The Fool Says, There Is No God

Psalm 14
(English Standard Version)

  • 1The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
    They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds,
    there is none who does good.
  • 2The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man,
    to see if there are any who understand,
    who seek after God.
  • 3They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
    there is none who does good,
    not even one.
  • 4Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers
    who eat up my people as they eat bread
    and do not call upon the LORD?
  • 5There they are in great terror,
    for God is with the generation of the righteous.
  • 6You would shame the plans of the poor,
    but the LORD is his refuge.
  • 7Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
    When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people,
    let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.