New American Standard Bible
Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.
King James Bible
Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Darby Bible Translation
Every one of them is gone back, they are together become corrupt: there is none that doeth good, not even one.
World English Bible
Every one of them has gone back. They have become filthy together. There is no one who does good, no, not one.
Young's Literal Translation
Every one went back, together they became filthy, There is none doing good -- not even one.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Every one of them is gone back - See the notes at Psalm 14:3. The only variation here in the two psalms is in the substitution of the word - סג sâg, for סור sûr - words almost identical in form and in sense. The only difference in meaning is, that the former word - the word used here - means "to draw back," or "to go back;" the other, the word used in Psalm 14:1-7, means "to go off, to turn aside." Each of them indicates a departure from God; a departure equally fatal and equally guilty, whether people turn "back" from following him, or turn "aside" to something else. Both of these forms of apostasy occur with lamentable frequency.
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE."
The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.
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