New International Reader's Version

Psalm 14

Psalm 14

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Foolish people say in their hearts,
    “There is no God.”
They do all kinds of horrible and evil things.
    No one does anything good.

The Lord looks down from heaven
    on all people.
He wants to see if there are any who understand.
    He wants to see if there are any who trust in God.
All of them have turned away.
    They have all become evil.
No one does anything good,
    no one at all.

Do all these people who do evil know nothing?
    They eat up my people as if they were eating bread.
    They never call out to the Lord.
But just look at them! They are filled with terror
    because God is among those who do right.
You who do evil keep poor people from succeeding.
    But the Lord is their place of safety.

How I pray that the God who saves Israel will come out of Zion!
    Then the Lord will bless his people with great success again.
    So let the people of Jacob be filled with joy! Let Israel be glad!

King James Version

Psalm 14

1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

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

They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.

There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.

Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.

Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.