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The Lord looks down from the heavens upon humanity[a]
    to see if anyone shows discernment as he searches for God.
All have turned away,
    together they have become corrupt;
        no one practices what is good, not even one.

Will those who do evil ever learn?
    They devour my people like they devour bread,
        and never call on the Lord.

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  1. Psalm 14:2 Lit. upon the sons of Adam

The Lord looks down from heaven(A)
    on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,(B)
    any who seek God.(C)
All have turned away,(D) all have become corrupt;(E)
    there is no one who does good,(F)
    not even one.(G)

Do all these evildoers know nothing?(H)

They devour my people(I) as though eating bread;
    they never call on the Lord.(J)

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