For the choir director; according to [a]Mahalath. A [b]Maskil of David.
53 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,” They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good. 2 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who [c]understands, Who seeks after God. 3 Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one.
4 Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge, Who eat up My people as though they ate bread And have not called upon God? 5 There they were in great [d]fear where no [e]fear had been; For God scattered the bones of [f]him who encamped against you; You put them to shame, because God had rejected them. 6 Oh, that the salvation of Israel [g]would come out of Zion! When God [h]restores His captive people, [i]Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.
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