Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that did understand and seek God.

New American Standard Bible

The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God.

King James Version

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

Holman Bible

The Lord looks down from heaven on the human race
to see if there is one who is wise,
one who seeks God.

International Standard Version

The LORD looks down from the heavens upon humanity to see if anyone shows discernment as he searches for God.

A Conservative Version

LORD looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there were any who understood, who sought after God.

American Standard Version

Jehovah looked down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any that did understand, That did seek after God.

Amplified

The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, dealt wisely, and sought after God, inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him [of vital necessity].

Bible in Basic English

The Lord was looking down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who had wisdom, searching after God.

Darby Translation

Jehovah looked down from the heavens upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

Julia Smith Translation

Jehovah looked down from the heavens upon the sons of men, to see is there he understanding, seeking God.

King James 2000

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Yahweh looks down from heaven upon the children of humankind to see whether there is one who has insight, one who cares about God.

Modern King James verseion

Jehovah looked down from Heaven on the sons of men, to see if there were any who understood and sought God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand and seek after God.

NET Bible

The Lord looks down from heaven at the human race, to see if there is anyone who is wise and seeks God.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who did understand, who did seek after God.

The Emphasized Bible

Yahweh, out of the heavens, looked down over the sons of men, - to see whether there was one that showed wisdom, enquiring after God: -

Webster

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

World English Bible

Yahweh looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who did understand, who did seek after God.

Youngs Literal Translation

Jehovah from the heavens Hath looked on the sons of men, To see if there is a wise one -- seeking God.

References

Watsons

Images Psalm 14:2

Prayers for Psalm 14:2

Context Readings

A Portrait Of Sinners

1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is no one that does good. 2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that did understand and seek God. 3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is no one that does good, no, not one.


Cross References

Genesis 6:12

And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.

2 Chronicles 19:3

Nevertheless, good things have been found in thee, in that thou hast burned down the groves of the land and hast prepared thy heart to seek God.

Psalm 33:13-14

The LORD looked from heaven; he saw all the sons of Adam.

Genesis 11:5

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of the man built.

Genesis 18:21

I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

2 Chronicles 30:19

that has prepared his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, even though he is not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

Psalm 69:32

The humble shall see this and be glad; seek God and thy heart shall live.

Psalm 82:5

They do not know, neither do they understand; they walk in darkness; they move all the foundations of the earth.

Psalm 92:6

A carnal man does not know, neither does a fool understand this:

Psalm 102:19-20

For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from the heavens the LORD beheld the earth

Psalm 107:43

Who is wise and will observe these things and shall understand the mercies of the LORD?

Proverbs 2:9

Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity, yea, every good path.

Proverbs 8:5

O ye simple, understand prudence; and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Proverbs 9:4

whosoever is simple, let him turn in here; as for those that lack understanding, , she saith unto him,

Proverbs 9:16

Whosoever is simple, let him turn in here; and as for him that lacks understanding, she saith unto him:

Isaiah 8:19

And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto spiritists and unto wizards that peep and that mutter; shall the people not seek unto their God? Shall we appeal for the living unto the dead?

Isaiah 27:11

When its boughs are withered, they shall be broken off: women shall come and set them on fire: for this is not a people of understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will show them no favour.

Isaiah 55:6

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near:

Isaiah 63:15

Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory; where is thy zeal and thy strength, the feeling of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

Isaiah 64:1

Oh that thou would rend the heavens, that thou would come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish; the ignorant sons with no understanding have not known me; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Lamentations 3:50

Ain Until the LORD looks down, and beholds from the heavens.

Daniel 12:10

Many shall be purified and made white and purged, but the wicked shall get worse; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.

Matthew 13:15

for this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and should understand with their heart and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Romans 3:11

there is no one that understands; there is no one that seeks after God.

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please God; for he that comes to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him.

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