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Psalm 14 World English Bible (WEB)

For the Chief Musician. By David.

14 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
    They are corrupt.
    They have done abominable deeds.
    There is no one who does good.
Yahweh looked down from heaven on the children of men,
    to see if there were any who understood,
    who sought after God.
They have all gone aside.
    They have together become corrupt.
    There is no one who does good, no, not one.
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
    who eat up my people as they eat bread,
    and don’t call on Yahweh?
There they were in great fear,
    for God is in the generation of the righteous.
You frustrate the plan of the poor,
    because Yahweh is his refuge.
Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
    When Yahweh restores the fortunes of his people,
    then Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

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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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