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Folly of the Godless, and the Restoration of Israel
To the Chief Musician. Set to “Mahalath.” A Contemplation of David.
1The #Ps. 10:4fool has said in his heart,
There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity;
#Rom. 3:10–12There is none who does good.
2God looks down from heaven upon the children of men,
To see if there are any who understand, who #(2 Chr. 15:2)seek God.
3Every one of them has turned aside;
They have together become corrupt;
There is none who does good,
No, not one.
4Have the workers of iniquity #Jer. 4:22no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call upon God?
5#Lev. 26:17, 36; Prov. 28:1There they are in great fear
Where no fear was,
For God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you;
You have put them to shame,
Because God has despised them.
6#Ps. 14:7Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When God brings back the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.