New International Version
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD.
King James Bible
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, eating up my people [as] they eat bread? They call not upon Jehovah.
World English Bible
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and don't call on Yahweh?
Young's Literal Translation
Have all working iniquity not known? Those consuming my people have eaten bread, Jehovah they have not called.
Psalm 14:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? - Is there not one of them who takes this dreadful subject into consideration? To their deeply fallen state they add cruelty; they oppress and destroy the poor, without either interest or reason.
Who eat up my people as they eat bread - Ye make them an easy and unresisting prey. They have no power to oppose you, and therefore you destroy them. That this is the meaning of the expression, is plain from the speech of Joshua and Caleb relative to the Canaanites. Numbers 14:9 : "Neither fear ye the people or the land; for they are bread for us."
And call not upon the Lord - They have no defense, for they invoke not the Lord. They are all either atheists or idolaters.
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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. …
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When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.
Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the kingdoms that do not call on your name;
"The 'gods' know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among mankind.
The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: "It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses.
No one calls on your name or strives to lay hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us and have given us over to our sins.
Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the peoples who do not call on your name. For they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured him completely and destroyed his homeland.
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