Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified


God has looked down from heaven upon the children of men
To see if there is anyone who understands,
Who seeks after God [who requires Him, who longs for Him as essential to life].

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.

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.

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 impious hath said in his heart, There is no God! They have acted corruptly, They have wrought abominable perversity, There is none that doeth good: - 2 God, out of the heavens, looked down upon the sons of men, - To see whether there was one that showed wisdom, Enquiring after God. 3 They all, have turned back, together have they become tainted, - There is none that doeth good, Not so much as, one!


Cross References

2 Chronicles 15:2

So he went forth to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear me, O Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin, - Yahweh, is with you, so long as ye are with him, and, if ye seek him, he will be found of you, but, if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.

Deuteronomy 4:6

Therefore shall ye observe, and do them , for that, will be your wisdom, and discernment, in the eyes of the peoples, - who will hear all these statutes, and will say - Nevertheless, a people wise and discerning, is this great nation.

1 Chronicles 28:9

Thou, therefore, Solomon my son, Know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing soul, for, all hearts, doth Yahweh search, and, every devised purpose, doth he understand, - If thou seek him, He will be found of thee, but, if thou forsake him, He will cast thee off for ever.

2 Chronicles 19:3

howbeit, good things, are found with thee,-for that thou hast consumed the Sacred Stems out of the land, and hast fixed thy heart to seek God.

Job 28:28

And said to the son of earth, Lo! the reverence of the Lord, that, is wisdom, and, to avoid evil, is understanding.

Psalm 10:4

The lawless one, in the loftiness of his countenance, will not enquire, God is not in any of his plots:

Psalm 11:4

Yahweh, is in his holy temple As for Yahweh, in the heavens, is his throne, His eyes, behold - His eyelashes test the sons of men.

Psalm 27:8

To thee, said my heart - When thou saidst Seek ye my face - Thy face, O Yahweh, will I seek!

Psalm 33:13-14

Out of the heavens, hath Yahweh looked, He hath seen all the sons of men:

Psalm 102:19

That he looked down, out of his holy height, Yahweh, from the heavens unto the earth, directed his gaze; -

Psalm 111:10

The beginning of wisdom, is the reverence of Yahweh, Good discretion, have all that do them, His praise, endureth for aye.

Isaiah 55:6

Seek Yahweh while he may be found, - Call ye upon him while he is near:

Jeremiah 16:17

For mine own eyes are upon all their ways, they have not been hid from my face - neither hath their iniquity been concealed from being straight before mine eyes.

Jeremiah 23:24

Can any hide himself in secret places that I, shall not see him? Demandeth Yahweh, - The heavens and the earth, do I not fill? Demandeth Yahweh.

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