Psalms – Chapter 14

The Bible – Old Testament

Psalms

Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.13. 14. 15.149. 150.

Psalms

Chapter 14

1

1 For the leader. Of David. 2 Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” Their deeds are loathsome and corrupt; not one does what is right.

2

The LORD looks down from heaven upon the human race, To see if even one is wise, if even one seeks God.

3

All have gone astray; all alike are perverse. Not one does what is right, not even one.

4

Will these evildoers never learn? They devour my people as they devour bread; they do not call upon the LORD.

5

They have good reason, then, to fear; God is with the company of the just.

6

They would crush the hopes of the poor, but the poor have the LORD as their refuge.

7

3 Oh, that from Zion might come the deliverance of Israel, That Jacob may rejoice, and Israel be glad when the LORD restores his people!

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1 [Psalm 14] The lament (duplicated in Psalm 53) depicts the world as consisting of two types of people: “the fools” (= the wicked,  Psalm 14:1-3) and “the company of the just” ( Psalm 14:4-6; also called “my people,” and “the poor”). The wicked persecute the just, but the psalm expresses the hope that God will punish the wicked and reward the good.

2 [1] Fools: literally, “the fool.” The singular is used typically, hence the plural translation.

3 [7] Israel . . . Jacob . . . his people: the righteous poor are identified with God’s people.

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Index

Int. 1. 2. 3.13. 14. 15.149. 150.

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