Psalms 14

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Dawid.

1 The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God (Elohim).” They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

2 יהוה looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God (Elohim).

3 They have all gone aside, they have all together become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? Who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon יהוה.

5 There were they in great fear, for God (Elohim) is in the generation of the righteous.

6 You have shamed the counsel of the poor, because יהוה is his refuge.

7 Oh that the salvation of Yisrael would come out of Zion (Tsiyon)! When יהוה bringeth back the captivity of His people, Jacob (Yaaqov) shall rejoice, and Yisrael shall be glad.