Psalm 14:4
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English Standard Version
Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the LORD?

King James Bible
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

American Standard Version
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And call not upon Jehovah?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall not all they know that work iniquity, who devour my people as they eat bread ?

English Revised Version
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

Psalm 14:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 13:4-5) In contrast to God's seeming to have forgotten him and to wish neither to see nor know anything of his need, he prays: הבּיטה (cf. Isaiah 63:15). In contrast to his being in perplexity what course to take and unable to help himself, he prays: ענני, answer me, who cry for help, viz., by the fulfilment of my prayer as a real, actual answer. In contrast to the triumphing of his foe: האירה עיני, in order that the triumph of his enemy may not be made complete by his dying. To lighten the eyes that are dimmed with sorrow and ready to break, is equivalent to, to impart new life (Ezra 9:8), which is reflected in the fresh clear brightness of the eye (1 Samuel 14:27, 1 Samuel 14:29). The lightening light, to which האיר points, is the light of love beaming from the divine countenance, Psalm 31:17. Light, love, and life are closely allied notions in the Scriptures. He, upon whom God looks down in love, continues in life, new powers of life are imparted to him, it is not his lot to sleep the death, i.e., the sleep of death, Jeremiah 51:39, Jeremiah 51:57, cf. Psalm 76:6. המּות is the accusative of effect or sequence: to sleep so that the sleep becomes death (lxx εἰς θάνατον), Ew. 281, e. Such is the light of life for which he prays, in order that his foe may not be able at last to say יכלתּיו (with accusative object, as in Jeremiah 38:5) equals יכלתּי לו, Psalm 129:2, Genesis 32:26, I am able for him, a match for him, I am superior to him, have gained the mastery over him. כּי, on account of the future which follows, had better be taken as temporal (quum) than as expressing the reason (quod), cf. בּמוט רגלי, Psalm 38:17.

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Psalm 94:8,9 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise...

Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honorable men are famished...

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire...

Isaiah 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder...

Isaiah 44:19,20 And none considers in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yes...

Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped of the nations...

Romans 1:21,22,28 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

2 Corinthians 4:3,4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost...

Ephesians 4:17,18 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind...

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Jeremiah 10:25 Pour out your fury on the heathen that know you not, and on the families that call not on your name: for they have eaten up Jacob...

Amos 8:4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Micah 3:2,3 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones...

Galatians 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not consumed one of another.

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Psalm 79:6 Pour out your wrath on the heathen that have not known you, and on the kingdoms that have not called on your name.

Job 21:15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray to him?

Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call on God?

Isaiah 64:7 And there is none that calls on your name, that stirs up himself to take hold of you: for you have hid your face from us...

Cross References
Psalm 27:2
When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.

Psalm 79:6
Pour out your anger on the nations that do not know you, and on the kingdoms that do not call upon your name!

Psalm 82:5
They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Proverbs 30:14
There are those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind.

Isaiah 3:14
The LORD will enter into judgment with the elders and princes of his people: "It is you who have devoured the vineyard, the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

Isaiah 64:7
There is no one who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.

Jeremiah 10:25
Pour out your wrath on the nations that know you not, and on the peoples that call not on your name, for they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured him and consumed him, and have laid waste his habitation.

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