PSALM 14:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Psalm 14:1 Translation & Meaning

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The fool נָבָ֣ל Stupid; wicked (especially impious) fool
hath said אָ֘מַ֤ר To say (used with great latitude) said
in his heart, בְּ֭לִבּוֹ The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything heart
There is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
no אֵ֣ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle no
God. אֱלֹהִ֑ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
They are corrupt, הִֽשְׁחִ֗יתוּ To decay, i.e., (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively) are corrupt
they have done abominable הִֽתְעִ֥יבוּ To loathe, i.e., (morally) detest done abominable
works, עֲלִילָ֗ה An exploit (of God), or a performance (of man, often in a bad sense); by implication, an opportunity works
there is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
none אֵ֣ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle none
that doeth עֹֽשֵׂה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application doeth
good. טֽוֹב׃ Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good

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  • 1  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.

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

  • 3  They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.



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