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Psalms 53:2

    Psalms 53:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 53:2

    God looked down from heaven ... - See the notes at Psalm 14:2. The only change which occurs in this verse is the substitution of the word אלהים 'Elohiym, rendered "God," for "Yahweh," rendered Lord, in Psalm 14:2. The same change occurs also in Psalm 14:4, Psalm 14:6. It is to be observed, also, that the word "Yahweh" does not occur in this psalm, but that the term used is uniformly. אלהים 'Elohiym, God. In Psalm 14:1-7 both terms are found - the word אלהים 'Elohiym three times Psalm 14:1-2, Psalm 14:5, and the word יהוה Yahweh four times, Psalm 14:2, Psalm 14:4,Psalm 14:6-7. It is impossible to account for this change. There is nothing in it, however, to indicate anything in regard to the authorship of the psalm or to the time when it was written, for both these words are frequently used by David elsewhere.