New International Version - UK

Psalm 14

Psalm 14

For the director of music. Of David.

The fool[a] says in his heart,
    ‘There is no God.’
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
    there is no one who does good.

The Lord looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.
All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
    there is no one who does good,
    not even one.

Do all these evildoers know nothing?

They devour my people as though eating bread;
    they never call on the Lord.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
    for God is present in the company of the righteous.
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
    but the Lord is their refuge.

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When the Lord restores his people,
    let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 14:1 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Psalms denote one who is morally deficient.

Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

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.