Who Are the Godly?

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt.
They have done abominable deeds.
There is no one who does good.
YHWH looked down from heaven on the children of men,
to see if there were any who understood,
who sought after God.
They have all gone aside.
They have together become corrupt.
There is no one who does good, no, not one.
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
who eat up my people as they eat bread,
and don’t call on YHWH?
There they were in great fear,
for God is in the generation of the righteous.
You frustrate the plan of the poor,
because YHWH is his refuge.
Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When YHWH restores the fortunes of his people,
then Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

YHWH, who shall dwell in your sanctuary?
Who shall live on your holy hill?
He who walks blamelessly does what is right,
and speaks truth in his heart;
He who doesn’t slander with his tongue,
nor does evil to his friend,
nor casts slurs against his fellow man;
In whose eyes a vile man is despised,
but who honors those who fear YHWH;
he who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and doesn’t change;
he who doesn’t lend out his money for usury,
nor take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be shaken.

(Psalms 14,15)

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