Psalm 53:2
New International Version
God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

New Living Translation
God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.

English Standard Version
God looks down from heaven on the children of man to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.

Berean Study Bible
God looks down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if any understand, if any seek God.

New American Standard Bible
God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after 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.

Christian Standard Bible
God looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God.

Contemporary English Version
From heaven God looks down to see if anyone is wise enough to search for him.

Good News Translation
God looks down from heaven at people to see if there are any who are wise, any who worship him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God.

International Standard Version
God looks down from the heavens upon humanity to see if anyone shows discernment as he searches for God.

NET Bible
God looks down from heaven at the human race, to see if there is anyone who is wise and seeks God.

New Heart English Bible
God looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God looked out from Heaven upon the children of men to see if any was intelligent and did seek God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God looks down from heaven on Adam's descendants to see if there is anyone who acts wisely, if there is anyone who seeks help from God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
God looked forth from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God.

New American Standard 1977
God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
God looked down from heaven upon the sons of Adam to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

King James 2000 Bible
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

American King James Version
God looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

American Standard Version
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any that did understand, That did seek after God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
God looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, to see if there were any that understood, or sought after God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God looked down from heaven on the children of men: to see if there were any that did understand, or 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.

English Revised Version
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek after God.

Webster's Bible Translation
God looked down from heaven 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.
Study Bible
The Fool Says There is No God
1For the choirmaster. According to Mahalath. A Maskil of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt; their ways are vile. There is no one who does good. 2God looks down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if any understand, if any seek God. 3All have turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.…
Cross References
Romans 3:11
There is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.

2 Chronicles 15:2
So 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.

Psalm 102:19
For He looked down from the heights of His sanctuary; the LORD gazed out from heaven to earth,

Treasury of Scripture

God looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

looked

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Psalm 33:13,14
The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men…

Psalm 102:19
For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;

any that

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Deuteronomy 4:6
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

seek

Psalm 10:4
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Psalm 27:8
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.







Lexicon
God
אֱ‍ֽלֹהִ֗ים (’ĕlō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

looks down
הִשְׁקִ֪יף (hiš·qîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8259: To overhang, look out or down

from heaven
מִשָּׁמַיִם֮ (miš·šā·ma·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

upon
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the sons
בְּנֵ֫י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of men
אָדָ֥ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

to see
לִ֭רְאוֹת (lir·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

if any
הֲיֵ֣שׁ (hă·yêš)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

understand,
מַשְׂכִּ֑יל (maś·kîl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

if any seek
דֹּ֝רֵ֗שׁ (dō·rêš)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

God.
אֱלֹהִֽים׃ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
53:1-6 The corruption of man by nature. - This psalm is almost the same as the 14th. The scope of it is to convince us of our sins. God, by the psalmist, here shows us how bad we are, and proves this by his own certain knowledge. He speaks terror to persecutors, the worst of sinners. He speaks encouragement to God's persecuted people. How comes it that men are so bad? Because there is no fear of God before their eyes. Men's bad practices flow from their bad principles; if they profess to know God, yet in works, because in thoughts, they deny him. See the folly of sin; he is a fool, in the account of God, whose judgment we are sure is right, that harbours such corrupt thoughts. And see the fruit of sin; to what it brings men, when their hearts are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. See also the faith of the saints, and their hope and power as to the cure of this great evil. There will come a Saviour, a great salvation, a salvation from sin. God will save his church from its enemies. He will save all believers from their own sins, that they may not be led captive by them, which will be everlasting joy to them. From this work the Redeemer had his name JESUS, for he shall save his people from their sins, Mt 1:21.
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