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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
[For the choir director; according to [mahalath], a [maskil] by David.] Godless fools say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt. They do disgusting things. There is no one who does good things.
2God looks down from heaven on Adam's descendants to see if there is anyone who acts wisely, if there is anyone who seeks help from God.
3Everyone has fallen away. Together they have become rotten to the core. No one, not even one person, does good things.
4Are all those troublemakers, those who devour my people as if they were devouring food, so ignorant that they do not call on God?
5There they are-panic-stricken- [but] there was no reason to panic, because God has scattered the bones of those who set up camp against you. You put them to shame. After all, God has rejected them.
6If only salvation for Israel would come from Zion! When God restores the fortunes of his people, Jacob will rejoice. Israel will be glad.