Psalms 14:6

6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.

Psalms 14:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.
ESV
6 You would shame the plans of the poor, but the LORD is his refuge.
NLT
6 The wicked frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but the LORD will protect his people.
MSG
6 Do you think you can mess with the dreams of the poor? You can't, for God makes their dreams come true.
CSB
6 You [sinners] frustrate the plans of the afflicted, but the Lord is his refuge.

Psalms 14:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 14:6

You have shamed the counsel of the poor
The poor saints, the Lord's people, the generation of the righteous, who are generally the poor of this world; poor in spirit, and an afflicted people: and the counsel of them intends not the counsel which they give to others, but the counsel which they receive from the Lord, from the Spirit of counsel, which rests upon them, and with which they are guided; and this is to trust in the Lord, and to make him their refuge; and which is good advice, the best of counsel. Happy and safe are they that take it! But this is derided by wicked and ungodly men; they mock at the poor saints for it, and endeavour to shame them out of it; but hope makes not ashamed; see ( Psalms 22:7 Psalms 22:8 ) ;

because the Lord [is] his refuge:
he betakes himself to him when all others fail; and finds him to be a refuge from the storm of impending calamities, and from all enemies.

Psalms 14:6 In-Context

4 Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD.
5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.
6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.
7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

Cross References 1

  • 1. S 2 Samuel 22:3; Psalms 9:9; Psalms 40:17