Psalm 14

English Standard Version

To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. (Ge 6:5; Ge 6:11; Job 2:10; Ps 10:4; Ps 53:1; Ps 74:18; Ps 74:22; Ro 3:10) The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand,[1] who seek after God. (2Ch 15:2; 2Ch 19:3; Ps 11:4; Ps 102:19) They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. (Job 15:16) Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the Lord? (Ps 27:2; Ps 79:6; Ps 82:5; Pr 30:14; Isa 1:3; Isa 64:7; Jer 4:22; Jer 10:25; Ho 7:7; Am 8:4; Mic 3:3) There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous. (Ps 24:6; Ps 73:15) You would shame the plans of the poor, but[2] the Lord is his refuge. (Ps 46:1; Ps 61:3; Ps 62:7; Ps 91:2; Ps 142:5) 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. (Job 42:10; Ps 85:1; Ps 126:1; Jer 30:18; Eze 16:53; Eze 39:25; Ho 6:11; Joe 3:1)