For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1Foolish people say in their hearts,
"There is no God."
They do all kinds of horrible and evil things.
No one does anything good.
2The Lord looks down from heaven
on all people.
He wants to see if there are any who understand.
He wants to see if there are any who trust in God.
3All of them have turned away.
They have all become evil.
No one does anything good,
no one at all.
4Won't those who do evil ever learn?
They eat up my people as if they were eating bread.
They don't call out to the Lord for help.
5Just look at them! They are filled with terror
because God is among those who do right.
6You who do evil make it hard for poor people to do what they plan to do.
But the Lord is their place of safety.
7How I pray that the One who saves Israel will come out of Zion!
Then the Lord will bless his people with great success again.
So let the people of Jacob be filled with joy! Let Israel be glad!