The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 10:4
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not
seek [after God]…
We supply it, "after God"; as do the Targum and
Kimchi on the place: the sense is, he will not seek to God for counsel
or assistance, he will not pray unto him; which is the character of
every unregenerate man, (Romans 3:11) ; or, he will not inquire into the will
of God, to know what is right or what is wrong, but will do what seems
best in his own eyes: and this arises from the pride of his heart,
which shows itself in his countenance, in his proud and haughty look.
It is said of the little horn, who is antichrist, that he has a look
more stout than his fellows, (Daniel 7:20) . The words may be rendered, "the
wicked inquires not into the height of his anger"; so Ainsworth
observes; that is, of God's anger; he is not concerned about it; he
neither fears God nor regards men. Jarchi's sense of the words is,
``all his thoughts say unto him, God will not inquire into
everything that I shall do, for there is no judgment.''
God [is] not in all his thoughts;
nor in any of them, for they are
evil continually; and if he does at any time think of him, his thoughts
of him are wrong; he thinks he is altogether such an one as himself:
or, "all his thoughts [are, there is] no God" F26: though he does not
choose to say so, he thinks so; at least, he wishes it may be so; and
he works himself into such impiety and atheism as to deny the
providence of God, and thinks that he does not govern the world, nor
concern himself with what is done below; that he takes no notice of
men's actions, nor will call them to an account for them; and that
there will be no future state or judgment, in which secret as well as
open things will be made manifest: or, as the Chaldee paraphrase
glosses it, "that all his thoughts are not manifest before the Lord".
F26 (wytwmzm lk Myhla Nya) "non Deus, omnes cogitationes ejus",
Montanus, Vatablus, Muis; "nullum esse Deum hae sunt omnes
cogitationes ejus", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Ainsworth.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 10:4". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=010&verse=004>. 1999.