Parallel Verses

Amplified

God looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, who sought (inquired after and desperately required) God.

New American Standard Bible

God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

God looked down from heaven upon the sons of Adam to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

Julia Smith Translation

God from the heavens looked forth upon the sons of man to see if there is he understanding, seeking God.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

God looked down from Heaven on the sons of mankind to see if any was discerning, who was seeking God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

God looks down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there are any who understood, who seek after God.

The Emphasized Bible

God, out of the heavens, looked down upon the sons of men, - To see whether there was one that showed wisdom, Enquiring after God.

Webster

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

World English Bible

God looks down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there are any who understood, who seek after God.

Youngs Literal Translation

God from the heavens looked on the sons of men, To see if there be an understanding one, One seeking God.

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

There Is None Who Does Good

1 The [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt and evil are they, and doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. 2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, who sought (inquired after and desperately required) God. 3 Every one of them has gone back [backslidden and fallen away]; they have altogether become filthy and corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 15:2

And he went out to meet Asa and said to him, Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him, craving Him as your soul's first necessity], He will be found by you; but if you [become indifferent and] forsake Him, He will forsake you.

Deuteronomy 4:6

So keep them and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

1 Chronicles 28:9

And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind. For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] you will find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever!

2 Chronicles 19:3

But there are good things found in you, for you have destroyed the Asherim out of the land and have set your heart to seek God [with all your soul's desire].

Job 28:28

But to man He said, Behold, the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord -- "that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 10:4

The wicked one in the pride of his countenance will not seek, inquire for, and yearn for God; all his thoughts are that there is no God [so He never punishes].

Psalm 11:4

The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes behold; His eyelids test and prove the children of men.

Psalm 27:8

You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].

Psalm 33:13-14

The Lord looks from heaven, He beholds all the sons of men;

Psalm 102:19

For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary, from heaven did the Lord behold the earth,

Psalm 111:10

The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom and skill [the preceding and the first essential, the prerequisite and the alphabet]; a good understanding, wisdom, and meaning have all those who do [the will of the Lord]. Their praise of Him endures forever.

Isaiah 55:6

Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near.

Jeremiah 16:17

For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, neither is their iniquity concealed from My eyes.

Jeremiah 23:24

Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? says the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.

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