To the Chief Musician, upon Mahalath. A lesson of instruction ofDavid
1 The fool hath said in his heart, |There is not a God:| They have corrupted [all good order,] they have done abominable work: There is none who doeth good.
2 God from heaven looked down upon the sons of men, To see if there was any who did understand, Who did seek after God.
3 Every one of them hath gone back; They have all together become corrupt: There is none that doeth good, not even one.
4 Have they no knowledge, all these workers of iniquity? Eating my people [as] they eat bread: Upon Jehovah they have not called.
5 There were they afraid with fear, where there was not fear; For scattered hath Jehovah the bones of him that encampeth against thee: Thou hast put them to shame because God hath despised them.
6 Who shall give out of Zion deliverance to Israel? When bring back shall God the captivity of his people, Rejoice shall Jacob, exult shall Israel.