Psalm 53
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Folly and Wickedness of Men.

For the choir director; according to Mahalath. A Maskil of David.

1The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,”
            They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice;
            There is no one who does good.

      2God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men
            To see if there is anyone who understands,
            Who seeks after God.

      3Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
            There is no one who does good, not even one.

      4Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge,
            Who eat up My people as though they ate bread
            And have not called upon God?

      5There they were in great fear where no fear had been;
            For God scattered the bones of him who encamped against you;
            You put them to shame, because God had rejected them.

      6Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
            When God restores His captive people,
            Let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

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