Psalms 14

Psalm 14

For the leader. Of David

Fools say in their heart,
“There is no God.”
Vile, hateful their life is;
not one does good.

From heaven the  Lord looks out
on humans, to see
if any are wise,
and care for God.

But all have turned bad,
the taint is on all;
not one does good,
no, not one.

Have they learned their lesson,
those workers of evil?
Who ate up my people,
eating, devouring,
never calling to the  Lord.

Sore afraid will they be;
for God is among
those who are righteous,
you may mock the plans of the poor,
but the  Lord is their refuge.

If only help from Zion
would come for Israel!
When the  Lord brings his people
a change of fortune,
how glad will be Jacob,
and Israel how joyful!
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