Psalm 53:4
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New International Version
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on 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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Have the workers of iniquity - For פעלי, poaley, workers seventy-two of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., with several ancient editions, the Chaldee, though not noticed in the Latin translation in the London Polyglot, the Syriac, Vulgate, Septuagint, Ethiopic, and the Arabic, with the Anglo-Saxon, add the word כל col, all, - All the workers of iniquity; which is the reading in the parallel place in Psalm 14:1-7 : It may be necessary to observe, that the Chaldee, in the Antwerp and Paris Polyglots, and in that of Justinianus, has not the word כל col, All.

Have not Called upon God - אלהים Elohim; but many MSS. have יהוה Jehovah, Lord.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Have. Here

70 MSS, several editions, and the ancient versions add 'kol' `all' as in

Psalm 14

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

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

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

Matthew 23:17 You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?

who eat

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

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...

Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked...

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Huss 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

Cross References
Psalm 59:2
Deliver me from evildoers and save me from those who are after my blood.

Psalm 79:6
Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name;

Psalm 79:7
for they have devoured Jacob and devastated his homeland.

Jeremiah 4:22
"My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good."

Micah 3:2
you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones;

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