Ps. 53 Cf. Ps. 14. A meditation on the wickedness of the fool. God will destroy the fool and restore Israel’s fortunes. Ps. 53, in contrast to Ps. 14, uses “God” rather than the more specific, covenant “Lord” to refer to the deity. This variation fits the broader context, since Ps. 53 is in Book II of the Psalter, which uses the broader term rather than the covenant name.