Psalms 53

The Fool Says There is No God

For the choirmaster. According to Mahalath.
Probably a musical or liturgical term; see also psalm 88
A Maskil of David. The fool says in his heart, “ [There is] no God.” They are corrupt; their ways are vile. There is no one who does good.
God looks down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if any understand, if any seek God. All have turned away, they have together become corrupt;
LXX worthless
there is no one who does good, not even one.
Will the workers of iniquity never learn? They devour my people [like] bread; they refuse to call upon the LORD. There they are, overwhelmed with dread, [where] there was nothing to fear. For God has scattered the bones of those who besieged you. You will put them to shame, for God has despised them. Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come from Zion! When God restores His Captive people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad!
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