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Psalms 10:3

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
1. "They are taken in their thoughts, which they think:" that is, their evil thoughts become chains to them. But how become they chains? "For the sinner is praised," saith he, "in the desires of his soul" (ver. 3). The tongues of flatterers bind souls in sin. For there is pleasure in doing those things, in which not only is no reprover feared, but even an approver heard. "And he that does unrighteous deeds is blessed." Hence "are they taken in their thoughts, which they think."

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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