The Unbelieving Fool
For the director of music. Of David.
1Fools say to themselves,
“There is no God.”
Fools are evil and do terrible things;
there is no one who does anything good.
2The Lord looked down from heaven on all people
to see if anyone understood,
if anyone was looking to God for help.
3But all have turned away.
Together, everyone has become evil.
There is no one who does anything good,
not even one.
4Don’t the wicked understand?
They destroy my people as if they were eating bread.
They do not ask the Lord for help.
5But the wicked are filled with terror,
because God is with those who do what is right.
6The wicked upset the plans of the poor,
but the Lord will protect them.
7I pray that victory will come to Israel from Mount Zion!
May the Lord bring them back.
Then the people of Jacob will rejoice,
and the people of Israel will be glad.