Psalms 14

Psalm 141

For the music director; by David.

14:1 Fools say to themselves,2 “There is no God.”3

They sin and commit evil deeds;4

none of them does what is right.5

14:2 The Lord looks down from heaven6 at the human race,7

to see if there is anyone who is wise8 and seeks God.9

14:3 Everyone rejects God;10

they are all morally corrupt.11

None of them does what is right,12

not even one!

14:4 All those who behave wickedly13 do not understand – 14

those who devour my people as if they were eating bread,

and do not call out to the Lord.

14:5 They are absolutely terrified,15

for God defends the godly.16

14:6 You want to humiliate the oppressed,17

even though18 the Lord is their19 shelter.

14:7 I wish the deliverance20 of Israel would come from Zion!

When the Lord restores the well-being of his people,21

may Jacob rejoice,22

may Israel be happy!23

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