Psalms 14

1For the leader. Of David. Fools say in their heart, “There is no God.” Vile, hateful their life is; not one does good. 2From heaven the Lord looks out on humans, to see if any are wise, and care for God. 3But all have turned bad, the taint is on all; not one does good, no, not one. 4Have they learnt their lesson, those workers of evil? Who ate up my people, eating, devouring, never calling to the Lord. 5Sore afraid will they be; for God is amongst those who are righteous, 6you may mock the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge. 7If only help from Zion would come for Israel! When the Lord brings his people a change of fortune, how glad will be Jacob, and Israel how joyful!