Folly and Wickedness of Men.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."
They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds;
There is no one who does good.
2The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men
To see if there are any who understand,
Who seek after God.
3They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt;
There is no one who does good, not even one.
4Do all the workers of wickedness not know,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call upon the Lord?
5There they are in great dread,
For God is with the righteous generation.
6You would put to shame the counsel of the afflicted,
But the Lord is his refuge.
7Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord #Or restores the fortunes of His peoplerestores His captive people,
Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.