Psalm 14 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Psalm 14)
14:1 «To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.» The fool hath said in his heart, a [There is] no God. They are b corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good.

(a) He shows that the cause of all wickedness if forgetting God.
(b) There is nothing but disorder and wickedness among them.

14:3 They are c all gone aside, they are [all] together become filthy: [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.

(c) David here makes comparisons between the faithful and the reprobate, but Paul speaks the same of all men naturally, (Romans 3:10).

14:5 d There were they in great fear: for God [is] in the generation of the righteous.

(d) Where they think themselves most sure.

14:6 Ye have e shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD [is] his refuge.

(e) You mock them who put their trust in God.

14:7 Oh that the salvation of f Israel [were come] out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, [and] Israel shall be glad.

(f) He prays for the whole Church whom he is assured God will deliver: for no one else but he can do it.