the righteous man is in great danger from them, unless God interpose. 64:1-6 The psalmist earnestly begs of God to preserve him from disquieting fear. The tongue is a little member, but it boasts great things. The upright man is the mark at which the wicked aim, they cannot speak peaceably either of him or to him. There is no guard against a false tongue. It is bad to do wrong, but worse to encourage ourselves and one another in it. It is a sign that the heart is hardened to the greatest degree, when it is thus fully set to do evil. A practical disbelief of God's knowledge of all things, is at the bottom of every wickedness. The benefit of a good cause and a good conscience, appears most when nothing can help a man against his enemies, save God alone, who is always a present help.
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