Psalm 81:12
New International Version
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.

New Living Translation
So I let them follow their own stubborn desires, living according to their own ideas.

English Standard Version
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.

Berean Study Bible
So I gave them up to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.

King James Bible
So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

New King James Version
So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, To walk in their own counsels.

New American Standard Bible
“So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk by their own plans.

NASB 1995
“So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.

NASB 1977
“So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.

Amplified Bible
“So I gave them up to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in [the path of] their own counsel.

Christian Standard Bible
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own plans.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own plans.

American Standard Version
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, That they might walk in their own counsels.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they walked in the desire of their heart and in the counsel of their souls.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So I let them go after the ways of their own hearts: they will go on in their own ways.

Contemporary English Version
So I let you be stubborn and keep on following your own advice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So I let them go according to the desires of their heart: they shall walk in their own inventions.

English Revised Version
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, that they might walk in their own counsels.

Good News Translation
So I let them go their stubborn ways and do whatever they wanted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I let them go their own stubborn ways and follow their own advice.

International Standard Version
So I allowed them to continue in their stubbornness, living by their own advice.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their heart, That they might walk in their own counsels.

Literal Standard Version
And I send them away in the enmity of their heart, They walk in their own counsels.

NET Bible
I gave them over to their stubborn desires; they did what seemed right to them.

New Heart English Bible
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts, that they might walk in their own counsels.

World English Bible
So I let them go after the stubbornness of their hearts, that they might walk in their own counsels.

Young's Literal Translation
And I send them away in the enmity of their heart, They walk in their own counsels.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sing for Joy to God, Our Strength
11But My people would not listen to Me, and Israel would not obey Me. 12So I gave them up to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. 13If only My people would listen to Me, if Israel would follow My ways,…

Cross References
Acts 7:42
But God turned away from them and gave them over to the worship of the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: 'Did you bring Me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?

Acts 14:16
In past generations, He let all nations go their own way.

Romans 1:24
Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity for the dishonoring of their bodies with one another.

Romans 1:26
For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.

Job 8:4
When your children sinned against Him, He gave them over to their rebellion.

Psalm 106:43
Many times He rescued them, but they were bent on rebellion and sank down in their iniquity.

Isaiah 44:18
They do not comprehend or discern, for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see and closed their minds so they cannot understand.


Treasury of Scripture

So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

I gave

Genesis 6:3
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Acts 7:42
Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?

Acts 14:16
Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

their own hearts' lust.

they walked

Exodus 11:9
And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.

Isaiah 30:1
Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:

Jeremiah 7:24
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.









(12) Lust.--Rather, stubbornness, or perversity, from root meaning "to twist."

Verse 12. - So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust. God's Spirit will not always strive with men (Genesis 6:3). After a time, if they persist in evil courses and disobedience to his commands, he "gives them up," withdraws from them, leaves them to themselves, to the "lust," or rather "stubbornness" of their own hearts - to their own perverse wills and imaginations. And they walked in their own counsels (comp. Jeremiah 7:24). This result is inevitable. If God no longer guides their thoughts and enlightens their understandings, they can but follow their own foolish counsels, and the result cannot but be disastrous.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So I gave them up
וָֽ֭אֲשַׁלְּחֵהוּ (wā·’ă·šal·lə·ḥê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

to their stubborn
בִּשְׁרִיר֣וּת (biš·rî·rūṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8307: Firmness, stubbornness

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

to follow
יֵ֝לְכ֗וּ (yê·lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

their own devices.
בְּֽמוֹעֲצוֹתֵיהֶֽם׃ (bə·mō·w·‘ă·ṣō·w·ṯê·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4156: Counsel, plan, principle, device


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