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Psalms 10:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, [yea], contemneth Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, [whom] the LORD abhorreth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, And the greedy man curses [and] spurns the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, [whom] the LORD abhorreth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For the wicked boasteth of his soul's desire, and he blesseth the covetous; he contemneth Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For the lawless one hath boasted over the longing of his soul, and, the robber, hath blasphemed Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Because the wicked hath boasted Of the desire of his soul, And a dishonest gainer he hath blessed, He hath despised Jehovah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the sinner is praised in the desires of his soul: and the unjust man is blessed.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the wicked boasteth of his hearts desire, and blesseth the couetous, [whom] the LORD abhorreth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Because the sinner praises himself for the desires of his heart; and the unjust one blesses himself.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, [whom] Yahweh abhorreth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the wicked 7563
{7563} Prime
רָשָׁע
rasha`
{raw-shaw'}
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
boasteth 1984
{1984} Prime
הָלַל
halal
{haw-lal'}
A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
of x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
his heart's 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
desire, 8378
{8378} Prime
תַּאֲוָה
ta'avah
{tah-av-aw'}
From H0183 (abbreviated); a longing; by implication a delight (subjectively satisfaction, objectively a charm).
and blesseth 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
the covetous, 1214
{1214} Prime
בָּצַע
batsa`
{baw-tsah'}
A primitive root to break off, that is, (usually) plunder; figuratively to finish, or (intransitively) stop.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
[whom] Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
abhorreth. 5006
{5006} Prime
נָאַץ
na'ats
{naw-ats'}
A primitive root; to scorn; or (Ecclesiastes 12:5) by interchange for H5132, to bloom.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 10:3

_ _ heart’s — or, “soul’s.”

_ _ desire — that is, his success in evil.

_ _ and blesseth, etc. — he (the wicked) blesseth the covetous, he despiseth the Lord.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 10:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 10:3

Boasteth — He glorieth in his very sins which are his shame, and especially in the satisfaction of his desires.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 10:3

For the wicked (b) boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, [whom] the LORD abhorreth.

(b) The wicked man rejoices in his own lust he boasts when he has that he would; he brags of his wit and wealth and blesses himself and thus blasphemes the Lord.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
boasteth:

Psalms 35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, [and] said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen [it].
Psalms 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
Psalms 52:1 [[To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.]] Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually.
Psalms 73:8-9 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly [concerning] oppression: they speak loftily. ... They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
Psalms 94:4 [How long] shall they utter [and] speak hard things? [and] all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
Exodus 15:9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Isaiah 10:7-11 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but [it is] in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few. ... Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
Isaiah 37:23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted [thy] voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? [even] against the Holy One of Israel.
James 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
James 4:16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

heart's:
Heb. soul's

and blesseth:
etc. or, the covetous blesseth himself, he abhorreth the Lord,
Psalms 49:11-13 Their inward thought [is, that] their houses [shall continue] for ever, [and] their dwelling places to all generations; they call [their] lands after their own names. ... This their way [is] their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
Psalms 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:
1 Samuel 23:21 And Saul said, Blessed [be] ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.
Job 31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, [Thou art] my confidence;
Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
Hosea 12:7-8 [He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth to oppress. ... And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: [in] all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that [were] sin.
Zechariah 11:5-8 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed [be] the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not. ... Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, [and] be merry.
Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
2 Timothy 3:2-4 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, ... Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

whom:

Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
Jeremiah 22:17 But thine eyes and thine heart [are] not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do [it].
Micah 6:10-12 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure [that is] abominable? ... For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue [is] deceitful in their mouth.
Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
Matthew 26:15-16 And said [unto them], What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. ... And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Luke 16:14-15 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. ... And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
1 Timothy 6:9-10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. ... For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

abhorreth:

Psalms 5:6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
Leviticus 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
Deuteronomy 32:19 And when the LORD saw [it], he abhorred [them], because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
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