Psalms 53

ISV(i) 1 To the Director: Upon [machalat] . A Davidic instruction.. 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 to see if anyone shows discernment as he searches for God. 3 All of them 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 Israelites were seized with terror, when there was nothing to fear. For God scattered the bones of those who laid siege against you {— } you put them to shame, 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.