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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 14

Introduction

1David describes a natural man.
4He convinces the wicked by the light of their conscience.
7He glories in the salvation of God.

Verse 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.
fool
73:3; 92:6; 107:17; 1 Samuel 25:25; Proverbs 1:7,22; 13:19; 27:22; Luke 12:20
no
10:4; *marg:; 52:1-6; Job 22:13; Romans 1:28; Ephesians 2:12
They are
36:1-4; 94:4-8; Genesis 6:5,11,12; Isaiah 1:4
abominable
Job 15:16; Matthew 12:34; 15:19; John 3:19,20; Romans 1:21-32; Titus 1:16; 3:3; Revelation 21:8
there
Romans 3:10-12; Ephesians 2:1-3
Reciprocal: Exodus 5:2 - Who; Exodus 37:29 - incense; 1 Kings 12:26 - said in his heart; 1 Kings 22:13 - Behold now; Job 5:2 - the foolish; Psalm 5:5 - The; Psalm 10:6 - said; Psalm 14:3 - there; Psalm 17:4 - works; Psalm 53:1 - fool; Psalm 53:4 - Have; Ecclesiastes 2:1 - said; Song of Solomon 1:1 - song; Isaiah 5:18 - draw; Jeremiah 4:22 - For my; Micah 7:2 - is perished; Zephaniah 1:12 - The Lord; Matthew 5:22 - fool; Mark 7:21 - out; Luke 11:40 - fools; John 12:6 - not

Verse 2

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
The Lord
33:13,14; 102:19,20; Genesis 6:12; 11:5; 18:21; Isaiah 63:15; 64:1; Lamentations 3:50
any
82:5; 107:43; Proverbs 2:9; 8:5; 9:4,16; Isaiah 27:11; Jeremiah 4:22; Daniel 12:10; Matthew 13:15; Romans 3:11
seek
69:32; 2 Chronicles 19:3; 30:19; Isaiah 8:19; 55:6; Hebrews 11:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 5:3 - in his; Exodus 37:29 - incense; Job 33:27 - I have sinned; Psalm 10:4 - will not; Psalm 78:59 - God; Proverbs 21:8 - way; Ecclesiastes 7:10 - wisely; Jeremiah 8:6 - hearkened; Jeremiah 10:14 - man; Jeremiah 51:17 - Every; Hosea 7:10 - nor; Amos 5:4 - Seek; Zephaniah 1:6 - and those; Matthew 7:13 - for

Verse 3

They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
all gone
119:176; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Isaiah 53:6; 59:7,8,13-15; Jeremiah 2:13; Romans 3:10-12,23; Ephesians 2:3; 2 Peter 2:13-15
filthy
Heb. stinking.
38:5; Job 15:16; Isaiah 64:6; Ezekiel 36:25; 2 Corinthians 7:1
there
1; Exodus 8:31; 12:30; Deuteronomy 1:35; Job 14:4; Romans 3:10; 1 Corinthians 6:5
Reciprocal: Genesis 5:3 - in his; 1 Chronicles 19:6 - odious; Job 15:14 - is man; Psalm 53:3 - Every; Psalm 101:3 - them; Proverbs 2:13 - leave; Proverbs 21:8 - way; Ecclesiastes 7:10 - wisely; Jeremiah 5:1 - if there; Zephaniah 1:6 - and those; Matthew 7:13 - for; Mark 7:21 - out; Romans 3:12 - They are; Philippians 3:9 - not

Verse 4

Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
Have
94:8,9; Isaiah 5:13; 27:11; 29:14; 44:19,20; 45:20; Romans 1:21,22,28; 2 Corinthians 4:3,4; Ephesians 4:17,18
eat up
Jeremiah 10:25; Amos 8:4; Micah 3:2,3; Galatians 5:15
and
79:6; Job 21:15; 27:10; Isaiah 64:7
Reciprocal: Genesis 20:11 - Surely; Genesis 37:25 - they sat; Numbers 14:9 - are bread; Psalm 27:2 - to; Psalm 44:11 - like sheep appointed for meat; Psalm 86:14 - and have; Psalm 94:5 - break; Proverbs 4:17 - General; Proverbs 30:14 - to devour; Isaiah 43:22 - thou hast not; Amos 3:10 - they; Micah 3:1 - Is it; Romans 10:2 - but not

Verse 5

There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
were, etc
Heb. they feared a fear.
53:5; Exodus 15:16; Esther 8:7; Proverbs 1:26,27; 28:1
God
46:5,7,11; Isaiah 8:10; 12:6; 41:10; 43:1,2; Matthew 1:23
the generation
22:30; 24:6; 73:15; 112:2; 1 Peter 2:9
Reciprocal: Genesis 35:5 - General; Genesis 50:15 - Joseph; 1 Samuel 14:15 - there was trembling; 2 Kings 7:6 - the Lord; 2 Chronicles 23:13 - she looked; Psalm 23:4 - for thou; Song of Solomon 6:10 - clear; Mark 5:15 - and they; Revelation 6:16 - and from

Verse 6

Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.
Ye
3:2; 4:2; 22:7,8; 42:10; Nehemiah 4:2-4; Isaiah 37:10,11; Ezekiel 35:10; Daniel 3:15; Matthew 27:40-43
Lord
9:9; Hebrews 6:18
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:3 - my refuge; Matthew 27:43 - trusted; James 2:6 - ye; Revelation 20:11 - I saw

Verse 7

Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
Oh, etc
Heb. Who will give, etc.
53:6 Reciprocal: Genesis 49:18 - General; 1 Chronicles 16:35 - Save us; Job 42:10 - turned; Psalm 18:49 - will I give thanks; Psalm 25:22 - General; Psalm 28:9 - Save; Psalm 85:1 - thou hast; Psalm 106:5 - rejoice; Psalm 106:47 - Save us; Psalm 126:2 - Then was; Psalm 134:3 - bless thee; Isaiah 46:13 - shall not tarry; Jeremiah 31:7 - O; Jeremiah 33:7 - will cause; Ezekiel 16:53 - bring; Joel 3:1 - when; Zephaniah 3:14 - shout; Romans 11:26 - There; Revelation 20:11 - I saw

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-14.html.