Compare Translations for Psalm 14:4

Psalm 14:4 ASV
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people [as] they eat bread, And call not upon Jehovah?
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Psalm 14:4 BBE
Have all the workers of evil no knowledge? they take my people for food as they would take bread; they make no prayer to the Lord.
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Psalm 14:4 CEB
Are they dumb, all these evildoers, devouring my people like they are eating bread but never calling on the LORD?
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Psalm 14:4 CJB
Don't they ever learn, all those evildoers, who eat up my people as if eating bread and never call on ADONAI?
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Psalm 14:4 RHE
(13-4) Shall not all they know that work iniquity, who devour my people as they eat bread?
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Psalm 14:4 ESV
Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the LORD?
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Psalm 14:4 GW
Are all those troublemakers, those who devour my people as if they were devouring food, so ignorant that they do not call on the LORD?
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Psalm 14:4 GNT
"Don't they know?" asks the Lord. "Are all these evildoers ignorant? They live by robbing my people, and they never pray to me."
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Psalm 14:4 HNV
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And don't call on the LORD?
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Psalm 14:4 CSB
Will evildoers never understand? They consume my people as they consume bread; they do not call on the Lord.
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Psalm 14:4 KJV
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge ? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
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Psalm 14:4 LEB
All who do evil--do they not know, [they] who eat my people [as though] they were eating bread? They do not call on Yahweh.
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Psalm 14:4 NAS
Do all the workers of wickedness not know, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call upon the Lord?
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Psalm 14:4 NCV
Don't the wicked understand? They destroy my people as if they were eating bread. They do not ask the Lord for help.
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Psalm 14:4 NIRV
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.
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Psalm 14:4 NIV
Will evildoers never learn-- those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the LORD?
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Psalm 14:4 NKJV
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call on the Lord?
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Psalm 14:4 NLT
Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread; they wouldn't think of praying to the LORD.
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Psalm 14:4 NRS
Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the Lord?
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Psalm 14:4 RSV
Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the LORD?
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Psalm 14:4 DBY
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, eating up my people [as] they eat bread? They call not upon Jehovah.
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Psalm 14:4 MSG
Don't they know anything, all these impostors? Don't they know they can't get away with this - Treating people like a fast-food meal over which they're too busy to pray?
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Psalm 14:4 WBT
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people [as] they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
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Psalm 14:4 TMB
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread and call not upon the LORD?
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Psalm 14:4 TNIV
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD.
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Psalm 14:4 WEB
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And don't call on Yahweh?
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Psalm 14:4 WYC
Whether all men that work wickedness shall not know; that devour my people, as (the) meat of bread? They called not the Lord; (Surely all those, who do evil, already know this; yea, they who devour my people, like men eat bread. They do not call on the Lord;)
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Psalm 14:4 YLT
Have all working iniquity not known? Those consuming my people have eaten bread, Jehovah they have not called.
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Psalms 14 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 14

A description of the depravity of human nature, and the deplorable corruption of a great part of mankind.

- The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. The sinner here described is an atheist, one that saith there is no Judge or Governor of the world, no Providence ruling over the affairs of men. He says this in his heart. He cannot satisfy himself that there is none, but wishes there were none, and pleases himself that it is possible there may be none; he is willing to think there is none. This sinner is a fool; he is simple and unwise, and this is evidence of it: he is wicked and profane, and this is the cause. The word of God is a discerner of these thoughts. No man will say, There is no God, till he is so hardened in sin, that it is become his interest that there should be none to call him to an account. The disease of sin has infected the whole race of mankind. They are all gone aside, there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Whatever good is in any of the children of men, or is done by them, it is not of themselves, it is God's work in them. They are gone aside from the right way of their duty, the way that leads to happiness, and are turned into the paths of the destroyer. Let us lament the corruption of our nature, and see what need we have of the grace of God: let us not marvel that we are told we must be born again. And we must not rest in any thing short of union with Christ, and a new creation to holiness by his Spirit. The psalmist endeavours to convince sinners of the evil and danger of their way, while they think themselves very wise, and good, and safe. Their wickedness is described. Those that care not for God's people, for God's poor, care not for God himself. People run into all manner of wickedness, because they do not call upon God for his grace. What good can be expected from those that live without prayer? But those that will not fear God, may be made to fear at the shaking of a leaf. All our knowledge of the depravity of human nature should endear to us salvation out of Zion. But in heaven alone shall the whole company of the redeemed rejoice fully, and for evermore. The world is bad; oh that the Messiah would come and change its character! There is universal corruption; oh for the times of reformation! The triumphs of Zion's King will be the joys of Zion's children. The second coming of Christ, finally to do away the dominion of sin and Satan, will be the completing of this salvation, which is the hope, and will be the joy of every Israelite indeed. With this assurance we should comfort ourselves and one another, under the sins of sinners and sufferings of saints.

Psalms 14 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 14

Psalms 14:1-7 . The practical atheism and total and universal depravity of the wicked, with their hatred to the good, are set forth. Yet, as they dread God's judgments when He vindicates His people, the Psalmist prays for His delivering power.

1. Sinners are termed "fools," because they think and act contrary to right reason ( Genesis 34:7 , Joshua 7:15 , Psalms 39:8 , Psalms 74:18 Psalms 74:22 ).
in his heart--to himself ( Genesis 6:12 ).

2. looked--in earnest enquiry.
understand--as opposed to "fool" ( Psalms 14:1 ).

3. filthy--literally, "spoiled," or, "soured," "corrupted" ( Job 15:16 , Romans 3:12 ).

4-6. Their conduct evinces indifference rather than ignorance of God; for when He appears in judgment, they are stricken with great fear.
who eat up my people--to express their beastly fury ( Proverbs 30:14 , Habakkuk 3:14 ). To "call on the Lord" is to worship Him.

7. captivity--denotes any great evil.
Zion--God's abode, from which He revealed His purposes of mercy, as He now does by the Church (compare Psalms 3:4 , 20:2 ), and which He rules and in which He does all other things for the good of His people ( Ephesians 1:22 ).