Psalms 14:6

“Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

You haue shamed the counsell of the poore; because the Lord is his refuge.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You would put to shame the counsel of the afflicted, But the LORD is his refuge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye put to shame the counsel of the poor, Because Jehovah is his refuge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have put to shame the thoughts of the poor, but the Lord is his support.
- Basic English Bible

Ye have shamed the counsel of the afflicted, because Jehovah [was] his refuge.
- Darby Bible

Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.
- Webster's Bible

You frustrate the plan of the poor, because Yahweh is his refuge.
- World English Bible

The counsel of the poor ye cause to stink, Because Jehovah [is] his refuge.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ye would put to shame the counsel of the poor, but the LORD is his refuge.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 14:6


14:6 Because - This was the ground of their contempt, that he lived by faith in God's promise and providence.


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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