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Psalm 53

There Is No One Who Does Good

For the choir director. According to Mahalath. A Maskil of David.

The wicked fool says in his heart, “There is no God,”
They act corruptly, and commit abominable injustice;
There is no one who does good.
God looks down from heaven upon the sons of men
To see if there is anyone who has insight,
Anyone who seeks after God.
Every one of them has turned back; together they have become worthless;
There is no one who does good, not even one.

Do the workers of iniquity not know,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread
And do not call upon God?
There they were in great dread where no dread had been;
For God scattered the bones of him who encamped against you;
You put them to shame, because God had rejected them.
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When God restores His captive people,
May Jacob rejoice, may Israel be glad.