Psalms - Chapter 53

1

For the director of music. According to mahalath. A maskil of David. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.


2

God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.


3

Everyone has turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.


4

Will the evildoers never learn-- those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on God?


5

There they were, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.


6

Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!