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