Psalms 14

(A psalm by David for the music leader.)

No One Can Ignore the Lord

1 Only a fool would say,

“There is no God!”

People like that are worthless;

they are heartless and cruel

and never do right.

2From heaven the Lord

looks down to see

if anyone is wise enough

to search for him.

3But all of them are corrupt;

no one does right.

4Won't you evil people learn?

You refuse to pray,

and you gobble up

the Lord's people.

5But you will be frightened,

because God is on the side

of every good person.

6You may spoil the plans

of the poor,

but the Lord protects them.

7I long for someone from Zion

to come and save Israel!

Our Lord, when you bless

your people again,

Jacob's family will be glad,

and Israel will celebrate.