Psalm 53:4
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New American Standard Bible
Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge, Who eat up My people as though they ate bread And have not called upon God?

King James Bible
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

Darby Bible Translation
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, eating up my people as they eat bread? they call not upon God.

World English Bible
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and don't call on God?

Young's Literal Translation
Have not workers of iniquity known, Those eating my people have eaten bread, God they have not called.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? - See the notes at Psalm 14:4. The only change in this verse is in the omission of the word "all." This word, as it occurs in Psalm 14:1-7 ("all the workers of iniquity"), makes the sentence stronger and more emphatic. It is designed to affirm in the most absolute and unqualified manner that none of these workers of iniquity had any true knowledge of God. This has been noticed by critics as the only instance in which the expression in Psalm 14:1-7 is stronger than in the revised form of the psalm before us.

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The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 59:2
Deliver me from those who do iniquity And save me from men of bloodshed.

Psalm 79:6
Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.

Psalm 79:7
For they have devoured Jacob And laid waste his habitation.

Jeremiah 4:22
"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."

Micah 3:2
"You who hate good and love evil, Who tear off their skin from them And their flesh from their bones,

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