Psalms 53
(A special psalm by David for the music leader. To the tune “Mahalath.”#Psalm 53 Mahalath: Or “For flutes,” one possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.)
No One Can Ignore God
1 # Ro 3.10-12. Only a fool would say,
“There is no God!”
People like that are worthless!
They are heartless and cruel
and never do right.
2From heaven God
looks down to see
if anyone is wise enough
to search for him.
3But all of them
are crooked and corrupt.
Not one of them does right.
4Won't you lawbreakers learn?
You refuse to pray,
and you gobble up
the people of God.
5But you will be terrified
worse than ever before.
God will scatter the bones
of his enemies,
and you will be ashamed
when God rejects you.
6I long for someone from Zion
to come and save Israel!
Our God, when you bless
your people again,
Jacob's family will be glad,
and Israel will celebrate.

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