Psalms 53

Thomson(i) 1 For the conclusion. Upon Maelath. Of understanding. By David. The fool said in his heart, There is no God. They have corrupted themselves and are become abominable by iniquities, there is none who doeth good. 2 God looked down from heaven on the children of men to see if any had understanding or were seeking God. 3 They had all turned aside: they are all together become vile. There is none doing good: no not one. 4 They will not bethink themselves, they are all working iniquity, they are eating up my people as they do bread? They have not called upon God. 5 They were seized with terror on the spot where there was no fear; because God had scattered the bones of men pleasers. They were put to shame because God despised them. 6 O that he would for Sion's sake grant safety to Israel! When the Lord hath brought back the captivity of his people Jacob will rejoice and Israel will be glad.