New International Version
God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
King James Bible
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
Darby Bible Translation
God looked down from the heavens upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
World English Bible
God looks down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there are any who understood, who seek after God.
Young's Literal Translation
God from the heavens looked on the sons of men, To see if there be an understanding one, One seeking God.
Psalm 53:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fool hath said in his heart - The whole of this Psalm, except a few inconsiderable differences, is the same as the fourteenth; and, therefore, the same notes and analysis may be applied to it; or, by referring to the fourteenth, the reader will find the subject of it amply explained. I shall add a few short notes.
Have done abominable iniquity - Instead of עול avel, evil or iniquity, eight of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS. have עלילה alilah, work, which is nearly the same as in Psalm 14.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryHuss and Jerome
The gospel had been planted in Bohemia as early as the ninth century. The Bible was translated, and public worship was conducted, in the language of the people. But as the power of the pope increased, so the word of God was obscured. Gregory VII, who had taken it upon himself to humble the pride of kings, was no less intent upon enslaving the people, and accordingly a bull was issued forbidding public worship to be conducted in the Bohemian tongue. The pope declared that "it was pleasing to the Omnipotent …
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy
there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God.
2 Chronicles 15:2
He went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.
"The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,
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