Folly and Wickedness of Men.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

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

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

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

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 14:1 Lit doings
  2. Psalm 14:2 Or act wisely
  3. Psalm 14:7 Lit would be
  4. Psalm 14:7 Or restores the fortunes of His people

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