New International Version
For the director of music. Of David.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven(C)
on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,(D)
any who seek God.(E)
3 All have turned away,(F) all have become corrupt;(G)
there is no one who does good,(H)
not even one.(I)
4 Do all these evildoers know nothing?(J)
They devour my people(K) as though eating bread;
they never call on the Lord.(L)
5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
for God is present in the company of the righteous.
6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
but the Lord is their refuge.(M)
A psalm of David.
2 The one whose walk is blameless,(S)
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth(T) from their heart;
3 whose tongue utters no slander,(U)
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
4 who despises a vile person
but honors(V) those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath(W) even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
5 who lends money to the poor without interest;(X)
who does not accept a bribe(Y) against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.(Z)
- Psalm 14:1 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Psalms denote one who is morally deficient.