[To the chiefe musician vpon Mahalath,
A Psalme of Dauid.]
The foole hath sayde in his heart, There is no god;
Corrupt are they, and haue done abhominable iniquitie;
there is none that doth good.
God looked downe from heauen vpon the children of men, to see if there were any that did vnderstand, that did seeke God.
Euery one of them is gone backe, they are altogether become filthy: there is none that doth good, no not one.
Haue the workers of iniquitie no knowledge?
who eate vp my people, as they eate bread;
they haue not called vpon God.
There were they in great feare, where no feare was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that incampeth against thee, thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.
O that the saluation of Israel were come out of Sion!
when God bringeth backe the captiuitie of his people, Iaakob shall reioyce, and Israel shall be glad.