The Fool Says, There Is No God
The a fool has said in his heart,
"There is no God."
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.
b The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
c They have all turned aside,
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one.
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And d do not call on the LORD?
There they are in great fear,
For God is with the generation of the righteous.
You shame the counsel of the poor,
But the LORD is his e refuge.
f Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
g When the LORD brings back the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.
The fool has said in his heart, " There is no God." They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; There is none who does good.
The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.
From the place of His dwelling He looks On all the inhabitants of the earth.
For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; From heaven the LORD viewed the earth.
There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You, And on the kingdoms that do not call on Your name.
And there is no one who calls on Your name, Who stirs himself up to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us, And have consumed us because of our iniquities.
Pour out Your fury on the Gentiles, who do not know You, And on the families who do not call on Your name; For they have eaten up Jacob, Devoured him and consumed him, And made his dwelling place desolate.
Hear this, you who swallow up the needy, And make the poor of the land fail.
Who also eat the flesh of My people, Flay their skin from them, Break their bones, And chop them in pieces Like meat for the pot, Like flesh in the caldron.
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.
But I am poor and needy; Yet the LORD thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
I cried out to You, O LORD: I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When God brings back the captivity of His people, Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
Romans 11:25 - 27
For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
That the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you.
And the LORD restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.