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Psalm 14 :: New International Version (NIV)

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(Psa 53:1–6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:1 - For the director of music. Of David. The fool[fn] says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:2 - The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:3 - All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:4 - Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:5 - But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:6 - You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:7 - Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
NIV Footnotes
The Hebrew words rendered fool in Psalms denote one who is morally deficient.

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