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Psalm 14 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

14 (0) For the leader. By David:

(1) Fools say in their hearts,
“There is no God.”
They deal corruptly, their deeds are vile,
not one does what is right.

From heaven Adonai observes humankind
to see if anyone has understanding,
if anyone seeks God.
But all turn aside, all alike are corrupt;
no one does what is right,
not a single one.
Don’t they ever learn,
all those evildoers,
who eat up my people as if eating bread
and never call on Adonai?
There they are, utterly terrified;
for God is with those who are righteous.
You may mock the plans of the poor,
but their refuge is Adonai.

How I wish Isra’el’s salvation
would come out of Tziyon!
When Adonai restores his people’s fortunes,
Ya‘akov will rejoice, Isra’el will be glad!

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

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Psalm 14 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 14

For the director of music. Of David.

The fool[a] says in his heart,
    “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
    there is no one who does good.

The Lord looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
    there is no one who does good,
    not even one.

Do all these evildoers know nothing?

They devour my people as though eating bread;
    they never call on the Lord.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
    for God is present in the company of the righteous.
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
    but the Lord is their refuge.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When the Lord restores his people,
    let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!


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