Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 {To the Chanter, upon Mahalath, an instruction of David} The foolish bodies say in their hearts, "Tush, there is no God." Corrupt are they, and become abominable in their wickednesses, there is not one that doeth good. 2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that would understand, or seek after God. 3 But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether become abominable. There is none that doeth good, no not one.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 15:2

And he went out against Asa and said to him, "Hear me Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The LORD is with you, while ye be with him, and if ye shall seek him, he will be found of you: but and if ye shall forsake him, he will forsake you.

Deuteronomy 4:6

Keep them therefore and do them, for that is your wisdom and understanding in the sight of the nations: which, when they have heard all these ordinances, shall say, 'O what a wise and understanding people is this great nation.'

1 Chronicles 28:9

And thou, Solomon my son: know God thy father and serve him with a pure heart and lust of soul. For the LORD searcheth all hearts and understandeth all the imaginations of thoughts. If thou shalt seek him, he will be found of thee: But and if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever.

2 Chronicles 19:3

Neverthelater, there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast put away groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God."

Job 28:28

And unto man he said, 'Behold, to fear the LORD is wisdom: and to forsake evil, is understanding.'"

Psalm 10:4

The ungodly is so proud and full of indignation, that he careth not for God: neither is God in all his thoughts.

Psalm 11:4

The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's seat is in heaven. His eyes consider the poor, and his eyelids try the children of men.

Psalm 27:8

My heart hath talked of thee, seek ye my face. Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

Psalm 33:13-14

The LORD looked down from heaven, and beheld all the children of men;

Psalm 102:19

For he looketh down from his sanctuary; out of the heaven doth the LORD behold the earth,

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do thereafter. The praise of it endureth forever.

Isaiah 55:6

Seek the LORD, while he may be found, and call upon him while he is nigh.

Jeremiah 16:17

For mine eyes behold all their ways, and they cannot be hid from my face; neither can their wicked deeds be kept close out of my sight.

Jeremiah 23:24

May any man hide himself so, that I shall not see him, sayeth the LORD? Do not I fulfill heaven and earth, sayeth the LORD?

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