|<< Psalm 14 >>|
GOD'S WORD ® Translation
[For the choir director; by David.] Godless fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt. They do disgusting things. There is no one who does good things.
2The LORD looks down from heaven on Adam's descendants to see if there is anyone who acts wisely, if there is anyone who seeks help from God.
3Everyone has turned away. Together they have become rotten to the core. No one, not even one person, does good things.
4Are all those troublemakers, those who devour my people as if they were devouring food, so ignorant that they do not call on the LORD?
5There they are-panic-stricken because God is with the person who is righteous.
6They put the advice of oppressed people to shame because the LORD is their refuge.
7If only salvation for Israel would come from Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice. Israel will be glad.