Psalm 78:37
New International Version
their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant.

New Living Translation
Their hearts were not loyal to him. They did not keep his covenant.

English Standard Version
Their heart was not steadfast toward him; they were not faithful to his covenant.

Berean Study Bible
Their hearts were disloyal to Him, and they were unfaithful to His covenant.

King James Bible
For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.

New King James Version
For their heart was not steadfast with Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.

New American Standard Bible
For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful with His covenant.

NASB 1995
For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.

NASB 1977
For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant.

Amplified Bible
For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful to His covenant.

Christian Standard Bible
their hearts were insincere toward him, and they were unfaithful to his covenant.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
their hearts were insincere toward Him, and they were unfaithful to His covenant.

American Standard Version
For their heart was not right with him, Neither were they faithful in his covenant.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their heart was not made right with him and they did not believe in his covenant.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For their heart was not right with him, neither were they steadfast in his covenant.

Contemporary English Version
they were unfaithful and broke their promises.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But their heart was not right with him: nor were they counted faithful in his covenant.

English Revised Version
For their heart was not right with him, neither were they faithful in his covenant.

Good News Translation
They were not loyal to him; they were not faithful to their covenant with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their hearts were not loyal to him. They were not faithful to his promise.

International Standard Version
For their hearts weren't committed to him, and they weren't faithful to his covenant.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For their heart was not stedfast with Him, Neither were they faithful in His covenant.

Literal Standard Version
And their heart has not been right with Him, "" And they have not been steadfast in His covenant.

NET Bible
They were not really committed to him, and they were unfaithful to his covenant.

New Heart English Bible
For their heart was not right with him, neither were they faithful in his covenant.

World English Bible
For their heart was not right with him, neither were they faithful in his covenant.

Young's Literal Translation
And their heart hath not been right with Him, And they have not been stedfast in His covenant.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
36But they deceived Him with their mouths, and lied to Him with their tongues. 37Their hearts were disloyal to Him, and they were unfaithful to His covenant. 38And yet He was compassionate; He forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them. He often restrained His anger and did not unleash His full wrath.…

Cross References
Acts 8:21
You have no part or share in our ministry, because your heart is not right before God.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 78:8
Then they will not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose heart was not loyal, whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Ezekiel 33:31
So My people come to you as usual, sit before you, and hear your words; but they do not put them into practice. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest gain.


Treasury of Scripture

For their heart was not right with him, neither were they steadfast in his covenant.

their heart

Psalm 119:80
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

Hosea 7:14,16
And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me…

Hosea 10:2
Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.

stedfast

Psalm 78:8
And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

Psalm 44:17,18
All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant…

Deuteronomy 31:20
For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.









Verse 37. - For their heart was not right with him. It is the worship of the heart alone which God values (see Deuteronomy 10:12; Proverbs 3:1; Proverbs 23:26, etc.). If the heart be not "right with God," our worship is an offence to him. Neither were they steadfast in his covenant (comp. ver. 8).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Their hearts
וְ֭לִבָּם (wə·lib·bām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

were disloyal
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to Him,
עִמּ֑וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

and they were unfaithful
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to His covenant.
בִּבְרִיתֽוֹ׃ (biḇ·rî·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1285: A covenant


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