A Portrait of Sinners

For the choir director. Davidic.

1 The fool says in his heart, "God does not exist."a They are corrupt; their actions are revolting. There is no one who does good.

References for Psalms 14:1

    • a 14:1 - Ps 10:4; 53:1
      2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God.
      3 All have turned away; all alike have become corrupt. There is no one who does good, not even one.b c

      References for Psalms 14:3

        • b 14:3 - Two Hb mss, some LXX mss add the material found in Rm 3:13-18
        • c 14:3 - Rm 3:10-12
          4 Will evildoers never understand? They consume my people as they consume bread; they do not call on the Lord.
          5 Thend they will be filled with terror, for God is with those who aree righteous.

          References for Psalms 14:5

            • d 14:5 - Or There
            • e 14:5 - Lit with the generation of the
              6 You [sinners] frustrate the plans of the afflicted, but the Lord is his refuge.
              7 Oh, that Israel's deliverance would come from Zion! When the Lord restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad.f

              References for Psalms 14:7

                • f 14:7 - Or let Jacob rejoice; let Israel be glad.