Psalms Chapter 14 |
1For the leader. Of David.
The benighted man thinks,
“God does not care.”
Man’s deeds are corrupt and loathsome;
no one does good.
2The Lord looks down from heaven on mankind
to find a man of understanding,
a man mindful of God.
3All have turned bad,
there is none who does good,
not even one.
4Are they so witless, all those evildoers,
who devour my people as they devour food,
and do not invoke the Lord?
5There they will be seized with fright,
for God is present in the circle of the righteous.
6You may set at naught the counsel of the lowly,
but the Lord is his refuge.
7O that the deliverance of Israel might come from Zion!
When the Lord restores the fortunes of His people,
Jacob will exult, Israel will rejoice.