Psalm 14 New International Version

The Folly and Wickedness of Men

14 The fool[1] says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. 2  The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. 3  All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

4  Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the Lord. 5  But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous. 6  You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge. 7  Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

Footnotes

[1] 14:1 The Hebrew words rendered "fool" in Psalms denote one who is morally deficient.

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