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¶ THE fool has said in his heart, There is no God.
They are corrupt, they have been defiled by their own devices;
there is none that does good.
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The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that did understand and seek God.
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They are all gone astray and have been rejected all together;
there is none that does good;
no, not one.
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They recognized not the workers of iniquity, who devour my people as one eats bread;
and they called not upon the LORD.
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There were they in great fear;
for God is in the generation of the righteous.
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They have reproached the counsel of the poor, because he trusts on the LORD.
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Who shall give out of Zion the salvation to Israel?
When the LORD brings back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice and Israel shall be glad.