Psalm 14
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To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

The Fool and God’s Response

1Fools say to themselves, “There is no God.”

They are corrupt and commit evil deeds;

not one of them practices what is good.

2The LORD looks down from the heavens upon humanitya

to see if anyone shows discernment as he searches for God.

3All have turned away,

together they have become corrupt;

no one practices what is good, not even one.

4Will those who do evil ever learn?

They devour my people like they devour bread,

and never call on the LORD.

5There they are seized with terror,

because God is with those who areb righteous.

6You would frustrate the plans of the oppressed,c

but the LORD is their refuge.

7May Israel’s deliverance come from Zion!

When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people,

Jacob will rejoice, and Israel will be glad.d

a 14:2 Lit. upon the sons of Adam
b 14:5 Lit. with the generation of the
c 14:6 Or the poor
d 14:7 Cf. Ps 53:1-6

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