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

Other Translations of Psalm 81:12

New International Version

12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.

English Standard Version

12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.

The Message

12 So I let go of the reins and told them, 'Run! Do it your own way!'

New King James Version

12 So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, To walk in their own counsels.

New Living Translation

12 So I let them follow their own stubborn desires, living according to their own ideas.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 81:12

Commentary on Psalm 81:8-16

(Read Psalm 81:8-16)

We cannot look for too little from the creature, nor too much from the Creator. We may have enough from God, if we pray for it in faith. All the wickedness of the world is owing to man's wilfulness. People are not religious, because they will not be so. God is not the Author of their sin, he leaves them to the lusts of their own hearts, and the counsels of their own heads; if they do not well, the blame must be upon themselves. The Lord is unwilling that any should perish. What enemies sinners are to themselves! It is sin that makes our troubles long, and our salvation slow. Upon the same conditions of faith and obedience, do Christians hold those spiritual and eternal good things, which the pleasant fields and fertile hills of Canaan showed forth. Christ is the Bread of life; he is the Rock of salvation, and his promises are as honey to pious minds. But those who reject him as their Lord and Master, must also lose him as their Saviour and their reward.