A Portrait of Sinners1For the choir director. Davidic. The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.” a
They are corrupt; they do vile deeds.
There is no one who does good.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the ▼
▼everyone/ human race: Literally, sons of man or sons of Adamhuman race c
to see if there is one who is wise,
one who seeks God.
3 All have turned away;
all alike have become corrupt.
There is no one who does good,
not even one. ▼ , e
4 Will evildoers never understand?
They consume My people as they consume bread; f
they do not call on the Lord. g
5 Then ▼
▼Or Therethey will be filled with terror,
for God is with those who are ▼
▼Lit with the generation of therighteous. j
6 You sinners frustrate the plans of the afflicted k
but the Lord is his refuge. l
7 Oh, that Israel’s deliverance would come from ▼
▼Zion: Originally a term for the fortified section of Jerusalem and then, by extension, used for the temple and the city of Jerusalem both in the present time and in the futureZion!
When the Lord restores the fortunes of His people ▼
▼Or restores His captive people
Jacob will rejoice; Israel will be glad. ▼
▼Or let Jacob rejoice; let Israel be glad., p
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