- <To the chief music-maker.
The foolish man has said in his heart, God will not do anything.
They are unclean, they have done evil works;
there is not one who does good.
- The Lord was looking down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who had wisdom, searching after God.
- They have all gone out of the way together;
they are unclean, there is not one who does good, no, not one.
- Have all the workers of evil no knowledge?
they take my people for food as they would take bread;
they make no prayer to the Lord.
- Then were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the upright.
- You have put to shame the thoughts of the poor, but the Lord is his support.
- May the salvation of Israel come out of Zion!
when the fate of his people is changed by the Lord, Jacob will have joy and Israel will be glad.