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Psalms 106:39 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thus were they defiled with their works, And played the harlot in their doings.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Thus they became unclean in their practices, And played the harlot in their deeds.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went astray with their own inventions.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they were defiled with their works, and went a-whoring in their doings.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they became unclean by their works, and became unchaste in their doings.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they are defiled with their works, And commit whoredom in their habitual doings.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And was defiled with their works: and they went aside after their own inventions.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thus were they defiled with their owne works: and went a whoring with their owne inuentions.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And was polluted with their works; and they went a whoring with their own devices.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thus were they defiled 2930
{2930} Prime
טָמֵא
tame'
{taw-may'}
A primitive root; to be foul, especially in a ceremonial or moral sense (contaminated).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with their own works, 4639
{4639} Prime
מַעֲשֶׂה
ma`aseh
{mah-as-eh'}
From H6213; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property.
and went a whoring 2181
{2181} Prime
זָנָה
zanah
{zaw-naw'}
A primitive root (highly fed and therefore wanton); to commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple forniciation, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with their own inventions. 4611
{4611} Prime
מַעֲלָל
ma`alal
{mah-al-awl'}
From H5953; an act (good or bad).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 106:34-39.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 106:34-48.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 106:39

Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went (x) a whoring with their own inventions.

(x) Then true chastity is to cleave wholly and only to God.

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defiled:

Isaiah 24:5-6 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. ... Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
Isaiah 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
Ezekiel 20:18 But I said unto their children in the wilderness, Walk ye not in the statutes of your fathers, neither observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols:
Ezekiel 20:30-31 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after their abominations? ... For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
Ezekiel 20:43 And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.

went:

Exodus 34:16 And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.
Leviticus 17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.
Leviticus 20:5-6 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people. ... And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Numbers 15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
Jeremiah 3:1-2 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD. ... Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.
Jeremiah 3:6-9 The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen [that] which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot. ... And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
Ezekiel 16:15-63 But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was. ... That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 23:3-49 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity. ... And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I [am] the Lord GOD.
Hosea 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as [other] people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.
Revelation 17:1-6 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: ... And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

their own:

Psalms 106:29 Thus they provoked [him] to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
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Ex 34:16. Lv 17:7; 20:5. Nu 15:39. Ps 106:29. Is 24:5; 59:3. Jr 3:1, 6. Ezk 16:15; 20:18, 30, 43; 23:3. Ho 9:1. Rv 17:1.

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