Psalms 14:1

“(To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[To the chiefe musician, A Psalme of Dauid.] The foole hath sayd in his heart, There is no God: they are corrupt, they haue done abominable workes, there is none that doeth good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God. They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works; There is none that doeth good.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<To the chief music-maker. Of David.> The foolish man has said in his heart, God will not do anything. They are unclean, they have done evil works; there is not one who does good.
- Basic English Bible

{To the chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They have corrupted themselves, they have done abominable works: there is none that doeth good.
- Darby Bible

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
- Webster's Bible

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt. They have done abominable works. There is none who does good.
- World English Bible

To the Overseer. -- By David. A fool hath said in his heart, `God is not;' They have done corruptly, They have done abominable actions, There is not a doer of good.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the Leader. A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart: 'There is no God'; they have dealt corruptly, they have done abominably; there is none that doeth good.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 14:1


14:1 The fool - The wicked man. Good - That is, actions really good or pleasing to God.


Discussion for Psalms 14:1

  • To the question that Susan asked, When God set out to ha e the bible written he guided it all the years as it spread to make sure no man or devil can change the Word from what He intended. He has promised a curse on anyone who is to try and change the Word.
  • Rev. Autrey for verse 1
    (Verse 1) "Only fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their actions are evil. No one does good!"

    The God the writer is talking about in this verse is Jesus. We know this because in verse 7 the writer says, "Oh, that salvation would come from Mount Zion to rescue Israel!" That is, when will Jesus come and save his people? We know that Jesus did come, because Jesus the Savior was born to the Jews many years later, and died to take away our sins.

    The people who deny Jesus "are corrupt, and their actions are evil" because they deny that Jesus is God. Yes, they may say that Jesus is "a" God, or that Jesus came from God, but they will not say that Jesus is God Most High. They completely ignore the Scripture that says, "For unto us a child is born, and unto us a son is given. And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, THE MIGHTY GOD. ..." Then is says that this is guaranteed by God himself.

    OH, that we would understand!

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