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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Psalms 14

Verse 1

14:1 [To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.] The fool hath said in his heart, {a} [There is] no God. They are {b} corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good.

(a) He shows that the cause of all wickedness if forgetting God.

(b) There is nothing but disorder and wickedness among them.

Verse 3

14:3 They are {c} all gone aside, they are [all] together become filthy: [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.

(c) David here makes comparisons between the faithful and the reprobate, but Paul speaks the same of all men naturally, Romans 3:10.

Verse 5

14:5 {d} There were they in great fear: for God [is] in the generation of the righteous.

(d) Where they think themselves most sure.

Verse 6

14:6 Ye have {e} shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD [is] his refuge.

(e) You mock them who put their trust in God.

Verse 7

14:7 Oh that the salvation of {f} Israel [were come] out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, [and] Israel shall be glad.

(f) He prays for the whole Church whom he is assured God will deliver: for no one else but he can do it.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Psalms 14". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.