Psalm 14 English Standard Version

The Folly and Wickedness of Men

14 1  The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. 2  The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand,[1] who seek after God. 3  They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.

4  Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the Lord? 5  There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous. 6  You would shame the plans of the poor, but[2] the Lord is his refuge. 7  Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.


[1] 14:2 Or that act wisely

[2] 14:6 Or for

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