Psalm 14/53 is what Psalm 14 would have been called if Psalms were divided into chapters. Psalm 53 continues Psalm 14, with Psalm 53 starting at verse 5. Many Christians believe that Psalm 14 and Psalms 53 are the oldest written texts of the Bible, as many as 1000 years older than any other text found in the Bible. Psalm 14/53 is written as a poetic piece that carries the theme of Psalm 14 throughout Psalm 53.
The last verse of Psalm 14, Psalm 14-53’s predecessor, states the following: ” The fool says in his heart ‘There is no God’. They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity, there is none who does good .” Psalm 14/53 goes on to say the following: ” He will rain snares upon sinners; fire and brimstone and burning wind shall be the portion of their cup. For the Lord is right ; he is faithful who will establish us .” Psal Psalm 53 then ends with Psalm 14’s third verse, Psalm 14/53’s predecessor, stating the following: ” The righteous will rejoice when he sees vengeance; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked .” Psalm 53/14 is one of many Psalms that warns against wrongdoing. Psalm 14 and Psalms 53 are commonly mixed up because Psalm 53 almost directly continues Psalm 14. Psalms 14/53 are written as a poetic piece that carry the theme of Psalm 14 throughout Psalm 53, and Psalm 53 finishes Psalm 14.