Psalm 14

The Fool Says, There Is No God

To the choirmaster. Of David.

g The h fool says in his heart, i "There is no God."
They are j corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
k there is none who does good.

2 The Lord l looks down from heaven on the children of man,
to see if there are any who understand, 1
who m seek after God.

3 They have all turned aside; together they have become n corrupt;
there is none who does good,
not even one.

4 Have they no o knowledge, all the evildoers
who p eat up my people as they eat bread
and q do not call upon the Lord?

5 There they are in great terror,
for God is with r the generation of the righteous.
6 You would shame the plans of the poor,
but 2 the Lord is his s refuge.

7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord t restores the fortunes of his people,
let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 14:1 - 7
    The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.
    Psalms 53:1 - 6
    The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 74:18
    Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy scoffs, and a foolish people reviles your name.
    Psalms 74:22
    Arise, O God, defend your cause; remember how the foolish scoff at you all the day!
    Job 2:10
    But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 10:4
    In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, "There is no God.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 6:5
    The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    Genesis 6:11 - 12
    Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 3:10 - 12
    As it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 102:19
    That he looked down from his holy height; from heaven the Lord looked at the earth.
    Psalms 11:4
    The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord 's throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
  7. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 15:2
    And he went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The Lord is with you while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.
    2 Chronicles 19:3
    Nevertheless, some good is found in you, for you destroyed the Asherahs out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God.
  8. Cross References
    Job 15:16
    How much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks injustice like water!
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 82:5
    They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
    Isaiah 1:3
    The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.
    Jeremiah 4:22
    "For my people are foolish; they know me not; they are stupid children; they have no understanding. They are 'wise' - in doing evil! But how to do good they know not."
  10. Cross References
    Proverbs 30:14
    There are those whose teeth are swords, whose f...
    Jeremiah 10:25
    Pour out your wrath on the nations that know yo...
    Hosea 7:7
    All of them are hot as an oven, and they devour...
    Psalms 27:2
    When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my...
    Amos 8:4
    Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bri...
    Micah 3:3
    Who eat the flesh of my people, and flay their ...
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 79:6
    Pour out your anger on the nations that do not know you, and on the kingdoms that do not call upon your name!
    Jeremiah 10:25
    Pour out your wrath on the nations that know you not, and on the peoples that call not on your name, for they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured him and consumed him, and have laid waste his habitation.
    Hosea 7:7
    All of them are hot as an oven, and they devour their rulers. All their kings have fallen, and none of them calls upon me.
    Isaiah 64:7
    There is no one who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 24:6
    Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah
    Psalms 73:15
    If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have betrayed the generation of your children.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 46:1
    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
    Psalms 61:3
    For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
    Psalms 62:7 - 8
    On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
    Psalms 91:2
    I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
    Psalms 142:5
    I cry to you, O Lord ; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 85:1
    Lord, you were favorable to your land; you rest...
    Psalms 126:1
    When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we...
    Job 42:10
    And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when...
    Jeremiah 30:18
    Thus says the Lord : Behold, I will restore the...
    Ezekiel 16:53
    I will restore their fortunes, both the fortune...
    Ezekiel 39:25
    Therefore thus says the Lord God : Now I will r...
    Hosea 6:11
    For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed, ...
    Joel 3:1
    For behold, in those days and at that time, whe...
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