Foolishness and Wickedness of People.

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

14 The fool has (A)said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they have committed detestable acts;
There is (B)no one who does good.
The Lord has (C)looked down from heaven upon the sons of mankind
To see if there are any who [a](D)understand,
Who (E)seek God.
They have all (F)turned aside, together they are corrupt;
There is (G)no one who does good, not even one.

Do all the workers of injustice (H)not know,
Who (I)devour my people as they eat bread,
And (J)do not call upon the Lord?
There they are in great dread,
For God is with a (K)righteous generation.
You would put to shame the plan of the poor,
But the Lord is his (L)refuge.

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

Description of a Citizen of Zion.

A Psalm of David.

15 Lord, who may reside (O)in Your tent?
Who may settle on Your (P)holy hill?
One who (Q)walks with integrity, practices righteousness,
And (R)speaks truth in his heart.
He (S)does not slander [b]with his tongue,
Nor (T)do evil to his neighbor,
Nor (U)bring shame on his friend;
A despicable person is despised in his eyes,
But he (V)honors those who fear the Lord;
He (W)takes an oath to his own detriment, and does not change;
He (X)does not [c]lend his money [d]at interest,
Nor (Y)does he take a bribe against the innocent.
(Z)One who does these things will never be shaken.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 14:2 Or act wisely
  2. Psalm 15:3 Lit according to
  3. Psalm 15:5 Lit give
  4. Psalm 15:5 I.e., to a fellow Israelite

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