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Psalm 14

Folly and Wickedness of Men.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1The [spiritually ignorant] fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they have committed repulsive and unspeakable deeds;
There is no one who does good.

The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the children of men
To see if there are any who understand (act wisely),
Who [truly] seek after God, [longing for His wisdom and guidance].

They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt;
There is no one who does good, not even one.


Have all the workers of wickedness and injustice no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call upon the Lord?

There they tremble with great fear,
For God is with the [consistently] righteous generation.

You [evildoers] shamefully plan against the poor,
But the Lord is his safe refuge.


Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord restores His captive people,
Then Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.

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Salme 14

Menneskets ondskab

1Til korlederen: En sang af David.

Tåberne mener, at Gud ikke findes.
    De er fordærvede i tanke og handling.
Ingen gør det gode,
    ikke én eneste.
Fra himlen ser Herren på menneskene:
Er der nogen, der er forstandige?
    Er der nogen, der søger Gud?
Nej, alle er kommet på afveje, fordærvede af synd.
    Ingen gør det gode, ikke én eneste.
„Fatter de da intet?” siger Herren.
„De forsynder sig uden at blinke,
    og de regner slet ikke med mig.”
En dag skal de fyldes af rædsel,
    for Gud er med dem, der adlyder ham.
Onde mennesker undertrykker de svage,
    men Herren er deres beskytter.
Gid Herren ville sende sin frelse fra Zion
    og redde Israels folk.
Når Herren griber ind og genrejser sit folk,
    så bliver der jubel og glæde i Israel.