New International Version
The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
King James Bible
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah looked down from the heavens upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
World English Bible
Yahweh looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who did understand, who did seek after God.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah from the heavens Hath looked on the sons of men, To see if there is a wise one -- seeking God.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord looked down from heaven - Words spoken after the manner of men. From this glorious eminence God is represented as looking down upon the habitable globe, to see if there were any that did understand that there was a Supreme Being, the governor and judge of men; and, in consequence, seek God for his mercy, support, and defense.
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"Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge."--Psalm 14:6. GOD'S Word divides the whole human race into two portions. There is the seed of the serpent, and the seed of the woman--the children of God, and the children of the devil--those who are by nature still what they always were, and those who have been begotten again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. There are many distinctions among men, but they are not much more than surface-deep. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 62: 1916
Luther's Fourth Preface
For which Cause Our Lord Himself Also with his Own Mouth Saith...
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that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."
1 Chronicles 22:19
Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God. Begin to build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the sacred articles belonging to God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the LORD."
From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth--
Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand,
"The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,
I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. None of them repent of their wickedness, saying, "What have I done?" Each pursues their own course like a horse charging into battle.
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