"TO HE WHO GRANTS VICTORY" [The Chief Musician] A PSALM OF DAVID".
[Psalms 14:1] 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.
People who sin are foolish and in effect harm themselves and others.
[Psalms 14:2] THE LORD LOOKED DOWN FROM HEAVEN UPON THE CHILDREN OF MEN, TO
SEE IF THERE WERE ANY THAT DID UNDERSTAND, AND SEEK GOD.
From this we learn that God wants us to try to understand His will as much
as we are able and to seek HIM.
[Psalms 14:3] THEY ARE ALL GONE ASIDE, THEY ARE ALL TOGETHER BECOME FILTHY:
THERE IS NONE THAT DOETH GOOD, NO, NOT ONE.
We become filthy by not removing that which contaminates us and by not
seeking means to cleanse and better ourselves. Every person has his own
individual source of putrefaction that he should endeavor to remove, as he/she can.
[Psalms 14:4] HAVE ALL THE WORKERS OF INIQUITY NO KNOWLEDGE? WHO EAT UP MY
PEOPLE AS THEY EAT BREAD, AND CALL NOT UPON THE LORD.
The non-Israelite nations of the world as well as many (most) of those in
which Lost Israelites are dominant are guided by evil men who wish to
destroy or diminish the State of Israel. They do not know the Almighty but HE is taking note of them.
[Psalms 14:5] THERE WERE THEY IN GREAT FEAR: FOR GOD IS IN THE GENERATION
OF THE RIGHTEOUS.
<<GENERATION>>: In Hebrew "dor" literally meaning "generation" but S.R.
Hirsch interprets it to mean "History". Both explanations are correct.
Through the histories of the Israelite nations one can see the Presence of
the Almighty. Also when the generation is righteous the Almighty mistakes
HIS presence felt more openly.
[Psalms 14:6] YE HAVE SHAMED THE COUNSEL OF THE POOR, BECAUSE THE LORD IS HIS REFUGE.
In the past they despised those who believed in the Almighty and trusted in HIM.
[Psalms 14:7] 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.
The final Redemption of ALL Israel will begin with the return of the Jews to Zion.