For the director of music. Of David.
The fool says in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
there is no one who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven
on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God.
All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.
Do all these evildoers know nothing?
They devour my people as though eating bread;
they never call on the Lord.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
for God is present in the company of
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
but the Lord is their refuge.
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord restores his people,
let Jacob rejoice and Israel be
The footnote in Psalm 14 from Bible Gateway
says, “Psalm 14:1 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Psalms denote one who is
Lord, I often feel like such a fool. Now, even more. I can
so easily fall into what is vile.
But I do seek you, Lord. I do call on you. Jesus, through your death, I am counted among the righteous. You are my refuge.