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Psalm 14 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." Fools are evil and do terrible things; there is no one who does anything good. 1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
2 The Lord looked down from heaven on all people to see if anyone understood, if anyone was looking to God for help. 2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
3 But all have turned away. Together, everyone has become evil. There is no one who does anything good, not even one. 3 All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
4 Don't the wicked understand? They destroy my people as if they were eating bread. They do not ask the Lord for help. 4 Will evildoers never learn-- those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the LORD?
5 But the wicked are filled with terror, because God is with those who do what is right. 5 There they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.
6 The wicked upset the plans of the poor, but the Lord will protect them. 6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.
7 I pray that victory will come to Israel from Mount Zion! May the Lord bring them back. Then the people of Jacob will rejoice, and the people of Israel will be glad. A psalm of David. 7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!