PSALM 14 - Israel's Restauration. 15 Nov 2019
A special psalm. God looks for a single one among the children of Adam who is wise. All have turned away. I feel that God looks for Jesus! God speaks about a panic among men (vs 5). And God chooses the side of the poor. He looks for someone who brings salvation to his people, Israel. God seeks the restoration of Israel.
1 [For the choirmaster Of David]
The fool has said in his heart,
'There is no God.'
Their deeds are corrupt and vile,
not one of them does right.
2 Yahweh looks down from heaven at the children of Adam.
To see if a single one is wise,
a single one seeks God.
3 All have turned away, all alike turned sour,
not one of them does right, not a single one.
4 Are they not aware, all these evil-doers?
They are devouring my people,
this is the bread they eat,
and they never call to Yahweh.
5 They will be gripped with fear,
where there is no need for fear,
for God takes the side of the upright;
6 you may mock the plans of the poor,
but Yahweh is their refuge.
7 Who will bring from Zion salvation for Israel?
When Yahweh brings his people home,
what joy for Jacob, what happiness for Israel!
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
Jerusalem, city of peace, today.