For the Chief Musician;
set to Mahalath.
Maschil of David.
1
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity;
There is none that doeth good.
2
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any that did understand, That did seek after God.
3
Every one of them is gone back;
they are together become filthy;
There is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, Who eat up my people [as] they eat bread, And call not upon God?
5
There were they in great fear, where no fear was;
For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: Thou hast put them to shame, because of God hath rejected them.
6
Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!
When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Then shall Jacob rejoice, [and] Israel shall be glad.