Psalm 14
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1For the music director; by David. Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right. 1Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!
2The LORD looks down from heaven at the human race, to see if there is anyone who is wise and seeks God. 2The LORD looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.
3Everyone rejects God; they are all morally corrupt. None of them does what is right, not even one! 3But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not a single one!
4All those who behave wickedly do not understand--those who devour my people as if they were eating bread, and do not call out to the LORD. 4Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread and wouldn’t think of praying to the LORD.
5They are absolutely terrified, for God defends the godly. 5Terror will grip them, for God is with those who obey him.
6You want to humiliate the oppressed, even though the LORD is their shelter. 6The wicked frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but the LORD will protect his people.
7I wish the deliverance of Israel would come from Zion! When the LORD restores the well-being of his people, may Jacob rejoice, may Israel be happy! 7Who will come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel? When the LORD restores his people, Jacob will shout with joy, and Israel will rejoice.
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Psalm 13
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