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Psalm 53(A)

For the Music Director. According to Mahalath. A Contemplative Maskil of David.

The fool has said in his heart,
    “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and have done abhorrent injustice;
    there is none who does good.

God looked down from heaven
    on the children of men,
to see if there were any who have insight,
    who seek God.
Every one of them has turned aside;
    they are altogether corrupt;
there is no one who does good,
    not even one.

Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
    who eat up my people as they eat bread,
    and do not call on God?
There they were in fear,
    where there was nothing to fear,
for God has scattered the bones of him who camps against you;
    you have put them to shame, because God has rejected them.

Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
    When God brings back the captivity of His people,
    Jacob will rejoice and Israel will be glad.