Psalm 53 New International Version

The Folly and Wickedness of Men

53 [1][2][3]The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good. 2  God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. 3  Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. 4  Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God. 5  But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them. 6  Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

Footnotes

[1] 53:1 In Hebrew texts 53:1-6 is numbered 53:2-7.

[2] 53:1 Title: Probably a musical term

[3] 53:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

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