Psalm 14:1-7 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Foolish people say in their hearts, "There is no God." They do all kinds of horrible and evil things. No one 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 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. 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 All of them have turned away. They have all become evil. No one does anything good, no one at all. 3 All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
4 Won't those who do evil ever learn? They eat up my people as if they were eating bread. They don't call out to 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 Just look at them! They are filled with terror because God is among those who do right. 5 There they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.
6 You who do evil make it hard for poor people to do what they plan to do. But the LORD is their place of safety. 6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.
7 How I pray that the One 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! 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!