(A special psalm by David for the music leader. To the tune “Mahalath.”[a])
No One Can Ignore God
53 Only a fool would say, “There is no God!” People like that are worthless! They are heartless and cruel and never do right.
2 From heaven God looks down to see if anyone is wise enough to search for him. 3 But all of them are crooked and corrupt. Not one of them does right.
4 Won’t you lawbreakers learn? You refuse to pray, and you gobble down the people of God. 5 But you will be terrified worse than ever before. God will scatter the bones of his enemies, and you will be ashamed when God rejects you.
6 I long for someone from Zion to come and save Israel! Our God, when you bless your people again, Jacob’s family will be glad, and Israel will celebrate.
Psalm 53Mahalath: Or “For flutes,” one possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
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