To the Director: Upon machalath.[a] A Davidic instruction.[b]
The Fool and God’s Response
53 Fools say to themselves “There is no God.” They are corrupt and commit iniquity; not one of them practices what is good.
2 God looks down from the heavens upon humanity[c] to see if anyone shows discernment as he searches for God. 3 All of them[d] have fallen away; together they have become corrupt; no one does what is good, not even one.
4 Will those who do evil ever learn? They devour my people like they devour bread, and never call on God. 5 There the Israelis[e] were seized with terror, when there was nothing to fear. For God scattered the bones of those who laid siege against you[f]— you put them to shame,[g] for God rejected them.
6 Would that Israel’s deliverance come out of Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice and Israel will be glad.[h]
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