1
{To the chief Musician.
On Mahalath: an instruction.
Of David.}
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God!
They have corrupted themselves, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
2
God looked down from the heavens upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
3
Every one of them is gone back, they are together become corrupt: there is none that doeth good, not even one.
4
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, eating up my people [as] they eat bread?
they call not upon God.
5
There were they in great fear, where no fear was;
for God scattereth the bones of him that encampeth against thee.
Thou hast put [them] to shame, for God hath despised them.
6
Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!
When God turneth again the captivity of his people, Jacob shall be glad, Israel shall rejoice.