The Fool Says, There Is No God

To the choirmaster. Of David.

14 (A)The (B)fool says in his heart, (C)“There is no God.”
    They are (D)corrupt, they do abominable deeds;
    (E)there is none who does good.

The Lord (F)looks down from heaven on the children of man,
    to see if there are any who understand,[a]
    who (G)seek after God.

They have all turned aside; together they have become (H)corrupt;
    there is none who does good,
    not even one.

Have they no (I)knowledge, all the evildoers
    who (J)eat up my people as they eat bread
    and (K)do not call upon the Lord?

There they are in great terror,
    for God is with (L)the generation of the righteous.
You would shame the plans of the poor,
    but[b] the Lord is his (M)refuge.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When the Lord (N)restores the fortunes of his people,
    let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill?

A Psalm of David.

15 O Lord, (O)who shall sojourn in your (P)tent?
    Who shall dwell on your (Q)holy hill?

He who (R)walks blamelessly and (S)does what is right
    and (T)speaks truth in his heart;
who (U)does not slander with his tongue
    and does no evil to his neighbor,
    nor (V)takes up a reproach against his friend;
(W)in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
    but who honors those who fear the Lord;
who (X)swears to his own hurt and does not change;
who (Y)does not put out his money at interest
    and (Z)does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be (AA)moved.

You Will Not Abandon My Soul

A (AB)Miktam[c] of David.

16 Preserve me, O God, for in you I (AC)take refuge.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    (AD)I have no good apart from you.”

As for (AE)the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
    in whom is all my delight.[d]

The sorrows of those who run after[e] another god shall multiply;
    their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
    or (AF)take their names on my lips.

The Lord is (AG)my chosen portion and my (AH)cup;
    you hold my (AI)lot.
(AJ)The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

I bless the Lord who (AK)gives me counsel;
    in (AL)the night also my (AM)heart instructs me.[f]
(AN)I have (AO)set the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my (AP)right hand, I shall not be (AQ)shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my (AR)whole being[g] rejoices;
    my flesh also dwells secure.
10 For you will not abandon my soul to (AS)Sheol,
    (AT)or let your (AU)holy one see (AV)corruption.[h]

11 You make known to me (AW)the path of life;
    in your presence there is (AX)fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are (AY)pleasures forevermore.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 14:2 Or that act wisely
  2. Psalm 14:6 Or for
  3. Psalm 16:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  4. Psalm 16:3 Or To the saints in the land, the excellent in whom is all my delight, I say:
  5. Psalm 16:4 Or who acquire
  6. Psalm 16:7 Hebrew my kidneys instruct me
  7. Psalm 16:9 Hebrew my glory
  8. Psalm 16:10 Or see the pit

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