Psalms 14:2

“The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord looked downe from heauen vpon the children of men; to see if there were any that did vnderstand and seeke God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah looked down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any that did understand, That did seek after God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord was looking down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who had wisdom, searching after God.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah looked down from the heavens upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
- Darby Bible

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who did understand, who did seek after God.
- World English Bible

Jehovah from the heavens Hath looked on the sons of men, To see if there is a wise one -- seeking God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD looked forth from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 14:2


14:2 Looked - God knoweth all things without any enquiry: but he speaks after the manner of men. Upon - Upon the whole Israelitish nation, and upon all mankind for he speaks of all except his people, and the righteous ones, who are opposed to these, ver.#4|,5.


Discussion for Psalms 14

  • Standaman
    The fact that there is "none that doeth good, no, not one." proves that the only ones who do good and are saved are those who believe in Jesus. Cause since all of us are evil sinners undeserving of eternal life (Romans 3:23) then that means the only way to be saved is to have your sins forgiven and righteous imputed upon you by faith and the only way that could happen is by believing in Jesus.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 14:4 HAVE ALL THE WORKERS OF INIQUITY NO KNOWLEDGE WHO EAT UP MY PEOPLE AS THEY EAT BREAD AND CALL NOT UPON THE LORD *** PROVERBS 2:6 FOR THE LORD GIVETH WISDOM OUT OF --HIS MOUTH--COMETH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING *** PROVERBS 14:7 GO FROM THE PRESENCE OF A FOOLISH MAN WHEN THOU PERCEIVEST NOT IN HIM THE LIPS OF KNOWLEDGE
  • Mild Bill
    Any person/sinner is changed from fool to fellowship with God, only by his grace. We don't find God, he is the potter, we are the clay. It is nonsense/ignorance to believe, or suggest, he owes us anything, due to anything, from within us. We love him because he first loved us.1John4:19. Sovereign, Almighty, Savior, Love, is he alone.
  • BSP
    Verse 1: God views those who do not believe in him as fools. Such ones can become corrupt and have detestable actions.
  • A disciple
    "Oh that THE SALVATION OF ISRAEL were come out of Zion! when I AM brings back the captivity of HIS PEOPLE, JACOB shall rejoice, and ISRAEL shall be glad." As the heathen beat their plowshares into swords, and beat more fiercely the drums of war; The God of Israel, the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, is working all these things for the salvation of His People Israel, and for all grafted in by faith.
  • A disciple
    "I AM looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, seek God." Some may say that the Lord knows their hearts, when they are reproved for sin and bad behavior. Yet when it comes to the very root of their moral choices and character they play ignorant. God KNOWS that we understand the truth and His commandments: our duty is to truth in the inner man.

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